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Coming Out of Lockdown as Your Best Self—The Budget-Friendly Way

It seems like only yesterday that we were ordered to shelter in place because of COVID-19.

Now, people everywhere are gearing up for the end of lockdowns and rejoining a world that is yet to fully shake off the threat of a disruptive killer virus. Of course, after months in quarantine, you’ll want to be at your absolute best as you venture out into the wild—not to mention being strong and healthy enough to fend off further risks of infection. In fact, even if you’re not exactly planning to take the new normal by storm and only intend to ease into it for the time being, it will still serve you to put your best foot forward. So without further ado, here’s how you can get yourself ready for what’s out there without breaking the bank.

 

Feel good.

 

With COVID-19 far from vanquished, it’s more important than ever to be at your healthiest and your fittest. The reason for this is simple enough. When you’re fit and healthy, your immune system is at the top of its game, giving your body a fighting chance at warding off viruses, including the coronavirus. Moreover, the risk of contracting other diseases is also greatly reduced, which is very important as COVID-19 has more serious implications for those with underlying health conditions.

 

With this in mind, your diet is one of the most important considerations as good health really does begin in the kitchen; ergo, what you put into your body. Now, being in quarantine or having to social distance can make it somewhat more challenging to acquire fresh and healthy food at fair prices and, by extension, eat clean. However, you may be surprised at how it’s more than possible to prepare well-balanced meals without having to spend more in groceries, using the stuff you already have in your pantry, like soup and sandwiches, a healthier mac-n-cheese bowl, and even an empty-the-pantry stew.

 

Of course, regular exercise is equally important, if you want to feel and look your best. If there’s one thing that the lockdown has proved, it’s that working out at home is relatively easy to do, thanks to the many and often free virtual exercise classes available. Now might also be a good time to start getting more sunshine and fresh air by working out outside—as long as you take social distancing and safety precautions, that is. If you need some extra motivation for your workouts, why not treat yourself to some new athletic wear? Stores like Nordstrom Rack or Target are great places to score quality active wear without paying a fortune.

 

Look good.

 

Now, aside from keeping you healthy, it’s a known fact that diet and exercise can also do wonders to make you look like a million bucks. It’s also the most foolproof way to fend off the dreaded quarantine-15 weight gain, which is definitely not a bad way to come out of lockdown.

 

Doubtless, not to be overlooked is good old-fashioned skincare. In fact, every self-care routine should have some focus on the skin—though, it’s also perfectly understandable if this has fallen by the wayside while you’re in isolation. But as you get ready for the world at large, it’s a great idea to start paying more attention to your beauty regimen. Thankfully, you can find quality skincare products at affordable prices through sites like Morganna’s Alchemy.

 

Be good.

 

After months in lockdown, it can, indeed, be hard to wrap your head around having to leave the safety of home to brave the outside, not-quite-virus-free world. For this reason, it’s absolutely crucial to do whatever it takes to stick to your healthy habits and routines, as well as to maintain social distancing practices. For instance, even if you’re already raring to go back to the gym, keep working out at home or outdoors for the time being as it’s not only safer, but also free. Or you can hold off on dining out for now and save money in the process. The possibilities are endless!

 

Indeed, the lockdown was going to end eventually, and whether the world is ready for it or not remains to be seen. But the most important thing is, you are prepared, and that is by staying healthy, looking great, and not blowing through your budget. Good luck!

Author: Brad Krause

Keep yourself protected during Virus Season (COVID19)

It has been known since the early 1960s that double-stranded ribonucleic acids (dsRNA) can be successfully used to fight viral infections and that they act as immunomodulators (activating the body’s defenses).

Larifan products also use this component.

Larifan products act as health products, increasing the body’s resistance to harmful environmental factors, in particular by strengthening protection against viruses, preventing diseases and improving cell regeneration. But how does it work?

HISTORY OF ARNDB It has been known since the early 1960s that double-stranded ribonucleic acids (dsRNA) can be successfully used to fight viral infections and act as immunomodulators. Based on these results, several groups of researchers around the world have started to develop medical products. They had different approaches – some were looking for products found in nature, while others were synthesizing them chemically.

