Dr. Alex McDonald is a family medicine doctor with a specialization in sports medicine. He focuses on treating the whole person. He is a big believer in exercise, nutrition, and sleep. In this interview, he discusses his approach to fitness, whole-foods plant-based diet, and sleep. He also discusses the COVID-19 epidemic, which has claimed close to 2 million lives, the importance of vaccinations, and how to be safe during the pandemic.
COVID-19 virus is a new coronavirus. It spreads between people who are in close proximity to one another. It is thought to spread by droplets that are produced when an infected person talks, breathes, coughs, or sneezes. These droplets can also land on the surface and then be transferred to another person by touching the same surface and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes.
The best way to protect yourself and others is by wearing a mask in public settings. Please remember the mask should cover your mouth AND your nose. In addition, it is important to physically distance yourself from others by 6 feet. As always, washing your hands often is a time tested advice that is even more important today.