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      News — immune system

      Supplements & foods for a strong immune system

      Got the shot? Got the virus? Functional medicine suggests that we treat the side effects and the symptoms the same way. Below are some steps you can take to detox your body and strengthen your immune system.

      Eat A Clean Diet

      Eat plenty of organic fruits and vegetables and avoid processed foods. Make sure to avoid foods that feed pathogens and lower your immune system. These foods include gluten, eggs, dairy, soy, corn, sugar and canola oil. 

      Detoxify

      Detoxifying the body is always important but will be especially important in the case that you took the shot. Removing heavy metals from the body is key as they can wreak havoc on your system and feed pathogens. Medical Medium has an excellent heavy metal detox protocol that involves consuming five foods daily that work together synergistically to remove heavy metals from your body in a safe and gentle manner. These foods include wild blueberries (make sure they are wild) spirulina, barley grass juice powder, cilantro and dulse.

      Try Medical Medium’s heavy metal detox smoothie for breakfast as an easy way to get all of the heavy metal detox foods in one go.

      Zeolite is a great supplement to incorporate in your daily regimen as it detoxifies on a cellular level. Zeolite is a naturally occurring mineral created through a reaction of volcanic ash and seawater, that research shows can eliminate dangerous toxins from the body. Its negative-charge and porous honeycomb shape act as a natural chelator, binding to positively-charged toxins and safely and gently eliminating them from the body.

      I highly recommend the zeolite by Touchstone Essentials

      Medical Medium’s liver cleanse would also be extremely helpful. Remember to keep your fat low as high fat is very hard on the liver.

      Consuming 16 oz -32 oz of celery juice daily, on an empty stomach, is a powerful tool for detoxifying the body and killing pathogens. 

      Maintain a Neutral pH

      Maintaining a neutral pH is important as disease thrives in acidity. Dr. Mercola suggests keeping your pH right around 7 which is neutral. You can measure your pH with a urine strip. The lower your pH, the more acidic you are. You can increase your pH by consuming alkaline foods (lots of fresh fruits and vegetables). 

      Drinking lemon water throughout the day is an excellent way to raise your pH. Lemon water first thing in the morning is a great way to gently flush your liver and alkalize your body. 

      Instructions: Squeeze one lemon into 32 oz of water and drink first thing in the morning. Wait 20-30 minutes before having breakfast.

      Supplements

      Colloidal DNA Boost

      Colloidal DNA Boost helps to support healthy DNA by electromagnetically building life force energy into the cells, using liquid colloidal minerals.

      Cat’s Claw

      Cat's claw is a powerful antiviral and antibiotic that can improve overall immune function by up to 60 percent. It also has the incredible ability to repair DNA damage left by pathogens and the inflammation that they create.

      Chaga

      Chaga is a powerful medicinal mushroom that can dramatically strengthen the immune system. It can stop viruses from replicating and being able to get into the brain and spinal fluid. 

      Glutathione

      Glutathione is a small protein found in all cells of the body. It’s known as the body’s master antioxidant. It’s essential for cellular and immune system health as well as detoxification. Its antioxidant properties also help to protect us from toxins. 

      Lemon Balm

      Lemon balm has potent antiviral properties. It is also a powerful anti-anxiety herb and has mood lifting capabilities. Some added benefits of lemon balm include its ability to detoxify the liver, spleen and kidneys. 

      Vitamin B12

      Vitamin B12 is one of the most important supplements you can take. It’s super important for immunity, the nervous system, the endocrine system, liver health, methylation and many other functions. Not only does vitamin B12 strengthen the immune system, but it also protects the entire body against neurotoxin damage from harmful viruses. It helps to repair and protect areas of the nervous system and other areas of the body that have been damaged by infection and it even helps to strengthen neurotransmitters in the brain so it can stay strong against viruses that cause neurological illnesses. Make sure to include a high quality liquid B12 that contains both methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. Both Vimergy and Global Healing Center make an excellent B12.  

      Vitamin C

      Vitamin C is anti-inflammatory and boosts your white blood cell count by strengthening neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils and macrophages. Vitamin C as Ester-C, sticks and clings to viral cells, slightly dissolving the cells and breaking down their sheath. It also strengthens the entire immune system, especially the killer cells that go after viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold and fungus.

      Rose hips contains the most bio-identical, bioavailable form of vitamin C in existence.  Rose hips tea taken with supplemental vitamin C will actually activate the supplemental form of it, making it stronger. Vimergy Ester-C is a high quality Ester-C that contains rose hips. Liquid Liposomal C is another form of powerful and bioavailable vitamin C. 

      Vitamin D3

      Vitamin D is critical for the immune system and studies show that a deficiency in vitamin D is linked with increased risk of infection. Most cells in the body, including all white blood cells have vitamin D receptors on their surface, which regulate the essential functioning of all cells, including the immune system. Vitamin D3 is the activated form of vitamin D. A vitamin D3 that includes vitamin K2 is important as these two vitamins work synergistically together. Vitamin D regulates calcium levels in the blood, while vitamin K2 directs the calcium into the right places.

      Quercetin

      Quercetin is a powerful immune booster and antiviral. 

      Zinc

      Zinc kills viral cells and lowers inflammatory reactions to neurotoxins produced by viruses. It also gives a major boost to the immune system by strengthening white blood cells. There are many varieties of zinc, so make sure to supplement with a high quality ionic zinc such as liquid zinc sulfate.

      ***THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED OR REGULATED BY THE FDA. WE ARE NOT DOCTORS, THEREFORE ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.

      Written by: Agent Nateur

      The views expressed in this article intend to highlight alternative studies and induce conversation. They are the views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Safe & Chic, and are for informational purposes only, even if and to the extent that this article features the advice of physicians and medical practitioners. This article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.