The best defense is always a good offense. Boosting your immune system will protect you from COVID-19 as well as other acute and chronic issues. Eating well, exercising, getting restorative sleep, drinking plenty of good water, exposure to sunshine, and most importantly letting go of stress are the hallmarks of a healthy lifestyle, however, even this seemingly simple advice can bring up more questions. What is ‘eating well’? Should I supplement my diet with vitamins and minerals? What’s the best water to drink? How do I improve my sleep? How do I let go of stress?
Here are some short answers. Eat whole foods as much as possible and avoid overly processed foods. Reduce or eliminate sugar especially white sugar and even very sweet fruits. Increase vegetable consumption to 6-9 cups per day. Eat organic whenever possible. Increase healthy fats – olive oil, butter, animal fat, egg yolk, coconut oil – and reduce unhealthy fat – trans fats, vegetable oils. Eat protein from wild and pasture-raised animals. Avoid foods that create any kind of a negative reaction in your body/mind/mood for now (There are solutions!). I know, you still have questions but I want to be brief here. Keep in mind that whole foods contain more energy than processed foods and energy is everything.
The best water is spring water. It contains minerals that are very important to your health. Avoid distilled, alkaline, and reverse osmosis water unless you are using it short term to accomplish a specific health goal.
Sleep is critical and should be a priority. Wean yourself off the late-night television, video games, etc. and get to bed by 9:00 or 10:00 pm. You should be able to sleep 7 to 8 hours straight. If not, take action to discover what is interfering with your sleep. Your brain detoxifies while you sleep and your body regenerates. Without proper sleep, you cannot function well and that includes your immune system.
Sunshine turns cholesterol in your skin into vitamin D. By far, the most compelling studies I have seen to date related to providing protection from viruses are based on vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is a vitamin, a hormone and a measure of how much sunshine you get. Go here to download a detailed report on how vitamin D works in your body. If you cannot get enough sunshine to bring up your vitamin D levels, take a vitamin D3 supplement. Vitamin D can provide very high levels of protection against COVID-19. Read the study here. I recommend testing your vitamin D levels once per year. Optimal levels are 40-80 ng/mL.
Data from 20 European countries found the probability of developing and dying from COVID-19 is negatively correlated with mean population vitamin D status; both probabilities reach zero at vitamin D levels above 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L) – Mercola.com
Other nutrients such as zinc, magnesium, quercetin, vitamin A and vitamin C can provide protection as well. And, the most important thing we can do for our immune systems and for our health, in general, is to practice “letting go”. Letting go of stress can have a profound impact on your ability to heal. Fear alone can reduce immunity and create disease. I provide emotional detox energy healing to my clients and have seen remarkable healing by just clearing out the stress that interferes with the body’s self-healing process. See some of their stories here. We are 99% energy and only 1% matter. Changing your energy is the quickest way to vibrant health.
Those that are sick and vulnerable should exercise caution for now in public spaces but for the vast majority of us, the benefits of returning to normal life and normal contact far outweigh the risks of limited contact with our coworkers, friends, and family members. Just make sure you are taking good care of your immune system. This virus is here to stay and hiding will not eradicate it.
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