Boosting the immune system, especially during a pandemic, is crucial. It’s human nature to want a quick fix for one’s health, but in the end, we are the ones in control of getting and staying healthy.
While the body knows exactly how to protect itself and is resilient when under attack, it functions best when the immune system is fully charged and healthy.
Nutrition supplies the building blocks for peak performance as well as feeds gut microbiome. Restoring nutraceuticals through pharmaceutical grade organic vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, digestive enzymes and probiotics provides key support for a strong immune system. The health of gut microbiome influences the health of the intestinal wall which is a physical first line of defense against disease.
Micro deficiencies of zinc, selenium, iron, copper, folic acid, as well as a void in vitamins A, C, D and E, are all linked to a weakened immune system. Research has shown that low vitamin D levels may lead to a multitude of autoimmune diseases that develop when the body attacks itself from the inside. These diseases impact different areas in the body, and commonly result in inflammation, chronic pain, organ or tissue damage, and overwhelming fatigue.
Sleep & Relaxation
Sleep is important part of boosting the immune system, strengthening digestion and calming the autonomic nervous system. During sleep the body produces and releases cytokines (proteins that target inflammation). Research has also shown that relaxation through meditation decreases inflammation and bolsters immune function.
Natural Immune Boosting
Even beyond a pandemic, boosting the immune system is essential for a healthy life, and can be accomplished naturally through proper nutrition, essential nutraceuticals, proper balance of vitamins and minerals, restful sleep and stress reduction.
Dr. Peter Amato, founder of Inner Harmony Wellness Center, is board-certified in Natural Medicine, holds a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine, MA in Transpersonal Psychology, and BA in Nutrition.
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