Watch Where You Get Your Coronavirus Information From
The top question of the week is, “I would like to hear your view of the coronavirus outbreak."
Full disclosure: I am one of those people who hates getting sick. No one likes being sick, but I get super-cranky, and what makes matters worse, I was also the kind of person who caught everything that was going around, despite my healthy lifestyle, until recently.
Of course, it's scary hearing all about this virus spreading, despite worldwide efforts to contain it. Hotspots continue to emerge, and the number of cases is on the rise. What’s important to know is that like all past virus outbreaks, this one will eventually come to an end.
So how will this story wrap up? Experts say one possibility is that cases of the disease will start decreasing when enough people develop immunity, either through infection (yes, you read that right), or through vaccination. Most people forget that vaccinations work by training the immune system to recognize and combat pathogens, whether they be viruses or bacteria, to trigger a fight response against them. Whether your body wins the fight or not depends on your health, not just physically, but emotionally as well.
What is a Vaccination?
A vaccine works by training the immune system to recognize and combat pathogens, either viruses or bacteria. To do this, certain molecules from the pathogen must be introduced into the body to trigger an immune response. These molecules are called antigens, and they are present on all viruses and bacteria.
Everything we do affects our health. What we eat, what we do or don't do, if we exercise every day or skip it because we are too busy (which usually indicates an out-of-balance lifestyle), and what kinds of thoughts we have. Do you focus on worry and fear or faith and hope?
The truth is, it's very possible. This virus will probably continue to circulate and establish itself as a common respiratory virus, and the possibility of containment at this point is very unlikely. I don't say this to make you more afraid, but I do say this because this is not the time to allow fear to begin dictating your response. It's the most important time to lead with faith and take the critical steps to protect yourself by taking great care of your body!
It's not snake oil or hocus pocus stuff. It's the basic foundational level that builds our health, which strengthens our immunity, so it CAN fight off viruses and even help fight against more deadly diseases like cancer. It's not that we can control everything, but we do have more control over taking care of our health than we think.
I’m going to skip all the statistics; you are already bombarded by them everywhere you turn. Instead, I'll focus on what we all can do to improve our health and strengthen our immunity in to WIN THE FIGHT against the coronavirus and any other cold, flu, or virus... even cancer.
All we can ever do is do our best and leave the rest to God: “Keep Calm and Boost Your Immunity.” God's got us covered, so continue to live a cleaner (translates to a leaner) lifestyle by making sure to do the following things that can naturally protect us.
Hungry: Don't allow your body to become hungry for the nutrients it needs. Nourish your body by making sure you're drinking a LynFit Complete Protein Shake at least once daily to provide your body with the amino acids it needs to keep your immune system strong.
Eating excessive high-fat, red meat kind of proteins will not do the same. In fact, high-fat red meats (including pork) and other proteins, which are hard to digest, place an unnecessary burden on our bodies, which weakens our immune system. The Complete Protein Shake is "pre-digested," making it easier for our body to use, so it gets what it needs in a hurry, keeping our immune cells fueled with the right kind of gas it needs to fight and win. This is also how it works to boost immunity.
This why doctors suggest the pre-made shakes like Ensure or Boost, but these are processed, lack quality protein, and are as bad as cotton candy loaded with sugar and all other kinds of unhealthy ingredients, which weakens immunity. The healthiest protein is whey and you've gotta make it yourself, using a Complete Protein Powder and water. Remember, the less sugar you add in the form of fruit, the better your immunity and your metabolism will be. And NO, vegan shakes do not contain all the amino acids your body needs, and most do not get absorbed the way Complete Protein does. They DO NOT contain the essential amino acids our bodies need to stay healthy. Vegan shakes can clog your body due to our body's inability to absorb it, and also because of what they are made of, which is exactly what you don’t want. Make it Complete Protein (Lean Bars count too), so your body has what it needs, readily available, to fight off foreign invaders.
What most people don't realize is that taking vitamins, minerals, wheatgrass shots, and juicing (I've heard it all) will not work if your body is deficient in amino acids. Complete Protein provides the amino acids our bodies need to function healthfully. Your new mantra needs to be: A Complete Protein Shake a day keeps colds, viruses, and the flu away (and also the pounds).
A: Always stay hydrated. Hydration is one of the most powerful things we can do to protect our bodies. In my 25+ years of health and medical training, one thing we all agree on is the solution is dilution. This means drinking enough water, hot or cold (tea is good too), to move things (cleanse) out of your system (aka dilution).
