Our global society is going through a very distressing time, leaving one topic on everyone’s minds: the coronavirus pandemic. With this new infection outbreak generating lots of stress and panic, it is actually astonishing to see just how truly vulnerable our otherwise advanced population is!
At the same time, with everyone working from home and schools closed, it is also a very good moment to think about how we are going to respond to any future epidemics, which will be becoming increasingly severe, as viruses becoming more and more sophisticated and “clever”. When today’s epidemic comes to an end, another can start at any time.
Therefore, to feel safe we need to think not only about the present situation, but also about the future, and invest our efforts into supporting our immune systems and our bodies’ ability to adapt to any new illnesses. Only by being generally healthy and having a good immune system, can we look into our future and the future of our love ones with confidence.
So, how we can boost our immunity? I am not talking about merely a short-term boost resulting from a high dose of vitamin C or the intake of an Echinacea supplement, both of which provide acute support. We already have enough information regarding such solutions. I am talking about taking your immune system to a new level of performance all together. This can only be achieved by adopting a holistic approach to your well-being. This means we need to consider lifestyle changes and improve our everyday habits which have an impact on our physical, physiological and mental performance. We need to support our immune system on both a systemic and a cellular level, which would lead to an improved ability of adapting to stress, including highly contagious illnesses like coronavirus.
Curiously, the worst of coronavirus is mostly affecting people with existing chronic conditions and of elderly age, people who already have elevated levels of toxins in their bodies, high inflammation and prolonged biochemical imbalances. This is a very important observation to be aware of as, nowadays, more and more people are taking various medication and exposing themselves to more environmental chemicals and toxic household products then ever; our children, therefore, already have high levels of toxicity and become vulnerable to any future infections at a younger age.
Of course, maintaining a distance, washing hands, stopping hugging and kissing will help to a certain degree, but this clearly is not a long-term solution. Therefore, the lesson is: ONLY BY IMPROVING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM CAN YOU BUILD TRUE RESISTANCE TO FUTURE PANDEMICS.
I invite you to take the small quiz below to give you an idea of how strong your immune system is. If you can relate to any two, or more, of the statements listed below, there is room for improvement.
Are you prone to:
- Runny or drippy nose
- Cough with mucus
- Frequent colds and flu
- Frequent infections (ear, sinus, lung, skin, bladder, kidney…)
- Never get sick
- Acne (adult)
- Itchy skin, dermatitis, eczema
- Cysts, boils, rashes
- Food allergies or Food sensitivities
- Sinusitis, asthma, hayfever
- History of taking lots of antibiotics and medications
- Issues with digestion
- Cracked lips
- Exhaustion or fatigue
- Exposure to stressful situations
- Signs of any autoimmune conditions
How many points are relevant to you? Should you be thinking of proactive ways to invest time and effort into your health? Let’s see what can be done already today.
Here is a list of practical solutions you can integrate into your life to improve your immune system holistically. This means that by practicing only one of the suggestions, you will be only partly helping your body!
TO OBTAIN THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT, YOU NEED TO IMPLEMENT DIFFERENT COMPLIMENTARY APPROACHES IN COMBINATION!
- Include into your menu FOOD that supports your immune system:
- Different coloured vegetables provide plenty of flavonoids and anti-oxidants;
- Products like garlic, ginger, turmeric, onion, hot pepper are anti-microbial and help to fight colds and the flus;
- Fermented food such as kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha support your good bacteria, provide essential vitamins and improve your immune system.
- You could consider taking some supplements such as probiotics, anti-viral products like Lemon balm, Cat’s Claw, L-Lysine and Goldenseal, and minerals like Selenium and Zinc to support your immune system.
- Essential oils such as oregano, eucalyptus, rosemary, melaleuca, thyme, melissa, lemon and orange, have great anti-viral and antibacterial properties.
- Reducing stress is essential as it depletes your body’s minerals and suppresses your immune system. Stress-reducing practices like meditation, massages, and even music can help you relax and improve your immune function. “OM”chanting activates the vagus nerve and helps to release stress from your body and tension from the mind.
- Physical exercises in the fresh air is essential and needs to be balanced with relaxing activities like yoga, meditation, mindfulness. This combination is important for healthy Sympathetic-Parasympathetic Nervous System relationships.
- Deep breathing provides better oxygenation and helps the immune system to regenerate cells.
- Good sleep is essential for supporting your immune system. Try to regularly enjoy a relaxing bath before bed. For example, and Epsom salt bath would help you to relax, detox and improve sleep.
- Exposure to nature and sun is important for the immune system. Walking barefoot on grass or earth is a very powerful way to restore the body’s natural defences.
- Lowering the level of unnecessary toxicity around you like chemicals for household, personal care products, plastic, electro-magnetic pollution, artificial additives in food and drinks, reduce inflammation and helps the immune system.
- Practicing regular body detoxification, doing an enema periodically and addressing heavy metals is important for a good immune system. Dealing with dysbiosis, which can be a huge source of internal toxicity, is necessary. For example, Candida alone generates more than 170 toxins inside of our body. Furthermore, coronavirus can activate certain pathogenic bacteria causing a devastating impact on your health.
- Positive emotions are linked to a better functioning immune system, whereas negative emotions are linked to a lower functioning immune system. Therefore, experiencing feelings such as love, joy, gratitude, interest, hope, pride and inspiration will better support your health! There are lots of different techniques, like Reiki and EFT, that can help to open your blocked energy and reduce internal body stress.
There are so many things that you can do to support your health! What is important to realise, however, is that they cannot wait until tomorrow! If you find it difficult to implement such practices by yourself or if you have already implemented many of these steps and are ready to learn more, please, contact me for a FREE DISCOVERY CALL!