All posts tagged: immune boost

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Immunization Safety/Prep

We are hearing a lot of worry about whether or not these new mRNA vaccines are safe, how they differ from others, and whether we should get them. This post focuses on current data, how to prep if you haven’t had the vaccine yet, and what you can do for booster “prep”. For the vaccinations in general, the data is pretty astounding; they not only are safe, but they are showing a surprising side effect. Some “Long Haul” COVID sufferers and people with auto-immune issues are actually seeing a resolution of symptoms! For up to 40-50%, the vaccine is making them BETTER! No one predicted this, and it is very hopeful, especially for patients who have suffered symptoms from prior infections. (see more in box below). “I didn’t expect the vaccine to make people feel better,” says Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at the Yale School of Medicine who’s researching long COVID. “More and more, I started hearing from people with long COVID having their symptoms reduced or completely recovering, and that’s when I started to …

How to protect yourself from coronavirus and flu.

Now that COVID-19 is part of our reality — when I first wrote this in early March, there were less than 10,000 total US cases. Now, we’re over 9M MILLION infected, (worldwide 48.5M), with over 234,000 US deaths (as of 11.05.2020). This is concerning, even frightening — especially as states open “up” too early, and without enough protections, – but there are things you can do to protect yourself. Experts say that it’s inevitable that 60 to 70% of us will experience this virus. The one thing within your power is to bolster your immune system and prepare for it. NOW. Not when you get sick. My advice is to be in the best shape possible. Most people who have died are elderly AND have what healthcare calls “co-morbid” conditions: meaning they have a chronic illness AND they have come down with COVID-19. One example is research is beginning to demonstrate very low D3 levels = increased severity of illness. See article here for more. Here are ways to boost immunity. Keep in mind this …