Well, it’s time we wrote this article. The whole world is buzzing about the Coronavirus and being urged by health agencies and their governments to take steps to protect themselves. Let’s use common sense and take some precautions but not get crazy and panic. Instead, implement these naturals ways to boost your immune system. And, keep doing it after the Coronavirus is just a memory. The good news is that these are simple ways to boost your immune system as well. This is a must to maintain your health over 50.
We’re going to give you some natural ways to boost your immune system in times like this when viruses are wreaking havoc. But first, let’s list the 8 common-sense everyday things we should do to keep our immune system healthy, to begin with. Most of the initial list below comes from 10 Simple and Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System by Linda B. White, MD.
8 Everyday Simple and Natural
Ways to Build Your Immune System
1- Get Enough Sleep
My wife and I are very early risers and we may only average 6 to 7 hours of sleep a night. But when either of us feels any type of illness coming on, we know it’s time to stay in bed a little longer or go to bed a little earlier.
2- Manage Stress
This is a lot easier said than done, for sure. But simple things like staying off social media, avoiding the news, and staying out of family and friends’ drama can help your stress level. When building your immune system avoid stressful situations and embrace serenity.
3- Drink Less Alcohol
Who doesn’t like having a good time? Alcohol helps many of us do that. But one of the natural ways to boost your immune system is to avoid alcohol for a while. Alcohol is not your immune systems’ best friend.
5- Get Some Sun
Get out in the sun to get your Vitamin D. If you’re already feeling a little like the flu might be coming on, avoid strenuous physical exercise, but go for a walk. Or, just sit in the sun for 20 minutes. If you live in the north above 42 degrees latitude (Boston or north of it) the sun won't help you November through February. So see #6 below.
6- Vitamin D
Even those of us that live in the southern U.S. typically do not spend enough time outdoors in the sun so we all should supplement our Vitamin D intake. Low Vitamin D correlates with a greater risk of respiratory infection. But Vitamin D is powerful in many other areas of our body as well, so take a supplement. We recommend 3000 IU daily. Check our list of recommended supplements and natural ways to boost your immune system below.
7- Add Garlic to Your Meals
I come from a family with an Italian background, so garlic is not new news to me. But what is new is the fact that garlic loses a lot of its punch when heated. So, add some garlic to your meals just before they are served. Garlic is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial and an immune booster. And, it makes food taste better!
8- Medicinal Mushrooms
Shiitake and Maitake mushrooms can boost your immune system too. Buy some and add to meals throughout the week.
6 Periodic Simple and Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System
There are times throughout the year when colds and flus are going around. Or, like now, when the world is a bit crazy over a possible pandemic. It’s just smart to protect yourself and do a boost using natural ways to boost your immune system. See below.
Boost Your Immune System in Preparation for Traveling- If you are going to be taking a plane trip, boarding a cruise ship, or attending an event like a convention, take the steps below starting a week to 10 days before.
1- Filtered Water
Increase your water intake to a minimum of half your body weight in ounces per day. If you work out or work a job where you burn calories you may want to increase that amount to your full body weight in ounces. If you weigh 150 pounds drink 75 to 150 ounces of filtered water per day.
2- Vitamin C Crystals (Ascorbic Acid)
Add Vitamin C Crystals to your daily water intake. Do a minimum of 1,000 to 2,000 mg per day.
3- Vitamin D-3 and K-2
We listed Vitamin D-3 and K-2 above but it’s so important this is a reminder. Do a minimum of 3,000 IU daily.
4- Vitamin B-12
Most people do not get enough Vitamin B-12 in their foods because our food supply is so depleted. And, it’s one of the few vitamins that our body does not produce on its own. Everyone should be supplementing their B-12. We recommend 2,000 mcg daily.
5- Colloidal Silver
What? What do you mean colloidal silver? We have been taking liquid silver in our family for years. Specifically, Sovereign Silver. Watch the video below for specifics on how liquid silver is a natural antibiotic and can boost your immune system.
Learn About the Benefits of Liquid Colloidal Silver
6- Bragg Miracle Cleanse
As you are adding natural ways to boost your immune system to your personal and family flu prevention program, you want to add Bragg Miracle Cleanse as well. The all-natural daily cleanse can be done at any time but is a great compliment to your immune boost to prevent sickness.
*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have flu-like symptoms, are struggling to breathe properly, or any symptoms related to the coronavirus call your physician or visit your local Urgent Care facility or hospital emergency room. Please take precautions to protect the public if you have, or could have the flu.