My naturopathic colleagues and I have been swamped with calls and concerns about how to protect yourself from the swine flu naturally. We think this is an excellent question and I am happy to share my recommendations with you. Our bodies have a built in protection system called the immune system it does a tremendous job in keep us well most of the time. In order to protect yourself from the swine flu or any other flu there are a few basic steps. Eat a healthy whole foods diet with an abundance of fruits and vegetables every day. Junk foods, sugary foods and sweets actually suppress your immune system causing it to be less active for at least 5 hours after you eat these foods. My colleague, Dr. Mike Smith shared with me studies that show neutrilphil response which accounts for the first response from your immune system are down 50 -70% after a sugary meal. So cutting that out will improve your protection substantially. My suggestion is to replace junk foods with fruit and vegetables which contain so many phytonutrients and immune supporting and boosting substances that you automatically move towards a healthier benefit. By the way it doesn’t really matter which fruits and vegetables you eat just have a variety of colorful foods each day. Stress also suppresses the immune system so stop worrying about getting sick. Focus on exercising, laughing, relaxing to support your body’s ability to protect yourself. Finally be remember simple hygiene wash your hands and keep your mouth cover so you don’t spread your germs to others. If you or your child is sick stay home and get better don’t contaminate everyone else.
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Dr. Dae's Bio:
Daemon "Dr. Dae" (pronounced Dr. Day) Jones is a Naturopathic Physician who completed her training at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is certified as a General Practitioner by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE).