Updated: May 7
First, we do not have an immune system we are an immune system. We are a walking structure of different microbes and bacteria, MOST OF THE cells in our body are not our own, nor are they even human, they are bacterial. We are best viewed as a walking super hodge podge complex of human cells, bacteria, fungi and viruses.
Also, the most effective pharmaceutical company is between our ears. The next is in our kitchen and getting exercise outside in the sun is third.
Simple Tip #1
Washing your hands frequently with warm soap and water is still best. Sing “Happy Birthday” which is about 20 seconds, a good length of time to get em!
Also, hand sanitizers should be at least 60% alcohol.
Simple Tip #2
Have a brisk walk in the sun for at least 20 minutes 5x/week. Sun is antimicrobial and with a walk is the single most powerful thing you could do to increase our immune system. Yes, we are solar powered! A study at the Human Performance Lab at Appalachian State showed a 43% reduction in sick days by following this walking schedule.
Simple Tip #3
When feeling anxious or stressed take 10 minutes to chill out. Increased cortisol and Adrenalin levels from stress weaken our immune system. Research shows prolonged stress doubles our risk of getting sick. We cannot control the external world, although we could control our internal response. We call this the “Dance of Opposition”. Being able to feel clarity, joy and knowing and still take a hike through hell, takes mental science. Check our website for some tips: simple-steps-to-take-for-uncertain-times
*Research shows regular meditation along with exercise reduces RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS by 40-50%!
Simple Tip #4
A good mix of a Diet, mainly of some fruits, vegetables with supplements and minerals, increases our immune system.
Our immune cocktail of choice Vitamin A, C, D, Zinc, Spirulina and Colloidal Silver. Note: Sun for Vitamin D is a must.
Have a fruit and or vegetable with each meal.
Example: Add one of these to your meal
Breakfast: Blueberries and Bananas
Lunch: Spinach or Kale and Tomato
Snack: Hummus with Carrots, Apples or Cucumber
Dinner: Grilled Asparagus or Broccoli
Simple Tip #5
Sleep at least 7 hours. Research shows less than 7 hours increases the likelihood of colds and flus by 300%. Lack of sleep is stress on our bodies and our immune system.
Turn off cell phones and computers 30 minutes before sleep. Too much information before sleep causes infobesity to our nervous system.
Going to bed as close to 10:00 PM as possible allow us to take advantage of Human Growth Hormone which is secreted between 10:00 PM-2:00 AM. Repair time.
There are other things to do like ways to best hydrate our bodies, breathing methods and use of protective gear too.
For further information go to our website, www.cliffmatsuno.com
Clifton Matsuno PT
PhysioComplex, Beverly Hills CA.
Personalized Telesessions are offered to achieve balance by neutralizing discomfort, stress and compulsions and to enhance focus and performance.