Several formulations have been developed based on research. One of these research groups, under the leadership of Dr Guna Feldmane, started the development of the pharmaceutical product LARIFAN (LARYPHAN) at the Latvian Institute of Microbiology and Virology in Riga. They chose a biotechnological method to produce dsRNA, culminating in the original antiviral pharmaceutical LARIFAN from Escherichia coli. The main advantage of LARIFAN is that it is a natural product and stimulates the synthesis not only of endogenous interferon but also of many other cytokines and chemokines. This means that LARIFAN products are both antiviral and immunomodulatory. Not all dsRNA preparations have this property and most chemically synthesized products do not.

Larifan, as a product of natural origin and stimulating the endogenous production of cytokines, is harmless for the organism and has practically no side effects. Given the ability of LARIFAN to initiate cell synthesis (endogenous) and harmless, the researchers concluded that it might be appropriate to incorporate

Larifan, as a product of natural origin and stimulating the endogenous production of cytokines, is harmless for the organism and has practically no side effects.

Given the ability of LARIFAN to initiate cell synthesis (endogenous) and harmless, the researchers concluded that it may be appropriate to incorporate LARIFAN as an ingredient in various cosmetic or health products, thereby strengthening the body’s natural defenses and preventing viruses from entering the body.

Various forms of LARIFAN products have been developed to ensure that the active substance reaches the target areas of the body as effectively as possible. These so-called non-medicinal products contain a reduced amount of active ingredient.

Available information indicates that LARIFAN brand products are among the few in the world to contain the original dsRNA in cosmetic products.

HISTORY OF LARIFAN PRODUCTS

The original active ingredient, Larifan, was developed by the Latvian Academy of Sciences and is currently manufactured by Larifans Ltd. Larifan is a natural double stranded RNA (dsRNA) derived from E. coli cells infected with a bacteriophage. Larifan (dsRNA) was developed as a new broad spectrum multifunctional drug for viral and oncological diseases. Larifan has several biological effects, such as stimulation of interferon, immunomodulation, antiviral and antitumor activity and antimutagenic properties. However, cosmetics and consumer products containing Larifan contain the active substance in sub-therapeutic amounts, which are not sufficient for healing, but which ensure the mobilization of the body’s natural defenses by providing antiviral protection and immunomodulatory effects. The clinical efficacy of Larifan has been studied in various clinics and institutes in Latvia and in other countries since the 1980s.

Larifan is used in clinics as an immunomodulator with antiviral and antitumor activity. Its therapeutic antiviral activity has been proven in the treatment of herpes (in clinics in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia), papilloma, respiratory infections and other viral infections.

 

 Our recommendation – use Larifan during the virus period to provide additional protection for the body. We particularly recommend using the Larifan spray.

Scientific Research Done on these products:

  1. Г.Я.Фелдмане, А.Э.Дук, А Х.Буйкис, В.П.Ложа, Ю.Б.УмбрашкоИндукторы интерферона, Москва, 1982 г. 70 – 76.

 

  1. Г.Я.Фелдмане, Ю.Б.Умбрашко, А.Х.Буйкис, А.Э.Дук, Л.Э.Полуэктова, Ж.П.Граудиня, В.П.Осе, В.П.Лоа химические и биологические свойства двухспиральной РНК – индуктора интерферонаю Вопросы вирусологии 1984. 4,44

 

  1. Г.Я.Фелдмане, М.Р.Акерс, Р.Ж.Брувере, А.Э.Дук А.Х.Буйкис, Б.К.Кипена, Влияние индуктора интерферона на пролиферативные процессы у людей В сборнике «Неспецифические стимуляторы в ммунотерапии опухолей ». Riga 1985, 205-209

 

  1. Л.А.Камалян, Г.Я.Фелдмане, и др. О и ниологической активности дсРНК у больных раком шейки матки. В сборнике «Неспецифические стимуляторы в мимунотепарпии опухолей», Рига 1985, 199 – 204.

 

  1. Г.Я.Фелдмане, А.Э.Дук, Б.К.Кипена, Б.А.Попена. AOP dermatologique biologique biologique et transplantation d’oncologie больных.Изд. Томского Университета, Томск 1989.стр.88 – 90.

 

  1. Р. Ж. Brewer, G. Я. Фелдмане, Л. С. Глинкина, Р. Р. Гарклава, Б. Л. Кипена, С. В. Валейня. Изучение иммуномодулирующего действия ларифана на здоровых людей и больных раком молочной железыю – Изучение индуктора интерферона – двухспиральной РНК в различных биологических системах. Рига, 19 8 9 с. 152-158.

