Over the past year during this global concern with viruses, it became apparent that a strong immune system and immune response kept the virus at bay with mild or no symptoms. Our best defense is a strong immune system! I decided to focus on the immune system this month.
The immune system is crucial for health, well being and even survival! The immune system protects from toxic bacteria, viruses, parasites and any pathogen that threatens survival. As a complex network of cells and tissues it functions symbiotically with every part of the human body to protect it against pathogens.
A compromised immune system is sluggish, and cannot properly protect, leaving the body vulnerable to infections, illness, and disease. Keeping our immune system healthy and strong is one of the most important endeavors we can undertake in life.
Before I list what guidelines I have found helpful for the immune system, I wanted to list a few items that weaken the immune system:
🧨 Lack of sleep
🧨 Processed food laden with chemicals and GMO’s
🧨 EMF toxicity
🧨 Environmental chemicals like used in carpets, furniture, cleaning supplies, pollution, chemtrails meant for weather modification, etc.
🧨 PUFA oils
🧨 Pharmaceutical medications
🧨 Lack of sun/vitamin D
Now I will offer some guidelines for how to strengthen the immune system. Remember, I use or have used everything I list below. In addition to the suggestions below, please refer back to my earlier blogs about health, raising frequency, physical health, etc. as they will give even more ideas. Remember that this is not medical advice. If you have medical questions always contact your health care provider. For any questions, please feel free to reach me at: [email protected]
I broke the list into categories for ease of use:
📌 Digestive enzymes – Enzymedica Digest Basic
📌 George’s Aloe Vera Juice (tastes like water)
📌 Lysine – works with the immune system to help you heal
📌 Ginger either fresh or a tea
📌 Manuka honey
📌 Medicinal Mushrooms – Chaga, Shiitake, Maitake, etc. I use this formula created by Paul Stamets: Host Defense, Comprehensive Immune Support Tincture
📌 Coffee – also in the food category, heals liver
📌 Vit D/ Vit K2, MK4
📌 Natural Dessicated Thyroid
📌 Methylene Blue
📌 Aspirin – non coated plain Aspirin with only cornstarch added – take with milk for inflammation
📌 Lemon juice 30 minutes before a meal to increase acidity and stimulate bile.
📌 Homemade bone broth/chicken broth
📌 Eat medicinal Mushrooms – Shiitake, Maitake. I sauté them in butter.
📌 Adequate protein: eggs, milk, keifer, cheese, beef, lamb, bison, chicken, turkey, white fish, seafood-shrimp, oysters, etc.
📌 Fresh fruit, fresh vegetables
📌 Adequate starch/sucrose: white jasmine rice, small red potatoes, Einkorn sourdough bread, honey, cane sugar, maple syrup
📌 Coffee, milk, fresh squeezed orange juice, fresh homemade lemonade, clean water
📌 Healthy fats: olive oil, coconut oil, butter, ghee, tallow
Movement – 3 to 5 times weekly
📌 Walking, swimming, dancing, rebounding, yoga, bicycling, hiking, lifting weights, chi gung, tai chi
📌 Yoga – a) inverted postures: headstand, shoulder-stand, viparita karani, legs up the wall pose, Utanasana -touch toes pose; b) twisting postures: seated and standing; c) supported, passive backbends: supta baddha konosana, setu bandha sarvangasana (bridge pose), supta virasana
📌 Gentle breathing exercises – also in mindfulness category
Mindfulness – 3 to 5 times weekly
📌 Gentle breathing exercises while in the legs up the wall pose and hands on the belly. With each breath repeat this affirmation: on the inhale say: “belly”, on the exhale say: “we are healthy”.
📌 Mindfulness practice
📌 Brain entrainment – my personal favorite is Sacred Acoustics
📌 Playing a musical instrument
📌 Writing, journaling
📌 Gratitude exercises
As the immune system is foundational for healthy functioning in most of our body’s physiological systems, maintaining a healthy immune system will bring you maximum longevity and benefits. Please take the ideas that resonate with you and begin to switch your habits to support high frequency Immune system health!