The Coronavirus pandemic has taken the world by storm. None of us know exactly how long it will go on or exactly how bad it will get.
What we do know is that maintaining a robust immune system is imperative and how wonderful we can do this with food! Hey, we all must eat, right?
Studies have shown that chicken soup supports white blood cells and immune function. More on that in a minute.
But first, let’s take a step back to remember how your immune system interacts with a gut issue...You’ve probably heard that 80% to 90% of your immune system is in your gut.
The mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract is home to immune cells that continually monitor and respond to threats. Our immune cells in the gut mucosa are in constant communication with the immune cells in the respiratory mucosa—exactly where the Coronavirus takes hold.
I went live on Facebook the other day to give detailed guidance on things you can do to boost your immune defenses during these concerning times.
In that video, you’ll learn:
- How to boost secretory IgA—your first defense against viruses in the respiratory tract
- What is meant by the “cytokine storm” and why it matters in COVID19
- Specific supplements you can take right now to support both gut health and immunity
- A little-known way to use green tea to protect your respiratory tract
A 2012 study in the American Journal of Therapeutics suggested that a compound called carnosine in a chicken soup might be helpful during the early stages of a viral illness.