Supporting the Immune System Update
It is time for an update to my blog article from the March Newsletter and the Facebook Live event that I broadcasted in March on immune support. Thanks to many knowledgeable, reputable nutritional experts, we have learned so much about how to treat a virus and more importantly how to prevent becoming infected. Some things have not changed though. It is all about the status of your immune system. If you are considered ‘at risk,’ which reportedly 54% of adult Americans are, it is imperative to address any co-morbidities and to do all you can to support your immune system and gut health. Do this by becoming an inhospitable host for viruses, bacteria and microbes that can cause harm and result in illness.
To prevent an infection from causing illness, I recommend following the advice of a brilliant immunologist from Ireland, Dr. Dolores Cahill. Simply, take daily, vitamin C, D3 and zinc. Taking these 3 basic supplements will go a long way in supporting the immune system. If you want to be more aggressive, I recommend adding vitamin A, N-acetyl Cysteine (NAC), selenium, silver, Protandim, Herbal AloeForce, CBD oil and either the herb lomatium or iodine (Energ-iodine). The latter two have the capability of killing all pathogens which includes viruses and fungus. Protandim is a Nrf2 Activator which means it may reduce oxidative stress and also increase glutathione levels dramatically. CBD oil may help reduce inflammatory storms.
In a July 7, 2020 research report in the Frontiers in Medicine publication, the benefit of oral probiotics was illustrated in the treatment of the SARS-CoV-2 infection. Used in conjunction with other therapies, oral probiotics were found to support the gut-lung axis and reduce Covid deaths. Ask our Natural Living staff for probiotic recommendations. Or eat sauerkraut.
For treating symptoms, please contact me in person or via email at rickATgeorgetownmarket.com. Support your immune system and gut health, be diligent in eating wholesome, clean food, exercise, rest, and stay on top of personal hygiene. Some experts believe there is a bacteria/fungal link to Covid-19 so pay close attention to this development.