A more virulent strain of the influenza virus isn't a new phenomena, and the latest Coronavirus won't be the last. Our best protection is to not come in contact with it in the first place with social isolation and good hygiene, but our best defense against the virus is a strong immune system.
Here is a summary of things I've come across when looking to strengthen my own immune system, and how to best support it when sick with a cold or flu.
Get the 7 or 8 hours sleep a night that you need to function. Period. If you're sick, sleep and rest as much as possible and you will recover much faster.
Chronic stress dramatically weakens our immune system. Schedule downtime, meditate, play. Seek help and support if you're struggling.
Low to moderate amounts of exercise greatly increase immunity via strengthening of the physical body and it's systems and managing stress. Over-exercising will weaken the immune system.
A super-tool for immunity and general health - see my previous blog post about fasting. If you do get sick with a cold or flu, don't fast unless you're really not hungry (listen to your body).
A cold shower will shock the body into action, ramping up immunity, but prolonged exposure to cold will be overly stressful on the body. A sauna will also spur the body into action and sweating helps detoxify the body. A sauna or hot bath is great when sick as it helps the body relax and stay warm.
Other things like Reiki energy healing, massage, aromatherapy & naturopathy help improve immunity and reduce stress.
If you’re looking for further help, drop me a line.
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