 

  1. В.Д.Мейкшане, Р.Р.Гарклава, Г.Я.Фелдмане. Эффект применения ларифана для лечения больных папилломой гортани. В сборнике «Изучение индуктора интерферона – двуспиральной РНК в различных биологическтх системах» Ростимах »149 – 151.

 

  1. Р.Ж.Брувере, Г.Я.Фелдмане, Л.С.Глинкина, Р.Р.Гарклава Б.К.Кипена, С.В.Валейня Изучение иммуномодулирующего действия ларифана на здоровых людей и больных раком молочной железы. В сборнике «Изучение индуктора интерферона – двуспиральной РНК в различных биологическтх системах» 158 Riga 1989.

 

  1. Г.Я.Фелдмане, Б.К.Кипена, Б.А.Попена, А.Э.Дук. Clinker dans son ensemble et en premier lieu de l’oncologie. В сборнике «Изучение индуктора интерферона – двуспиральной РНК в различных биологическтх системах» Рогина, 141 – 147.

 

  1. 10. R. Brūvere, G. Feldmane, A. Dūks, J. Zariņa. Une étude de l’action immunomodulatrice d’un médicament ARN double brin Lariphan. Proc Latv. Acad. Sci. 1991, non. 11, p. 120-124.

 

  1. 11. V. Loža, A. Dūks, V. Grabovska, J. Umbraško, G. Feldmane. Modulation des effets antiprolifératifs et antiviraux de l’interféron en utilisant des acides ribonucléiques double brin. Proc Latv. Acad. Sci. 1991, non. 12, p. 74-81
  2. R. Bruvere, G. Feldmane, A. Duks, B. Kipena, J, Zarina. Effets Immunomodulateurs Locaux Du Lariphan Et Leurs Conséquences Cliniques Chez Les Patients Atteints De Pleurite Métastatique. Résumés de l’Assemblée des immunologistes de la Baltique. Riga-Jurmala, 1991, p.13.

 

  1. A. Duks, R. Bruvere, G. Feldmane, B. Kipena, J, Zarina. Les effets biologiques du Lariphan – un immunomodulateur d’origine naturelle. – Biotechnologie médicale, vaccination et sida. Résumés des conférences internationales. Leningrad, 1991, S 2-8

 

  1. G. Feldmane, R. Bruvere, A. Duks, A. Buike. Lariphan – un médicament de PléiotropeAction avec activité immunomodulatrice. – 1er St Congrès immunologique de Lettonie. Résumés. Riga, 1991, p. 15.

 

  1. R.Malickaite. Immunomodulation des immunodéficiences secondaires. Mémoire pour le diplôme de docteur en sciences médicales. Clinique de chirurgie cardiaque de l’Université de Vilnius.

 

  1. G. Feldmane, A. Duks, J, Zarina, R. Bruvere. Effets de l’inducteur d’interféron chez les patients atteints de pleurite métastatique. 8-ème Internat. Congrès d’immunologie, 23-28 août 1992, Budapest, Hongrie. Résumés. 1992, p. 186, W-34/6.

 

  1. Suržiks M., Dūks A., Djatlova N., Glazunovs E., Feldmane G., Timkovskis A. Résistance du Larifan et de ses composés blindés avec des polylysines aux nucléases sériques humaines. Antibiotiques et chimiothérapie, 1993, N.7 (38): 21-25

 

  1. 18. G.Feldmane, A.Duks, R.Bruvere, A.Buike.Résultats de l’application pratique de l’inducteur d’interféron – larifan. Résumés du 2e Congrès mondial des médecins lettons, Riga.

 

  1. R.Brūvere, O.Heisele, Ā.Volrāte et al. Une étude de l’état immunitaire des patients pendant le traitement par Zimozan, Lariphan et Rigvir. – Réunion de la Baltic Immunologic Society, résumés. 1995. p. 11.

 

  1. G. Feldmane, J. Umbraško, Ā. Buiķe, V. Loža. Brevet LR n ° 10653

 

  1. Une méthode pour obtenir de l’acide ribonucléique double hélicoïdal naturel, un inducteur d’interféron et un modulateur. 20 août 1995

 

  1. V. Loža, G. Feldmane Fonctions biomodulatrices des acides ribonucléiques double brin. Acta Medica Baltica 1996. v.3, p. 12-17.

