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An Offensive Strategy for COVID-19 Part II: Strategies for Strengthening Your Immunity

The below is the second installment of a two-part blog series. Read the first part HERE.



How to Make Your Body a Hostile Environment for Viruses

Respect the science and experts (follow national protocols such as):

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Continually disinfecting surfaces that are touched often
  • Stay home when you are ill; practice social distancing
  • Cough into your elbow/tissue and wash hands as soon as possible 

Avoid eating mucus-producing foods such as dairy, sugar, bread, starches and meat (especially meat with cheese):

  • Meat-eaters can eat meat in moderation, no more than once per day, preferably at lunchtime or before 7pm (take a digestive enzyme if you eat meat at night)
  • Viruses thrive in a mucus-rich environment


Eat healthy foods that strengthen your immune system such as:

  • Organic fruits, vegetables, legumes, seeds, grains and pseudo grains such as quinoa, amaranth and millet
  • Season your food with herbs that help to cleanse the blood or have antiviral properties such as turmeric, oregano, sage, basil, thyme, peppermint, ginger, rosemary, astragalus, garlic, lemon (many of these are also available in capsule form, but there is no need to over indulge in these herbs)
  • Take a tablespoon of essential fatty acids per day (flax, chia, or hemp oil)
  • Take a food-based vitamin C, B complex, ashwagandha, digestive enzymes (especially for meat eaters) until you feel like you have a better handle on your stress
  • Stay hydrated: sip water every 15 minutes all day; eat electrolyte-rich foods such as celery, celery seed, white fruits and vegetables

 

Protect your mental health (fear weakens your immune system):

  • Avoid binge-watching/reading the news/social media (no more than once per day; stop watching 3 hours before bedtime)
  • Spend at least 30 minutes per day in affirmativeprayer, meditation, silence, journaling and/or contemplation
  • Practice slow, deep breathing/movement exercises at least twice per day such as: www.bit.ly/rbreathandwww.bitl.y/jthealth
  • Video call/send email/text inspiring messages to loved ones

 

We’ve released our Journey to Radiance Health & Healing Strategies Reportwhich shares strategies for creating healthier environments and ten specific strategies to help us stay on the path to radiant health. 


Dr. Phyllis Hubbard is the Senior Director for CBMA's Health & Healing Strategiesinitiative and owner of Radiant Health Strategies. You can follow her on Twitter @GetRadiant, IG @phyllishubbard, LinkedIn @radianthealthstrategies, or Facebook @Phyllis Hubbard.

 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is a synergistic blend of holistic and traditional medicines which uses organic materials and healthy lifestyle suggestions to support the body's natural healing processes. This information is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to take the place of advice provided by our licensed medical doctor or other health care provider. This information has not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and in the case of ill health, pregnancy, and other serious health conditions, a licensed medical practitioner should always be consulted prior to using any service or product offered by The Campaign for Black Male Achievement. Our product information and descriptions of any and all forms of holistic medicine are in no way intended as a medical claim to prescribe, diagnose, treat or cure any situation or disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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