In the day we live in, we need to be reminded of this!  We also need to be reminded that we can crash our own immune systems by stress, being sedentary and the amount of sugar we eat.  So, if you’re sitting around watching the news, and drinking a Dr. Pepper because you’re freaking out over the media-hype, just know that you’re NOT doing yourself any favors in preventing yourself from getting sick!  I joke, but in all seriousness, our immune systems need support not attack, if we’re going to prevent disease.  I feel like I talk about this all the time, but the internal environment of our bodies is DRASTICALLY effected by what we eat, how we think, and how we move.  So, just as a loving reminder, I’m going to give you a run-down of things you can do today to help support your immunity (doses below are approx. adult doses)

–       Vitamin D3 (begin with 5,000 IU/day for 7 days, then reduce to 2,000 IU/day)

–       Vitamin C (minimum 3,000 mg/day in divided doses, even much higher doses up to bowel tolerance)

–       Zinc (20 mg/day)

–       Selenium (100 micrograms/day; ex: 2 brazil nuts contain this amount of Selenium)

–       Probiotics (minimum 15 billion bacteria per day)

–       Omega 3 (2000 IU/day)

Other helpful things:

–       Elderberry Syrup supports the immune system, too

–       Exercise, just get moving somehow, don’t be sedentary

–       When you feel overwhelmed, PRAY and cast your cares on God because He cares for you!  Psalm 55:22 & 1 Peter 5:7