Kate’s Corner: You Are Your Immune System

Hospitals in my vicinity are now mandating masks again. On one of the last days at my hospital before I retired, I was pulled from my department to oversee all the patients on telemetry throughout the hospital. Many of them had Covid.

It’s time to review the ways all of us can practice strengthening the immune system. Nurses and doctors may be more vulnerable to contract the virus, but none of us are immune.

Here is a list to stimulate the changes in our daily life including but limited to the following:

1) A balanced diet.
2) Regular exercise and adding strength training.
3) Adequate sleep: 7-9 hours of good quality sleep significantly impacts immune health.
4) Stress management: stress creates high levels of cortisol levels in the body. The remedies for calming down include rest, relaxation, yoga, conscious breathing, and the exercise of your choice.
5) Hydration: did you know that drinking plenty of water helps in the strengthening of the lymph system, the carrier of white blood cells throughout the body, helping it to heal faster?
6) Probiotics, and pre-biotics.
7) Vitamin D.
8) Avoiding tobacco and alcohol.
9) Practicing good hygiene.
10) Herbal and vitamin supplements.
11) Maintaining strong, social connections, which is closely linked to immune function.

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8 thoughts on “Kate’s Corner: You Are Your Immune System”

  1. It’s such a shame that taking care of and responsibility for one’s own health isn’t talked about more. But that wouldn’t put anu mponey into the pockets of big pharma now, would it, so let’s not bring that up.

    I’m personally thriving on the carnivore diet, all joint aches gone and feeling energetic and happy 🙂

  2. Thanks for this informative post. I took my Vitamin D today and also took a nap. I started wearing a mask in the supermarket and crowded places. It is definitely on the rise along with the flu, and I want to do everything to stay as healthy as possible.

  3. Thanks, Kate. We get no news at all about what is happening in regards to Covid. Our gov’t likes to keep us in the dark. I’ve been taking 4,000 units of Vitamin D/day for many years. My then family doctor was half time conventional and half natural path. I was lucky I had him. At the time the vitamin D was for my depression. He educated me on other supplements also.
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