Covid - 19
🌷Coronavirus: CDC recommends nonpharmaceutical practices to protect ourselves from the virus:
To boost the immune system and get stronger it is recommended to take zinc and vitamin C and vitamin D. Get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of fluids.
🌷ZINC: Cases of pneumonia may develop when the inflammation and congestion from a viral infection spirals out of control. Several studies have shown that children and adults who are low in zinc have a higher likelihood of having serious complications from the flu. At least one study found that pneumonias healed much more quickly with adequate amounts of zinc. Somewhere between 20-40% of individuals are deficient in zinc.
🌷QUERCETIN: Quercetin1 are two other widely available natural products that also show good efficacy against coronavirus and the complications it creates (bronchitis, pneumonia…)
Turmeric showed to be used as Nutritional Therapeutics for COVID-19. Turmeric is an antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory.
🌷ZINC FOOD - Chickpeas, almonds, spinach, beans, asparagus, oysters, roast beef, pumpkin and squash seeds are some foods that are high in zinc.
QUERCETIN FOOD: Quercetin and luteolin are found in foods such as broccoli, parsley, artichoke, butternut squash.
🌷REDUCE INFLAMMATION: by reducing or fully eliminate gluten, dairy, sugar (and keep corn and soy low as well). These two foods, along with excess simple carbs/sugars, make up the bulk of the pro-inflammatory foods we ingest.
🌷Licorice tea: This is fantastic for “decongesting” the liver. The liver is quite important in managing immunity. Furthermore, it has some mild anti-infectious properties and helps clear mucous from the ear-nose-throat area and lungs.
🌷Ginger tea: it is considered a “heating” plant, which clears “dampness” from within the body. It turns out that ginger boosts cortisol production which is necessary to mobilize white blood cells in the face of an infection
🌷Elderberry, quercetin, manuka honey
In addition to black elderberry, Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus) and Quercetin are two other widely available natural products that also show good efficacy against coronavirus and the complications it creates (bronchitis, pneumonia…). Black elderberry study here
🌷Eucalyptus: it breaks up mucous, opens the airways, and fights viral and bacterial infections. If you are planning to inhale this oil, please make sure to purchase the radiata subtype, as the globulus can be rather irritating to the airways. The study here
🌷Lavender: it reduces airway spasm and breaks up mucous. It also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties
Lysine is an essential amino acid that promotes immune function, supports bone health and skin integrity, and encourages wound healing*
Lysine, a vital building block for protein, is important for collagen formation, which provides structure for healthy skin, bones, and muscles.* Lysine also provides support for healing of sores and wounds.*
Lysine is an essential amino acid that your body doesn’t produce on its own, which means it must come from diet or supplementation. Primary dietary sources of lysine are meat, poultry, fish, dairy, tofu, lentils, and beans. However, because many individuals don’t get enough lysine through diet alone, supplementation of this essential amino acid is advisable.
Thorne’s Lysine uses the purest, most absorbable form of this amino acid – without adding unnecessary additives or preservatives.
Health benefits of lysine include:
• Wound healing – Lysine is often recommended for supporting the healing of sores and wounds because of its benefits to collagen formation and immune function.*
Pure Encapsulations NAC 600 mg
🌷 I take this because it has chelating properties, it removes heavy metals from the body. Every time I have fish, since all fish contain mercury to some degree, I take one of those.
Pure Encapsulations - NAC 600 mg - Amino Acids to Support Respiratory Function, Glutathione Production, and Detoxification - 180 Capsules
NAC (n-acetyl cysteine) is the precursor to glutathione and can also help reduce mucous viscosity, which may be beneficial for upper and lower respiratory infections.
🌷Antioxidant Support: NAC provides powerful nutritional support to cells as an antioxidant, specifically supporting healthy lung functioning through its mucolytic capability.*<