Medical experts across the nation are imploring individuals to wash their hands and maintain social distance from your fellow man. But, there are things we can do at home to stay healthy and improve our immune system even more with a healthy diet and supplementation.
Eat a diet high in organic fruits and vegetables. These food sources are high in antioxidants which wards of illness and the necessary fiber which is important for our gut biome.
Steer Clear of Refined Sugars and Processed Foods
Refined sugars prevent our bodies from utilizing vitamin C proficiently and interferes significantly with our white blood cell’s ability to absorb, fend off and destroy viruses. Processed foods contain salt, preservatives, and chemicals that damage our immune system.
Mineral and coconut water are loaded with essential minerals like potassium, B vitamins, vitamin C, manganese, iron, calcium and more. These not only help to improve our immune system, but they also provide the needed energy to create new immune cells.
Rest and Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep is critical for our immune system to function optimally. During sleep, our bodies release proteins called cytokines which have an effect on other cells. They are produced and secreted by more than one type of cell of the immune system which acts as chemical messengers. They regulate and stimulate our immune system to fight pathogens. Lack of sleep means a weak immune system.
Far Infrared Saunas
Fifteen to thirty minutes in an Infrared Sauna can do wonders for your immune system. A slightly elevated temperature or induced fever will stimulate the body’s immune response. It’s great for relaxing, detoxification, joint pain and improved circulation as well.
Vitamins A, C & D3
We all know that vitamins support our bodies and improve our health. Vitamin A is great for viral infections. Food sources include orange and yellow fruits and vegetables and dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, and broccoli. Vitamin C will strengthen our immune system to fight off illness. Food sources include cauliflower, kale, sweet potatoes, strawberries, oranges, kiwi and more. Vitamin D3 is essential for our immune system. If we do not have adequate vitamin D3, we will increase our susceptibility to infection. It defends our bodies against foreign invaders and protects our immune system.
Zinc helps our bodies fight off invading viruses and bacteria, so it’s essential to get our daily dose. Food sources include oats, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, green peas, nuts, beef, scallops, and dark chocolate.
Garlic contains a compound called allicin, which helps our immune system fight off germs. It can prevent internal infections and has effectively killed bacteria, viruses, and gut pathogens.
Colloidal Silver has long been used to safeguard our health. During wars, it was used extensively to heal wounds and treat infections. Today, it’s gaining recognition for immune support. Depending on the ppm, you’ll need to discern dosage for you and your family. We take one teaspoon daily of 10 ppm.