I love when Jim Kwik is saying: Self-love, self-care is not selfish.
Practicing self-care really requires reflection and motivation. Now it's the time, isn't it?
Supporting the health of your immune system by using immune boosters is crucial. Let's look at some of them and keep in mind that organic is the best:
1. Ginger tea
Ginger is a powerful natural remedy. Stephen Harrod Buhner, author of Herbal Antivirals mentioned that ginger is useful if the juice of the fresh root is used (dried ginger is useless).
It helps thin the mucus, slows the spread of the virus in the body and helps protect mucous membranes from damage.
Method 1: From a juicer, pour 100 ml ( approx .3-4 ounces) from the juice into a mug, with some squozen lime, honey, a pinch of cayenne and 1 cup of hot water. Drink 2 to 6 cups daily.
Method 2: If you don't have a juicer, grate or chop the ginger or use a Nutribullet, MagicBullet, a Ninja or a small food processor to chop a piece the size of your thumb. Steep in 1 cup of hot water. Cover for 2-3 hours to preserve the essential oils. Drink 4-6 cups daily.
Get garlic in your meals and buy garlic. It’s everywhere. It’s ubiquitous, as are viruses and bacteria. So any place that you can pick up a virus or bacteria, you can get garlic. How does that sound?
As far as the garlic is concerned, garlic has like 28 different sulfur compounds, and all of them work. Crush the garlic to get the allicin, let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then use it so that you get the full benefit of that sulfur compound allicin.
'It may not be easy to eat for people, but if you are able to get used to, as often as possible, taking in some of those garlic pieces into the mouth, chewing them up, and also onion pieces, raw onions, and chewing them up and mixing it with the saliva and taking 30 seconds or a minute for your systems to recognize the properties that are inside these foods.' This information is coming from an interview of Dr. David Christopher at the last Immune Defense Summit. I have to confess. I never tried this one. I use to prepare a lot my ready-to-use garlic in avocado oil. And I use that preparation almost everyday in cooking.
Are you willing to try? I think I will......
Turmeric is used for just about everything in Ayurvedic medicine. This substance has a huge power especially with the inflammation response. There is a lot of research on the active ingredient in turmeric : curcumin.
Try 1 knuckle or 2 in your smoothie - or as much as you can - or use the powder form. It needs a little help to be absorbed: oil and pepper.
4. Vitamin C
This one is so big, that I'm referring to Dr. Thomas E. Levy (on YouTube) or Dr. Richard D. Cheng ( on YouTube) or Andrew Saul on MeWe and the Megavitamin man. Oh! And the wonderful Chris Wark. This is the least expensive way to support and reinforce your immune system. Is it also the easiest way. Infections significantly impact on vitamin C levels due to enhanced inflammation and metabolic requirements.
Furthermore, supplementation with vitamin C appears to be able to both prevent and treat respiratory and systemic infections. In contrast, treatment of established infections requires significantly higher (gram) doses of the vitamin to compensate for the increased inflammatory response and metabolic demand.
Are you curious? Then make your own research to discover this safe and non-toxic substance and the divided doses you can take to support your immune system.
Here are some good tips to start with:
Don't forget MeWe and the megavitamin man!!
Get enough sleep. Try your best to get at least seven hours of sleep every night. Achieving better sleep can lead to many health improvements like recovering and repairing. This list of suggestions for better sleep is not meant to be implemented in its entirety. Instead, pick a change to implement to improve sleep quality:
Minimize or avoid stimulants
Nighttime tension and anxiety
Sleep planning and preparation
Strategies to use with trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
Light, noise, temperature and environmental issues
Bedding and pillows
Supplement and light therapy
You don’t have to implement all of these necessarily, but you can choose which ones are feasible/doable for you. It’s really made up of small steps you take to enhance your overall wellness starting with your immune system. Or may be you found out some other ideas that you would like to implement! Good for you! Go for it then! And remember, when you feel like quitting, think about why you started.
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