Peace of mind and piece of mind.

John completed moving our infrared sauna into our bathroom, where he removed the large garden tub. It looks so nice. I’ve used it the past three mornings.

Ours is much like this one, A two person capacity.

I was looking on the internet last night, to see if I could find anything to verify what I thought I had heard, about the virus not surviving in heat. Our hottest setting on the sauna is 140 degrees. When I found the link below, from the World Health Organization, I felt to share.

“Heat at 56°C kills the SARS coronavirus at around 10000 units per 15 min (quick reduction)”

Formula(56°C × 9/5) + 32 = 132.8°F

According to the formula; 56 degrees centigrade translates to 132.8 degrees fahrenheit. I’m thinking as a preventative, we will spend 30 minutes each morning in the sauna, set at 140, and do breathing exercises to remove stale air from our lungs and increase our stamina. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

For our peace of mind, we shall encourage those who reside in our home to bring their towels, two at a time, and spend 1/2 hour deep breathing after they return from work or picking up necessities.

And I also want to share a piece of mind that was shared with us

…Common Sense

“Since they are calling on Respiratory therapist to help fight the Corona virus, and I am a retired one, too old to work in a hospital setting. I’m gonna share some common sense wisdom with those that have the virus and trying to stay home. If my advice is followed as given you will improve your chances of not ending up in the hospital on a ventilator. This applies to the otherwise generally healthy population, so use discretion. 

1. Only high temperatures kill a virus, so let your fever run high. Tylenol, Advil. Motrin, Ibuprofen etc. will bring your fever down allowing the virus to live longer. They are saying that ibuprophen, advil etc will actually exacerbate the virus. Use common sense and don’t let fever go over 103 or 104 if you got the guts. If it gets higher than that take your tylenol, (err on the side of safety) to keep it regulated. It helps to keep house warm and cover up with blankets so body does not have to work so hard to generate the heat. It usually takes about 3 days of this to break the fever.

2. The body is going to dehydrate with the elevated temperature so you must re-hydrate yourself regularly, whether you like it or not. Gatorade with real sugar, or pedialyte with real sugar for kids, works well. Why the sugar? Sugar will give your body back the energy it is using up to create the fever. The electrolytes and fluid you are losing will also be replenished by the Gatorade. If you don’t do this and end up in the hospital they will start an IV and give you D5W (sugar water) and Normal Saline to replenish electrolytes. Gatorade is much cheaper, pain free, and comes in an assortment of flavors

3. You must keep your lungs moist. Best done by taking long steamy showers on a regular basis, if your wheezing or congested use a real minty toothpaste and brush your teeth (John suggested: or use a drop of peppermint essential oil) while taking the steamy shower and deep breath through your mouth. This will provide some bronchial dilation and help loosen the phlegm. Force your self to cough into a wet washcloth. pressed firmly over your mouth and nose, which will cause greater pressure in your lungs forcing them to expand more and break loose more of the congestion.

4. Eat healthy and regularly. Gotta keep your strength up.

5. Once the fever breaks, start moving around to get the body back in shape and blood circulating.

6. Deep breath on a regular basis, even when it hurts. If you don’t it becomes easy to develop pneumonia. Pursed lip breathing really helps. That’s breathing in deep and slow then exhaling through tight lips as if your blowing out a candle, blow until you have completely emptied your lungs and you will be able to breath in an even deeper breath. This helps keep lungs expanded as well as increase your oxygen level.

7. Remember that every medication you take is merely relieving the symptoms, not making you well.

8. If your still dying go to ER.

 I’ve been doing these things for myself and my family for over 40 years and kept them out of the hospital, all are healthy and still living today.”