In the midst of our current environment, you may be wondering how to boost your immune system fast.
Well, here are the top ways to boost your immune system during this scary time.
Necessary Legal Disclaimer:
These options are meant to teach you proven methods on how to boost your immune system.
I am not claiming that any of these immune boosting tips will treat or cure or otherwise help with any disease, including the one we’re currently facing.
If you’re like me, this whole thing has made you wonder how you can generally support and maintain good immune system health during this epidemic.
That’s the purpose of this article.
I’m not promoting any cures.
If you see somebody claiming to promote a cure, they’re lying.
What I do know is this, if you’re going to boost your immune system… now would be a great time.
It can’t hurt, right?
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How to Boost Immune System Fast
Tip #1: Wash Your Hands & Disinfect Your Domain
Okay, so technically this one doesn’t boost the immune system, but it’s on this list for a reason.
I see the immune system like your own little army that attacks foreign invaders.
If the invaders are weak and your immune system is strong, you may not even know a battle occurred.
The immune system works every day to fight against disease and infection.
Our immune system probably reacts to thousands of tiny threats a day that we don’t even notice.
If the invader is strong, you feel it….
A cut or bruise that takes weeks to heal,
a flu or virus that you get sick from…
but eventually your immune system wins and your body heals.
Then of course, if the foreign invader is super-strong, it can overpower your immune system, in which case you eventually die.
There are tons of things we can get that the immune system alone cannot beat.
My point is this.
Protect your little army.
Wash your hands,
Use hand sanitizer.
Practice social distancing,
and disinfect the surfaces of your house on a regular basis.
The goal is to kill the little invaders before they breach the fortress (meaning kill the virus before it gets into your system).
Tip #2 for Boosting Your Immune System
Smoking (and vaping) cause some serious issues in the body.
I used to be a smoker and it’s tough to quit unless you want to.
But consider stopping now for a few weeks or months or however long it takes to get through this.
As soon as you quit, your body starts to heal and repair itself.
Your pulse returns to normal within 20 minutes and within 8 hours oxygen levels return to normal. Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels drop by 50% within 8 hours.
That’s a pretty rapid and quick response!
For more info, check out an in depth timeline of how your body responds by visiting QuitGenius.
You can always go back to smoking again once this whole mess has passed.
But if you do successfully quit, why not just stay quit?
Tip #3: Go for a Stroll in the Sun
The idea is to make sure you get vitamin D, but a stroll in the sun sounds way cooler for a heading than “get some vitamin D.”
Sunlight prompts the body, specifically the skin, to produce vitamin D.
So taking a walk in the sun can help your body produce it.
You can also make sure you’re consuming cheese, fish, and milk with vitamin D.
There was an interesting study which found that children who had sufficient vitamin D, had half as many colds as children who were deficient.
You can read about that study here.
The point is, vitamin D can help.
If the stores are out of milk, cheese, fish, and vitamin D supplements… just take a 20-30 min. walk every day.
It’ll do you good to get out anyway.
Just stay away from people!
Tip #4: Get Just Enough Exercise
Exercise is interesting.
You want to get moderate exercise but don’t overdo it, especially right now.
Too much exercise can weaken the immune system, not strengthen it.
Medlineplus.gov reports a few different ways exercise boosts your immune system.
The most interesting to me was (and I quote)…
“Physical activity may help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways. This may reduce your chance of getting a cold, flu, or other illness”
In the words of Chris Farley when he was living in a van down by the river…
Tip #5: Lose Weight
We all know this helps but it doesn’t boost the immune system fast…
So let’s move on.
Tip #6: Commit to a 3-Day Fast
This one is one of those “to each his own” type tips.
I am a firm believer in fasting.
It does so many things for the body and spirit. Science is just starting to scratch the surface on figuring out all the benefits of fasting.
Plus, it’s biblical, so it’s got God’s stamp of approval on it.
A study done by the University of Southern California found that fasting for 72 hours had a positive effect on the immune system.
Here’s my overview of what I took from the article.
Fasting basically causes the body to become hyper-efficient.
It flushes damaged cells and toxins out of the body as well as recycles immune cells that are weak or damaged.
It’s really fascinating stuff to me, but maybe I’m just weird.
That being said, 3 days to reset your immune system is a great turn around time.
Boost Immune System Tip #7
Cut Back on Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol can weaken your immune system, especially if you tend to drink regularly or excessively (1).
You may find yourself stuck in your home and going stir crazy.
Alcohol may seem like a good way to pass the time.
Try to refrain.
Focus on finding another way to pass the time.
Read a book, pull out your old Nintendo from the attic and master Zelda again, get some exercise, sleep, or take a walk in the sun.
Any of those options are better than putting alcohol in your system right now.
Tip #8: Get 7-9 Hours of Solid Rest
Lack of sleep can wreak havoc on your immune system and cause unnecessary inflammation.
