Join Sapna Punjabi-Gupta, Registered Dietitian and an Ayurvedic Practitioner, for an interactive webinar where she will share simple and practical ways to boost immunity using ayurvedic insights, evidence based medicine, and personal wellness practices that she follows with her family.
After the first webinar done on March 22nd, I have received several requests to repeat the information again. Therefore, I am doing a second session. Don't miss this opportunity. Join me and spread the word too.
Sunday, March 29
2 pm to 3:30 pm CST
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We learn more from our darkness than our light
Preventive care is the cornerstone of Ayurveda, the ancient holistic medicine from India. Using simple and practical ayurvedic principles can be extremely beneficial to boost immunity and complement the health guidelines set by the CDC to help with preventing the spread of Coronavirus (novel COVID-19).
We are a microcosm of our macrocosm - that is what Ayurveda and the ancient eastern wisdom teaches us. And now more than ever, that statement is of profound importance in my opinion. As I reflect on how our worlds have changed in the past few days, I truly feel the Coronavirus (novel COVID-19) global pandemic is here to wake us up and remind us of all we have taken for granted or forgotten in the midst of our materially driven lifestyles.
Our microcosm and macrocosm are interconnected. Every time I see the medical illustration of the COVID-19 virus by CDC, I am struck by its sheer power. I can't help but see the connection with our environment. I see a forest burning in the deep red spikes, our planet with lack of free air and devastation in the grey patches. But I also see rays of hope and believe that we learn more from our darkness than our light.
As we take necessary steps to stay safe, stock up on essentials and follow the much needed self quarantine guidelines set by the CDC, I feel that nature has given us a fantastic opportunity to pause, focus on things that needed our attention, and spend extra time with our family. At the same time, it is a perfect time to find ways to boost our immunity and stay healthy.
Since the novel COVID-19 is an entirely new virus, none of us have a natural immunity to it. But we do also know that viruses cannot replicate themselves. They need a host or other living cells where they can insert their genetic material into a human cell's DNA in order to reproduce and profoundly affect the host's behavior. A robust immune response will have a critical impact on clinical recovery and is being actively studied (refer to source - no. 6 below). And since eighty percent of COVID-19 cases are mild to moderate, paying extra attention to building our immune system is of crucial importance.
Let's set aside some time to connect with each other virtually and allow space to ask questions, check in with each other, and offer support to stay strong and healthy.