If you were to stack all of these in your life, you not only will most likely cure and prevent the Corona Virus, you’ll probably live forever!
- Eat Organic Whole Foods
- Go Barefoot (Ditch the Shoes)
- Forest Bathe
- Effective, Research-Backed Supplements (Vitamin D3, Zinc, Elderberry, Quercetin, NAC, Vitamin C...)
- Natural Sunshine
- Frequent Movement
- Weight Lifting and Strength Training
- Yoga and Pilates
- Adequate Clean Water + Minerals
- Standing Desk
- Conscious Breathing
- Cold Therapy
- Hot Therapy (Sauna)
- Daily Journaling
- Daily Reading
- Gratitude and Acts of Kindness
- Eating 2-3 Hours Prior to Sleep
- Schedule Downtime and Rest
- Community and Connection
- Positive Mindset
- Quit the Carbs
- Turn Off WiFi at Night (Airplane Mode) - EMFs
- Take the Stairs
- Quit Netflix
- Get Creative
- Social Media and Dopamine Detox
- Remove PUFAs and Toxic Veggie Oils
- Load Up on Antioxidants
- Sleep 7-9 hours
- Pet a Dog and Cat
- Essential Oils (Aromatherapy)
- Tongue Scraping & Oil Pulling
- Epsom Salt Baths
- Sound Therapy
- Play an Instrument
- Sing and Dance
- Dry Brushing
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Cut Out Blue Light
I've had a few people ask me about where I stand on COVID. It's coming back in the news, so the questions are too.
I DO A LOT to build my defenses through the cold and flu season, and year-round. But if you do get COVID, what seems to be the most promising therapy?
Are there any other interesting links between COVID vulnerability and certain foods, nutrients, or health practices?
I keep a sharp eye on a couple!
Niacin AKA Vitamin B3:
Flush niacin, the kind that makes your skin tingle and feel incredibly hot, may have an effect on COVID. One study on atherosclerosis linked niacin with a reduction in the release of inflammatory cytokines – the same ones that are involved in the pathogenesis of COVID.* Two, it could increase HDL, and low HDL is a consistent link to COVID severity. Many people report taking niacin daily to not only improve their COVID outcomes but get over so-called "long covid." Hopefully, we get some controlled trials, but in the meantime, niacin is safe and worth a try.
I take niacin 500mg-1g flush form prior to the sauna to amplify detoxification, metabolism, and energy that much more. It also can enhance your heat shock proteins due to that incredible heat. UNCOMFORT = GROWTH
Low vegetable seed oil intake:
I know, I know. I'm always harping on this, but I do so out of love and concern for YOUR HEALTH. And because our linoleic acid intake (Linoleic acid is the predominant n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) in the Western diet and we can obtain it from vegetable oils such as sunflower, safflower, soybean, corn, and canola oils as well as nuts and seeds) is so disproportionate to our historical and ancestral intakes.
And because linoleic acid in our cellular membranes seems to interact with so many health conditions. COVID is one of them.
The spike protein, according to one study, requires linoleic acid to be present in the cellular membrane before it can attach.
"The presence of linoleic acid at this site modulates binding of the spike to the human ACE2 receptor, stabilizing a locked conformation of the protein."*
Now, everyone has at least a little linoleic acid in their tissues, but the people who eat a ton of seed oils from fast foods and processed foods will have a ton of linoleic acid in their cellular membranes—which could make it easier for the covid spike protein to "lock in" and cause trouble.
AIM FOR THESE FATS: grass fed ghee, butter, avocado oil, coconut oil, and extra virgin olive oil.
Interesting stuff. There are a ton of things you can do to amplify your immune system, and my favorite supps for it are from Purium and BiOptimizers.
Boost digestive fire and replenish your CELLF quickly and efficiently.
Immunity is connected to everything. Things that serve you well in other established health arenas (low seed oil intake, high HDL, etc.) could potentially serve you well in novel health challenges.