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FIVE WAYS SENIORS CAN BOOST THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEMS
10/19/2020 1:00:00 AM by: GINNY DENT BRANT

PLEASE WELCOME

GINNY DENT BRANT

TO

HAVING THE PRIME OF MY LIFE

 

Germs and bacteria have been with us since the Fall of Man, but there are ways we can boost our immune system to fight them. These same changes allowed my body to return to vibrant health during and after my cancer treatments. They also enable us to unleash the power of our own God-given immune systems to fight COVID-19 and other diseases:

Stay properly hydrated

Every cell and every system in our bodies require plentiful water to work properly. The mucus in our respiratory system provides a crucial barrier against infections and is empowered by water. Half your body weight in fluid ounces daily is your minimal goal. Unfortunately, most Americans are living their lives dehydrated.

Keep moving

Our bodies work best when we move during the day. Movement increases the production of our immune killer B and T cells, helps our lymphatic system take out the trash, and enhances every system in our body. The sedentary lifestyle contributes to many diseases, so keep moving especially during a pandemic.

Eat a nutrient-rich, balanced diet

We are what we eat. Our bodies can be strengthened through eating a nutrient-rich, more plant-based diet. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants and phytochemicals which boost our immune systems and prevent cancer. Highly processed foods, excessive sugar, and fried foods suppress our immune systems.

Nourish your gut

Our gut lining is where 70 percent of our immune system is located. When this lining is properly nourished with probiotics such as yogurt and fermented foods along with prebiotic fiber from fruits and vegetables, it allows the good nutrients to flow throughout our body and keeps the bad stuff out. A healthy gut can take care of many germs and viruses. It’s an important part of our God-designed, protective armor.

Allow your body to heal and repair with restorative sleep

When you are in deep sleep, the miracles of healing increase exponentially. Melatonin, a hormone created in deep sleep, is a major cancer fighter and immune builder. Your healing can be as close as your pillow—and it’s free.

 

When these five lifestyle changes are implemented in addition to CDC recommendations, even those age 65 and up can fare better. God created our bodies with an innate ability to heal and fight disease. Our immune systems may weaken as we age, but these suggestions enable us to unleash our God-given healing at any age.

ABOUT GINNY DENT BRANT

Ginny Dent Brant is a counselor, educator, speaker, and wellness advocate. Her recent book, “Unleash Your God-Given Healing: Eight Steps to Prevent and Survive Cancer,” was written after her journey with an aggressive breast cancer. Her diagnosis sent her on a quest to discover what caused her cancer and answers this question, “What can I do to help my doctor to beat my cancer?” Written with commentary and a foreword from an oncologist who is also a medical researcher, her book won a Golden Scrolls Award.  Ginny has a cancer prevention and wellness blog at www.ginnybrant.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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