• Iris Grattan

Special Edition: Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally

Supporting your immune system is the best way to handle the coronavirus. Here's the evidence-based foods, natural medicine, and lifestyle choices to strengthen your immunity.














Doses, Recommendations, and Notes:


Visit Medscape Herb-Drug Interaction Checker before purchasing if you have a pre-existing condition, on prescription drugs, or taking other supplements.


If anything doesn't feel right - stop taking it immediately! Symptoms will usually diminish as time passes. Visit the ER if your symptoms worsen. Bring your supplements with you.


Vitamin C

  • Up to 2000 mg in divided doses. Ex: 1000 mg in the morning; 1000 in the evening

  • May cause diarrhea. If so, cut back on the dose. The diarrhea will clear up.

Echinacea

  • Best at the beginning of the infection

  • Most effective in the first 72 hours of symptoms.

Quercetin

  • One of the best herbs

  • Theoretically, high doses may help against COVID-19 symptoms.


Elderberry

  • Controversial because it can be pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory.

  • May incite side-effects in those with auto-immune diseases. (Many feel fine though.)

  • An excellent anti-viral. If you feel any kinda way that you don't like - stop taking this supplement.

Zinc

  • Lozenges are the most absorbable form

  • Take with food

Vitamin D

  • D3 is the best form

  • If levels are below 50 nmol/L, supplement

  • Starting at doses of 2000 IU's

  • Take with a meal that has fat in it - avocado, olive oil, yogurt for example


Probiotics - check for these types when you buy the supplements

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus

  • Bifidobacterium

  • Lactobacillus brevis

  • Be careful if you have IBS, SIBO, IBD, diarrhea or any other sign of microbial imbalance


Home-made "V8" juice or vegetable broth

  • 6 celery sticks

  • 1 apple

  • 1/2 of a lemon

  • Blend together


Where to buy your supplements?

Not Amazon.com!

Yes, it may have the lowest prices and the best shipping options. However, companies historically advertise one supplement but ship a fake product.

You just don't know what you're getting - even with an image.

Try viable online shopping sites like...

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To your health, wellbeing, and safety,

Dr. Iris Grattan


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