Perhaps it is only natural that utilizing a more natural approach to body recovery through regenerative medicine be equally supplemented by a healthy immune system bolstered by naturally strong means. The pandemic was an experience that quickly exposed the vulnerabilities of all of us, and it is of the utmost importance that maintaining a healthy immune system will not only allow our body’s defenses to remain at a strong level, but allow us to live a longer, happier, and healthier life.
Supplements are a major part of a complete diet in that they efficiently fill in any gaps that your diet does not nutritionally provide for you. It can often be difficult to track that we are receiving all the right nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to keep our immune system strong and healthy, so by taking a daily dose of vitamins, we can meet our body’s demands and requirements for good health. Some that are recommended include;
- Vitamin C: While taking this vitamin is always great for boosting immunity, foods such as oranges, broccoli, kiwi’s or cantaloupe can also provide this adequately. Beware however, that some of these foods can contain a lot of sugar.
- Vitamin D: The sunshine vitamin plays a crucial role in overall wellness. In fact a study had recently shown that ‘people with a vitamin D deficiency were more likely to have a severe or critical case of COVID-19’ (Crist, 2022, para. 1).
- Zinc: This nutrient is found throughout your body, and ‘helps your immune system and metabolism function, along with wound healing.’ (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2020, para. 1) It has also shown great effectiveness against colds.
Sleep & Rest
Our body’s recover at a far faster and more efficient rate when we are asleep than when we are awake. This is primary because immune cells (T cells) work more effectively and better identify and destroy harmful pathogens. ‘When the body doesn’t get enough rest, the secretion of this growth hormone declines, and it can become harder for your body to recover from injuries.’ (Delucchi, 2018, para. 8) As people fall into deeper sleep, muscles see an increase in blood flow, which brings oxygen and nutrients that recover and repair your body, along with regenerate cells. Generally, a minimum of 6 to around 8 hours of sleep per night are suggested for optimum recovery and health. There is good reason why sleep is so often prescribed by medical professionals!
Having regular exercise promotes immune function by slowing down the release of stress hormones. Stress hormones negatively impacts our health as they make our body vulnerable to illness. The lungs and other airways are all flushed from bacteria and aid in the clearing of harmful pathogens. Something as little as 30 minutes can have a significant impact on our health and well-being. Additionally, ‘Exercise causes change in antibodies and white blood cells (WBC). WBCs are the body’s immune system cells that fight disease. These antibodies or WBCs circulate more rapidly, so they could detect illnesses earlier than they might have before.’ (Vorvick, 2022, para. 5)
Our immune function naturally deteriorates over time. The aforementioned points are great support to continuing with a healthy immune system. Regenerative healing products contain immune-enhancing elements that can also help fight infection. We specialize in assisting doctors in reaching their full potential to grow their practice. To learn more about how regenerative medicine can help with a patients body’s immunity, click here. Request an information pack to learn more of how David Singer Enterprises can help your practice.
Crist, C. (2022, February 8). Study: Vitamin D deficiency linked to severe COVID. WebMD. Retrieved August 4, 2022, from https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20220208/vitamin-d-deficiency-tied-to-severe-covid
Delucchi, J. (2018, April 17). How sleep helps your body recover from injury: Orthopedic Blog. OrthoCarolina. Retrieved August 5, 2022, from https://www.orthocarolina.com/media/sleep-the-secret-ingredient-of-injury-recovery
Mayo Clinic Staff. (2020, November 17). Zinc. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved August 4, 2022, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-zinc/art-20366112
Vorvick, L. (2022, January 29). Exercise and immunity: Medlineplus medical encyclopedia. MedlinePlus. Retrieved August 5, 2022, from https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007165.htm