There are four main things that your physical body needs to survive:
- #1 Oxygen
- #2 Hydration
- #3 Nutrition
- #4 Rejuvenation
Our bodies can survive many weeks without food, several days without water, but only a few minutes without oxygen. We want you to remember this list in the order of importance every time you’re confronted with illness or disease.
No viral or bacterial infection can survive in a cell where there’s enough oxygen. Some medical practitioners already know this, however they are threatened whenever they try to help people with oxygen therapy for diseases like cancer, HIV, etc.
This is because healthcare has become a multi billion dollar industry (256 Billion dollar for cancer treatments alone…)
There’s not much to charge for air/oxygen, right?
Note: This is a long post as we have many things to share, and it is a continuation in our series about the outbreak of the Corona Virus, and what you can do to protect yourself. If you missed our previous articles about this topic and want to start from the beginning, you can do so here:
#1 “How To Protect Yourself From The Corona Virus” is the first article we posted, it’s about governmental guidelines, important links and what you can do to not get infected
#2 “FREE EBOOK – Corona Virus: A Guide To Boost Your Immune System” is the second article in this series. It’s a post where we share that although a vaccinator against the virus might still take a long time to come, there are some things you can do to protect yourself. It’s also the post where you can download our 45-page e-book. The download is FREE, no name or email required, because we want to help as many people as possible during these challenging times
#3 “The Importance Of Our Immune System” is our third article in the series and will make you understand why some people stand tall and never get sick, or only have minor symptoms of an illness
The page your are on now, is our final article in the series about fighting off the Corona virus. As we mentioned it’s long post, and if you are struggling with time, you might want to download our 45-page guide instead. You can do so here:
How Can We Increase Our Oxygen Levels?
So many people get caught up in their day-to-day cores that they forget one simple thing… breathing. With that I mean breathing in a proper way.
What is breathing in a proper way?
Most people do not know how to do this right anymore. They breathe shallow. They take a breath from their chest, because this is where the lungs are. However, the lungs are like a filter that filters the air that passes through the longs. Breathing is not supposed to come from the chest. Breathing into the chest is not healthy breathing, it is stress breathing.
Healthy breathing is done by inhaling in your abdomen, letting the air pass through and be filtered by your longs, but the air getting sucked into your abdomen. You only expand the airflow to your chest when you take a really deep breath. And the only time you really need that kind of deep breath is when you need to make an extreme effort, like when you want to release some stress, pump up your energy for a physical energetic action, or when you’ll need to hold your breath for a long time, ie. when you swim under water.
Also the exhaling is important, and should be the same rhythmic time as the inhale. This is when you are breathing doing your normal routines. When you are practicing “the breath of life” the exhaling time should be at least one-and-a-half time to twice as long as the time you took to inhale. To make you better understand this, think about a baby who is crying. A baby generally takes a short breath and then cries/exhales for a very long time, before it breaths in again. That’s the kind of breath you want for healing.
Here’s a good test to find out if you are stress breathing. Ask yourself, “How many times do I hold my breath?” You may be holding your breath without even realizing it. Other people clench their jaws often or grind their teeth when stressed. And some even develop TMJ. Which you definitely don’t want to happen to you.
The good news is you can easily release your stress or anticipation and improve your immune boosting powers by simply BREATHING like your body was designed to do.
Take Some Time Right Now To Practice BREATHING…
Breathe in slowly and feel the breath going through your nostrils, through your longs (not in your chest but a passage through your longs to clean the air) into your belly, and then exhale relaxed, slowly, and deeply.
If you do it wrong, your chest goes up when you breath in. If you do it right your belly expands when you breathe in.
If you’ve ever taken a Chi Kung or Yoga class you may be familiar with this form of breathing. In Chi Kung it is called “Chi” or “Qi” and in Yoga it is called “Prana” translated they are “The Breath Of Life.”
If you want to live a healthy life, then you have to learn how to breathe this breath of life. Practice when you are at home, or in nature. Ideally in the morning, as the fresh air will boost both your body and your mind with healthy oxygen, or while you are lying in bed at night as it will help you get into a nice deep relaxing sleep.
Ideally you practice a little bit of chi kung or yoga everyday, as the exercises will automatically force you to breathe slowly, deeply, and in the right way.
Obviously the quality of the air you breathe is also important. If you are living in a smoggy city or town, there will be less oxygen in the air, than if you go to the Swiss Alps…
But if you are living in a city, there’s probably a park with trees nearby. The trees are like longs purifying the air, so going over there will be better than doing it in your room.
Since I’m guessing you don’t have an anti-pressure chamber with oxygen tanks to treat diving incidents at your home…and unless you’ve been preparing your body to race at the Tour-de-France next summer, you will probably not have access to blood transfusions with increased oxygen in the blood neither.
