The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed our lives as we know it. There are a lot of unknowns. We haven’t seen anything like this in recent times. Uncertainty, panic, fear, anxiety and stress are overwhelming all of us. This stress is putting us in survival mode and really bringing down our immune system and also increasing inflammation in our bodies.. This inturn makes us more vulnerable and susceptible to things that may harm us. We need to move from the automatic survival mode to rest and digest mode.
Due to this stress and other negative feelings we may have such as anxiety, our breathing becomes shallow. This prevents us from taking in sufficient amounts of oxygen and taking out sufficient carbon dioxide. This can lead to a toxic build up in the body and can continue to build until our internal pH becomes acidic. This is a cause of inflammation in our bodies and can be the catalyst to other harmful things in our bodies.