Immune System Health

How To Boost Immune System with Functional Nutrition Intervention

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The Novel Coronavirus 2019 disease is a respiratory infectious disease, the virus has quietly come to our lives and rapidly spread to many so countries around the world since the first outbreak in Wuhan, China in December, 2019. People are panic, scared because they don’t know when the Coronavirus will stop by and affect us. They are invisible and they are powerful. The infectious rate is 10 times more powerful than the regular flu and other viruses.

At the moment, there is no vaccine, no specific medicine to treat the disease except for the test. People are panic, worried and scared because they don’t know what to do and when the virus will stop by and attack us.  Just self-quarantine if having some symptoms; washing hands often, and wash hands thoroughly for 20-30 seconds; keeping social distance and working at home etc. is not enough, because the Novel Coronavirus will not disappear over night. We will live with it for a long period of time. Therefore, building a strong immune system is the foundation for us to combat the Coronavirus and win the war.

The immune system is a big network of cells, tissues and organs, working together to protect our body against foreign invader(s). The foreign invader now is the Coronavirus! Coronavirus 2019 is a Novel Coronavirus. It is very aggressive and powerful with a lot of uncertainties. Although our immune system has many fighters and warriors, but are they strong enough to protect us? Do they have enough fuels and suppliers to keep them in the frontier for a long period of time?

There are three defense systems in our immune system.

Skin is our first defense system. It the includes the inside skin that is called “wet tissues located in our digestive system, respiratory system and urogenital tract; our outside skin such as on our face, nose, body; our arm and foot etc.

Is the defense system ready to defend you?

Innate Immune System is our body 2nd defense system.  Are those white blood cells such as macrophage, neutrophils, natural killer cells strong enough for the war?

Our 3rd defense system is Adaptive Immune System. Those t-cells & b cells, Are they in good shape?

How about Lymphatic System? Those Lymph Nodes, Lymph Organs and Tissues?

Are they well-prepared?

The immune system doesn’t live in one particular place. The immune
system is systematically throughout the entire body.

The immune system is not one organ or one system of organs, it is an army of cells. The army of cells in the immune system patrol every part of the body, defending against cellular damage, and communicate to other different systems with important message so that they can get ready for the defense. The immune system target the virus or bacteria and get ready to fight! 

Improving Immune System is not strengthening one organ or one system only, but it is a process of removing the toxics from the immune system, bring the good nutrients into the blood stream so that the system’s deficiency will become sufficiency ; balance and improve the intestine flora and strength the lymphatic system cells, tissues and organs so that they are ready to fight for you. 

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Functional Nutrition Intervention Strategies

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory infectious disease. It is susceptible to the general public, especially to those people with low immunity. The severe illness or death are basically accompanied by chronic diseases, especially hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, Obesity, etc.-COVID-19 is related to ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme) and enters cells via receptor.

 The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is mainly caused by the Cytokines Storm.  The cytokines are chemical compounds  or proteins that regulate the immune system. Cytokines exist in both the innate immune system and adaptive immune system and they are inflammatory mediators (either pro or anti-inflammatory). They are released from the cytoplasm of a broad range of white blood cells such as Macrophages, Neutrophils, B Lymphocytes, T Lymphocytes and Mast Cells.

When Cytokines Storm occurs, our body get infected with microorganisms and a variety of cytokines in the body fluids such as (TNF-a, IL-1, IL-6, IL-12, IFN-a, IFN-b, IFN-r, MCP-1, IL-8) are rapidly increased. The sudden attack of a large number of viruses and the cells death cause a strong autoimmune response, leading to vascular leakage, a large amount of fluid accumulation in the lungs, ARDS and multiple organ failure. The symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle pain and joint pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, fast breathing, rapid heartbeat, low blood pressure, seizures, headache, confusion, delirium, hallucinations, tremor, and loss of coordination. For the severe cases, patients can have acute respiratory syndrome, multiple organs failure and even death.

Functional Nutrition Intervention is to use various strategies to improve and enhance the quality of our inside and outside skin, the physical barriers of our immune system; the white blood cells in our innate immune system and adaptive immune system.  We can only combat the virus and win the war until our defense system is capable to fight and defend for us.

Functional Nutrition Intervention Strategies

Vitamins and minerals are considered essential nutrients, they perform hundreds of roles in the body. They help develop bones, heal wounds and bolster our immune system. They also convert food into energy, and repair cellular damage.

Based on Coronavirus clinic sysmptoms, Functional Nutrition Intervention should focus on the following areas:

  1. Supports Natural Protective Layers- Your Skin (Inside & Outside)
  1. Support and Protect Immune Cells and Their Functions
  1. Anti-Virus and Inhibit Virus Replication
  1. Anti-Inflammatory and Prevent Pulmonary Fibrosis

1. Supporting Natural Barrier-Mucosal Layer and Intestinal Microbiome

Aloe Juice Juice

According to the book, ‘Healing Foods’ by DK Publishing House, aloe-vera”can help soothe coughs and bronchial asthma. Its antiseptic properties can help heal colds and sore throats.” It is densely packed with antiviral and anti-bacterial properties that can help shield you against infections and their aggravation.

Ultimate Aloe contains over 200 nutrients including enzymes, vitamins and essential minerals and rich in polysaccharides, glycoproteins, urea nitrogen, creatine, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, iron, choline, sodium, alkaline phosphates, SGO transaminase, SGP transaminase, lactic dehydrogenase, amylase, lipase, mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids, amino acids, saponins, sterols and biogenic stimulators content. Polysaccharides is a part of mucus on the surface of epithelial cells, which can help remove the virus and prevent the virus from invading the cells.

Probiotics

Approximately 70% of your immune system is in the digestive tract. Probiotics help to balance the flora, promote the good bacteria in the digestive system, support immune functions, reduce the incidence or shorten the course of viral infection.

