I’ve been asked this question a lot lately – “how do I protect myself and my family from the Virus?”  This is such a stressful time for us all, and there is so much fear and confusion in the world. I feel your pain, and I hope that this message will help you take better care of yourself and your loved ones.

Along with proper hygiene like washing hands often and staying away from large crowds and others who are sick, one of the best ways to protect yourself is to boost your immune system. Here are my suggestions for building a strong immune system:

Lifestyle recommendations for immune support:

Get proper sleep, at least 8 hours
Exercise and move your body everyday
Reduce your stress level
Focus on self-care and gratitude
Meditate and/or pray daily
Keep social media and “bad” news to a minimum
Focus your attention on the positive things in life
Have more work-life balance
Spend more time with the people you care about
Enjoy the outdoors and soak in the benefits of the sun

Nutrition recommendations:

Drink more water and hydrating fluids, at least 1/2 your body weight in ounces/day
Drink warm water with lemon juice, grated ginger and raw honey upon waking
Drink 16 oz. of organic celery juice every morning on an empty stomach
Drink a fruit and green smoothie for breakfast
Eat more fruits, vegetables and leafy greens throughout the day, raw is best
Eat more whole foods, avoid processed and refined foods
Eat more garlic, onions, ginger and turmeric
Enjoy more home cooked meals
Avoid or minimize Eggs, Dairy, Gluten, Fast Food, Fried Foods and Refined Sugars
Avoid alcohol, smoking, and too much caffeine

Supplement recommendations:

Vitamin B12 – Global Healing Center, VeganSafe B12
Vitamin C – Ester C by Pure Encapsulations or Raw Vit C by Garden of Life
Vitamin D – Garden or Life, Go Nutrients, or Designs for Health
Zinc – Good State Ionic Zinc
Echinacea – Herb Pharm or Gaia Herbs
Black Elderberry – Gaia Herbs
Goldenseal – Nature’s Answer
Cats Claw – Nature’s Answer
Oil of Oregano – Gaia Herbs or Puritan’s Pride
Colloidal Silver – Sovereign Silver
Ashwaghanda – Nutririse or Gaia Herbs
Lemon Balm – Vimergy or Herb Pharm
Have a Netti Pot on Hand for Sinus and Respiratory Health

Essential Oil Recommendations:
(For applying on the body with a carrier oil or diffusing. I recommend Goddessofspring.com or getting some from Fremont Natural Foods)

Olbas Aromatherapy Oil
Black Pepper
Tea Tree

I am sending positive energy and love your way. I am here if you need support. Let’s pray that we get through this time with more awareness, wisdom and compassion for ourselves and for our entire world.