Coronavirus: Support Your Immune System With Foods and Botanicals
By: Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition- Chen Ben Asher
Bay Area’s first confirmed case of coronavirus in Santa Clara county was announced last Friday by the Officials. Like you, I am following very closely after this virus spread full of worried.
There are still many unknown factors, and it’s beyond my scoop of knowledge to give any advice. However, supporting the immune system seems to be the best practice to take these days.
Dr Andrew W. Saul from Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, published on Jan 26, 2020, this article: “Vitamin C Protects Against Coronavirus” ( http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n04.shtml )
The physicians of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service and the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine urge a nutrient-based method to prevent or minimize symptoms for future viral infection.
The following inexpensive supplemental levels are recommended for adults; for children reduce these in proportion to body weight:
Vitamin C: 3,000 milligrams (or more) daily, in divided doses.
Vitamin D3: 2,000 International Units daily. (Start with 5,000 IU/day for two weeks, then reduce to 2,000)
Magnesium: 400 mg daily (in citrate, malate, chelate, or chloride form)
Zinc: 20 mg daily
Selenium: 100 mcg (micrograms) daily
Vitamin C, Vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, and selenium have been shown to strengthen the immune system against viruses.”
I will also add to the list this magical product the SL-16 liquid. This product is a formula composed of pure silver complexed with purified water. This incredibly powerful, non-toxic form of silver has broad-spectrum effects and supports the immune system. It also helps the body maintain a healthy barrier against the intrusion of unwanted organisms. Unlike prescription antibiotics, however, SL-16 targets specific organisms while sparing the body’s beneficial bacteria.
Additionally, it does not interfere with antibiotics, and may even help them work more effectively. The silver in this product will not build up in the body and can be safely used long-term with no known side effects. As a result, the pure silver in SL-16 has been shown to provide a host of health benefits.
Immune NK-5 and Turmeric in high doses, provide incredible health benefits too.
The ImmuneNK-5 is a targeted formula specifically designed to support the body’s immune response by boosting natural killer (NK) cell activity. This product includes a synergistic combination of larch arabinogalactan, oleuropein (the active ingredient found in olive leaf extract), acemannan (the immune-stimulating constituent of aloe vera concentrate), and chelated zinc.
This product’s unique preparation supports immune function, boosts NK cell activity, promotes healthy microflora in the gut, and helps maintain bacterial balance throughout the body. This product is the ideal preparation for those with immune challenges and gastrointestinal-related concerns.
Of all the cells that make up the immune system, NK cells are the most aggressive. NK cells make up nearly 15% of the total circulating lymphocyte (white blood cells) population and are part of the body’s innate immune system. NK cells are also called natural killer cells because they do not need to recognize specific antibodies before releasing cytokines (strong intracellular signals) to destroy abnormal cells, allowing for a faster immune response.
Once target cells are identified, these natural killer cells trigger an immune response and direct other immune cells (dendritic cells, macrophages, and T cells) to take action against a potential threat to the body. Enhancing NK cells activity boosts the body’s targeted immune response and promotes the normal process of eliminating unhealthy cells.
Balance-ImmunK5 Immune System Support Benefits the Body:
• Boosts Immune Response
• Increases the Body’s Natural Killer Cell Activity
• Provides Support for Immune Challenges
• Promotes Healthy Microflora in the GI Tract
Inflammation is a natural part of the body’s immune response; a cascade triggered to protect the body and maintain normal tissue repair. This physiological response is part of the innate immune system, the first line of defence comprising the cells and mechanisms that defend against unwanted organisms in a non-specific manner. The inflammatory cascade is mediated by eicosanoids, which have been shown to balance inflammation and immune-modulating cytokines. This product provides a blend of nutrients that support a healthy inflammatory cycle by balancing eicosanoid and cytokine metabolism and inhibiting the activities and synthesis of a wide variety of compounds implicated in pain and inflammation.
Turmeric benefits your body by promoting a healthy inflammatory response and improving musculoskeletal health. The health benefits of turmeric include improved joint function, better physical mobility, and enhanced workout recovery time. This product contains powerful antioxidants and flavonoids, including Bromelain and Quercetin, that are known to fight free radicals in your body.
Balance-Power Turmeric benefits the body:
• Supports a Healthy Inflammatory Response
• Improves Musculoskeletal Health
• Boosts Joint Health, Movement and Physical Function
• Enhances Workout Recovery Time
Boosting the immune system to fight any viruses, bacteria and any other invaders look to me as almost the only method we have till scientists develop the vaccine. A strong immune system can fight but also repair, build a network of cells, tissues and organs that can battle together to protect us.
Plenty of vegetables and fruits can help support your immune system. Vegetables and fruits are high in vitamin C, E and other phytonutrients that are critical these days to enhance the immune system. Add more of berries, citrus fruits, lemon, broccoli, cauliflowers, kale, spinach, as well as lean proteins and healthy fats coming from raw seeds and nuts. Don’t forget to add garlic, ginger and even dark chocolate (70% and higher) to boost your immune system.
Let’s pray for the health of those who have been affected wherever they are, for the health care professionals who are risking their lives to save people who are infected and making incredible efforts to stop the spread of the virus.
Let us also pray for all scientists who are working tirelessly to be able to find a cure and vaccine that could fight coronavirus.
And we may all stay strong, healthy, and helpful with each other in times of crises.