If you trust some ‘experts’ you will make sure to get every injection against any disease in order to protect yourself.
If you look into ‘alternative’ approaches, you might be overwhelmed with information and could spend a lot of money to purchase all the different supplements recommended.
Like most topics faced by parents, we need to follow our hearts and seek true wisdom. I believe wisdom comes from God through Jesus Christ. He created our bodies and understands exactly how they function. We live in a fallen world with disease, food shortages and greed. Navigating the reality of the world we live in seems to be getting more difficult. Who do we actually trust? Many people are quick to demand “scientific validation.” However, there are so many reports of bad science, false science, and biased science on both sides of every argument, so a non-scientist simply has to decide whom they are going to believe.
One thing I’ve noticed through the years is that a lot of information is surfacing and confirmed by a huge variety of people from many different disciplines and locations. It is as if a body of wisdom is arising that people are universally finding helpful and then sharing – almost a natural peer review process.
I don’t claim to know everything. I am just a fellow traveler and learner. I have taken various supplements over the years, but I like to keep them at a minimum. Here are some things I have found on my journey to boosting the immune system:
- Water. Drink lots of clean water, especially first thing in the morning. I choose spring water. Solarized water or water treated with wheat grass might be good economical options to explore if spring water is not available.
- High quality food. Organic food might be expensive, but sickness is very expensive. Choose the cleanest meats, wild caught fish, organic eggs, and raw dairy.
- Meat broths with organic meats.
- Healthy fats: avocado, coconut oil, cacao butter, olive oil. I haven’t yet tried red palm oil, but it is on the radar.
- Reduce/Eliminate processed foods, trans fats, GMOs, sugar, carbs, wheat, prescription drugs and over the counter medications.
- Superfoods whenever possible. Superfoods are foods supplying high density nutrition. I find combining them into a morning smoothie of fruit and vegetables is a very effective, sustainable solution. Spirulina, hemp seeds, cacao powder and nibs, aloe, goji berries, maca powder, Moringa berry powder, Chia seeds, honey.
- Vitamin D from sunshine exposure or D3 supplements when sunshine is not available.
- Probiotics in therapeutic or prophylactic doses, depending on your need.
- Regular exercise, especially to work up a sweat.
- Sauna if/when available.
- Dry skin brushing to boost lymphatic drainage.
- Cold burst at the end of a warm shower for as long as you can stand.
- Chiropractic: regular adjustments.
- Positively promote positive thoughts – don’t worry.
- Prayer and meditation.
- Harmonious relationships.
- Grounding by walking barefoot on the earth (especially beneficial for pain).
- Apple Cider Vinegar in salad dressing, or straight first thing in am
- Garlic – eat it whenever possible!
- Avoid Wheat. My husband swears this is one of the biggest reasons he has stopped getting colds and allergy symptoms.
At any symptoms of illness (don’t have to do them all, use what you have):
- Vitamin C in high doses (1 gram per hour of sodium ascorbate, see more by Dr Suzanne Humphries on the best form of Vitamin C).
- Colloidal silver hourly.
- Extra Vitamin D3.
- Olive leaf extract (very high source of anti-oxidants).
- Oregano Oil (in carrier oil on bottom of feet).
- Essential oils (such as Thieves) on bottom of feet or temple.
- Cayenne pepper.
Washing your hands could possibly be on the list, but a little bit of dirt is good for the immune system. I usually try to wash my hands after handling money or doing a lot of hand-shaking. I usually avoid antibacterial soaps.
I haven’t included links, but you can find information about a lot of these topics. I appreciate all the people who have generously shared their knowledge and information with me over the years on keeping healthy.
Have I left anything important off my list? What are your favorite immune boosters?