Your immune system is your body’s defense mechanism against various different illnesses, infections, and diseases. It knows what cells are vital to the body’s function while working to eliminate anything that’s unwanted.
With the COVID-19 outbreak causing widespread panic around the world, the most effective thing we can do for our bodies during this time is to take care of it in the best ways we know how. With proper awareness and a proactive attitude, we can fight through this and return to the life we’ve grown accustomed to.
If you’re like the rest of the population and are trying to find ways to boost your immune system, you’ve probably come across a wide range of conflicting arguments. We’ve noticed a lot of inaccurate information floating around, and we wanted to set the record straight on some proven ways to boost our infamous immune system.
Increase Vitamin D and Zinc Intake
Although our bodies require all vitamins and minerals to function properly, there’s one that has gained a lot of attention since the coronavirus outbreak began -- Vitamin D. When taken in moderate doses which keep your Vitamin D blood levels up, your immune system will utilize Vitamin D when fighting off viruses.
One of the easiest ways to get Vitamin D is through sunlight, believe it or not. While we should be practicing social distancing, that doesn’t mean you should be staying inside all day. Enjoy some sunlight and ensure you’re consuming enough Vitamin D throughout the day (fatty fish, eggs, cheese, mushrooms). If you are in a cloudy area of the world (or don’t have as much access to direct sunlight), consider supplementing with D3 specifically, approximately 2,000 - 5,000 IUs daily.
Zinc is one of the natural virus killers when it’s found in abundance in the bloodstream or other places where viruses like to replicate (like the throat, etc.). It can help slow a virus from replicating when it’s present, though once a virus gets into the cells, zinc has trouble getting transported into the cell where it can then defeat the virus. This is where the hydroxychloroquine or Plaquenil is actually used as the transport to get the zinc into the cells to kill the Coronavirus. This is why this old drug is getting so much new attention amidst this COVID-19 pandemic. But if you’re taking a good 15-20 mg of zinc each day, preventatively, your immune system will definitely thank you for the extra help!
Healthy Sleeping Habits
Our sleeping patterns play a large role in our ability to stay healthy. Our body uses this time for critical recovery and to repair a variety of functions -- your immune system included. For those that aren’t getting the recommended 7-9 hours per night, it’s possible your body doesn’t have the time to recover properly, leaving you prone to sickness.
If you’ve fallen out of a healthy sleep routine, there’s never been a more prominent time to get yourself back on track! Consider a nap if you need to, it’s not lazy, it’s actually good health and a large percentage of the population has built it into their daily routines. Oh that we would be able to be more healthy in this way, bring on the Siestas!
More Exercise, Less TV!
This is another way of improving your immune system without spending any money. Exercise is known to support infection-fighting cells, while also reducing inflammation in the body. All you need is a solid 30 minutes of exercise every day!
Whether you choose to go for a walk, run, or do some bodyweight exercises in your living room, always save enough time for some form of physical activity every day. Your body will thank you!
And if you can’t exercise due to various health challenges, consider taking a sauna if you have a home unit. There are some amazing studies out of Finland about long-term health in relation to saunas. Not only that, you evoke some great detoxification in the body and stimulate wonderful circulation, both great contributors to general health and the immune system.
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Hygiene, Hygiene, Hygiene!
Our last tip for boosting your immune system is the one everyone’s been talking about -- hygiene! If you’re not washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water frequently throughout the day, all you’re doing is spreading germs and viruses everywhere you go.
Since most of us have formed habits that include touching our face and mouths, these germs can easily find a way in your body if you aren’t careful -- so wash those hands!
If we all start doing our part during this difficult time, we can band together to defeat this once and for all. If you haven’t started to make these changes in your life, it’s best to do so now before it’s too late.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about how to boost your immune system during this difficult time.