Time Codes and Key Points:
7 core strategies for prevention and optimal health; optimizing your immune function using natural remedies
- Reduce or reverse chronic disease [Minute 8:06]
- Great nutrition and the E4 diet [Minute 14:51, 17:16, 24:07]
- Sleep [Minute 32:13]
- Water or Hydration [Minute 37:30]
- Movement and Exercise [Minute 38:50]
- Fresh air and sun exposure [Minute 42:05]
- Stress Management [Minute 45:05]
7 Supplemental Strategies
- Check your Temperature [Minute 50:05]
- Check your Blood Glucose [Minute 51:50]
- Vitamin D [Minute 53:30]
- Vitamin C [Minute 56:50]
- Zinc / Quercetin [Minute 58:26]
- Iodine [Minute 1:01:11]
- Probiotics and Prebiotics [Minute 1:03:02]
7 Strategies if you get exposed or infected [Minute 1:05:03]
21 Immune Balancing Tips: Protect Your Health
7 core strategies for prevention and optimal health; Optimizing your immune function using natural remedies
1. Reduce or Reverse Chronic Disease – Strategy number one is to assess self-health and metabolic efficiency. One can’t rely on the HbA1C blood test (average blood sugars for the last 3-4 months) because it misses 73% of the people who currently have diabetes or pre-diabetes. A study showed that non-diabetics who have increased average fasting blood sugar level by 20 points higher than optimal are 2.4 times more likely to die from COVID-19 because their blood sugars were high.
2. Great nutrition and the E4 diet – After the right assessment, the right type of intervention is important. One wants to be on a diet, which keeps blood sugars optimal, reverses insulin resistance, reverses diabetes, reduces heart risk, reverses chronic kidney disease, reduces inflammation, reverses leaky gut, and improves pancreatic function. So to achieve that the key is to get the right amount of calories with a diet loaded with nutrients that helps to detoxify, potentiate the health and healing present genetically, but not being activated.
3. Sleep – One night of poor sleep can depress the immune system up to 50% the following day. 7-9 hours of every night sleep is optimum with the goal of two hours of sleep before midnight.
4. Water or Hydration – It is critical to drink plenty of water!
- (1) Preferably 16 to 20 ounces of warm to extra warm water as soon as one wakes up.
- (2) 16 to 20 ounces of water in mid-morning between breakfast and lunch.
- (3) 16 to 20 ounces of water in mid-afternoon between lunch and dinner, in general, a couple of hours after the second meal.
5. Movement and Exercise –
- (1) Aerobic exercise – Swimming, biking, brisk walking, or jogging, 3-5 times per week for 30-45 minutes
- (2) Post-meal exercise – 10 to 30 minutes walking right after every meal.
- (3) Strength training – 1-2 times per week.
- If sick, do hydrotherapy, basically hot showers followed by cold showers or hot baths followed by pouring some cold water as it improves circulation and lymphatics like exercise but without the energy costs.
6. Fresh air and sun exposure – Open the windows and ventilate the house for a few minutes 2-3 times a day. Ideally, one should get at least half an hour to one hour of sun exposure every day.
7. Stress Management – Practicing forgiveness and gratitude are great tools in stress management. Forgiveness is the only prescription in the entire universe that is powerful enough to unlock the chemical bonds of hostility, resentment, and bitterness. It is the medicine of greatest importance for healing the body, mind, and spirit.
7 Supplemental Strategies
1. Check your Temperature – If the core temperature rises up to 100.4 oC or higher, is the early sign of infection. Even if the fever goes up to 104 oC, let it be as this process burns off the virus by mobilizing all the immune activities.
2. Check your Blood Glucose – In diabetics, if the fasting blood sugar increases by 20 points beyond normal, that enhances the risk of infection by 13%. In non-diabetic, if the fasting blood sugar increases by 20 points, that poses a greater risk of infection by 200%. Therefore, regular checking of the blood sugar levels before and after meals is an important strategy to detect the inflammation that needs to be addressed.
3. Vitamin D – Check your vitamin D level with a lab test. Most people are low and if so, adults should take 4000 units and children at least 2000 units of vitamin D in a day. It takes 2-3 weeks of time to build up the optimum level of Vitamin D in blood so if you are starting to get sick, taking 60,000 units daily for three to seven days and then reverting back to the maintenance dose is a good strategy.
4. Vitamin C – Vitamin C is utilized by the body when one falls sick with viruses, especially COVID-19. Vitamin C is crucial in protecting the body against oxidative stress that may lead to endothelial cell dysfunction which in turn may cause blood clots. One can take 500 – 1000 milligrams of Vitamin C, 2-3 times a day.
5. Zinc & Quercetin – Zinc can help reduce viral replication. 75 to 100 milligrams of Zinc with 250 to 500 milligrams of Quercetin a day is optimal.
6. Iodine – Liquid iodine forte is a very dilute type of iodine One can spray it into the sinuses, mouth, and throat and can even breathe it into the lungs to help prevent COVID-19 virus entry.
7. Probiotics and Prebiotics – Interestingly 70% of our immune system resides in the gut so by taking the right probiotics and prebiotics we can have the healthy bacteria populated and colonize it in our colon, which will strengthen the immune system.
7 Strategies if you get exposed or infected
- Isolate yourself – By doing so you will stop transmitting.
- Immediate bed rest – It will allow the body to heal.
- Drink lots of water – Hydration is important to flush out toxins.
- Avoid immune suppressors in food – Avoid sugary processed junk foods.
- Eat only wholesome food (E4 diet) – Eat moderately.
- Hydrotherapy – Multiple times a day, which is hot and cold contrast shower.
- Extra vitamins – Boost the supplemental strategies as discussed before.