If you want to fight Covid-19, the best defense is a good offense, right? As stay at home orders relax and you begin to venture out into the world are you concerned about staying safe?
Now more than ever you need a really strong immune system. So how do you do ensure that your little soldiers are in tip-top shape to fight any germs that might threaten your health?
I’ve spent a lot of time researching this. I stopped having flu shots several years ago, due to the additives in them (such as formaldehyde and aluminum) and the low success rate. According to a Feb. 21 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the current influenza vaccine has been 45% effective overall against 2019-2020 seasonal influenza A and B viruses. I’m not advising that you avoid the flu shot, check with your doctor for medical advice.
What is the secret to staying healthy? I used these strategies to get me through the past few flu seasons with no vaccine and not even so much as a sneeze. They really work!
According to the CDC, the best way to fight Covid-19 is to stay home as much as possible, it has been shown that multiple exposures make you more vulnerable as they overwhelm the immune system.
Wash your hands with hot water and soap for at least 20 seconds. Splash some straight alcohol (rather than those gooey hand sanitizers) in your palms and scrub both hands together, rub it onto each finger and under each fingernail, allow to dry thoroughly. Use gloves when you touch anything including mail, packages, anything from the outside world. Open doors with shoes, elbows, knuckles, anything but fingers. Wear a mask when you will be coming within 6 feet of another person. Clean your cell phone daily and after any trips to the outside world. Clean door handles, counters and high-touch areas frequently.
If exposed to large numbers of people over extended periods such as spending the day in a busy city, take a shower, wash your hair, shave, blow-dry, and wipe the area around your nose with alcohol. Avoid sharing food. Place your shoes upside down outside in the sun, the floor is where everything lands including germs
Load up on Vitamins:
Sing your ABCs. Remember the Alphabet song from school? A, B, C, D, E and Z!
- A-Half cup of spinach or one teaspoon cod liver oil
- B-Non-fortified nutritional yeast (one teaspoon-one tablespoon per day)
- C-Sauerkraut (little known fact!) add monk fruit sweetener and sesame seeds to improve the taste
- D-Use Vit D with K2 drops sublingually and sunshine 15 min per day if possible
- E-One teaspoon wheat germ oil per day
- Z-One zinc supplement per day
You must move daily, no matter what. Whatever that means for you do it! Bounce on a ball or rebounder, run up and down stairs, walk, do yoga, pace, anything, just move your body!
If you really want to fight Covid-19 with a strong immune system, sleep is your best friend. Sleep is the number one anti-aging and health tonic in the world and it’s free! Make sure you get 7-8 hours per night. You need the growth hormone and cleaning that takes place as you sleep. Trust your body, if you feel tired take a break, rest. For insomnia take GABA, time-released 5 HTP, and CBD drops.
Hopefully you are already brushing and flossing but take an extra step and rinse your mouth out with a 1:1 solution of peroxide and water. Swish around in your mouth for 30-60 seconds and then rinse with plain water until all foam is gone.
Stay Connected and Stay Positive:
This is easier said than done when we have so many unknowns BUT you can do it. There is opportunity in every situation, see the glass as half full. A positive attitude is one of the best things you can do for your immune system. Happy mind, happy body. Watch comedies. Remember all of the fun times you have had in your lifetime. Reach out to friends and family who love you, avoid the Negative Nellies. Connect with others online and around your neighborhood, wave to people on your walk. Play with your pet or your kids. Play games or do puzzles with your family. Clean house, spring cleaning provides a great sense of accomplishment leading to more serotonin. Get creative with crafts, projects, art, music, gardening, home improvement projects. Listen to meditations on You Tube. Learn a language for free using the Duolingo app. Make sure you have a good support group or join one.
Covid-19 and Beyond:
Having a strong immune system will serve you well for the rest of your life, not just during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is the best gift you can give yourself. I’d love to hear from you, how are you coping during these crazy times?