Panic does not fight Viruses- Your immune system does! 3 Factors that can support your immune system
Keeping calm might seem like the hardest thing to do right now with the World Health Organization (WHO),Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local county/city making daily announcements about the number of Coronavirus cases being detected. All of these public health institutions have also released the basic practices that the members of the public can follow to prevent further spread of the disease and if you have not come across them, click here to get the complete list.
In addition to these basic precautions (like hand washing), that are very important for preventing Coronavirus and other infectious diseases, you can take additional steps to help strengthen a healthy immune system, which is your best friend at such times. In order to support your immune system, such that it responds appropriately to any infection, it is best to start with keeping it well nourished with a balanced diet that includes foods rich in multivitamins, anti-oxidants and especially, immune boosting properties (ex: variety of fruits, veggies and easy to digest foods like broths).
If your diet is balanced, here are 3 additional factors that can support your immune system to do it's best work in fighting unwelcome organisms:
1)Equip your Kitchen "Farmacy" with Herbs & Spices
3)Take a broad spectrum probiotic
It is also essential that you get adequate rest and sleep, as increased stress affects your immune system in a negative way. Drink plenty of water and keep calm. While we continue to learn more specifics about this new virus and wait for novel treatments, we can keep using these strategies along with the basic prevention techniques, to minimize risks of infection and optimize recovery.
If you are a patient at our clinic, all of the above supplements are accessible through our online dispensary and if you would like to set up an appointment specifically for a preventive strategy, please email or call today.
If you are not currently a patient and would like to come in for a customized preventive plan for yourself or your family member, due to the current outbreak, we are offering a "Prevention Strategy Appointments"; these would allow us to create a customized prevention plan for you based on your health history. Please call our office or email us today to inquire about these appointments. Patients with autoimmune and other diseases and anyone taking prescription medications, must consult a health care practitioner before using supplements.
I would like to end this post with a quote that I read sometime back and seems appropriate with what's happening right now:
“Don't fear, just live right.”
— Neal A. Maxwell
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