Prevention is a huge key to warding off disease and staying healthy. One of the very critical issues with COVID-19, and all other diseases for that matter, is building our immune systems. The immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defend our bodies against infections and diseases. Amazingly enough, the immune system has an intricate record of every germ it has ever defeated and develops a strategic plan to defeat it if it ever enters the body again. If you build a strong immune system not only do you reduce the risk of getting the virus, but if you do get it, the symptoms will tend to be much less, and the duration of your illness will likely be less.
We cannot guarantee that you will never get a virus like this because obviously there is no guarantee of that. There are certainly ways we can reduce the risk of getting the virus – excellent hand hygiene and social distancing are the ones that everyone is talking about but immune building is just as important.
Here are some resources you can share with your patients:
Immune Building Handout
8 Secrets to Better Health