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BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM by Margo Belton

Updated: Apr 20

5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM RIGHT NOW



5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM  RIGHT NOW


Ok. Now that we have your attention it is really easy--these 5 things


1. Eat Better

2. Get some sleep

3. Drink More Water

4. Wash your Hands

5. Get your flu shot if you have not done it already




Eat Better

  • Flash-frozen & cryovac-packed at sea Salmon fillets canned Salmon or frozentuna fish or whole tuna

  • how about sardines? 


 Here is the deal- canned is available but if you are relying on the Superstore warehouse – expect it to be out of stock at times. It is better to get real saltwater fish from the ocean, filleted and ready to cook.  The nutrient value of fresh wild-caught fish, especially fish that swim in freezing cold water gives you an advantage. There is no way to eat enough vitamins in the next two weeks. However, if you eat like an Athlete, organic and wild-caught fish – what is already in your bloodstream gets boosted in 1- 2 weeks.


You arrive at the big superstore and all they have left is sardines- Do Not Fret. These tinier oily fish are what the bigger athletic cold-water fish feed upon. You will have to adjust to the Mediterranean flavor of sardines- but they will boost you as if you were a salmon on the prowl. Try to get them in oil, but packed in Spicy Mustard or Hot Sauce is still okay. One less ingredient to need if you decide to be a gourmand and make a dish cooked with sardines as an accompaniment.


Get some sleep

 Take a nap if you can or go to bed ½ hour earlier- that is better. Do not feel bad about not falling asleep right away -just resting in bed will let your immune system reorganize itself.


Drink More Water

Try one of those apps that base your intake on your weight and or activity level. Dry office environments tend to irritate nasal passages and a better-hydrated office worker has a nasal passage that is not only less irritated but hydrated. A hydrated body is less prone to infection.  How much water you need in a 24-hour period is based on approximately 1 ounce per lb. Do not worry you will not possibly intake 192 ounces in 24 hours even if you drank 8 ounces every hour- SO listen to your body and do every other hour. 96 ounces will suffice for most American office workers – you just need the app to develop a hydration habit.

Wash your Hands

Singing Happy Birthday without the how old are you chorus is @15- 16 seconds. If you do the chorus of How old are you without singing the answer its 38-39 seconds. The CDC wants 20 seconds. So what to do? I use soap for the happy birthday part and then use hand sanitizer for 5 seconds singing

And


Many


More

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

What is the takeaway? You do not have to go through the whole Happy Birthday Song. Get your 20 seconds with the 1stverse of Happy Birthday andlet the hand sanitizer dry on your HandsAs you sing And Many More. Wiping off the sanitizer defeats the purpose."



 Get your Flu shot ifyou havenot done so already


 Get your Flu shot if you have not done so already. The regular flu season is not over. It takes approximately 2 weeks for the annual flu shot to immunize. The whole idea is to not have a bad flu episode – the vaccine tends to mitigate the severity. For those worried about the effectiveness of this year's flu shot -  and wish to get another one – One per year is enough. Why? See the link here.

https://www.health.com/condition/cold-flu-sinus/should-i-get-a-second-flu-shot



If we are lucky this whole thing will die down once summer starts in June. Just keep up the good work. It could be a COVID and Flu ganging upon us like tag-team wrestlers by Thanksgiving 2020. You want to have a really good immune system for that because a specific COVID -19 vaccine requires work – may be available by Mid 2021.


Recipe of the week:

THYME ROASTED SHRIMP

By Seafood 4U Now LLC.

High heat and herb-infused oil make this simple dish some of the juiciest, crunchiest shrimp you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating. Serve the shrimp as an appetizer, or as an entree with a salad and crusty bread. The shrimp also would be phenomenal over pasta.

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup olive oil 12 thyme sprigs 2 peeled whole garlic cloves 2 pounds large shrimp (about 18 per pound), peeled and deveined 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

Pour olive oil into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish or similarly sized roasting pan.

Add thyme sprigs and garlic to the dish. Set the dish in the oven and preheat the oven to 450 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

Lay shrimp over the thyme and garlic, then roast until pink and firm, about 8 minutes for medium shrimp (about 30 per pound) or 10 minutes for large shrimp (about 18 per pound), tossing gently two or three times.

Remove baking dish from the oven, and stir in vinegar, salt, and pepper. Serve.

Variation: To make Rosemary-Roasted Shrimp, substitute 5 rosemary sprigs for the thyme, and 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar for the balsamic.

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