Updated: Jan 6
Many people are taking sides when it comes to the new vaccines coming out for the pandemic. The pro-vaccine community says that it will confer immunity and help end the pandemic. The anti-vaccine community is concerned about safety and long term effects from preservatives and adjuvants.
But rarely do you hear about how to support your body and immune system during the process. So this is not a post about taking sides. It is my job to help people be as healthy as possible, no matter what their choices are regarding vaccination.
Some people want to take the vaccine and others are required to for work, school or other reasons. What you may not realize is that the terrain of the body is ALWAYS important when it comes to immune stimulation. This is true for shots and for illness.
Do you ever wonder why someone in the household may have the flu and maybe only one person gets it but everyone else in the house doesn't? We know that if you all live together that you have all been exposed to the virus but why doesn't it affect you? Or why is it worse for some and not for others?
It is about terrain. Terrain is is composed of the 3 pillars of health.
Your genetics play a role in your health. Toxins and germs also will play a role in your health. But the most important factor of health is lifestyle/epigenetics. Epigenetics is how your genetic code is expressed due to the influences of lifestyle upon the coding and decoding mechanism of the body.
So your terrain will not be as good if you eat lots of sugar and refined foods, are sedentary, have loads of stress, poor sleep, unfavorable genetics and a large toxic burden. Your terrain will be better if you do the opposite. If you eat whole foods and cut out inflammatory foods, if you manage stress, have good sleep hygiene, stay hydrated, move daily, eliminate toxins and have favorable genetics.
You may have weaknesses in some of these areas that you can work on or if you can't make changes, like you baby keeps you awake most nights, then you can work more on other factors within your control, like making better food choices and staying hydrated or taking the baby out for walks.
Now that you understand terrain you will understand why setting yourself up for success is important when introducing any foreign substance to the body, whether it be a germ or a vaccine. Here are a few tips if you are going to get the shot this year. But also be sure to follow me on instagram @drsparksnd and on this blog for loads more tips on how to improve your terrain and improve your health and immune system.
Stay well hydrated for at least 1 week before your shot, drinking half your body weight in ounces of water per day. (check with your doctor 1st if you have kidney disease)
If you recently took a round of antibiotics it is best to wait a month to get the shot. The gut flora is very important when it comes to a healthy immune system. So during this month take at least 50 billion CFU twice per day, with food.
Vitamin C is a great antioxidant and immune support. Try 1000mg daily, with food for one week before your shot and 1 week after.
Zinc is another great immune support supplement. Try 50mg, daily with food, for one week before your shot and 1 week after.
Selenium helps to reduce oxidative stress in the body, 100mcg, daily with food, for one week before your shot and 1 week after
Eliminate or at least reduce sugar and fast food for 1 week prior to injection.
End your showers on a cool spray, covering your whole body for 30 seconds-1 minute.
NEVER take acetaminophen after getting the shot, even if you get symptoms. It is hard on the liver, which will be busy detoxing the added toxins in your body. It also reduces glutathione in your body which is the most potent antioxidant the body has to fight oxidative stress.
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*This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional.
*You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
*Always speak with your physician or other healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, or using any treatment for a health problem.