With the spread of viruses such as the Zika virus, the flu, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) on the rise, it's wise to take steps to avoid them. These diseases have the potential to become epidemics with serious consequences. But you can work to protect yourself. No, you don't need to live in a bubble. But you should make sure you support your immune system and take reasonable precautions. Unfortunately, conventional suggestions on how to avoid these potentially life-threatening viruses don't go much further than keeping your hands clean and avoiding areas where the viruses are prevalent.
It's a good idea to wash your hands often and well. Soap, water, and hand sanitizers can indeed kill viruses.
While these measures can help you avoid some diseases, alcohol-based sanitizers don't protect you against maladies such as norovirus, rabies, or polio. And even when sanitizers and soap do kill germs, I know you're not washing your hands every time you touch a new surface. That's simply not practical.
Since you can't always avoid introducing a virus to your system, it's important that you keep your body and especially your immune system strong and ready to fight off invaders.
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It turns out that numerous varieties of medicinal mushrooms have been researched for their unique health-invigorating properties. One formula, MycoPhyto Complex, is outstanding in strengthening immune function and protecting us from viral and bacterial assault. This formula is also exceptional in keeping our respiratory system strong through the winter months. Many of my patients rely on this formula to get them through the winter without experiencing a cold or flu.
Another great way to keep strong on a daily basis is by drinking green tea. Green tea is full of polyphenols – specifically epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is considered one of the powerhouses of antioxidants. It's known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Using MycoPhyto and drinking green tea throughout the winter months is an effective and safe strategy to protect yourself from bacterial and viral infection. If you are not a fan of green tea you may want to consider a Green Tea Extract supplement. This supplement will help your immune system stay strong and give it the ability to put up a good fight against any virus you might encounter.
Of course, this strategy is not a guaranteed silver bullet. Should you get sick, Dr. Isaac Eliaz, who designed Mycophyto, told me that simply by increasing the Mycophyto capsules to three caps twice daily, your illness will be shortened.
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