Protect Your Family and Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19?
We are in unprecedented territory, at least for our lifetime. UK, America and many other countries are locking down. Sports seasons are cancelled. Schools are closed. Large gatherings are prohibited. Grocery stores are running out of essential food and supplies.
With all these measures in place, it's time to look long-term: how can you protect your family and help prevent the spread of COVID-19?
The answer is boosting your immune system!
Here's a rundown of some of the immune-supporting practices we are using every single day to protect ourselves. The beauty of these is that they are not just for this virus. These principles will apply to any sickness you are facing!
Support Your Gut Health
Your immunity begins in your gut. Over 70% of your immune response originates in your gut, so regularly cleansing your colon then nourishing your body with nutritious foods that support good gut health should be a high priority. Here are some great immune-boosting foods:
Organic green juices
Fresh herbs including rosemary, thyme, cilantro and oregano.
A clean colon and gut reduces incidences of disease, increases immunity, enhances absorption, aids better digestion and supports better all round health.
Oxi-Flush helps support good regular colon cleansing, providing a foundation for better health
Get Quality Probiotics
Good probiotics help your immune system fight, beginning in your gut. High quality probiotic foods or supplements are an important way to support your microbiome so your body can defend itself.
Some quality food sources are fermented vegetables (like sauerkraut, kimchi, and fermented pickles), coconut kefir, kombucha, and miso.
Our Live Probiotics are now enhanced to contain Echinacea to provide an extra boost for the immune system and all gut health
Say NO to Sugar
If there's one nutrition tip I can recommend for you during this time, it's this: SAY NO TO SUGAR. Sugar literally slows down your immune response and gives invaders the chance to get a hold in your body. It literally feeds the bad bacteria you are trying to get rid of, helping their colony to grow thus extending any recovery time in the unlikely event of you becoming sick or unwell
Stay Hydrated and Get Powerful Antioxidants
Antioxidants are vital for your cells' health and to give your immune system the support it needs. They also give your liver a boost to help it detox your cells efficiently.
One of my favourite antioxidant sources is Vitamin C. Staying hydrated and adding a teaspoon of high-quality Vitamin C is an immune-boosting hack I use all year long!
Our Vitamin C Complex is a plant sourced vitamin C, containing the Camu Camu Berry found only in the rain forests of South America. It contains the highest form of Vitamin C and natural antioxidants on the planet.
Get Enough Sleep and Cut Your Stress
Lack of sleep and staying stressed out puts more strain on your body and can slow down your immune system. Here are some fantastic ways to support rest and calm in your body:
Stick to your rituals (or make new ones). Self-care is a cornerstone to maintaining your physical health, so be sure you’re setting aside dedicated time to reset, recharge, and refocus on what really matters. Get your favourite calming essential oils and breathe -- you will make it through this!
Set boundaries. It’s ok if you feel like you need to say no to certain people or commitments right now. Protecting your energy should be your #1 priority!
Set yourself up for sleep success. Dim your lights, turn off your phone, and diffuse calming oils like Lavender or Roman Chamomile to get yourself ready to sleep well.
Our Menovate Balance has literally been a life-saver for so many who have been struggling with insomnia or other sleep related problems. So many stories of significant reductions in hot flushes and other related symptoms have also been noticed and reported by several repeat users.
Move Your Body
With all the restrictions in place and the kids stuck at home, it may seem harder to work in your daily exercise. But now is as important a time as ever to stick with it! Moving your body allows your lymphatic system and blood vessels to circulate appropriately, getting your cells the nutrients and oxygen they need while draining and clearing out the junk that drags you down.
This doesn’t have to be anything big: a couple 4-minute stretches, a walk around the block, an at-home exercise video, or a hike in fresh air will do!
Support Your Body with Supplements
Supplements are a crucial way you can support your body’s overall health at this, and any, time of the year. Your immune system interacts with every other system in your body, so you will want to be doing everything you can to give your body what it needs. In particular, selenium, magnesium, iron, B vitamins, vitamins C and D, and vitamin E all play an important part in keeping your body and immune system thriving. Most of these can be found in a quality multivitamin.
Take the Power Back into Your Hands
In times like this, it is easy to feel out of control. Lost. Confused.
While we can’t guarantee what tomorrow holds, we can take steps to defend ourselves and our families through these methods. Your immune system is designed to ward off invaders and recover. All the power to protect yourself and heal lies within you!
These tools are one of the best ways to support this natural power and take back control of your health.