During sleep, your immune cells basically get some rest and gear up for the next day as well.
The video below explains how it all works very well if you’re into science and stuff.
So if you want a healthy immune system that is primed and ready for war, boost it by getting 7-8 hours of good sleep.
I know all about not sleeping first hand because my doctor says I’m a casebook insomniac.
I’m a night owl. In fact, it’s 12:30 in the morning right now, I’m writing this blog post, sipping on Mountain Dew, and not a bit tired.
But, I have a secret weapon that I use every single night.
It’s called… wait for it…. SLEEP.
Go figure, right?
Anyway, if you don’t have trouble with sleep, you wouldn’t understand.
If you do struggle with getting a good nights rest…
I promise you SLEEP will be the sexiest product you ever take.
I take half the recommended dose and I’m asleep in 15 min.
I dream like a baby and one bottle lasts me about 2 months.
That’s roughly $1 per day and it’s the best dollar I spend every day.
I order 2 bottles at a time and reorder when one is out.
I’m like a junkie who needs a fix… I couldn’t live without it.
Plus, it’s all natural.
Get 7-8 hours sleep…. Period.
(Just do it).
Anyway, enough of my story.
Back to the “boost your immune system” tips.
Tip #9: Flood Your Body with Antioxidants
This is a well known tip but most people don’t do it well.
This is another immune boosting tip that I am a super-supporter of.
I’ve spent decades in education,
I don’t get flu shots,
and I rarely get sick (maybe once every few years and it’s mild).
There’s a reason why… my immune system is fortified with antioxidants.
The key is to get a variety of highly potent antioxidants into your diet on a regular basis.
This strengthens your cells and immune response and keeps your body’s immune system strong.
The most common way to do this is to try to eat all natural organic fruits and vegetables.
It’s very difficult to find good produce in my area and keep up with having enough on hand to consistently get what I need every day… so I really don’t try.
I found a shortcut I’ll share in a minute.
Some fruits and veggies have more antioxidants than others, but all natural & organic is very important.
I used to work in a warehouse for a large distributor of produce.
We had a massive walk-in cooler (think big, multiple forklifts driving around, I guess it was a “drive-in” cooler).
One day on my shirt, I noticed that all the bananas were always green.
I asked my manager how we time the shipping right so they are yellow and ripe when they hit the stores.
Legit question, right?
He laughed at me.
He said we spray them with a chemical before shipping which causes them to turn yellow.
So the typical banana is harvested and shipped before actually ripening.
Which means it hasn’t absorbed the nutrients in should have in it.
Which means it’s not delivering nutrition to your body.
Which means it’s kind of pointless to eat it and believe you’re getting good nutrition.
If it happens with bananas, there are similar issues with other fruits and vegetables.
So what do you do?
Even if you could get excellent quality produce, what happens if fruits and vegetables aren’t readily available in your area during this crisis?
How can you boost your immune system rapidly for the next few months?
If you want to boost your immune system with antioxidants, the best way to do it is by supplementing your diet with top-shelf, all-natural products that are high in antioxidants.
I’ve been using a product for years now that is solely focused on delivering high quality nutrition the body.
The best part, it comes in small one-a-day packets.
You just keep it in your fridge and take one every morning or night.
If you haven’t been taking a supplement like this, I would taking 2 packets per day right now to bring your immune system back to a healthy level as quickly as possible.
It’s not cheap, but the highest quality of any product is never cheap.
Do you know why? Because it costs more money to produce high quality.
Right now… should price even be a factor in your decision?
How much is your health worth?
Besides, you probably won’t be able to get your $5 Starbucks latte for the next few months, why not re-direct that money to your health (It’s actually cheaper than $5 a day).
There you have it, the fastest ways to boost your immune system during this uncertain time.
So many people are in a panic these days.
Maybe your mind is racing and there may be a some fear.
I believe in the God of the Bible.
I believe in a Living God who is active and present in our world.
I’m not arrogant enough to believe I know the purpose or reason why things like this happens.
Jim Rohn used to say “When you have your own universe, you can set it up any way you like”.
(Ha! I love that guy).
But sometimes God uses hard times to draw people back to Him.
C.S. Lewis wrote “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
If you feel that draw, that desire, that something inside of you that nothing in this world can satisfy, and you want to connect with God…
You can have a personal relationship with Him, be forgiven of your sins, and have eternal salvation
You can do it right now!
Simply pray this prayer with sincerity.
“Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I want to repent and turn away from my sin. Please come into my heart, cleanse me, fill me with your Holy Spirit, and make me a new creation. I want you to be the Lord and Savior of my life”.
If you prayed that prayer, you have been born again.
You are a new creation.
The new you has come and the old has passed away! (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Get yourself a Bible and get into a good bible preaching church when this is all over.
Please reach out to us and let us know if you made that decision today.
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Have a great year and God Bless!
Jason & Daniele
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