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Diet, Vitamins, and Supplements to Support Your Immune System

By Tim Culbert, MD

A challenge like COVID-19 requires that you feed your body to balance the immune response and support the cells of the immune system. The NMH Resilient Diet works great for this.

Here are some additional things to remember: 

  • Eat lots of brightly colored, fresh, organic (if possible) fruits and vegetables loaded with ant-oxidants. These support proper immune system function and also power up our white blood cells (and brain cells) by feeding a special cell structure called mitochondria which act as the “power generator” for cells in your body.
  • Hydrate well! Drink water, warm broths, soups, and teas to replenish nutrients and flush toxins.
  • Reduce or avoid foods that may trigger unhelpful immune system responses such as refined sugar, chemical additives, gluten, soy, corn, and red meat.
  • Avoid smoking and limit pandemic happy hours. 

There are also supplements that can support your immune function.

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Support Your Immune System and Mental Health

By Tim Culbert, MD

I've felt somewhat helpless and even a bit depressed at times, as I mull through all the factors at play with COVID-19. Many of the factors seem out of our control. It can be overwhelming.

Thankfully, we DO have some control.

It's important to take control over as many lifestyle factors as you can to positively influence your immune system response to the virus. Some experts have said that "how your body responds” to a COVID-19 viral infection is as important as “what effect the virus has biologically on your body.”

We want to help you respond most effectively, in every aspect of your being. That may sound a little "out there," but it's essential to remember how intimately linked the mind and body are. 

For example, any infection we experience can, and often does, elicit a response called “sickness syndrome”. Dr. Marlynn Wei describes this phenomena:

“Illnesses like the flu or the common cold can...

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