Simple Practices for Easing “Coronoia” & Pandemic-Related Stress

By Erik Goldman, Editor

Rheas Stone MandalaThe COVID-19 pandemic has brought new fears, worries and stressors into our lives. Given what we know about the detrimental health effects of chronic stress, it will be vital to keep your own in check and to help your family, your loved ones, and your patients attenuate theirs.

Obviously, COVID patients and the clinicians who treat them are under extreme duress, as are their family members. Yet everyone is affected to some degree by the psychosocial fallout of the epidemic.

Immediate concerns about catching or transmitting the virus are compounded by looming financial woes, social isolation, a constant stream of disturbing media messages, work disruptions, homes full of kids, travel constraints, and reduced options for recreation.

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If Social Distancing is Key, Why Aren’t Our Leaders Role-Modeling It?

Written by Erik Goldman, Editor in Chief

Watch a clip or look at a photo of Donald Trump at any of his recent COVID-19 press conferences.

There he is, flanked tightly by a phalanx of dutifully stone-faced cabinet members, advisors, and health experts—all within a sneeze of each other. All apparently unconcerned about catching or transmitting the very pathogen that is tanking the global economy and throwing turmoil into millions of peoples’ lives.

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Joe Pizzorno - The Toxin Solution

Written by Meg Sinclair

For decades, Dr. Pizzorno has been at the forefront of a movement to build bridges between naturopathic, functional, and mainstream medicine. In recent years, his attention has been focused on the myriad ways that environmental toxins are damaging personal and public health, and on developing practical strategies to help people reduce their toxic loads.

His recent book, The Toxin Solution, presents a harrowing picture yet offers good clinical guidance on how to manage the onslaught. Consider the following:

•    94% of Americans are exposed to enough polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to double their lifetime risk of asthma.
•    60% of US women carry loads of PCB187 sufficient to double their risk of breast cancer.
•    33% of Americans have lead levels high enough to double the risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
•    25% are exposed to enough aluminum to double Alzheimer’s risk.

Holistic Primary Care had the honor of hosting Dr. Pizzorno at our 2017 Practitioner Channel Forum. He shared his research on the role of common toxins in chronic disease and his field-tested therapeutic strategies. Watch the full-length session from HPC’s video archive:

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