We shouldn't wait for a global pandemic before we start prioritizing (and investing in) our health. Aside, there's never a better time to start than TODAY.
While this virus serves as a bit of awakening, we can utilize this time to hone-in on supporting our innate immune response as well as supporting our immunity through regular chiropractic care, food as medicine approaches, supplementation, and other mind-body modalities.
When it comes to food, making conscious decisions to best support you and your family's immune system is key.
Here are some foundational tools when it comes to food as medicine and immune support:
probiotics (on a daily basis)
Probiotics also provide synergy outcomes; meaning, they not only help with immune enhancement but also support other favorable health outcomes (gut healing, less bloat, enhanced mood, etc.)
bone broth (on a daily basis)
herbs (pulse in as needed)
vitamin D3 (on a daily basis)
multivitamin + minerals
1) First, empty the lungs of air.
2) Next, breathe in quietly through the nose for 4 seconds.
3) Hold the breath for a count of 7 seconds.
4) Exhale (forcefully) through the mouth, pursing the lips, for 8 seconds.
Repeat this cycle for up to 4 times.
30-minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible):
10 box step-ups [body weight] (fireplace ledge, step, chair, etc.)
10 push-ups [use knees or allow self to lay flat on the ground and push upwards]
10 weighted squats [air squat] (jugs of water as weight)
10 weighted lunges [body weight] (jugs of water as weight)
200-meter sprint [walk/jog] (treadmill or run outside)
[modifed version] | (if no access to a gym or equipment, alternative ways to perform each exercise)
A note on elderberry - There might be reason to not supplement with elderberry if you have a confirmed case of COVID-19 if you also have an underlying autoimmune condition due to increased cytokine release and this virus mechanism. At this time, there is much unknown regarding the virus. However, including small, regular doses for immune-supporting benefits and pulsing-in elderberry provides an added layer of protection. Consider making our elderberry gummies (recipe shared previously) to provide a little boost as well as gut support (gelatin).
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