Updated: Mar 28
We know these are times of great uncertainty, and you may or may not be personally impacted by COVID-19, although we’d like to assist in some small ways during this period.
One of the most important things is not to fall into fear and worry as it weakens our immune system. We must take serious precautions although with a conscious approach while acting accordingly.
Here are a few simple tips that I implement in my own life and suggest to my clients to keep a healthy immune system. With any suggestion (supplements), check with your physician or naturopathic doctor if taking medications or have a medical condition.
Starts with Awareness: Body, Behavior, Perception
Here’s our suggestions to support a healthy immune system:
Vitamin A supports immune function, reproduction, skin health, the function of the lining of the gut, bladder, other surface tissues, healthy vision, growth, and development.
Vitamin C is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It is involved in the formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Vitamin D “the sunshine vitamin,” primarily aids in calcium absorption, promoting growth and mineralization in your bones. It is also involved in various functions of our immune, digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems.
Zinc helps our immune system and metabolism function. It is also important for wound healing and contributes to our sense of taste and smell.
Spirulina is said to boost the immune system, while also improving kidney and liver function. This is a blue-green algae that has been used for centuries as a food source.
Colloidal Silver is believed to offer health benefits by boosting immune function and preventing or treating infections. It is a solution of tiny silver particles suspended in a liquid base. Consult with your naturopath or doctor beforehand.
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Shower or bathe nightly to wash off the day’s grime.
Get aerobic exercise at least three times a week.
Filter your air at work and at home.
If you are flying, wear a surgical mask when the plane is on the ground with air on full at your lap. Wear a mask in crowds with intention of not passing to someone else. (+Intent)
Good Hygiene around the office and home. I clean with colloidal silver and with acid water from Enagic.
Somatic Therapies, especially Imagery-Prompts are tools applied to awaken functional intelligence and dissipate fear at its root. They can also increase mental focus and enhance physical performance.
Imagery-Prompts –tips when feeling anxious. Use of imagery and physical prompts to positively Influence the physical and mental state which in turn guides perception.
Guided Breath (Inhale 5 seconds, 7 seconds exhale while slowing our heart rate). Imagine a state of feeling safe and joy, while at the same time cross your arms stroking from the shoulders down to the elbow allow good feelings and thoughts to cascade in afterwards.
Guided Posture and Movement: more open posture and taller stance helps one feel comfortable with being exposed to the world and is associated with presenting greater confidence. We show Posture and Gait that directly influences lymphatics, neuro-endocrine system and perception.
Our intention is to assist you with a practical toolkit to promote innate energy during this or any time of stress to keep the body at ease. For Martial Artists, It’s the Dance of Opposition and the ultimate master is Gene Kelly: “I’m Singing and Dancing in the Rain”
Best wishes and blessing,