Tis the season
Hello, good people! It is time to remind you that this is cold and flu season. For the next 12 weeks or so, there is something that you can and should do to protect yourself from becoming sick. How about taking supplements? I happen to know a guy who carries Metagenics products and he’s got a plan to help you boost your immune system. If you follow his directions, there is a good chance you can prevent this season's “virus du jour” from effecting you. . .
Okay, so the guy is me and here is the plan:
- Take probiotics to promote good flora in your gut. When your intestines are functioning properly and have the good bacteria flourishing, they are ready to fight off infections. So your immune system does the happy dance.
- Add vitamin D3 to your diet. It may seem like D3 is just the latest trend these days, but all of the data reflects that the healthful predictions turn out to be true. Here’s the catch: synthetic vitamin D is easy and cheap to make, so if you’re getting a prescription, be sure it's for D3. If you get D2, it’s a synthetic and it doesn’t work as well in the body. Additionally, D3 is more effective when paired with K2.
- Add K2 to compliment the D3. The greatest benefit from adding K2 is that whatever calcium is just hanging around in your body — doing nothing — is corralled and deposited into your bones.
- Take vitamin C. The wisdom and benefits of taking vitamin C have been known for ages. The problem is finding fresh vitamin C. Vitamin C loses potency when you open the container and/or expose the container to light. So keep your bottles closed and in a cabinet.
- Consume fish oils. Fish oils should be taken all year, but during winter months fish oils can help keep your skin from getting overly dry. Fish oils are the most researched supplement that I know of and the benefits are numerous. Most importantly, the overall consensus is that your immune system gets a boost when you have fish oils in your diet.
An ounce of prevention
Okay, so if you want to partake in this idea of mine, you don't have to have your people call my people. Simply give me a call, drop me an email, send me a message via the contact form or ask me how to get started at your next visit. I keep most of these items in stock.
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