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Boost Your Immune System

Boost Your Immune System & Defeat Covid19

 

How to increase the immune health of you & your community to best fight viruses

1. Good Nutrition

            Increases the body’s energy, strength, mood, and immune fighting abilities.

Eat lots of plants!

  • High antioxidant fruits.
    • Bluberries, Raspberries Citrus, Plums, raisins, strawberries, prunes, cherries.
  • High antioxidant & nutrient filled vegetables.
    • All leafy greens, spinach, salads, Kale, Artichoke, garlic, yellow vegetables, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, onions, tumeric.
  • Food high in vitamin C
    • oranges, limes, grapefruits, lemons, cantelope, papaya, guava, pineapple, strawberries, kiwi, green bell peppers, brussell sprouts, kale, broccoli, peas. 
  • Drink lots of water (avoid sugary drinks).
  • Increase dietary fiber (click here for a link to Fiber article).
  • Eliminate eating things that decrease the immune system.
    • Refined sugars, sweeteners, red meat, high-fat dairy, fried foods, and refined grains as it can decrease immunity and increase free radical damage

 

 

Supplements that have some evidence of possible benefit:

  • Vitamin D
  • NAC
  • Zinc lozenges
  • Vitamin C

2. Optimize Your Environment

            An optimized environment means maintaining healthy hygiene, avoiding the negatives, & getting outdoors.

Healthy Hygiene

  • Hand Hygiene – frequent hand washing
  • Avoid touching your face (unless hands are washed right beforehand)
  • Stay 6 feet apart
  • clean / wash things you touch often (surfaces, PHONE, clothes)
  • wear a mask when needed to protect others & you

Positive outlook & decreased stress

  • Choose a positive outlook
    • practice gratitude daily (ie thankfulness journaling)
    • look for humor as laughter is healing
  • Avoiding negativity
    • Avoid watching or listening to too much negative media
  • Avoid smoking, drugs, vaping, etc which decrease your immune system & Lung health

Get outdoors

  • Fresh air is proven to be good for the mind and body- consider gardening or walks
  • Frequent Sunlight will boost the immune system

3. Quality Sleep

            Quality sleep means regular and sufficient sleep.

  • Sleep is very important for immune system health
  • 8-9 hours of sleep
  • The earlier before midnight the better

get a good nights sleep daily for a good immune system

 

4. Water

            Water as therapy means drinking lots of water & hot/cold water therapy treatments.

Water Therapy Treatments

  • Hot + Cold Water Therapy.

Water drinking

  • Drink 8 glasses of water a day.

drink water and use water therapy for a good immune system

 

5. Exercise

            Good exercise means daily aerobic / cardio exercise.

  • Daily aerobic / cardio exercise

cardio exercise daily for a good immune system

 

6. Love others

            Loving others means doing to our community what you would want done to you.

  • Stay socially connected although physically apart (phone, video, letters)
  • Look for ways to help your community
  • Support those who are vulnerable
  • Support local businesses and non-profits

7. Love God

            Trust Him and surrender to His will for you.

  • Worship, obey, & trust God.
    • We can only control a small amount so let us trust our daily lives and future hope to Him.
  • Prayer and Bible study can bring wisdom, healing, peace, and hope for the future.

love-God-love-others for a good immune system

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