COVID-19 is preventable. Here are a few ways how: Many of you know the common prevention techniques such as self-isolation, the “6-foot rule” and changing our habits that impacts our respiratory system, such as smoking. Here I would like to talk about additional tips to strengthen your immune system.
Adequate sleep, 8 hours or more is critical for preventionPeople who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus. During sleep, your immune system releases proteins called cytokines. Certain cytokines need to increase when you have an infection or inflammation, or when you’re under stress. Sleep deprivation may decrease production of these protective cytokines. In addition, infection-fighting antibodies and cells are reduced during periods when you don’t get enough sleep.
Avoid Inflammatory Foods Avoid an inflammatory diet by removing sugar, grains, gluten, alcohol and dairy from your diet. Decreasing inflammation prevents diseases, including COVID-19.
Stay Hydrated It is extremly important to stay hydrated to ensure your respiratory system remains in full strength. When you get dehydrated it can compromise your respiratory system by reducing your body’s ability to fight infection and clear out mucus.
Avoid stress as much as possible Stress is one of the underlying factors in most diseases. Especially now, during these uncertain times, external stressors are at an all time high. There are a few simple techniques you can practice at home to reduce your stress level such as:
Start by focusing on your breath…. breathe in deeply for 3 seconds and then slowly breathe out for 5 seconds,
Supplements to boost your immune System.** Vitamin D3 with K. It is recommended 5000iu-10,000iu daily. This amount offers a huge support to your immune system. It is always recommended to get your D3 level checked to make sure levels are in the protective range.
Zinc. Zinc is known to play a central role in the immune system. It is recommend taking 40-50 mg capsules every night is very effective.
NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine). 1000-1800 mg is essential for making glutathione which is the body’s main antioxidant and a potent immunity booster.
Elderberry syrup. Take 1 tablespoon 2-3 times per day. It is great for respiratory infections and boosts immunity as well.
Arsenicum 30 Cs. Anti-viral homeopathic remedies can be very helpful, such as Arsenicum 30 Cs. For the (smaller) less strong tablets, take 3 sublingually 2 times per days. For the larger, stronger tablets, take 1-2 sublingually 2 times a day.
Vitamin A. 10,000 units daily can provide a short-term immunity boost. If you are pregnant, DO NOT TAKE VITAMIN A. For other people, long term use, past a few months, is also not recommended and you need to monitor the level.
Bio-Identical Hormones. Our hormones play an important role in supporting our immune system. By being on bio-identical hormones, you will help improve your immune system’s ability to fight disease and will biologically make you more youthful.
At Valencia Medical Center, we offer Bio- Identical Hormone Therapy to help you achieve your optimal results.
We also offer customized IV Vitamin therapy that supports your immune system and restores vital vitamins and minerals that increase your body’s ability to fight viruses.
For more information, please contact Valencia Medical Center at 661 222-9117.
Our facility is located at 24159 Magic Mountain Pkwy in Valencia.
** For any recommended supplements please with your physician to make sure levels are in the protective range.