Boosting Immunity

Workout Jam of the Day

“God’s Not Dead” By: Newsboys

What Did I Eat Today

Breakfast – 2 Scrambled Eggs

Lunch – Leftover Matzoh Ball Soup w/ Cooked Green & Purple Cabbage, Diced Tomatoes, Onion, & Carrots

Snack Elevation Dark Chocolate Cashew Cherry Bar

Dinner Gardein Chipotle Georgia Style Chick’n Wings (Vegan) & Brussel Sprouts

Gym Journal

The news has been full of talk about people dying from coronavirus, but they spend little time talking about ways to boost your immune strength to get through it if you get it. Talk of death breeds fear while preparation and knowledge brings us toward love and life with reason.

I’m a believer in preventative maintenance, not just responding to illness that has already taken hold. Your body is designed in a very specific way, and there are plenty of things you can do to improve the strength and quality of your immune system. I would like to share a few things for you to consider. First of all:

🍎 Hippocrates said,”Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” There are plenty of foods with nutrients which support immune function. Incorporate them in your diet! (Garlic is so cool! Study it!)

🏃🏼‍♀️ Your body is designed to be used, and sitting around on your butt the next several weeks will drop your mood and immune system. Find ways to keep active as you’re able. Click here to see an edited down Facebook live I did to encourage you!

🌞Social distancing does not mean you should avoid sunlight and fresh air! They are good for you! You can crack open your windows or step in your front yard and still be more than 6-10 feet away from your neighbor. If someone sneezes or coughs, that is how far it can travel airborne, but it’s not just floating around in the oxygen. It’s transmitted through water particles that left their body in that cough or through touch. Roughly 20 minutes of sun exposure on your skin promotes your body’s ability to produce Vitamin D on it’s own, one of the best antivirals known to man. You should supplement your Vitamin D if you’re not getting enough sunlight. Here’s a great article on the subject: https://medium.com/…/coronavirus-and-the-sun-a-lesson-from-…

💦 Drink your water! (minimum 64 oz a day) I received an email where doctors are suggesting that you drink water at least every 15 minutes to keep your mouth hydrated. If the virus gets in your mouth, water can push it down where your stomach acid can kill it, but if your mouth is dry it can sit and take hold in the respiratory system. Plus, a well hydrated body system operates closer to peak efficiency, and water carries toxins out of your body in urine.

💤 During sleep is when your body does the majority of its healing and repair. That’s part of why doctors always insist on plenty of bed rest when you get sick. Your body has the ability to heal itself when working optimally, so let it.

👍🏻I’m not a doctor, but here are some other immune boosting products to consider:
Elderberry (suggested to help prevent flu virus from attaching to cells, immune boosting)
Probiotics (digestive system is linked to immune system)
Colloidal Silver (throat spray, not the topical gel, it’s antimicrobial)
-High Dose Vitamin C – This one is tough. Vitamin C only stays in your body for roughly 4 hours before you pee it out, but it is really important for certain immune functions. Low dosages and cheap versions with low absorption rates will accomplish next to nothing. Right now I’m taking 1000mg every 4 hours and that is still considered low, but I’m not sick. Too much can also upset the stomach, so do your research on this. Vitamin C is high in citrus fruits, one of the reasons they’re on the immune boosting list.
– I also hear good things about Turmeric, but I’m not knowledgeable about it.

🙏🏼✝️ Prayer and studying the Word is not going to hurt anyone either, though it will certainly help boost your emotional and spiritual immunity in times where people are responding from fear instead of love. I will talk more about mental and emotional health in future articles. They also impact your immune health. Guard your heart. ❤️

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