With extreme cold weather hitting the Northeast, avoiding getting sick is top on people's minds.
Do you want to strengthen your immune system naturally and stop living in fear every time you get near people?
Are you still living with fatigue, headaches, and brain fog months after you "recovered" from the last round of covid or the flu?
In this article you will learn how to strengthen your immune system naturally so you can stop living in fear and achieve SUPER-IMMUNITY.
"The Immune System is like a muscle that needs to be trained"
Here at Joseph's Organic Bakery, we've had dozens of customers reporting fatigue, low immunity, and brain fog long after they "recovered" from their last bout of the flu/virus. These people tend to catch every virus going around and never fully recover.
We've had tremendous success helping long haulers get their lives back on track, helping them overcome their fatigue.
Do you want to strengthen your immune system, knowing that you're doing your best to safeguard your health?
So How Can We Build A Strong Immune System?
Steps 1-3 will teach you how to build a strong immune system long term to avoid getting sick in the future and to achieve SUPER-IMMUNITY.
Steps 4-6 can be used for short term prevention and for dealing with flu symptoms.
STEP 1 Avoid Toxic Foods
70% percent of the immune system lies in the gut. That means that what we eat determines if we are going to have a strong immune system or not.
Probiotics (good bacteria) n the gut actually train the immune system to identify good and bacteria. If we dont have enough good bacteria due to bad diet, then we are sabotaging our own immunity.
If we're eating sugar, dairy, trans fats, fried foods, meats, fish, and chicken then we're going to get sick, Young people can eat meat and chicken (provided they're grass fed). However as we age our digestive enzymes lower and our ability to digest animals proteins lessens. It takes the body tremendous amounts of enzymes and energy to break down the animal proteins. This energy should be spent on healing and repair, not digesting meat chicken and fish.
so its important to avoid animal proteins in the 40+ category and especially if you're suffering from chronic disease..
Fish should be avoided by everyone at all times due to high levels of heavy metals pesticides, and toxins in our oceans and fish pens. These foods lower our immune strength and promote inflammation in the body.
In fact, most of the cooking oils used in restaurants and processed foods are trans fatty oils. Trans fats clog up the blood and cause low immunity.
70% of the Immune System Lies in The GUT !
STEP 2 HEALTHY Plant Based Ancient Grain DIET
Step 2 would be to modify your diet to include plenty of fruits, vegetables (cooked and raw), and healthy ancient grains like Kamut or Einkorn. Avoid processed refined flours and sugars which actually feed bad bacteria. Bacteria feed on sugar, and hundreds of research studies have shown that sugars severely weaken the immune system.
Ancient grains have anti-inflammatory properties.
Kamut is the grain we bake with at Joseph's Organic Bakery. Our kamut sourdough bread really is the cornerstone of a healthy diet. Bread was a staple food for thousands of years for a reason. It's how I start my day, with 2 slices every morning (around 10-11am). Plus its fermented to ensure high levels of probiotics.
Vegetables and fruits contain PHYTO-NUTRIENTS that Boost the Immune System
Phytonutrients have antioxidant effects on your body, protecting cells against damage caused by harmful toxins
There are more than 10,000 phytonutrients, and they help fight disease naturally by boosting the immune system and providing anti-inflammatory properties. They are even antiviral and antibacterial. Some phytonutrients act like antibiotics in your body and help fight infection.
Look for intense color such as purple grapes and dark green, leafy vegetables like kale and spinach, broccoli, deep red beets, and sweet potatoes with a deep orange color–they are higher in beta-carotene. Fresh organic berries are very high in antioxidants and immune boosting properties like strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and pomegranate.
"Go Vegan Plant Based for Ultimate Immune Strength"
STEP 3 Strengthen the Red Blood Cells
We also need to talk about the importance of healthy blood. The red blood cells are vital to the immune system.
Everyone talks about the white blood cells. Very few understand the vital function of he red blood cells in relation to the immune system.
The Red Blood Cells are underestimated in their importance in enhancing natural immunity. The red blood cells Supply oxygen to all cells of the body including damaged cells, helping in their repair. This job prevents the core cause of sickness: an acidic environment in the body.
By strengthening the red blood cells, in essence you are creating an alkaline oxygenated environment in the body, preventing the body from developing sickness and disease to begin with. But even once a person becomes sick, the focus should be on strengthening the red blood cells.
The Red blood cells are also Immune sentinels, the guards, the lookouts that alert the body to foreign invaders.
These Oxygen-carrying cells capture DNA from pathogens and damaged cells.
That's where our Immune Pro herbal supplement comes in. The Immune Pro was designed to strengthen the red blood cells and to promote healthy blood flow.
Immune Pro not only strengthens the immune system, but it also helps combat anemia, one of the key causes of fatigue.
Read below to Learn more about our Immune Pro
Immune Pro Herbs for Ultimate Immune Support
Immune Pro is an herbal supplement which aims to strengthen the immune system and cleanse the blood. The red and white blood cells are key to a strong immune system.
The Red Blood Cells are underestimated in their importance in enhancing natural immunity. Our Immune Pro strengthens and improves the function of the red blood cells. The red blood cells Supply oxygen to damaged cells, helping in their repair, thus preventing the core cause of sickness: an acidic environment in the body.
By strengthening the red blood cells, in essence you are creating an alkaline oxygenated environment in the body, thus preventing the body from developing sickness and disease to begin with. But even once a person becomes sick, Immune Pro helps strengthen the immune system.
STEP 4 Herbs that Boost Immune Strength
There are herbs, like our CISTUS TEA, that have been used for centuries to boost the immune system naturally.
Cistus tea is a potent antioxidant, destroying free radicals. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. It has the potential to inhibit the multiplication of viruses, which may help to alleviate cold and influenza.
It also has anti-bacterial and antifungal properties. It contains polyphenols that may destroy free radicals. Through bioflavonoids, it works synergistically with vitamin C, enhancing its action.
STEP 5 Vitamins & Supplements
Vitamin D3 & Vitamin C- In case of viral infections I take between 1,000-2000ug of Vitamin D per day in split doses. For coughs and chest pains this is especially important. For all respiratory illness, Vitamin D is a basic necessity and should be stocked by every household.
Vitamin C- Vitamin C is being used in hospitals in Shanghai China as well as in NYC to treat Coronavirus. Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C.
Identical amounts of the powerful antioxidant are then re-administered three or four times a day, he said. The results were very promising. Try to source a high quality vitamin C.
Additional supplements to stock your pantry with: Silver Water, black elderberry, and non-flush niacin (vitamin B-3). Niacin has been used to treat even antibiotic resistant staph infections with success.
STEP 6 Fresh Juicing
Juicing & Alkalizing SUPERFOODs- I juice a mixture of orange & grapefruit for natural vitamin C every day. For cold or flu I juice 3 times a day. (fresh squeeze). Also Alkalize every day with fresh green juices. Incorporate superfoods like Kale, spinach, and swiss chard which are all high in nutrients and have immune boosting properties.