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Wash your hands frequently and before eating   Use soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.    Pray once slowly: Our Father; Jesus, I Trust In You). If soap and water are not available, use a minimum 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Sanitize surfaces and avoid sick people   Routinely clean frequently touched objects (doorknobs, keyboards, and phones) and avoid close contact (6 feet or less) with others who are sick.

Practice healthy habits   Get plenty of restorative deep sleep, stay physically active, eat healthy, manage stress, try intermittent fasting twice a week (Wednesdays & Fridays), and drink plenty of healthy fluids to support your mucosal surfaces. If exposed to close contact with many people (e.g., work or shopping), take a warm shower before going to sleep.  It will wash away most viruses and will keep them away from a pillow, and help lower the stress level.  Turn OFF WiFi and cell phones for the night, which could be done automatically by putting a WiFi modem on a timer.  Wireless radiation interferes with melatonin sleep hormone production. 

Four essentials to stay healthy: diet, sleep, exercise, stress management.  The latter is the most important one.  Stress can be lowered through prayer, meditation, listening to Gregorian chant music, diaphragm deep breathing, spending time outdoors, and other ways. 
Cultivate resilience: Keep positive thinking, laugh, find joy in ordinary things in life.  Cultivate social connections: phone, email, FaceTime, reconciliation, forgiveness.  Develop a sense of purpose and service in life.  Pick up a new skill or a hobby, learn a new language, rest more, read more.  Help others with shopping, errands, etc.
The people most at risk: If one is over 50, overweight, diabetic, has a heart condition, smoker,  a compromised immune system.

Eat Foods that Boost your Immune System….                             

Yogurt – Plain, high-quality, organic yogurt. Be sure it states that it contains “live active cultures.” 

Kefir is a probiotic-rich drink; it can be made with milk or water. When made with milk, it’s quite similar to thin yogurt. Use it with cereal, smoothies, or mix some jam in it and drink it by itself. 
Fermented Foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha contain more of that good bacteria that help keep your gut microbiome in balance. It is thought that up to 70% of your immune system resides in your gut! It’s important to feed it with good bacteria.

Red Bell Peppers are extremely high in Vitamin C; bell peppers also contain a very high concentration of antioxidants and Vitamin A, which helps boost your immune system as well.

Sweet Potatoes are high in Vitamins A & C. As a bonus, sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene and high in antioxidants.
Salmon, wild-caught, is incredibly high in Vitamin D, which is particularly important during the winter months when many of us don’t spend as much time outdoors. In addition, the healthy omega-3 fats in salmon help to reduce inflammation and improve your immune system’s function.

Fresh Ginger has very potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger warms the body, which is great for helping your body’s natural defenses against germs. It also helps break down toxins in your organs, making them less susceptible to infection. It also helps reduce nausea if you do get sick. 

Bone Broth is full of vitamins and minerals that are easy to digest and easy for your body to use. It also is high in gelatin (from the bones) which makes it good for your gut health and helps in the absorption of those nutrients.  
Mushrooms are high in nutrients and particularly good at fighting viral infections.  They have a unique ability to stimulate our natural immune defenses.

Garlic has antibacterial, anti-fungal, & antiviral properties. 
Garlic is also known to increase your body’s natural killer cells that help us fight off bad bugs.

Raw Honey has disease-fighting antioxidants that can help boost your immune system. It also has antibacterial properties that are great for cleaning up your digestive system.

Disclaimer: All the above, and on page 4, does not intend to make any claims regarding prevention or treatment of any disease or condition.
  It is for informational purposes only. Do your own research.  Consult a physician or other professional for treatment of any serious illness.