I know there is a lot of news, reports, etc. out there, but the leading world-renowned natural docs are all saying the same thing. The interesting part about these recommendations coming from these experts is they have been talking about how we are deficient in these things anyway.
OVERALL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST VIRUSES:
(Use these tips along with good hygiene practices, etc.)
- Vitamin C
It is a powerful antioxidant and boosts the immune system. Recommendations vary to dosing yourself for prevention from 1000 mg/day up to as much as 5,000 mg/day or 2-3x/day if you are symptomatic.
- Vitamin D
10,000 IU/day for healthy immune response. I like drops in oil as they are best absorbed when taken with fat.
A powerful immune support compound. 20–30mg/day zinc triglycinate or zinc citrate or picolinate.
So many benefits as an anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, and detoxes radiation (think 5G that also has immune-suppressing effects).
Beta-glucans (mushrooms), NAC, elderberry, spirulina, chlorella, glucosamine, selenium, lipoic acid, sulforaphane, resveratrol, probiotics, astragalus, colloidal silver, iodine, and green tea.
Reduce sugar and carbs. Carbs suppress the immune system. Swap out the sugary cereals, bread, pasta, and baked goods for more whole foods will help. The best foods to stimulate the immune system are ginger, garlic, onions, cilantro, raw apple cider vinegar, bone broth, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oils, all kinds of berries, apples, citrus, mostly lemons and limes, red and yellow bell peppers, broccoli and broccoli sprouts, kale, and protein. Feed your immune defenses with grass-fed meat and wild-caught fish, legumes, nuts, seeds, nut & seed butter.
- Mitigate stress
It suppresses the immune system. So, do something nice for yourself like meditation, hot Epson salt baths with essential oils like lavender and frankincense, grounding outside to pick up the Earth’s healing resonance frequency, like walking on grass, exercises like yoga, tai chi, dancing, stretching, singing, laughing, connecting with others. There are also adaptogenic botanicals to mitigate stress. I like Ashwagandha and GABA that have calming effects and help with sleep.
My added recommendations: Good antimicrobials
That means it not only does viral but also bacterial and fungal as issues with opportunistic infections.
Many who get the virus are reported to be taken down by other opportunistic infections or diseases. Having other health conditions increases your risk like autoimmune conditions, diabetes, leaky gut, and heart disease so this is a great time to change your dietary protocols.
Here are some of the most documented antimicrobial botanicals to consider:
From garlic, oregano oil, grapefruit seed extract, pau d‘arco, Biocidin. Find some form or combination of products.
- My immune-boosting tea
1 cup warm water, ¼ tsp pure matcha green tea powder, ¼ squeezed lemon, 1 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp raw organic honey, 5 drops of grapefruit seed extract (working up to 10), 1 drop oregano oil. You can use lemon essential oil drops if fresh lemon is not available. You can add slices of ginger as well.
Author Disclaimer: This is not medical advice and does not replace advice from a medical practitioner. Always check with your practitioner before making any changes.