How to Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus

It has never been more important to protect ourselves from viruses as it is at the present moment.
With the likelihood of the Coronavirus reaching Australian shores at pandemic level at the peak of flu season, there is growing fears of a dual threat of being infected with both viruses at the same time, making the impact much more severe. (The Age, Saturday Feb 29, 2020).

Like any virus, the way we protect ourselves from the Coronavirus is the same – Build and Protect Your Immune System – including the gut where 75% of your immunity lies.

And it is important to Start building your Immunity Resilience Now – Don’t wait until it is too late!

Follow Our Coronavirus-Combat Protocol for the Best Protection

  1. Start Using Immune Builders Now
  2. Increase your Vitamin C & Zinc status (pop in-store to get a FREE Zinc Test, and check your zinc levels)
  3. Optimise your Gut Microbiome
  4. Identify your Underlying ‘Immune-Depleter’
  5. Get your Vitamin D levels checked

1. Immune Builders

Immune builders are those beautiful herbs that specifically support, nourish and protect your immune defenses and boost white blood cell production.
They include Astragalus, Medicinal Mushrooms (such as Reiishi, Shiitake, Cordyceps, Trametes, Maitake), Echinacea, Olive Leaf and Melissa.
Come in-store and speak with one of our qualified team members to find out the best Immune Builder for you

2. The Essentials: Vitamin C & Zinc

Vitamin C and Zinc are the two most effective nutritional building blocks to fortify immunity.
They are rapidly utilised in the immune response to infection, making supplementation essential to support recovery and strengthen resistance to further infection. These essential immune nutrients are involved in virtually every step of the immune response to not only support healthy immunity but to reduce respiratory infections and promote healing and recovery.

3. Optimize your Gut microbiome

A healthy gut is a major key to optimal health and wellbeing. There are proven strains of gut flora that boost resistance to infection. And considering your gut is responsible for 75% of your immunity it makes sense to have correctly balanced flora and an optimal and diverse microbiome.
Once your microbiome is optimised with a diverse and balanced microbiota it is equally important to feed these with healthy fibre or prebiotics from vegetables, legumes, whole grains, inulin, resistant starch and polyphenols.

4. Identify your Underlying ‘Immune-Depleters’

There are three main things that can deplete your immune system:

a) Stress

Stress, especially long-term chronic stress that we have adapted to can place a huge burden on our immune system. Whilst it is constantly stimulated to combat stress hormones it becomes depleted exposing your body to potential viruses.
Use Nervines and Adaptogenic herbs to protect and nourish your nervous system, whilst boosting and building your immune system.

b) Food

Now is the time to incorporate lots of healthy salads and vegetables into your diet and start reducing processed food, sugars, caffeine and alcohol which comprise your immunity

c) Exercise

Exercise has shown to improve not only your mental and physical health, but also your immunity. Regular exercise (minimum 5 days per week) is essential for optimum immunity.

5. Get your Vitamin D levels checked

Vitamin D is a potent regulator of immune responses against infectious diseases. Low Vitamin D levels are associated with increased risk of viruses so it is important to know if you are prone to low Vitamin D status.

Get the Best Advice from our Qualified Practitioners

If you feel you need Practitioner Help with Building & Preparing your Immune System for the Coronavirus, it is the time to book a professional consultation with the Mammoth Health Naturopaths.
Our Practitioners are now implementing their Winter Immunity Protocols with their Patients.
By working on your individual health needs, our Practitioner team experience great success in addressing underlying causes and achieving optimal health and vitality for our patients.
But it is important to start Now.
Consultations are available daily at our In-store Clinics. Book your Consultation Now

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