The most important thing that we can do as we enter 2021 is to be proactive about our health, take responsibility, and use common sense. We all know and accept that Covid is a contagious and virulent disease, but fear is not the answer. Knowledge of how to minimize your risk is the answer. In addition to following all the common sense things to keep ourselves safe we also need to be proactive about some things:
1. Building and keeping a strong immunity is primary! I try to fill my newsletters with tips and tricks to do just that. Incorporating just some of the things that I suggest will be of great benefit to you, but incorporating as many as you can will just keep increasing your levels of immunity. This is the rare occasion that I will say “the more the better.”
2. Meditation is probably the most efficient approach to resolve fear, anxiety, and feelings of isolation. Visualizing your strong immunity and incorporating that vision into your daily meditations is certainly the strongest ally in this critical situation. My favorite meditation tool is the Muse headband. If you are serious about improving your health and ready to make an investment into something that can greatly help you do that, please check it out. I have nothing to gain by you looking or buying.
3. Homeopathy and supplements help to boost immune support. Homeopathy has been known for more than a century to stop or decrease symptoms of flu, although no scientific studies have yet been done with COVID-19. However, empirical evidence indicates that using it as soon as you notice any flu-like symptoms offers better results. I personally have several bottles of Beekeeper’s Naturals Propolis Throat Spray on hand. I try to spray it down my throat daily, but if I’m getting on an airplane or feel any tickle in my throat at all, I will use it several times a day. It can’t hurt and can only help. (As always, I have no personal affiliation with the company and will not gain anything by any sales. I’m just sharing products that I use and love.)
Supplements described as immune enhancers and viral entry inhibitors have been supported by several studies. Antioxidants play critical roles in managing inflammation and holding back viral infections. Vitamins C and E, Glutathione, and N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine are antioxidants with antiviral activity against respiratory infections like influenza and have been helpful with COVID-19. Zinc, Vitamin D, and Quercetin could also be added to this regime. Here are some suggestions that were put out by the University that I’m attending to boost immunity:
NAC (N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine) 400-600 mg
Reduced Glutathione 50 mg
Vitamin D3 5,000-10,000 U / day
Zinc Max 80 mg / day
Quercetin 500 mg
Vitamin C 500 mg
4. Sanitizing our environment is another important component of maintaining health, however, doing so with chemicals can do more harm than good. Reports of acute health effects due to misuse and overexposure to disinfectants have been on the rise since early 2020. Please be mindful of the hand sanitizers that you are using. There are many organic and non-toxic varieties available, as well as many choices of non-toxic surface cleaners. Let’s try not to fix one problem by creating another.