Yes, it’s another post about the dreaded virus! I think we all know enough now about how to wash our hands and blow our nose. There’s not a bottle of hand-sanitizer or anti-bacterial wipes to be found anywhere, and rubbing alcohol for making your own is also scarce and 3 times the price of what it used to be! So is there anything you can do naturally to boost your immune system and afford some protection? Yes there is.
There are lots of nutrients and supplements that are important for the immune system, but I’m afraid some of them are also getting hard to find. Give me a call and I can tell you where you might be able to find them (and even give you a code to get a 10% discount!). The key immune supports are:
- Vitamin C – at least 1000mg per day
- Zinc – 15mg per day
- Vitamin D – preferably in liquid or spray format. 2000 IU’s per day
- Garlic – 180mg capsule twice per day (with food to prevent garlic burps!)
- Selenium – 55mcg +
- Echinacea – in tablet or tincture format or spray format
- Elderberry – usually you can get this in tablet, tincture, lozenges, spray formats but it’s getting rare. Elderberry stops the viruses from attaching to your mucous membranes. So anything you can find with Elderberry would be good
- Andrographis – an Ayurvedic herb with anti-viral (especially for respiratory tract), anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties – 1 cap twice per day (ask me where to get this)
- N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) – has a particular affinity for lungs and liver (ask me where to get this)
If you can’t get hold of hand-sanitizers or rubbing alcohol to make your own, try looking for colloidal silver in liquid format and tea tree oil. Both are excellent antiseptics, antifungals, antimicrobials and antivirals. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil into the silver liquid, put in a spray bottle and carry around with you to sanitize hands or surfaces.
Part 2 – Foods to eat to boost the immune system. To follow