It will be a new frontier this cold and flu season, with Covid-19 still a very active threat to our health, and the health of our loved ones, we must be extra careful in the areas we have knowledge and control over. The need to do more and more inside is coming with the colder weather and covering the basics it pivotal. Being smart and prepared by getting this years flu shot, taking immune boosting supplements and implementing simple lifestyle modifications such as getting enough sleep are things that will help get us through.
What can you do to prepare?
Get Enough Rest, 7-9 hrs of Sleep a Night is Best
Research shows that those who get enough sleep get sick less often. Without 7-9 hours of sleep a night your body makes fewer immune proteins which target infection and inflammation. Skimping on sleep actually causes system failures in the operations of our body which keep the immune system functioning properly.
Get The Flu Shot
We need to reduce our overall exposure to cold and virus this year since we have one more monster on our roster this season, Covid-19. Getting the flu shot offers crucial defense.
Take Your Vitamins!
With so much information flooded onto us by the internet, media and news organizations, it can be overwhelming when deciding which supplements and vitamins can really help us fight off infections. Dr. Lee, Medical Director of SeeBeyond Medicine, strongly recommends we all take Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc and NAC. Vitamin D is important for hormonal health and an anti viral vitamin. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and we know the body uses it in large quantities when fighting off viral and bacterial infections. Zinc aids in immune cell replication and NAC is a pre-curser to master antioxidant/free radical scavenger, glutathione. These are all crucial elements to immune support." Says Dr. Lee.
Our Immune Support supplement is also very encompassing when it comes to immune support, it can be bought online at our store. It contains herbs that support normal natural killer (NK) cell activity and the balance of cytokines, which are the regulatory proteins released by immune cells as part of a normal immune system response.
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Vitamin C Infusions
When we infuse vitamins they don't have to bi-pass certain bodily systems which reduce absorption, they are absorbed directly into the cells for maximum bioavailability. Vitamin C can be delivered at much higher and more therapeutic levels when administered intravenously. In office Vitamin C infusions are used for cold and flu relief, Epstein barre infection (mono), cancers and many other immunological conditions which are not desired. They are also good if you're not sick and just want to prepare your immune system or give it a boost!
Stem Cells Injections and Infusions
"This is really the new gold standard of immune support," says Dr. Lee. When stem cells are infused, they go to where the body needs help most, helping to strengthen our weakest links. When injected locally at the site of an injury, stem cells have been shown to improve healing, pain and inflammation. Pain is an important component to supporting immune system strength because it is incredibly stressful for the mind and body in general to be in pain. When the body is under pain it equates this to a stressed state, this in turn is taxing to the immune system and so should be addressed as a part of any immune strengthening program.
Using all of these strategies together creates a strong netting of defense against invaders which will try and tax our immune system this season. Creating a strong immunological foundation puts us at an advantage to not get sick.
SeeBeyond™ Medicine Health Care Team