What We're Talking About Today
Although not yet a pandemic, Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a serious illness with the potential to become a global health crisis. This article is intended to educate you about the importance of a healthy immune system, and to tell you about some natural substances that might help your immunity in general and especially in fighting flu-like viruses.
We are not officially claiming any cures or remedies, but in general we believe that vitamins and herbs from reputable sources, when taken as directed, can help your body's immune system.
First Thing's First: Limit Spreading of Viruses
Just in case you need extra tips on hand-washing and cleaning surfaces, here's a handy link to the Center for Disease Control's website about such things. Very important.
Our Immune System
Yes it works, yes we still get sick sometimes. Major factors in decreasing severity of illness include a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, getting regular exercise, and decreasing your stress. Over the counter supplements like Vitamin C can help too.
Here's a quick guide on some other things you can try - it's a PDF with additional links to research articles.
We also found a study about elderberry extract being helpful against flu-like viruses.
Although this may seem easier said than done, your immune system really does function better when you're less stressed. Take care of yourself with some deep breathing, healthy meals including vegetables, and make sure you're spending some time doing things you enjoy.
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Acupuncture can also boost immunity, and help keep your body functioning in a healthy way. It's great preventative care, and can work sub-clinically (by helping your body adjust unhealthy patterns before they are bad enough to show up in a blood test).
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