 

  1. V. Loža, M. Pilmane, R. Brūvere, G. Feldmane, Ā. Volrate, V. Ose, F. Sundler. Acides ribonucléiques double brin dans les cellules pendant la différenciation induite. Acta Medica Baltica 1996. v.3, p. 22-30

 

  1. G. Feldmane, Ā. Volrate, I. Logina, G. Lagonovska, J. Bikova, T. Mileiko. Activité antivirale du Lariphan – un ARN double brin: études cliniques. Xe Congrès international de virologie, Jérusalem, Israël, 11-16 août 1996, p. 196, Abstr. PW 32-28.

 

  1. J.Berzinsh, I.Logina, I.Supe, G.Feldmane. Syndromes neurologiques focaux dans l’encéphalite à tiques en Lettonie. 2 eCongrès nordique – balte «Prevention in Focus», Riga, Lettonie 1996, 61.

 

  1. G.Laganovska, G.Feldmane, M.Liepiņa, A.Sproģe. Kératoconjonctivite adénovirale aiguë. Docteur letton 1996, 4.,. 248 – 249.

 

  1. G.Feldmane, A.Volrate, E.Krike, G.Enina, G.Laganovska, I.Logina, A.Zilevica.Utilisation clinique d’un inducteur d’interféron Lariphan. Société européenne de virologie clinique Progrès en virologie clinique, Bologne, Italie, 1997, 203.

 

  1. G. Feldmane, Ā. Volrāte, R. Brūvere, J. Zariņa, Å. Eniņa, I. Logina, E. Kriķe, I. Mileiko. Essai clinique de préparation d’ARN double brin Larifan. – Troisième Congrès mondial des médecins lettons, Riga, 1997 25-28 juin. Thèses. 1997, p. 34

 

  1. M.Godļevska, Ģ.Enina, G.Feldmane, E.Kriķe, Ā.Volrāte, J.Zariņa. Les résultats de l’utilisation de l’inducteur d’interféron – Lariphan dans le traitement des infections virales du système nerveux. 2 eCongrès baltique de neurologie, Riga, 1997, 51.

 

  1. G. Feldmane, R. Brūvere, Ā. Volrate, J. Zarina. L’effet de Lariphan sur les processus exsudatifs chez les patients atteints de pleurésie métastatique.- Première réunion internationale sur les progrès dans le savoir de la gestion du cancer. 28 juin au 1er juillet 1997. Résumés. Vienne, Autriche, 1997, p. 74.

 

  1. G. Feldmane, Ā. Volrāte, R. Brūvere. Lariphan – le produit d’origine naturelle pour la médecine. – Conférence internationale “Substances naturelles pour la santé et la beauté”. Riga, 1997, p. 37.

 

  1. G.Laganovska., K.Baumane, G.Feldmane. Kératoconjonctivite causée par le virus del’ herpès simplex. Letton Medical Journal 1997/12 10.-11.

 

  1. R. Brūvere, G. Feldmane, M. Pilmane, Ā. Volrate, V. Loża. ARN double hélice en communication intercellulaire et intracellulaire. – Troisième Congrès mondial des médecins lettons, Riga, 1997 25-28 juin. Thèses. 1997, p. 21.

 

  1. O. Heisele, A. Ferdats, R. Brūvere, G. Feldmane, R. Petrovska. Altération de l’expression des antigènes associés au mélanome par les immunomodulateurs rigvir et lariphan. – J. Tumor Marker Oncology, 1998, vol 13, no 2, p. 55.

 

  1. Laganovska G., Feldmane G. Gestion de la cératite à virus herpès simplex. Congrès international d’ophtalmologie, Absrtacts, Amsterdam, 1998, p. 12

 

  1. Г.А.Лагановска, И.В.Валькова, Г.Я.Фелдмане. Копросу о лечении герпетического кератита. Офтальмологический Журнал, Одесса, 1999, 2б 102-105.

 

  1. Feldmane G., Chapenko S., Kozireva S., Volrate A., Murovska M. Effet antiviral de l’ARN double brin – Lariphan sur la production de HHV-8 dans la culture de cellules productrices de virus.AbstractBookof XI th International Congress of Virology9 – 13 Août 1999, Sydney Australie p. 309 – 310.

