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How to Boost Immunity During a Pandemic

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  • How to Boost Immunity: Coronavirus or not you want to keep your Immune System operating at “Optimal speed” because it supports so many things in the body including brain health, digestive health, inflammatory response and of course immunity. If we “prime” the immune system, there has been clinical research that has shown you will overall feel better! By modulating your immune system you can do that. When we talk about Immune System “Maintenance” we talk about priming it to be “Responsive” vs. “Stimulated”. Responsive immune systems contain diverse immunological memory, meaning it actually remembers the bad pathogens that it has antibodies for AND it creates new ones to fight those bad guys. This is how vaccines work in the body. not stimulating it, but enabling the immune system to pay attention to what we want and need it to pay attention to like viruses and pathogens.  We also want it to pay attention to healthy bacteria so it recognizes them as friendly and supportive while at the same time recognizing the bad bacteria that we don’t want to support. 
  • Ways to Build a Responsive Immune System:
  • Better for you Hydration
  • Whole Foods
  • Sleep
  • Mindfulness Techniques
  • How (and what) to stack your refrigerator with the proper foods and nutrients during a quarantine period:

We want to focus on gut healthy foods right now. 70 percent of our immune system resides in our gut, by choosing foods that support and build our immune system we are better able to navigate a virus, if exposed.

  1. Probiotics
  2. Fiber Rich Foods
  3. Think in Color with Whole Foods
  4. Protein & Healthy Fats
  5. Antioxidant Rich Foods 
  6. Every Day Healthy Foods that pack an Immune Boosting PUNCH:

Getting to the grocery store can be tough and a bit risky right now.  We recognize we are getting weekly “staples” to get us through the week.  We can choose healthier staples and some basics that can make the perfect “Trifecta” meals that serve up a healthy Immune Boosting punch:

  1. Immune Boosting Smoothie
  2. A perfect Trifecta Meal-What does that look like?
  3. Everyday Superfoods that pack an Immunity punch 

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