Having been coaching people for 24 years to achieve optimal health and having helped hundreds of people to overcome very challenging health conditions, I have come to learn through extensive studies and clinical experience some key factors that create health.
Using a holistic approach that addresses a person’s Thoughts, Breathing, Hydration, Nutrition, Movement and Sleep that we teach at The CHEK Institute, I have literally seen miracles happen that left doctors scratching their head.
Within science, there are some clear data showing us what people are lacking nutritionally when they fall foul to COVID-19. With this in mind, it might suggest that ensuring we have optimal levels of these nutrients may prevent or at least reduce the severity of COVID-19.
In addition, we also know that there are specific nutrients required for our immune system to function optimally. Below, I have listed those nutrients including food sources from which you can obtain those nutrients:
It is important to add that if you wish to stay healthy and strong, eating foods that have been produced using petrochemicals, antibiotics and contraceptive pesticides will only add to the stress on your immune system. This is just one reason why I only consume organic food and advise my clients to do the same.
Vitamin D has shown a lot of promise with regards to preventing COVID-19. As was stated in my book (see below), low vitamin D levels have been shown to be a risk factor for COVID-19.
One study showed that, “Through several mechanisms, vitamin D can reduce risk of infections…
Those mechanisms include inducing cathelicidins and defensins that can lower viral replication rates and reducing concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines that produce the inflammation that injures the lining of the lungs, leading to pneumonia, as well as increasing concentrations of anti-inflammatory cytokines….
Evidence supporting the role of vitamin D in reducing risk of COVID-19 includes that the outbreak occurred in winter, a time when 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations are lowest; that the number of cases in the Southern Hemisphere near the end of summer are low; that vitamin D deficiency has been found to contribute to acute respiratory distress syndrome; and that case-fatality rates increase with age and with chronic disease comorbidity, both of which are associated with lower 25(OH)D concentration. To reduce the risk of infection, it is recommended that people at risk of influenza and/or COVID-19 consider taking 10,000 IU/d of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to rapidly raise 25(OH)D concentrations, followed by 5000 IU/d. The goal should be to raise 25(OH)D concentrations above 40-60 ng/mL (100-150 nmol/L). For treatment of people who become infected with COVID-19, higher vitamin D3 doses might be useful.” (39)
Supplementation on top of high quality food has also been suggested by some experts to ensure you have all the necessary nutrients to optimise your immune system and especially to help prevent COVID-19.
So, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite supplements that can help strengthen your immune system:
Twice Daily Multi
Emulsi D3 Synergy
Vitamin D Complex
Vitamin D Synergy
Monolaurin-Avail (Vitamin C)
It is recommended that people at risk of influenza and/or COVID-19 consider taking 10,000 IU/day of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to rapidly raise Vitamin D concentrations, followed by 5000 IU/d. The goal should be to raise Vitmain D concentrations above 40-60 ng/mL (100-150 nmol/L). For treatment of people who become infected with COVID-19, higher vitamin D3 doses might be useful.
Vitamin C intake is recommended at 500-1000mg per day up to bowel tolerance. (Stools will become loose when you take too much)
If you want to find out more about each supplement, feel free to check them out by using this link. I’m always happy to help if you need more information.
There many other factors that are beyond the scope of this blog, such as toxicity, gut permeability, gut microbiome, mental stress etc. that can also play a big role in immune function.
You can also check out more information in my book, “The Corona Virus Survival Guide”. If you would like to download a free copy of the entire book, please use the link >>> www.secretsandpowerofyourimmunesystem.com