In so many ways, the name of the game where health and wellness is concerned is balance. When a proper balance is achieved, health is the natural result. The ancient practice of Ayurveda speaks to this quite efficiently. The whole philosophy is based on the idea that we need healthy levels of many kinds of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Healthy levels of exercise, and rest too. Healthy levels of work, and play. It’s all connected, and it all informs everything else. So the more we can keep our levels in check, be they be nutritional, physical or philosophical, the healthier we will be.
Our understanding of coronavirus, and COVID-19, is still so new. Studies are being done on everything we can think of, and some great research is coming out of it. Different combinations of vitamins and therapies are providing some important insights and helping people in the process, which is wonderful. One thing that is so interesting about all these studies, is how the therapies, wide-ranging though they are, do indeed help a certain percentage of people. It’s not just pie in the sky figures… there is real healing to be seen there.
Perhaps it speaks to those all-important levels. It’s no secret that significant portions of all populations, in every society, are deficient in so many different ways.
Vitamin D is immensely important to a well-functioning immune system, and has been suggested as a supplement to add to one’s wellness arsenal, from the very start of the coronavirus pandemic. Why? Vitamin D helps tell our immune cells where to go and what to do. This little weapon comes in handy, particularly during flu season.
The flu is more common in the wintertime, that pattern is quite clear. In fact, for several years running, the month of February has won the prize for peak flu activity. Why is it so predictable?
But by simply boosting your intake of vitamin D, you have so much more power to fight the flu virus. And many other pathogens too. A healthy immune system can do incredible things. In fact, a cohort study evaluating the effect of a combination of vitamin D, magnesium, and vitamin B12 (DMB) on older COVID-19 patients, shows promising results.
Though the June 2020 study is not yet peer-reviewed, it revealed a 71% drop in the need for oxygen therapy, in hospitalized COVID-19 patients over the age of 50 years who were given an oral combination of vitamin D (1000 IU/day), Magnesium (150 mg/day), and Vitamin B12 (500 mcg/day).
The study found that those receiving the combination were much less likely to need oxygen therapy or intensive care support. That means that simply taking vitamin D, magnesium and vitamin B12 supported these patients’ immune and lung function enough to help their bodies heal.
For patients who did not take the supplement combination, 16 of the 26 (62%) required oxygen therapy.
These findings are exciting, and for those with low vitamin D levels, it could be a game-changer. Do you know your levels? A medical professional can help you learn where you’re at, and how you can potentially get even stronger.
Research shows that taking this one vitamin has the potential to reduce the duration and severity of upper respiratory tract infections as well as supporting the fight against chronic diseases.
Yup not only that but add Magnesium to the mix and you have just tapped into the dynamic-duo of immune support.
As someone who lives with MS, I have to be extra careful right now and that includes ensuring that my immune system is fortified. My protocol includes daily Vitamin C, Vitamin D3+K2 all fortified with Magnesium along with tons of fruits and vegetables.
The world is changing fast and now more than ever we all need to focus on immune health through proper diet, exercise, stress management, and supplementation.
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Some of you may already know years ago, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
I can still recall what it felt like to have my life change overnight…
I went from an Executive Director of a non-profit organization, running marathons, rock climbing, hiking canyons and kayaking to being completely bedridden and staring at a wall for 15 hours a day.
Of course, I went to see many doctors but unfortunately I didn’t find the help I needed. So, I had to set off on my own journey to learn my true path to healing.
I’d pretty much turned-over every rock trying to find relief for my pain, sleep issues and myriad of other symptoms…
Fast-forward 18 years.
I was determined to climb one of the true wonders of the natural world, Machu Picchu, the mystical home of the Incas in Peru.
It was there, after a grueling day when my feet, knees, legs, and lower back hurt so bad, that I thought I would have to abandon hopes of our next climb which was Rainbow Mountain! That night I pulled out a little spray bottle of “aceite de magnesio” that a friend had given me before I left on my trip.
What the heck, I thought. I was desperate. And I applied it all over my body before bed.
Because of the grueling day, I woke up expecting to be immobilized, but instead we were off to climb Rainbow Mountain and…I was totally pain-free!
I know it sounds impossible, but it’s 1000% the truth.