Coronavirus: The Secret Toll (Must Read)
You’re doing everything you can to avoid this nasty new coronavirus.
I’m sure you’re washing your hands regularly… avoiding big crowds… and maybe even wearing a mask.
All in the name of keeping yourself and the people you love healthy.
But just because you haven’t been INFECTED doesn’t mean you haven’t been AFFECTED.
There’s a whole other health crisis being triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
And it can strike anyone.
Psychologists overseeing crisis and suicide hotlines are overwhelmed: they are reporting 40 percent increases in call volume.
Mental health professionals chalk it up to the type of trauma we are all experiencing.
With lots of trauma (like a car accident), the event happens… and then it’s over. You may have post-traumatic stress, or you may get over the trauma quickly.
But what happens when the trauma is ongoing and continuous, such as a war zone or a prolonged epidemic? I’m talking about situations where we have no idea when the trauma will end.
With these ongoing traumas, we see the rise of psychological problems of all types.
According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, more than half of Americans reported worry or stress related to the outbreak.
Who wouldn’t be stressed when we don’t know if there’s meat or toilet paper at the store, or whether we’re getting infected every time we step out of the house?
Plus, lots of folks don’t know if they’ll get a paycheck from one week to the next.
It’s no wonder we’re not eating or sleeping well, and we are drinking more alcohol than ever before. It’s no wonder we have headaches, shorter tempers, and a host of other health problems.
Another recent report, released by The Wellbeing Trust, said the pandemic could lead to an additional 75,000 “deaths of despair” (from drug and alcohol use, or suicide).
Even 26 percent of medical doctors said they feel a sense of trauma from COVID-19.
So how can you get through this?
The first step is to limit news and social media (you have to self-impose restrictions).
Remember the days when we would only watch news from 5:00 to 6:00 PM? Try that and see if you can do it.
While you want to limit your access to bad news, you want to stay connected to people in any way that you can. Make sure you’re using phone and email to reach out to friends and family… and host small groups if you can.
Supplements can be a big help, too.
Both ashwagandha and L-theanine can be great for helping to manage stress.
And if you’re having trouble sleeping, consider giving melatonin a try.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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