As a Notary, Signing Agent or Mobile Notary, you are face to face with many different people in enclosed places daily. Your mask will only help you a little bit, but your God given immune system is very powerful if nourished correctly. Here are my tips.
An immune system that is kept optimally healthy might be up to five times as effective as one at its worst. Hiding out and wearing masks has been proven to delay Covid-19 infections, but it doesn’t prevent them at all. People who have a strong and well maintained immune system tend to either not get sick, or get a mild case of Covid. Here is a list of things to help you keep your immunity in the best shape possible.
Sunshine positively affects your mood which in turn increases your immunity.
Your sleep schedule or circadian rhythm is also positively influenced by the sun. The vitamin D you might get (assuming you don’t overdress) also helps your immune system.
Vitamin D pills (5000 i.u.)
People over 50 need extra vitamin D. What you get from the sun is not as easily absorbed, so you need to take a pill from time to time. People in Nordic countries get D from their milk and this helps keep them statistically more safe from Covid-19
Not as critical as C or E, vitamin E is also beneficial for boosting your immunity and is essential to the body in general. Almonds, olive oil, olives, spinach and broccoli have vitamin E. I feel that almonds are the most efficient source of E and have generous amounts of more essential minerals than any other nut. You can look up the nutritional attributes of almonds online and see what I am talking about.
This mineral is helpful for boosting white blood cells. Almonds, many types of nuts, seeds, lamb, shellfish, and certain other meats and fish have zinc. I personally feel that lamb is one of the most efficient sources of zinc on an ounce per ounce basis and tastes great if you grill it. Mussels and clams are also loaded in zinc.
Natural Vitamin C from Citrus Fruits & Juices, papaya, and peppers)
Taking vitamin C pills has been proven to lower your life expectancy if you take them regularly. It is better to drink orange juice or something natural to get your vitamin C which once again is one of the primary things that help your immunity. Your body needs small doses of C multiple times per day. Additionally, all types of peppers whether they are bell peppers, hot peppers, etc., all have generous amounts of vitamin C just in case you get tired of freshly squeezed lemonade.
Food like carrots or other orange or certain green vegetables have beta-carotene which is good for boosting your immunity.
Shitake, Maitake, Reishi, Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Tukey Tail. These mushrooms help with immunity, and Reishi helps with focus, sleep and has other positive attributes. Some of these mushrooms taste great too and can be used in a wide variety of dishes..
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Cruciferous veggies help make your large intestines healthy and your intestines are the foundation of your immune system. Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Onions, and Garlic help a lot.
Garlic is once again a cruciferous vegetable that I mentioned in the vegetable section, but I’m mentioning it again as it is so potent as a boon to your circulation, immunity, and general good health. It can be taken fresh, or in capsule form if you live near a health food store.
Helps to reduce inflammation and sometimes reduces sore throats, nausea, pain, and cholesterol.
Masala Dosa, Sauercraut, Kimchi, Cider, Beer, Wine, Yogurt, Miso, Natto, Tempe and other fermented foods help your immunity a lot. They do this by feeding your good gut bacteria in your large intestine. Refined sugar feeds the bad bacteria which is one of the reasons why sugar is dangerous to your health in a variety of ways.
Green tea has many antioxidants and contains epigallocatechin gallate, which can enhance your immune system.
Yes, acupuncture can help to increase immunity. It costs a lot, but is good for balancing your bodies energies and for overall health, pain reduction and optimal function of your internal organs.
Being happy is good for your immunity, and associating with nice people and doing fun things (even if alone) helps with that. Being alone and miserable leaves you more at risk for Covid, because when you finally do leave the house, you will be in a very vulnerable state due to a lowered immune system due to your poor state of mood..
I learned the hard way that sleep is so important. I need 9.5 hours per night which is probably a lot more than you need. But, I am a Leo and have heart problems. The minute I am sleep deprived, my immune system gets weak and I often catch cold. It is imperative that you get enough sleep, and high quality sleep.