Dr. Candice Hall, D.C., founder of Next Advanced Medicine provides recommendations for boosting your immune system.
“I am here to talk to you about Corona Virus and what you can do to protect yourself. So we want to talk to you about best practices and ways to protect yourselves. We’re also going to talk about what we do, I have had many phone calls and requests from patients asking what it is we do during this virus and how else they can protect ourselves. I’m going to share with you not only what we are recommending for our patients and also what I’m doing, what the doctors in the office are doing, and what we are doing for our families.
There are two sides to the immune system, this is the best way I can explain it. One side that is really good at fighting bacteria, and one side that is really good at fighting viruses. There are ways you can actually stimulate the immune system to be stronger in the area of fighting viruses. This is what we are recommending especially to our patients that are diabetic or auto-immune. Many patients do not realize that their disease process ultimately causes immune suppression. The biggest problem with diabetics regarding their immune system is that elevated blood sugar definitely puts them at risk and suppresses their immune system. The number one thing you could be doing is to lower your lower blood sugar, which is exactly what we are doing with you. So we want you to stay on your programs, follow your doctor’s advice, and do everything you can to make sure your blood sugars are where they are supposed to be so that you are not immune-suppressed.
If you are an auto-immune patient, and you are a t2 driver (I’m not going to go into this in this video). Being auto-immune can cause you to have an immune system that is dis-regulated and have more trouble fighting a virus, so the same recommendations apply to you. So let me tell you what those recommendations are. This is what we as a clinic are doing, what we are doing for ourselves, and for our families.
#1, we have devised an Immune Support Package, there is a link below in the video and in the description.
We also want to talk about fear. We are asking you to do your best, especially if you are one of our patients, to keep your stress levels down. Stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol suppress the immune system. We are not asking you not to be diligent or smart. We are asking you to divert your attention into the things you are doing at the moment, stay close to present time, consciousness as you can, and enjoy your moments with your kids, your family, and your job.
Here are the practical things you can do to protect yourself. Of course, you should wash your hands. People are making their own sanitizers because things are running out. Certainly, alcohol in sanitizers takes away germs.
I know Doterra makes Onguard which is good at getting rid of viruses and bacteria.
7th Generation makes an anti-bacterial soap that is non-toxic. So you are staying away from the chemicals but getting the anti-bacterial, anti-viral aspect.
Next, we recommend, if you don’t feel well, if you have a cough, sore throat, or any signs of a cold, it’s best to stay home and take care of yourself. If you are a patient here, you can make a phone appointment. We are here to support you through this next virus, which today is the Coronavirus. Good Luck.”