Diluting our blood of toxins and foreign invaders is paramount when it comes to staying healthy. Warm water or tea especially helps bring viruses and mucus that's in our mouths and our throats down to our stomachs, where they can be killed off by the acids there.
In a short speech, staying hydrated also allows nutrients to travel freely through our bodies and get where they are needed, while also removing toxins and other forerunner invaders from our system. If you're drinking enough water, eating your veggies, and walking enough, you regularly help them to be excreted, so your body stays healthy and clean, and the bad guys are removed.
This is also why LynFit pairs the Raspberry Ketone Cleanse & Restore into its Metabolic Weight Loss Lose 1 Pound Per Day System. We built cleansing right into the plan because we believe in living a leaner lifestyle versus doing a cleanse every once in a while. Don't get me wrong; if you’ve recently gained weight or have been eating the wrong kinds of foods, you may need to ramp up your cleansing and detoxify your system to strengthen your immunity. This will also jumpstart your weight loss and fat burning.
A note to all keto followers: If you haven't cleaned up your keto by replacing full-fat meats, red meats, etc., and swapped them out for a lean protein like Complete Protein instead, and choosing more white fish versus chicken, you'll want to do so now to improve gut health, which is where all health originates.
I recommended everyone take the Cleanse & Restore every day. My entire family does because it helps restore gut health, thanks to the probiotics it contains. The raspberry ketones and mango fruit deliver a host of nutrients from vitamins B and C, riboflavin, and essential fatty acids. One of the benefits of supplementing is that your body gets the nutrients it needs, minus the excess calories and sugar, which is always a good thing.
L: Lose the weight and lean out your keto diet! Being overweight overtaxes our system. When I was 40 pounds overweight, I caught every bug that was going around and felt tired all the time.
If you're like I was when I was overweight, I'm sure you already know how detrimental being overweight is when it comes to your immune system, especially if you have any of the syndrome X health issues such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, hormonal imbalances, and high-stress hormones/elevated cortisol levels.
You don't need a blood test to tell you whether your stress hormones are high or not. If you can pinch an inch, your stress hormones are high! Stress is affecting all of us, especially now. That's why it needs to be addressed as the problem underneath our weight issues. It weakens our body's ability to fight back and win against viruses like coronavirus.
T is for Tired: Do not allow yourself to become over-tired, and this includes over-exercising. Seven or more hours of sleep every night consistently and frequently is what keeps our immune systems strong and vibrantly healthy.
Even if you're sleeping, remember that proper rest matters. Put your feet up, or better, lie down for 20 minutes throughout the day to allow your body and brain to recharge.
Lastly, sleeping pills aren’t helpful; they are hurtful and damage our liver. Use a natural approach instead like LynFit Lean Sleep or Daily Wellness Liquid Drops (I use both as menopause messes with sleep). You'll not only be protecting your liver, but you'll also be providing your body with 24-hour immune-boosting surveillance. They are loaded with all kinds of vitamins, minerals, adaptogens, and phytocannabinoids that our bodies and brains need to stay healthy.
I hope this helps empower you to KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON by boosting your immune system. Don't forget to share this info with your friends instead of spreading more fear!
In addition to the above, get enough rest, nourish your body, and keep calm by keeping the faith. You can take adaptogens, like the ones found in Thyro-Boost/Immune Boost. This miracle in a bottle is unique because it combines all the best immune-boosting adaptogenic nutrients, in the amounts proven by researchers, to work. It has a gentle cleansing and detoxifying effect, which is critical, not only for weight loss but also for keeping your immune system unclogged and running clean.
It's ten times more effective than taking single nutrients like vitamin C or just plain old astragalus because vitamins and nutrients don't work well alone. Most vitamins like vitamin C won't work unless minerals are present. It's important to take an expertly combined supplement versus trying to blend them yourself. It's also much more cost-effective and contains higher quality nutrients.
I take Thyro-Boost/Immune Boost twice daily (mid-morning and again mid-afternoon when my stress levels seem to escalate), so my body has what it needs to fight. This also helps keep my thyroid functioning optimally as stress shuts it down. Frankly, everyone should be taking this every day. Its benefits are so many I could blog on it every day and never scratch the surface. It's adaptogenic, so it's super-safe and will help every aspect of your physical and physiological health by teaching your body how to adapt.
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