In my 2 previous newsletters (planes, hotels
and microbes), I recommended:
Do not touch
or at least disinfect the most contaminated surfaces and objects to avoid
immunity. But how do you get there?
You should know that about 80% of our immunity is
linked to our intestinal flora or microbiota. To boost our immunity, we
must both strengthen the intestinal barrier and stimulate our immune defenses
supplements that boost our immunity
Probiotics : they maintain the balance
between the good bacteria (85%) present in our digestive tract and the bad ones
(15%). They also strengthen the intestinal barrier, which reduces the risk
Green tea: very rich in antioxidants (catechins),
green tea is a powerful antiviral as long as it is certified without heavy
metals or pesticides.
Vitamin C : it strengthens our natural
barriers and reduces the risk of infections. It is essential for smokers
and stressed people, since smoke and stress deplete our vitamin C stores.
Vitamin D : it reduces the risk and
severity of infections (flu, respiratory diseases) by stimulating our
defenses. Unless you expose yourself to the sun for at least 20 minutes a
day (without sunscreen), supplementation is indicated.
Zinc: zinc participates in hundreds of
metabolic reactions. It is essential for good immunity because it promotes
tissue repair and scarring. As nearly 80% of the population is in deficit,
supplementation is indicated.
Echinacea, Cypress: in the form of standardized extracts, these plants are both
antiviral and immunostimulatory. They can be used both for prevention and
treatment, if the infection is declared.
cinnamon, tea tree, niaouli and thyme are very effective in fighting
infections. Their use must be advised by a
Homeopathy : Influenzinum 15 CH and
Thymuline 15 CH, one dose every 15 days alternately.
Boosting our immunity punctually with supplements
during the holidays, before surgery or to prevent the flu in winter is a timely
and useful approach. But it is even better to optimize our immunity
permanently, through our lifestyle. This will be the subject of the next
Take care of your health so as not to be surprised
by the disease.