Are you prone to colds and flus? Do you travel on airplanes? Do you work in the healthcare industry? Are you a teacher or parent around young kids? Dr. Keith empowers you by giving the 1-2-3’s of staying dis-ease free. Boost your immune system against colds and flus using Standard Process and Mediherb.
If you want to stay free of dis-ease during cold and flu season, there are 3 healthy habits you must include in your daily practice of living. One, oxygen is the key. You must keep your oxygen levels up by engaging in some type of exercise 2-3/week that raises heart rate and increases blood circulation movement of white blood cells called macrophages. These are the type of blood cells that kill all types of disease. The more you keep them moving around your body, the better your chances of staying on top of any form of disease trying to take you down.
There truly is no substitute for a good night’s rest. You must get between 6-8 hours of sleep per night. Good sleep, getting to bed by 10 PM and sleeping until 4-6 AM. Especially during cold and flu season, it is essential to not get run down. Remember when you are run down, your defenses are down, too. These two are connected. Get your rest and take naps if need be, when life allows. Sleep is free. Just get rest you need without being sick, and you may not have to get sick to rest.
Stress Management to Stress Minimization
It appears to be common knowledge that being over-stressed can cause us to become sick. Yet in the face of all this undeniable empirical evidence, the biggest reason people get sick is stress, by far. The reasons for stress can be spiritual, emotional, and physical. Most times, a combination of all the aforementioned.
What To Do?
Start by learning how to manage stress levels. Practice being ever more aware of how you are reacting to your reality, and if your reactions are healthy and appropriate. Practice changing them into a more peaceful, direct, and effective response. This will minimize stress long-term. Practice taking deep breaths during moments of stress instead of holding your breath. Suffocation never fixed anything, so stop practicing it!
Boosting Immune System with Standard Process and Mediherb Products
Along with doing the 1-2-3’s, the following products give your immune system support, keeping it functioning at optimal levels to fight off anything trying to bring you down. Immuplex and Echinacea Premium are two high quality products that I recommend be taken throughout the cold and flu season on a preventative basis. I add Congaplex short-term (7-14 days) at the onset of any symptoms of immune system response: fever, congestion, aches, etc.