You need to stay healthy and functioning at an optimum. Maybe you’re on the healthcare frontline during a pandemic or maybe you’re working from home while simultaneously homeschooling three kids. The fact is that you must have a strong immune system and keep yourself healthy.

Let’s start with the basics: Wash your hands for 20 seconds, don’t touch your face and take social distancing seriously. If you only do these three things, you’ll be well on your way to staying healthy.

1. Focus on Food:
Choosing whole, unprocessed foods do wonders for overall health. These are a few immunity boosters: Garlic, Prebiotics, Vitamin C-rich foods, Antioxidants

2. Lifestyle Improvements:
Living under constant stress, even low-grade, that continues day in and out, causes the body to produce too much cortisol, the stress hormone. Over time, elevated cortisol lowers your resistance to fighting off infection and contributes to poor sleep and higher blood pressure. Protect yourself from stress and bolster your immune system with a few lifestyle hack like: Sleep, Meditation, Exercise

3. Natural Immunity Aids:
If you’re ready to give it all you got when it comes to avoiding the coronavirus, consider these extra measures: Supplements: Mineral and vitamin supplements are extremely important to keep one healthy and fit. Essential oils: Eucalyptus and tea tree oils have antiviral properties that may protect you against infection from viruses.

Make sure you are up to the challenges to come, both physically and mentally, by taking steps to strengthen your immune system. Don’t push yourself to the brink physically or emotionally. As physicians, you are the nation’s most valuable asset in fighting this pandemic.

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