What's in My Medicine Cabinet?
It's that time of year... it's getting colder, we're inside more, getting less sunlight and immune systems plumet. But yours doesn't have too.
We've seen government leaders get sick with Coronavirus and get well in days because of their access to "powerful therapeutics". Guess what? You have access to powerful therapeutics too, and most of them can be found at your local health food store! Here is a snapshot of what I keep in my medicine chest at all times.
Here’s what I keep in stock at all times to be ready for whatever may come up. Just about everyone needs vitamin D3 in order have a healthy immune system. A multi-vitamin ensure I'm getting all of the micronutrients needed on a daily basis. B vitamins can give you an extra boost especially if you've been under prolonged stress. Probiotic help keep you gut flora balanced-a healthy gut is critical to a strong immune system. Apple cider vinegar also adds additional probiotics and is an anti-bacterial. Green tea is very high in antioxidants and is also known to help protect the brain from aging.
Vitamin D3 - I take at least 5,000 IU per day
B vitamin complex
Apple cider vinegar
I use these supplements as needed and anytime I feel fatigue, sore throat or just not my normal self:
Vitamin C - boosts immune system; can be taken in high doses at first sign of illness and during illness
Zinc - boosts immune system, and helps prevent and shorten colds, flus, etc. Most effective wne taken at very first sign of fatigue or illness
Olive leaf extract - I use this in a spray form. Its especially useful if I feel a tickle in my throat.
Oil of Oregano - strong anti-viral and anti-bacterial. I usually take 2 drops with as small amount of juice, 3 times per day until I'm feeling better
Grapefruit Seed Extract (also called L-Agrisept)- I use this sometimes in place of oregano oil. Itis also a strong anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory
Lastly, I drink lots of water and eat a plant-based diet full of whole-foods, fruit (especially berries and apples) and lots of leafy greens and foods in the cruciferous family (cabbage, broccoli, kale, etc). I stay away from processed sugar and sugary drinks.