Written by Dr. C.M. Curtis – Natural Health Hacks. DC BCCT, functional medicine, Best-selling author.
You will need the information in this video in the coming months. As I write this article, it’s September in the Northern Hemisphere, the days are getting shorter, and winter is coming. And the so-called cold and flu season is about to enter our lives.
Here’s how to protect yourself against all kinds of disease
We always need a strong immune system. The immune system protects us from more than just infectious diseases like colds, flu, and infections. It also protects us from degenerative diseases like cancer.
The immune system is crucial for our good health in order to live a long and healthy life.
So, I’m going to tell you how to have a healthy immune system.
Protecting Your Immune System: What to Avoid
First of all, you have to avoid the things that weaken the immune system.
Let’s start with the most common one in our culture.
Sugar weakens the immune system. There’s been a lot of research done on this, even research published by the Mayo Clinic on how sugar weakens the immune system.
Tobacco and alcohol
Of course, tobacco and alcohol are also big things that weaken the immune system, and stress is another one.
Not getting enough sleep
We need to get seven to nine hours of good, restful sleep every night in order to have a strong, healthy immune system.
Junk food, of course, weakens your immune system. And some chemicals in foods have a very negative effect on the immune system.
Another big factor that a lot of people don’t recognize is constipation. Yes, constipation can weaken your immune system. It would be best if you avoided constipation.
I’ve talked about this in a number of videos in the past, how constipation is much more than just a minor annoyance. It’s a major, significant health problem.
If you want to learn more about avoiding and correcting constipation, check out the videos that I’ve done on the subject.
Also, you can go to my bio on the link tree, and it will take you to a link to a book written by N. C. Jones, which I strongly recommend.
It was written mostly for women, but the information in there is good for men, too. And it’s called Help Going Poop. So check out that book. It’s a very well-written book—full of information. There is much more information than I have time for in these videos.
So now I’m gonna give you a list of things that can help you have a strong, healthy immune system, which is your armor against disease.
Boosting Your Defense: Key Factors for a Robust Immune System
First of all, I already mentioned sleep.
- Sleep: Get plenty of good, restful sleep.
- Exercise: Exercise is very important for all aspects of health, including the immune system.
- Vitamin D3: Now, I’m a big fan of taking D3, but as I’ve said in other videos, always be sure to take plenty of vitamin K2-7 (MK7) when you take vitamin D.
- Magnesium: Now, you must be careful with magnesium because you can buy the wrong form of magnesium, and it won’t help if you’re taking magnesium oxide. You’re not getting hardly any significant benefit from magnesium other than the laxative effect. Different forms of magnesium are better for different problems, but magnesium glycinate is good for general purposes. And it will certainly help to strengthen your immune system. It also helps to activate some of the benefits of vitamin D3. Vitamin K2 does that as well. It helps to activate some of the benefits of vitamin D.
- Camo powder: I recommend taking camo powder. That is for the vitamin C content and many other things that camo powder contains. I recommend taking a really good multi-trace mineral supplement from seawater or the water from the Great Salt Lake.
- Zinc and selenium: It’s important to take zinc and selenium to strengthen the immune system.
- NMN: Also, there’s a supplement called NMN and I’ll talk about that more in another video.
- Melatonin: Melatonin is another one that helps to activate some of the factors of the immune system.
- The Power of Raw Veggies: I also recommend juicing raw organic vegetables, not fruits. Eat plenty of raw organic fruits, but don’t juice them. Don’t drink your fruits. But raw organic vegetables contain all kinds of antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals.
So many things that are beneficial to the body and to the immune system.
Exposure vs. Immunity: Why Some Get Sick, and Others Don’t
Many times, people think that the reason they got sick was because they were exposed.
The reason they got that cold was because they were exposed to someone who had a cold and passed those microorganisms on to them. And then they got sick.
Well, yes, it happens that way, but.
But how about the people who don’t get sick? The people who work in the same office, but they don’t get that cold? Or you have a family of five people, and three of them get sick, and the other two don’t get it. They’re breathing the same air. They’re in contact with the other family members.
The difference is immunity.
If you keep your immune system strong, it will protect you. That’s what it’s there for.
With over 40 years of experience, Dr. C. Curtis has dedicated his career to sharing his profound knowledge in health and nutrition. He has been a prominent voice as a talk radio host, a columnist for newspapers, a college professor, an author, and a sought-after public speaker. As a passionate advocate for well-being, Dr. Curtis continues to inspire and educate many.