Boost your immune system

Does boosting our immune system have Macro impact? Heck, yeah. Another flu and Covid season is arriving and millions of workers will be at risk. Not to mention our METARs who are at high risk and especially vulnerable.

How to Boost Your Immune System During Cold and Flu Season

Here are four things immunologists and other health experts say you can do.
by Hannah Seo, The New York Times, 10/17/2022

Exercise is a great way to bolster your health and reduce your susceptibility to disease… because exercise stimulates immune cells to “patrol the body” for virus-infected cells so that it can identify and eliminate them. Just a few hours of moderate exercise spread across a week is enough to get your immune cells circulating optimally…

Too much exercise, though, can tax the body and temporarily suppress the immune system…

Get six to eight hours of sleep each night…Stress weakens the immune system so try to de-stress,

Follow a healthy diet. A variety of brightly colored fruits and vegetables — berries, citrus fruits, red cabbage and kale, for instance — are great sources of flavonoids, chemical compounds found in plants that can help the body fight inflammation and illness. Tea, coffee, dark chocolate are good sources of flavonoids. Adults who ate at least three servings of fruit per day had fewer upper respiratory tract infections throughout the year than those who did not eat as much fruit…

Research has also shown that exposure to cigarette smoke and drinking of alcohol in excess — more than two drinks a day for men or one drink a day for women — can suppress your immune system. …

Continue pandemic precautions…wash hands, mask and get vaccinated…[end quote]

The article says there isn’t any evidence that supplements can boost immunity, but it’s pretty clear that deficiencies should be remedied. Vitamins C and D, selenium and zinc are all required for a strong immune system.



Mmmmmmmm …. Dark chocolate.

Good tasting, good for you, and good for keeping Dementors away.

I call that a win-win-win.