As you might know, I’m a late in life mom – who had a miracle baby at age 50.
I later told my son I’d do everything I could to live to 100.
He asked me to live to 200 – but I bargained him down.
He accepted my counteroffer.
I then went on a 2 year quest to learn everything I could about how to live longer, younger, healthier.
So I interviewed our world’s top aging experts and best doctors – plus read piles of fascinating health research.Afterwards I began following everything I learned.
My doctor then told me that at age 59 1/2, I happily have the blood work of someone 20 years younger!
So I turned all this cutting edge knowledge into a bestselling book, Life is Long.
I’m telling you this first to let you know my background.
As you know, presently there are no specific cures for Coronavirus.
I’m simply sharing these research-based health recommendations (below) to boost your overall health and immune system protection.
As always, please check with your doctor before trying any new health recommendation – especially if you have pre-existing health issues!
Vitamin D is called “the sunshine vitamin” – and famous for helping the immune system.
It’s especially important for people who are unable to go outside now – due to quarantine.
Now more than ever you’ll want to load up on Vitamin D rich foods – like eggs and sardines.
Plus, take a Vitamin D3 supplement – one which has a balance of Vitamin K2, which helps the supplement work at its best.
Oh – and it’s possible to have too much vitamin D. So don’t over-do the recommended d on the bottle! 🙂
It’s important you pick red colored peppers – not green, yellow or orange.
Red peppers contain twice as much vitamin C as citrus, and are rich in beta carotene.
They’re reported to boost your immune system – plus help your vision and skin to be healthier.
Each of these greens are super helpful for immunity.
Enjoy them at their most powerful, by cooking the ones you eat lightly – or not at all.
I love having this shelf-stable supply of greens in my home, in case food supplies of veggies are tough to get.
Vitamin C is famously recommended when you catch a cold, because it’s thought to increase the production of white blood cells – which are key to fighting infections and boosting the immune system.
So be sure to eat a variety of citrus fruits – and/or take a supplement.
(Thankfully you can’t over-do Vitamin C. It flushes right out of you.)
I recommend eating yogurts or kefirs which say “live and active cultures” printed on their label.
These cultures are reported to help boost your immune system.
Plus, I recommend getting them “plain”- so they’re not loaded with sugar. Sweeten them yourself with fruits and honey.
It’s the only probiotic which keeps me “regular” (wink, wink.)
Garlic has been reported to lower blood pressure and slow down hardening of the arteries and help in general to boost the immune system.
I love to roast a whole garlic clove in the oven (in a muffin pan) with a little olive oil and seasonings.
Just make sure everybody in your family eats some – so nobody complains about anybody’s garlic breath! 🙂
I know that meat plants now are reporting issues – so I’ve been stocking up on plant-based proteins – which can be stored indefinitely.
Protein plays a big role in your immune health.
Many nuts like “almonds” offer healthy fats and vitamin E – a recommended vitamin for a healthy immune system.
Green teas are packed with flavonoids and EGCG, powerful antioxidants reported to improve your immune system.
Plus Green Teas are a good source of the amino acid L-theanine – which has been reported to aid in the production of germ-fighting compounds in your T-cells.
Turmeric is not only a key ingredient in curries – it’s been used for years as an anti-inflammatory in treating both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Studies report that high concentrations of curcumin, which gives turmeric its distinctive color, are good for muscles and overall health.
Sugar and processed foods are infamous for being bad for your health – for many reasons.
Basically, they create inflammation in the body – which then predisposes you to a variety of illnesses.
It’s more important now – more than ever – to make sure you’re not binging on sugary or processed foods!
If you relate -then grab my tools to stop emotional eating and food addictions here.
Please take good care of yourself!
If you’re committed to safeguarding your overall health and immune system, check out my bestselling book Life is Long for more strategies and insights.