Empowering you to build and maintain
a healthy immune system – naturally
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Empowering you to build and maintain a healthy immune system – naturally.
Our bodies have the amazing capacity for self-healing
Your body’s natural state is to be healthy and strong. Your immune system is the frontline protector of your health, tirelessly working behind the scenes to neutralize toxins, kill invading bacteria and viruses and repair damaged cells. Your immune system is consistently working to protect you; 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
So why do we get sick? Like a car that needs gasoline or electricity and regular maintenance to run smoothly, your immune system needs fuel and support in order to operate at its peak. The more support you provide your immune system, the easier it is for it to do its job. It’s that simple!
Unfortunately, what is simple to say can be hard to put into practice. Today’s fast-paced consumer focused world encourages unhealthy lifestyles that put a strain on your immune system, compromising its ability clean out the bombardment of toxins from your food and environment. We hope the resources you find on our website will help you get started in living a healthier life.
Make the commitment today:
Eat nutrient-rich, plant-based foods.
Every bite counts – The foods you eat break down into the nutrients that provides the tools your immune system needs in order to work efficiently and effectively. A plant-based diet rich in vitamins and minerals as nature intended provides the best and most bioavailable sources of healing power.
Movement is critical – Moving your body not only promotes strong muscles and bones and oxygenates your circulatory system, it supports the circulation of white blood cells that your immune system uses to fight off diseases.
Find your calm – Stress suppresses the immune system, making it more difficult for it to do its job. Taking moments out of your day to pause and nurture your inner calm are essential for empowering your immune response: meditate, go for a walk, listen to music, create artwork, dance… Find the activity the feeds your calm. We invite you to try this guided healing meditation on the right, created and spoken by Mary Gospe, with soothing music by David Vito Gregoli.
Shifting from Fear to Love: Guided Healing Meditation
Your Immune System and Covid-19
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Protecting Yourself and Others from Covid-19
What’s missing in the CDC’s safety protocol? Supporting a healthy immune system.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) gives the following advice to help people prevent contracting Covid-19:
- Wash your hands often
- Avoid close contact – Stay at least 6 feet from other people.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean and disinfect
As the frontline defense against viruses, your immune system is critical in the fight against Covid-19. Plant-based4Health recommends adding Support your immune system as the #1 step in the fight agains Covid-19. By creating a strong and healthy immune system you increase your odds of staying safe and healthy.
Read how our food choices can flatten the COVID-19 Curve
T. Colin Campbell, PhD, co-author of the New York Times bestselling book The China Study, is a bio/nutritional researcher with over 60 years of experience in the field of nutritional science. Read his commentary on how a Whole Food, Plant-based (WFPB) diet can:
- “Prevent, perhaps even reverse, the chronic degenerative diseases which make older individuals more susceptible to COVID-19 while simultaneously increasing immunity by inactivating the COVID-19 itself.”
- “Consuming this diet does not mean we won’t get infected by the virus, but it should increase our defenses to avoid the worst effects from the infection, and in so doing, help to flatten the curve of hospitalizations.”
How a Healthy Microbiome Can Help Prevent COVID-19 Infection
By Dr. Christiane Northrup
“When your gut is healthy, you have a much better chance of staving off infections. So, it makes sense that a healthy gut microbiome could prevent you from severe COVID-19 infection. In addition, people with high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity have the worst outcomes when they become ill from COVID-19 and other infections. And these conditions are associated with negative changes in the composition of the gut microbiome, possibly from medications as well as diet.”
Read Dr. Northrup’s blog post about how to optimize your gut bacteria for optimal weight loss and to boost your immune system.
Modifiable Risk Factors and Comorbidities for Severe COVID-19 Infection
…”the major comorbid conditions for COVID-19 severity and death (obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease) all can be controlled or even reversed with a healthy enough diet centered around whole plant foods.”