But if you have been diagnosed with a viral disease, and you have the money to get these kind of treatments, then go for it.
Alternatively if you know you won’t be able to go to work and will need to rest to heal, you might want to go to the mountains to take in some fresh air, rather than staying at home or in a city.
So let’s recap what you can do to boost your immune system through increasing your oxygen levels:
#1 Is getting more oxygen in your cells
A few things you can do to get more oxygen in your cells:
- Practice “the breath of life” through Chi Kung, Yoga or meditation
- Exhale with the sound “E.” Inhale, and while you exhale you exhale with the sound “E.” This will clear your throat chakra, and seems to be especially functional against throat infections
- Practice Chi Kung cell rejuvenation breathing and mental cleansing
- Practice Yoga, or Nadi Shodana breathing
- Use steam therapy breathing. Just boil some water, poor it into a hot cup, have some drops of eucalyptus, tiger balsam, or other herbs, and put a towel over your head while you inhale the vapor slowly and deeply. This might also be a particular healthy treatment for viral and bacterial infections in your nasal cavity and throat
- STOP SMOKING!
Staying hydrated is a crucial element to boost your immune health too. Water helps your body produce lymph, which carries white blood cells and other immune system cells.
- Avoid Coffee And Alcohol
- Avoid beverage that can make you dehydrated, like coffee and alcohol, especially when you are sick. I you have no symptoms of illness it’s okay to enjoy your coffee, but don’t drink more than two cups a day, and ideally spread them at least 4 hours apart
- Eat More Hydrating Foods such as cucumbers, celery or watermelon. The juice in combination with the fiber from these vegetables are like a healing elixir for your body.
We do not advocate juicing
The reason is, because the fiber in combination with the liquid makes a real health difference compared to the juicing alone. Juicing often creates a sugar bomb. Something that makes your blood sugar spike, and that’s only good if you’re going to do a big physical effort, ie.: a real hard workout. But also consider the drop in energy which will be as high as the spike you’ve got. It will also drop as fast as it spiked…therefore there’s no real health benefit to only drink the juice.
Take A Shot Of ACV
A super way to boost your immune system is to take a shot of Apple Cider Vinegar on an empty stomach every morning (I use Bragg’s Raw Unfiltered Organic).
If a pure shot is too strong, I suggest mixing raw apple cider vinegar (ACV) with purified water. It creates a helpful tonic for supporting your immune system. Raw ACV is loaded with enzymes and beneficial bacteria that promote intestinal balance. ACV also helps to balance your body’s pH and transition it into a more alkaline state — which is absolutely crucial for a healthy immune system response.
Mix one to two tablespoons of raw ACV with eight ounces of purified water and consume daily, preferably using a straw so the acidic ACV avoids contact with your teeth. Talking about teeth…never brush your teeth after drinking ACV!
Hot Water With A Slice Of Lemon
Drink hot water with a slice of lemon, green tea, ginger, or any other healthy herbal mix. The benefits of drinking lemon juice mixed in water go beyond the naturally occurring vitamin C. Lemons aid the body in purifying the lymphatic system, which is crucial when you’re sick.
We highly recommend making vitamin C an essential part of your daily health routine. And for emergency support you can take 3000 mg three to four times daily.
Get some honey from a local beekeeper. Bees combine all the good stuff from nature. All the herbs from plants and flowers they visited are inside their honey…
You can also make Chi water. Here are three recipes:
- One is by putting chi into the water through mental conditioning (a from of meditation). A spiritual technique you can also use with your food. Some Buddhist monks use this technique to change the energy and vibrational frequency of the water (or the food).
- Boil water and add a small tip of a teaspoon with Himalayan pink salt. The natural harvesting process allows pink Himalayan salt to possess many other minerals and trace elements that are not found in regular table salt. It is estimated that Himalayan pink salt contains up to 84 different minerals and trace elements.
- Mix 50% of your bottled water with 50% of boiled water from the faucet, and mix it with some honey from a local beekeeper, some lemon and some spice, i.e.: ginger, turmeric, peppermint… or any herb you like
The first and second version you can drink anytime you want, and as much as you want. However, the third version I would only drink when not infected with a bacterial or viral disease. The reason why is because there’s honey in the recipe. And although honey is probably the healthiest sweetener you can use because of the many healing benefits from all the flowers and herbs inside…I would avoid anything with sugar if I would have a viral or bacterial infection. Simply because sugar seems to have a negative effect on increasing the power of many microorganism that create tumors, like cancer, etc.
If not infected, I would use honey to have a healthy alternative for a tasteful drink that gives an immediate boost in energy.
