I have been sent this helpful information via email from a family member who is a Naturopathic Practitioner. They are general helpful suggestions. Some of the information is related to Texas stores, so it might not be relevant to your own location.
- WHOLE FOODS -has senior hours from 7-8am. They have a location on Wm. Cannon [Austin, Texas] about 35 minutes from Wimberley [Texas] (Costco is next door and has senior hours from 8-9am on T/TH).
I went Thursday and was able to not only get the organic frozen vegetables and fruits I need but also a good collection of healthy produce, meats etc. While there was a short line , there are benches peppered throughout and I was done within an hour (including line and shopping for a friend with MS).
At whole foods the line was short enough that we all had baskets between us and the next person, … so I recommend if you have a walker, bring it with you to create some space. I did not need to go to Costco so cannot speak to the specifics and am not a Sam’s Club Member, perhaps someone else has info about this.
- RECYCLING is open on T/TH from 10am-3pm Wimberley
- SAN MARCOS, Texas LIBRARY-if you call in your order, when it is filled, call and someone will deliver to you in the parking lot (in a plastic bag). The doors are locked but they are there to help you over the phone with instructions about this procedure and other useful information; like how to download their on line books, etc.
HELPFUL HEALTH HINTS- I am not going to mention specific items that might not suit you or be counter indicated to your specific condition and or what other meds you might be taking but you might find the following useful:
HAND SANITIZER FORMULA-6TBS 70% Alcohol (4TBS if you can get 99% or 180 proof Everclear), 1TBS ALOE VERA GEL-alcohol is very drying to the skin, and 10-20 drops of good grade Essential oils (oregano, thyme, tea tree, frankincense, and lavender are good choices).
MASKS-Viruses are incredibly tiny and masks offer minimal protection, however many essential oils are anti-viral, fungal, bacterial (including oregano, tea tree, and thyme); so if you put some on your hands and rub lightly over outside of mask it gives you much more protection.
LUNG SUPPORT-Onions are full of Quercitin which lowers mucous and clears the lungs; cook a few in water and sip the broth throughout the day (you can even use the onions as a poultice)-DO not turn into French Onion soup; cheese and bread create mucous. Greek Lemon Soup is also good; chicken broth, egg yolks (whites create histamines), lemon and white basmanti rice. I know a lot of herbal support formulas as well, but without knowing your specifics am hesitant to mention them, however you might check out Traditional Medicinal Herbal Teas (available on Amazon) Breath Easy, Sore Throat, etc. But again some herbs can be contra-indicated for specific conditions; ex. Breath Easy has herbs in it that would not be good for gall bladder conditions. Garlic is great for overall Immune support as is Echinacea.
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT-I cannot recommend Bach Rescue Remedy highly enough. It is a blend of five flower essences which restores emotional stability; it does not act on the physical body perse so is perfectly safe and can be taken as often as needed; while Wimberley Pharmacy carries it, I prefer ordering from the Flower Essence Society in California; there it is called 5 Flower Formula and is cheaper and better quality. This little miracle in a bottle is so powerful that when I gave some to a traumatized dog in the Lourdes (miracle site in France linked to St. Bernadette and Mary) airport the dog went into an immediate state of calm and everyone kept staring at me like I had performed a miracle, the miracle is the gift of this formula.
SACRED SOUNDS-This is an app you can get with Roku or Amazon fire stick on your TV (possibly computer) and it is really quite wonderful.
It is filled with not only meditations and other calming influences it also has specific frequencies linked to specific conditions and anatomy; ex. Inflammation, kidneys, etc. It even has the Gregorian Chants. It is free with commercials, for 99c a mo. Or one time fee of 4.99 no commercials.
I turn it on the first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening, the sounds turn your house into a Cathedral.
I hope you find some of these suggestions helpful, but regardless I wish everyone well and ask you all to remember that regardless of your religious persuasions, take shelter in them and the knowledge that you are loved. After writing books, teaching, and seeing clients for many years, the one thing I know is that regardless of your circumstances, you are not alone and you are loved.
My thanks to Dalmara. I also reiterate that we are in this together, and no one need feel isolated or alone. While we may have some physical separation among family members, friends, we are not separated from their love, and our love for them does not stop because we’re not in physical contact. Remember, there is no physical barrier to love. Distance does not diminish love.
God bless everyone.