2. Support and Protect Immune Cells and Functions

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamin C

  • Help white blood cells function effectively and strengthen immunity
  • Improve neutrophils, macrophages, NK, T cells & B cells
  • Promote the integrity of cell membranes
  • Protect tissues and organs, improve lung gas
  • Prevent and reduce pneumonia recovery time
  • Take 4-6 caps (2000-3000 mg) daily

Vitamin D

  • Help regulate Innate and Adaptive Immune System
  • Supports immune health 
  • Vitamin D deficiency can increase infections and cause autoimmune diseases

Vitamin A (Beta Carotene)

  • Help strengthen he function of cellular immunity
  • Help prevent cancer
  • Especially good for the elderly

Minerals – Selenium, Zinc

Selenium

  • Help reduce oxidative stress
  • Help reduce inflammation
  • Help strengthen immunity

Zinc

  • Zinc is an important mineral in the body
  • Help maintains a strong immune system
  • Helps repair wounds
  • Zinc is closely related to T cell development and function

OPC3 (Grape Seed Extract, Pine
Bark Extract, Bilberry Extract
)

  • Decrease C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
  • Reduce platelet transition aggregation
  • Increase vascular oxygen saturation

ORAC (Blueberry Extract, Berry
Extract
)

  • A comprehensive antioxidant network
  • Super antioxidant – powerful free radical scavenger
  • Supports a healthy immune system

Isotonix Resveratrol

  • Inhibits virus reproduction
  • Promotes virus-infected cell death

Wellmune

  • Boosts the body’s natural immune response
  • Promotes the function of macrophages, Lymphocytes, T cells and natural killer cells, which engulf and destroy pathogens and foreign matter
  • Helps remove viruses

B Complex

  • Promotes a healthy nervous system, bone marrow & intestinal
    tract

Astaxanthin

  • Support overall immune cells health
  • Neutralize free radicals
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Improve microbiomes

Curcumin

  • Inhibits virus replication
  • Promotes virus-infected cell death

Thymenol

  • Inhibits virus replication
  • Supports immune function
  • Maintains cardiovascular health

Co Q10

  • A potent antioxidant that is known to scavenge oxygen radicals in the mitochondria during oxidative phosphorylation
  • Provide cellular energy in every cell of the human body
  • Promotes & boosts the immune system

Vitamin E

  • A super antioxidant
  • Help regulate immune response
  • Strengthen macrophages, dendritic cells, T cells, B cells & NK cells

Whey Protein

  • Amino Acid: Glutamine
  • Lipoid Acid
  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine (Cognitin-L-carnitine)
  • Promote fat utilization
  • Provides a diversified blend of amino
    acids (glutamine)

3. Anti-Virus and Inhibit Virus Replication

Vitamin D

  • Inhibit virus replication

Curcumin

  • Inhibit virus replication
  • Promote programmed death of infected cells
  • Take 2-4 capsules daily

Thymenol

  • Promote the function of immune cells
  • Antioxidant neutralizes free radicals
  • Inhibits virus replication
  • Take 1-2 capsules daily

4.Anti-Inflammtion and Pulmonary Fibrosis Prevention

OMEGA-3

  • Anti-inflammatory and reduce c-reactive protein (CRP)
  • Promote the balance of immune function
  • Preventing pulmonary fibrosis
  • Take 3000-4000 mg per day

Astaxanthin

  • Anti-inflammatory and prevent pulmonary fibrosis
  • Promote the recovery of lung function
  • Take 2 capsules per day or 2 tubes daily

Bromelain

  • Supports the body’s normal healing process
  • Promotes optimal cell health
  • Supports the body’s normal inflammatory response
  • Supports the body’s normal tissue and recovery repair process
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Helps reduce swelling
  • Reduce inflammatory response
  • Anti-pulmonary fibrosis
  • Take 3-6 capful daily

Resveratrol

  • Maintains cell health
  • Promotes normal cell cycle activity
  • Promotes apoptosis (programmed cell death) in unhealthy cells
  • Promotes normal nuclear factor kappa B (NF-Kappa B – protein) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2 – enzyme) activity
  • Promotes normal activity of the SIRT-1 gene (involved in calorie restriction, fat mobilization, mitochondrial function)A powerful polyphenol antioxidant
  • Helps reduce symptoms of viral infections
  • Improve microcirculation
  • Inhibit virus reproduction
  • Promote programmed cell death from viral infections
  • Anti-inflammatory and prevent pulmonary fibrosis
  • Take 1-2 capful daily

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Summary

The Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is a very aggressive and powerful infectious disease. Everybody has an equal opportunity to get it. Without a good immune system, the virus may slowly or rapidly destroy our body’s respiratory system; attack our immune system, the only defense system that can fight for us.  Eventually the coronavirus can dysfunction our lungs, kidneys, liver. 

COVID-19 is rapidly spread to our lovely community, to our beautiful city and to many countries in the whole world. The Novel Coronavirus will not disappear over night although we are willing to follow the protection rules and procedures. We will live with COVID-19 for a long period of time. We don’t know where they are and when the virus will stop by and come to us. So improving our immune system is so critical ! It is a sense of urgency! Don’t wait! Don’t passively wait for things happen, then it’s too late. Boost your Immune System with Functional Nutrition invervention! Build a strong castle with many tough warriors who can bravely fight for you and help you win the war!

Let’s learn together, work together! Together, we can overcome this epidemic health challenges and win the war!

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I am Wei Wei Ning, an author and a blogger of https://lifestylemedicine4u.com.

I am a Certified Transition Lifestyle Coach, Holistic Functional Nutrition Counselor, Digital Entreprenuer and Digital Health & Lifestyle Educator.

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