STOP ALCOHOL INTAKE!
Make sure you get your essential minerals and vitamins through eating unprocessed foods and what nature provides. Do you remember “An apple a day keeps the doctor away…”
Citrus Fruits & Vitamin C
Eat citrus fruits to increase your intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant found in many fruits and vegetables. Also known as L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C has a wide variety of uses in the body. It supports normal growth and development, and helps the body repair damaged tissue. It is also widely believed to strengthen and support the immune system.
If you have a lingering cold that won’t go away, changes are you are not getting enough vitamin C. It’s a powerful support for the common cold, and you can take upwards to 2000 mg four times daily.
About the importance of food:
Did you know that tests were done on cancer cells in a lab, and the tumor increased when it was induced with alcohol or sugar, but when they induced it with juice from a lemon it started to shrink immediately and decreased…
Just to make you think a little…
And here’s a link about how a Chinese Medical Team have treated corona virus patients with high doses of vitamin C: Chinese Medical Team Report Successful Treatment Of Coronavirus Patients With High Doses of Vitamin C
Vitamin E is important in regulating and maintaining immune system function and a powerful antioxidant that helps the body fight off infection. Foods rich in vitamin E include nuts, seeds and spinach.
Try Colostrum, especially if you haven’t been breastfed for at least six months at birth.
Eat More Vegetables
Vegetables are the medicine of nature…
Start consuming mushrooms (one of the healthiest food on the planet). Mushrooms are rich in essential nutrients and minerals. Really good for immune system support are:
- Turkey tail mushroom
- Tremella mushrooms
- Maitake and Shiitake mushrooms)
- Also Chaga mushrooms will boost your immune system. Studies show that the Chaga mushroom plays an important role in regulating your cytokines, which are like little chemical messengers that ramp up your white blood cell activity and improve your defenses against bugs ranging from the common cold to more life-threatening ones. For emergency support, you can take 2 grams daily.
Use turmeric in your food, or as a supplement. Turmeric is a yellowish spice popular in Indian dishes, turmeric has many proven health benefits for the human body. It’s high in antioxidants, which help to protect immune cells from free radical damage. In addition, some studies have reported that the active ingredient in turmeric — curcumin — may be responsible for supporting the action of T cells, B cells, and natural killer cells.
This immunomodulatory effect seems to help protect against a wide range of harmful organisms. For emergency support, you can take two dropperfuls every couple of hours.
Get your dose of Vitamin D. Also known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is another nutrient that keeps your immune system strong. In fact, vitamin D deficiency is directly linked to a compromised immune system.
Exposure to sunlight is the best way to encourage your body to produce vitamin D, so try to step out into the sun more often.
Caution: Depending on where you live in the world…be careful to not get sunburn, or do not stay out too long in the sun and heat.
Getting out in the sun might not always be accessible for everyone, especially during wintertime. Supplementing with vitamin D3 (not D2) is an easy and alternative way to fill the gap. For emergency support, you can take 20,000 IU twice daily.
Eat probiotic rich foods or take a quality supplement. The good bacteria in your gut are known as probiotics, and they are responsible for supporting digestion, combating harmful organisms, and keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Considering that 70% of your immune system resides in your gut, maintaining a balance of probiotic bacteria is essential for nurturing your immune defenses.
Probiotic-rich foods like kombucha, sauerkraut, and kefir, or a high-quality probiotic supplement, can help balance your ratio of good to bad bacteria. Probiotic supplements like Floratrex and Latero-Flora are effective ways to encourage good balance.
A Note About Supplements
Be careful with supplements as 80% of supplements in the market do not have what they put on the label…
- While vitamins and supplements can help fill in the gaps in your diet, the best way to load up on essential nutrients is to get them straight from food.
- Your body absorbs and uses vitamins and nutrients better when they come from a dietary source.
- When it’s a vitamin or supplement, it’s often questionable how much you’re actually getting.
- Because supplements are regulated as foods, not as drugs, the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t evaluate the quality of supplements or assess their effects on the body.
- Some supplements may have side effects, especially if taken before surgery or with other medicines. Supplements can also cause problems if you have certain health conditions. And the effects of many supplements haven’t been tested in children, pregnant women and other groups.
- It’s especially important to avoid taking vitamin E supplements. Not only is there little clinical research showing that vitamin E supplements benefit your health, they may be harmful in some situations. For more vitamin E we suggest you eat more nuts and seeds (preferably natural, and not sweetened, roasted or salted if you eat them when you’re trying to heal)
#4 The 4R’s – Rest, Restore, Rejuvenate, Replenish
While we are on the subject of rest, let’s talk about it. How often do you rest? Do you feel rejuvenated when you rest? Or, like so many others, do you feel tired and lethargic?
