27 Mar COVID-19 and Your Immunity
Hello everyone! I hope you’re all staying healthy and not going too stir crazy at home. I wanted to focus this post on immunity because I have been receiving a lot of questions on this topic with the COVID virus going on.
Did you know?
⁃ Every time we eat sugar it depletes our immunity by 50% for 1.5 hours.
⁃ Sleeping patterns make a huge difference in our immunity levels. Adults should be getting 8 hours of sound sleep per night and children 8-10 hours, especially with what’s going on with the COVID right now.
⁃ Food helps boost your immunity: Fruits & Veggies are a huge component in building a strong immunity. I know it’s hard to keep as much fresh fruit and veggies around right now, so try choosing the ones that keep longer such as; apples, sweet potatoes, oranges, lemons and limes.
⁃ Keeping our body more Alkaline is huge for our GUT Immunity! If you have an unhealthy GUT it affects your body as a whole. Here are a few examples of some Alkaline Rich Foods: garlic, onions, herbs & spices, apple cider vinegar, bone broth, ginger and green tea (the ingredient EGCG in green tea, is what helps block enzymes that are bad from reproducing).
As it’s hard to get every nutrient we need by food, that’s where supplements are important to add to your daily routine. When choosing supplements, you don’t want to just choose any over the counter supplement, you want to make sure you’re choosing quality because a lot of supplements have fillers added. Here are some I recommend that are great for our immunity.
Vitamin C: This is an effective component to our immune system because it allows us to better absorb nutrients. (I order the chewable vitamin C from Shaklee that way my whole family can take it).
Vitamin D3: This is key to support our bodies against viruses, bacteria, and parasites. There is Vitamin D 2 and 3, in this case we want D3 for our immunity support.
Zinc: Our bodies deplete Zinc when drinking alcohol, eat processed foods, sweat, and stress levels are high. This is a low cost option, but very affective (It’s about $8.00 per bottle and last around 3 months)! There have been recent studies showing that using Zinc may help people who have the corona virus get over it sooner. It also helps build our immune system, common colds, sore throats, and the list goes on.
NutriFeron: This one is like a golden pill! I used to only take this during flu and allergy season but now my family will be taking it all year around (I have an almost 4 year old and I crush the pill up and add it to his apple sauce). NutriFeron, helps your body produce more of the natural killing cells to help fight against bacteria, viruses and disease. It helps to naturally balance your immunity and works as a modulator to keep our immune system stable. Although, I find all of the supplements I’ve listed to be great options to help support our immune systems. If I were only able to choose one it would be NutriFeron. Shaklee is the only company who supplies this exact supplement. They spent years doing studies to make a special patented formula which provides a property blend of four plant extracts designed to naturally increase levels of interferon and provide immune support at the cellular level. *This product has been on back order but will be back in stock in the next couple days so keep and eye out because it’s runs out fast.
I hope my tips have helped you learn some different ways to build your immunity, to help protect you and your family. I personally use all Shaklee products for my family and I recommend them to my clients (below is the website if you would like to order any of the supplements I’ve listed). Although, if you have supplements you already use and have questions about any of them or anything else pertaining to immunity, please feel free to contact me via messenger on my Health Coach Facebook page I recently set up at: https://www.facebook.com/
In Good Health,
Shawn Mielke – GFFC Holistic Health Coach