 

  1. Zilevica A., Ancupane I., Erenpreiss J., Miltins A., Feldmane G., Efficiency of a new antiviral drug Lariphan in the treatment of urogenital infections AbstractBookof XI th International Congress of Virology 9 – 13 August1999.Sydney Australia p . 310.

 

  1. Juris Ērenpreiss, Guna Feldmane, Jānis Zaļkalns. Thérapie antibactérienne dans la pratique de l’andrologie. Journal médical letton. 1999. p. 34-37.

 

  1. R. Brūvere, M. Pilmane, G. Feldmane, Ā. Volrate, V. Loża. Cinétique des acides ribonucléiques double brin dérivés de cellules pendant la différenciation. Pathologie cellulaire analytique, 1999, vol. 18, N 1, p. 16.

 

  1. Gertrude Eniņa, Elita Kriķe, Māra Godļevska, Guna Feldmane, Ārija Volrāte Résultats de l’utilisation du larifan inducteur d’interféron dans le traitement des neuroinfections d’étiologie virale. Letton Medical Journal 2000, 7, 14.

 

  1. R.Brūvere, M. Pilmane, G. Feldmane, Ā Volrāte, D. Pjanova, V. Loža. Structures d’ARN double brin intracellulaires stimulées par différents facteurs de stress.Proc. Académie lettone. Sci. Section B, 2000, vol. 54, N 1/2, p. 18-24.

 

  1. G.Feldmane, S.Chapenko, S.Kozireva, V.Volrāte, M.Murovska Effet inhibiteur du Lariphan – un ARN double brin sur la charge virale dans le HHV-8 produisant la culture cellulaireBCBL-1. ZRaksti / LMA, sciences médicales fondamentales, 2001, pp.127-128.

 

  1. D. Pjanova, R. Brūvere, Ā. Volrate, G. Feldmane, N. Gabruseva, V. Loża. L’ARN double brin induit par l’interféron dans les cultures de cellules humaines est en corrélation avec l’apoptose Proc. Académie lettone. Sci. Section B, 2002, vol. 56, N 1/2, p. 24-29.

 

  1. R.Brūvere, G.Feldmane. Rigvir and Larifan – new immunologicals.Medicine, octobre 2005, 14

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Corona Virus and Asthma: How To Differentiate Them

This is a time when everyone around the world is afraid of contracting the most popular and deadly virus (Corona Virus) in this century. The fear of this virus could be perceived from a close range everywhere you go. People take very strict measures in keeping themselves away from contracting it like social distancing, staying indoors and so on.

The issue at hand now is how would a corona virus patient be identified separately from someone having asthma. I remembered a family friend  from Russia telling me there was a panic in his neighborhood when his wife was seriously vomiting and showing other symptoms that looked like Corona Virus that he said he had to dial the emergency number given by the government in case of an emergency situation. When they came they discovered that those symptoms were as a result of the side effects of the drugs she had used, it was then that everybody calmed down.

The aim of this post is to show you differences between Asthma and Corona Virus since they have effects on the lungs and breathing in general.

To start with, Asthma is a condition in which the airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. It has symptoms like:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe chest pains
  • Deep whistling sounds while asleep
  • Tightness of Chest

 

Corona Virus on the other end is a type of virus that attack mostly animals until it started spreading to human beings too by contact with animals. Its symptoms includes:

  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chest Aches and pains
  • Dry Cough
  • Fever
  • Feeling Exhausted or tiredness

 

How To Tell the Differences Between Corona Virus and Asthma

The symptoms of these respiratory diseases are similar, so these table or chart helps you to differentiate between symptoms of Corona Virus and Asthma. Note that people with Asthma have a high risk of contracting Corona Virus according to WHO and CDC. More precautions should be taken by people with Asthma when respiratory diseases like Corona Virus are spreading.

What Should You Do if You Are Still Not Sure You are showing Symptoms Of Corona Virus or Asthma ?

The best ways of tackling such a situation is to do any of the following:

  • Dial your country health care emergency phone number.
  • Put a call through to your Doctor.
  • Avoid Staying near crowded areas till your health care service provider comes in case it’s Asthma.

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