Resting isn’t just about sleep. It’s about taking a break from your everyday activities so your mind and body have a chance to recover from a hard day of work. No matter your job, it is critical to your health that you rest.
SLEEP Isn’t Enough… You Must REST To Feel Refreshed.
If you don’t think you have time to rest, consider taking a 10-minute break every one or two hours or so. Walk outside, even if it is just outside the door, take a couple of big, deep breaths and return to work. It is as simple as that. Just like a potty break, only much better.
When you start breathing you begin learning how to restore your body. Restoration is necessary. It helps boost your strength. One way to restore or stock up on energy is by exercising or rather moving.
We will call it exercising, but this can be anything from walking, to fitness, to bicycling, to dancing… anything that makes you move your body. As long as you don’t go extreme with it, especially if your immune systems needs all your body’s strength to heal.
Moving will help bolster your stamina and teach your body how to combat fatigue or lethargy.
If you’re healthy and you do want to start exercising to boost your immune system, try to do at least 30 minutes daily. If you have been sedentary for a long time, you don’t have to do this all at once. You can for example, take a 10-minute walk up the stairs of your building and then down again. You can sprint to the mailbox and back (don’t do this if you’re wearing uncomfortable shoes or high-heels however).
You can do a few push-ups between commercials. The point is you shouldn’t have to worry about exercise, it should come naturally.
To help you on your path to restoration, why not create a list of the top five activities you can engage in that you will enjoy and will restore your energy?
Common, take a note pad and jot down some ideas of things you would not mind doing as a way of moving your body in a healthy way on a daily basis.
Have you ever noticed what your body automatically does when you are sick?
When you are sick, you want to sleep, you are not hungry at all, often you can’t even eat.
This is because digestion is one of the most energy-consuming activities of your body. When you’re sick, and you don’t feel hungry, it means your immune system uses all the energy of your organs and bodily functions to optimize the energy flow towards healing.
That is also the reason why a good night sleep is so important. During your moment of sleep and rest-time, your body is rejuvenating your cells and bodily functions. However, you can also sleep too much. So do everything with moderation to keep a nice balance, and your immune system will thank you.
We talked about food in the previous section, but it’s worth repeating. Proper food is necessary for you to function well. You replenish your body by eating well. The best way to keep your metabolism revved for a long day is by eating small meals instead of very large meals.
If you eat a meal that is too heavy, your body’s energy will slow down as your body struggles to digest all the food you’ve eaten.
You can also adopt more advanced healing diets, such as Intermittent fasting, but if you think about the simple formula of “What goes in comes out…” you know that quantity and quality are crucial in fighting disease.
Quantity is in 99% of the cases eating less, and quality is in 80% of the cases eating more fruit and vegetables. In fact most food from nature is like medicine for your body. The healthier your nutrition the healthier your body.
Other things you can (and should) do
Cleansing and Detoxing
Regular intestinal cleansing with an oxygen-based colon cleanser like OXY-powder, can support your immune system by providing a balanced, clean environment for probiotic bacteria to thrive. The positive benefits of intestinal cleansing with OXY-powder are enhanced when it’s paired with a good probiotic supplement.
Fasting is the quickest way to boost your immune system. When you temporarily stop consuming food, your body no longer has to perform its most energy-consuming function — digestion. Your body will first decompose and burn cells and tissues which are diseased, damaged, aging, or dead — this is called autophagy.
Fasting also regenerates the immune system and attacks all harmful organisms, such as viruses, bacteria, and fungus.
Scientists at the University of Southern California completed a study proving that fasting for as little as 72 hours “flips a regenerative switch,” which prompts immune stem cells to create brand new white blood cells, essentially regenerating the entire immune system.
Interesting Links & Resources
Here’s a summary of some interesting links and resources.
CDC on Coronavirus:
World Health Organization:
Here’s an interesting article that reflects on how Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong have slowed down the spread
Here’s an article reporting about how a Chinese Medical Team has reported successful treatment of Coronavirus patients with high-dose of Vitamin C
Other interesting articles to boost your immune system:
Foods that boost the immune system
Natural ways to boost the immune system
How serious is the coronavirus?
Infectious Disease Expert Michael Osterholm Explains in a Joe Rogan interview how serious we need to take this coronavirus pandemic
How does COVID-19 affect the body?
Virus expert: This is war
Coronavirus “worse than a bomb” on Italy, says Italian doctor coordinating response
Finally, slow down, take a step back, implement your routines, and make the best decisions to protect yourself and those you love. We encourage you to get some fresh air, spend time close to nature, and reflect on people in your life who matter. Let them know it. We’ll get through this.
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Yours in a healthy mind and body.
Founder of The Bio Body