There has been a lot of advice out there regarding how to stay healthy during a time like this, which is wonderful.
As we have all now seen, we certainly do not live in a microbe-free world (and that goes for always), but we can prime our vessel to be a hardy defense against illness and disease. Who’s in?!
I am ALL about prevention and optimization.
Do you want to know some of the foods that help us strengthen the immune system? Read on…
The great news is that fruits and vegetables (which are chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants), naturally boost the immune system and help fight infection and disease. Booya! They have natural medicine in them.
So, if you are eating a high quality, plant-forward diet and getting good sleep — then you are already stacking the deck in your favor. Go you! If not, you can always start today!
You also want to make sure you are drinking a lot of clean water (aim for a gallon per day. I like to use the Go-filtr and/or a Berkey) — and moving your body, which is what gets your lymphatic system, your natural detoxification and filtration system, pumping. The water plus the natural filter work well together to help flush out toxins. Get ’em out!
Here are some natural, heavy-hitting immune boosters for your reference.* *Please note that I am not a doctor, and I am not offering medical advice. I am recommending eating for a healthy and strong immune system, balanced health, and wellbeing. Before you change your routine or add new supplements, I always recommend speaking with your primary care doctor.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please stick to the recommendations from your doctor at this time.
Flu fighting herbs:
Reishi Mushrooms (anti-viral properties): discount code: Wellnessa
Immunity building essential oils:
Oregano, Myrrh, Frankincense, Ginger
Vitamin C foods:
Green bell pepper
Nutrient packed foods:
Leafy greens, Kale
Vitamin D3 is helpful too!
Lastly, staying grounded mentally and emotionally also impacts the immune system. The fight-or-flight response can increase the release of the stress hormone cortisol (even if the response is just based on our thoughts), and cortisol levels can impact our immunity. Of course, there are times when that is unavoidable, and that’s OK. Please just remember to pause, breathe, and find the support you need.
If you want to know more about your current health status, or you have some unwanted symptoms, I recommend taking this test.
Wishing you all the best health!
I’m here for your questions.