Your body’s immune system is a complex network of proteins and cells that helps defend your body against infection. Keeping your immune system strong is vital in helping it protect against outside invaders such as viruses, parasites, fungi, toxins, and bacteria.
A healthy immune system protects your body by creating a barrier to stop those outside invaders and keep them from entering the body. If one slips by, your immune system begins producing white blood cells and other proteins and chemicals that destroy these foreign substances. It does this by trying the find the intruder and getting rid of it before it can reproduce. If it fails at that task, it then kicks into high gear and works harder to destroy the invaders as they multiply.
Therefore, building a healthy and hearty immune system is essential in helping your body do this job.
Your immune system is everything to you, and it needs smart, conscious choices to be fortified and ready to do its magic!
What is Immune Fortification?
Immune Fortification is a combination of things you can do to make your body’s immune system work at it’s peak. Here are 10 tips to help fortify your immune system starting today:
1.) Eat The Right Foods
Feeding your body certain foods may help keep your immune system strong. It is recommended that you eat organic, plant-based foods, roots, leaves, stems, grains, beans, nuts, seeds, etc. Land and sea vegetables are acceptable, as is wild fish. Try to minimize or eliminate animal flesh and animal milk. Avoid fast foods that are highly or “ultra” processed and contain low-quality oils, much sugar, and other chemicals.
2.) Surround Yourself With a Healthy Environment
Clean air, rich in plants and trees, in the environment where one dwells is recommended.
3.) Drink Filtered Aalkalinized or Hydrogenated Water
It would be best if you tried to drink only filtered alkalinized or hydrogenated water when possible. Try to avoid distilled water, which is devoid of minerals.
4.) Avoid Food Pesticides
It’s crucial to avoid glyphosate, a chemical found in Roundup, and most conventionally grown or foreign-grown crops that contain vast amounts of chemicals.
5.) Minimize Your Exposure to Radiation
Try to minimize your exposure to radiation from wi-fi and cellular devices. Keep your phone off the body and away from the head. You can stay in airplane mode most of the day when not using the phone or use wired/corded devices if you are using technology for home, work, or play.
6.) Take Proper Daily Supplementation
Daily supplementation during our “current times” is highly recommended. Be sure to divide the doses so as not to take too many at once. And, some supplements may be better when taken with food (see labels for further instructions). A recommended supplementation regime includes*:
- Quercetin (with or without Bromelain 50mg): 500mg
- Zinc 25-40mg
- Copper 1-4 mg
- Vitamin D3 5000-8000 IU (vitamin k2 of 100mg to use with this for higher absorption)Resveratrol 150-600mg
- Ascorbic Acid 2000-4000mg
- Nattokinase 130mg (may use with Serreptiopeptidase 150mg)
- N-acetyl Cysteine (N-A-C) 500mg
- Coenzyme Q10 200-400mg with PQQ 10-20mg
*You are advised to consult with your health provider if you have any condition that requires careful monitoring and if you are taking prescribed pharmaceuticals.
7.) Get Plenty of Sunshine Daily
Try to get some exposure to sunshine for at least 30 minutes daily. For those who take sunshine supplementation with vitamin D3, it can be 3000-5000 IU daily.
8.) Exercise Daily
Exercise, including stretching, for 30 minutes minimum daily to invigorate the entire body.
9.) Live Life Fully
Make it a habit that every day you do constructive work, socialize, and play a lot.
Carve out time to meditate EVERY day!
Feel free to download a PDF of Dr. Maria’s recommendations for future reference.
For further information on how to protect yourself the right and safest way, Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh, MD, NMD, can be consulted at Integrative Healing at OM, LLC. For an appointment, call (352) 254-8090.