Building strong immunity

Level 1 – Staying Safe (through avoidance)

This is considered the most important level by many people, but I’ve been thinking that safety is really a bit of an illusion. Life on our beloved Planet Earth is inherently risky, and if we think we can keep ourselves safe from all dangers, we’re (a) deluding ourselves and (b) going to deprive ourselves of a lot of the richness of live. There’s a fine line between sensible precautions and living in a fear based way, and that line is in a different place for each of us.

Of course we want to look after the vulnerable amongst us. So, yes, let’s:

  • Be hygienic
  • Practice social distancing if we are vulnerable
  • Stay home if we’re sick – for our own well being as well as that of others
  • Make it possible for everybody to stay warm and eat healthily

Let’s behave in a considerate way to ourselves and to others. But let’s do this every “flu season” not just because we think this is worse and is going to kill us all.

I’m not convinced that we need to go as far as we have in this area. But everybody needs to make their own call on this, depending on their own circumstances, and enough has been written about the “How To’s” elsewhere. So moving on..

Level 2 – Physically preparing your own system to be able to deal with it

To me, one of the main foundations for good health is good nutrition. It might not fix everything, but it’s a good place to start. There is no “one size fits all” but there are a lot of commonalities to different nutrient dense whole food diets. Avoiding sugars and processed foods as much as possible is always a good start. Eat fresh, frozen or fermented foods.  Eat foods rich in fat soluble vitamins such as full fat dairy, organ meats and seafood. For more details, here are Sally Fallon’s suggestions.

Take some natural supplements, but no need to go crazy. We are continuing to take our usual maintenance doses of supplements, which include Vitamin C, Vitamin B (from natural sources), Vitamins A & D from cod liver oil and desiccated liver, and minerals such as iodine, magnesium and zinc. If we show any signs of illness, we’ll increase our Vit C, and we have some extra immunity boosters on hand. There are lots of different herbs that promote immunity, and you may have your own favourites that work well for you. This year, I’ve chosen a liquid blend of echinacea, blackberry & honey plus some elderberry and zinc lozenges, that are in the cupboard, just in case.

Drink clean water

Get out into the fresh air and sunshine as much as possible.

While out in the fresh air, breathe deeply. This lung exercises video demonstrates good exercises for those with lung cancer, COPD and other breathing problems. Since CoVid19 affects the lungs, this could be a good preventative routine.

Get plenty of rest and sleep.

But also make sure to get some exercise or movement every day.

Get your bare feet onto grass, sand or soil (grounding/earthing). This is a great way to balance your electrical system.

Level 3 – Raise your emotional state

Fear will lower your immune status like nothing else. So why are government and the media trying to keep us in a fearful panicked state?

You don’t need to be fearful. Be sensible, sure. But then follow Dr Robert Anthony‘s advice to “reach for the better feeling”. One way might be  favouring the activities that bring you joy. Or you might want to find some purpose for yourself in the current situation, whether it is lock-down or just the normal daily routines.

Level 4 – Energetic Healing

This is a broad category and I’m including lots of things, like these ones, in no particular order:

  • Acupuncture
  • Energy Kinesiology
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Reiki
  • Prayer
  • Homeopathy
  • Meditation

Some of them we might not have access to right now, as we need a skilled practitioner. But there are some we can do for ourselves.

Using the principles of energy kinesiology, we can wake up our brains and bodies with some simple daily routines.

  • This YouTube video shows the basic Touch For Health switch on exercises
  • This one has 3 foundational brain gym exercises – brain buttons, balance buttons and thinking cap.

Check out the exercises page for daily Yoga or Tai Chi exercises.

But my absolute favourite immunity booster is an Immunity tapping protocol, originally put together by EFT practitioner Gwenn Bonnell. You can find it on my page about EFT for physical issues. If you’re new to EFT, take some time to look round the rest of the section and learn how you can tap for yourself.

Other lockdown resources: Lockdown 2020 overviewBuilding good immunity ~ Resources for kids & familiesExercise routinesKeep your mind activeKeeping our spirits up and finding joy ~ Finding Purpose ~ Questioning the Mainstream Narrative ~ Sessions with Deb ~ Nature Foods