Are you looking for some simple ways to increase your immunity this year? Start applying these simple Hippocrates principles today to start achieving better quality health week after week!
Get outdoors and into the sun. For twenty to thirty minutes daily, get direct and/or indirect sunlight. The best times are before 9:00 a.m. and after 3:00 p.m. in the winter, or after 6:00 p.m. in the summer. Allow the full-spectrum sunlight to enter your eyes by not wearing sunglasses during this time. The sun is the most powerful immune system builder. Consume adequate oxygen. Put yourself in or near oxygen-rich environments—oceans, forests, running streams, greenhouses—and learn to breathe deeply. Eat plenty of oxygen-rich green foods. If you are indoors for most of the day, purchase an oxygen-producing air purifier. Drink pure water. The best water purification processes are distilled or molecule organized. Consume in ounces the amount equal to one-half your weight in pounds. Add safe, oxygen-enhancing products to your drinking water. Eat a totally vegan diet that is comprised of 75 percent or more raw food by volume. Sprouts and green vegetables are the most balanced and nourishing choices. Drink freshly made beverages from sprouted green vegetables twice a day. Use “regular” blue-green algae. Super blue-green algae or Hawaiian spirulina, along with chlorella, are high-quality concentrated foods that enhance immunity. Stop using immune-suppressing ingredients. These include salt, refined sugars and flours, dairy products, vinegars, heated oils, and food preservatives, additives, stabilizers, and colorings. Avoid microwaved and fried foods, which can suppress the immune system and lead to cancers and heart and circulatory diseases. Eliminate alcohol and drugs. Unless your prescriptions are absolutely essential to your survival, stop taking them. Alcohol and drugs do not mix, except to undermine our immune systems. Exercise moderately. Engage in stretching, aerobic, and resistance exercises at least five times a week for thirty to sixty minutes a day. Get adequate rest. Sleep and rest helps to recharge the immune system. As part of this strategy, rest the entire body once a week on a juice-and-water fast. This enables the immune system to do a weekly cleanup. Keep a smile on your face. Maintaining a positive attitude is key to having a belief system that supports immunity. Read the book Anatomy of an Illness by Norman Cousins for a primer on how laughter and humor can enhance the human immune system. Nature, color, sound, music, and laughter can positively affect the immune system.