Decrease consumption of refined sugars and carbohydrates. (Habit No. 6) Sugar and refined carbohydrates raise your blood sugar. Elevated blood sugar lowers your immune system up to 75% for 4-6 hours. It also feeds pathogens like bacteria, parasites and fungi.
Make sure you are getting enough rest. (Habit No. 9) Go to bed at a consistent hour. Getting enough sleep optimizes immune function.
Stay hydrated. Drink half your body weight in ounces of clean water, preferably natural spring water.
Optimize Vitamin D. ((Habit No. 6) You can do this in two ways: e first way is through sun exposure (10-40 minutes per day when the sun is strongest). Stay in the sun until your skin begins to show the first bit of color – but never stay out long enough to burn. e second way to get vitamin D is through the diet, either from foods like egg yolks, salmon, liver, mushrooms and spinach or from supplements.
Optimize Stress levels. (Habit No. 1) High levels of stress increase cortisol. Cortisol suppresses immune function.
Consume more Zinc and Vitamin C rich foods. Both are vital for immune health
Raw garlic 1-2 cloves per day. The garlic must be raw, crushed, exposed to air for 10 minutes, then consumed. Dr. Andrew Weil’s story on e Kevin Rose Show (a podcast) sheds light on the healing power of garlic: In one Chinese county of the Shandong province – a county where most of the garlic in China is produced and in which there is very high garlic consumption – not a single person of the 1.3 million people who live there or the 30,000 who worked in Wuhan have been infected with coronavirus.
Herb Astragalus. This Chinese herb is a strong anti-viral. Its long-term use is okay, and it has been well-researched.
Healing foods. These would include bone broth, lemons, limes, onions, Apple Cider Vinegar and ginger as well as healing mushrooms like shiitake, maitake, oyster and reishi