Dr. Frank Lipman gives some tips on how to survive winter without flu.
Frank Lipman is well known to many women, mostly as the author of effective detox diets. However, few people are aware of the fact that the doctor has a lot of works and recommendations in other fields, such as fitness, wellness, and women’s health. Let us consider the recommendations developed by Dr. Lipman for the sake of preventing influenza. He suggests making 7 simple steps to winter health.
Dr. Frank Lipman on Flu Vaccination
Flu vaccination has become popular in the last decade. But Dr. Lipman does not rely on vaccines. Firstly, according to the expert’s words, the effectiveness of flu vaccination has not been proven yet. There are many studies, which show that vaccination does not affect the likelihood of getting flu, it is important both for children and for adults and the elderly. Secondly, the question about the toxic ingredients found in vaccines remains unanswered. For example, vaccines contain such elements as formaldehyde and mercury. And the third reason why Dr. Lipman does not trust flu vaccination is their ineffectiveness in relation to the viruses of each new season.
It is for this reason that Dr. Frank Lipman has developed recommendations for his clients on how to prevent influenza in winter. Here are seven of them:
1. Take Sufficient Vitamin D
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that supports the functioning of the body on the optimal level, and helps the immune system particularly well. Some studies have shown that this vitamin can be called a flu fighter. In winter, during the peak season of colds, we obviously do not get enough vitamin D because its primary source is the sun.
- Use winter sunny days for walking.
- Take supplements of vitamin D3 on a daily basis.
- If possible, check your levels of vitamin D: ideally, it should be 50 and 80 ng/ml
2. Take Probiotics Daily
A strong immune system depends on the health and well-functioning of the intestine (70% of the immune system is in the intestines). Probiotic products help save the intestine active.
You need to take probiotics in capsules and additives every day (10-20 billion organisms per day) or a yogurt with active cultures.
3. Strengthen Your Immune System
In other words, do not eat the products that lower immunity, but consume those that improve it. The things that should be banned include sugar, gluten, and processed foods. Instead, you should eat whole foods that are rich in nutrients. Start your day with a breakfast full of healthy fats and protein. Lunch and dinner should consist of vegetable soups and colorful salads. Some of the main anti-flu ingredients include dark greens and vegetables.
4. Take Antiviral Pills, Herbs and Foods
Dr. Lipman considers the following products to have antiviral properties: olive leaf extract, grapefruit seed extract, elderberry extract, and garlic. In his opinion, this is the most powerful anti-viral treatment.
5. Sleep More
Adequate sleep is a key component in protecting oneself from the flu. There is no better time for the body to repair itself than while sleeping.
- Sleep at least 7 hours a day.
- And be sure to take a nap during the day for 20 minutes.
6. Physical Activity
It is important to reduce stress levels during the flu season. Physical activity will help you. But do not try to get excessive training! Workouts should not be too stressful for the body.
- Strength exercises, breathing exercises and yoga are useful to enhance the immune system.
- Do the exercises you like (dancing, walking etc.). They will relieve your stress and improve physical and mental endurance.
7. Don’t Use Antibacterial Soap
Do not use sanitizers and antibacterial soap. Antibacterial products are overloaded with toxins that increase the risk of bacterial growth. They also dry the skin, leading to cracking and peeling. Such skin creates a better environment for the viruses to spread faster.