Boosting the immune system
My husband Toby was diagnosed with IPF in 2017. His pulmonary doctor is at Duke (5th in the nation for lungs). He is unable to the prescriptions currently available. He stayed so sick when taking the meds he gave that up. He has been a member of another great forum in PatientsLikeMe.com which we highly recommend.
We are proactive about his diagnosis and I do my research. I want this man around forever and in the 2 plus years he has only gotten better with his energy, his ability to do things he enjoys, and it only takes a few things to create a more positive outlook for you and your family.
Soooo, our “Healthy Recipe” involved so much. Attitude first and foremost. While this is a very scary topic/diagnosis there are things you must do and things you must not do. Be active. As reluctant as Toby was to start Pulmonary Rehab he is now loving it – well most days. He goes 3 days a week where they have a nurse who checks BP/Oxygen and is there for lung and heart patients support. Get into a routine !
Ditch toxins from your home. We ditched all cleaning products, Lysol, you name it. I took 3 trash bags of chemical cleaners to the animal shelter. While it’s not good for them the shelters must use it. We use plant based cleaners. Ditch all air freshners, plug ins, wax bars, candles. This stuff is harming our lungs, messing with hormones, and the chemicals used to make synthetic fragrances will be in your lymph system in 32 seconds. Google “Fragrance”
A couple months ago I made Elderberry syrup. I had never heard of this but a friend shared her recipe. I ordered the berries at Amazon. Here is just one link I just googled for the info on Elderberry Syrup. Please research yourself to find other ways of buying it if you won’t want to make it – but it’s so easy. https://wellnessmama.com/1888/elderberry-syrup/
I don’t support that site it’s just one I found that made sense. It’s really easy to make. Get local / organic honey or a good quality honey. I made pint jars and keep it in the refrig.
Another one to research is the Wolfberry or Goji berry (I planted a small bush last fall so I hope to have my own berries this year). We drink this juice daily (only 2 ounces). If you would like more info on that I’m happy to share. Here is one site on this berry. https://www.webmd.com/diet/goji-berries-health-benefits-and-side-effects
Again there are more sites so just research.
Take your vitamin C and be sure to do your hand washing and stay out of the large public gatherings if possible. I make a spray that I take into restaurants and spray the table and silverware (yes I’m trying to keep my hubby from getting sick). We always sanitize our hands when we get into the SUV after going in any store.
Eat your veggies! Drink lots of water. Stay positive!
What are your wellness tips?
Kathy & Toby
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