We all know to wash our hands, but there’s so much more we can do, including boosting the body’s natural immune functions. At PALM, we start with prevention and the day-to-day actions that can lead to optimal health maintenance.
Here are PALM’s top suggestions from Chief Medical Officer, Sita Kedia, MD, MPH, FAHS, on what you can do now to remain healthy this season:
- Eat well.
Consume root vegetables, legumes, and high fiber grains (quinoa, steel cut oats, barley), which all aid in keeping gut bacteria healthy and are great sources of vitamins A, B6, and E, as well as selenium, zinc, folic acid, and other important minerals.
Drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day.
- Ensure adequate sleep.
Sleep is when your body recovers, and it helps build your physical and psychological resilience. PALM offers Sleep Management Consults for those looking to improve the quality or quantity of their sleep. Magnesium supplements and regular cryosauna sessions have also both been shown to improve sleep.
- Reduce stress.
After a stressful event, your immune system function decreases for 6-24 hours. Book a Stress Management Consult to understand best what you can be doing to reduce and manage your stress. Massage, exercise, cardiac coherence, and creating art are also great outlets for stress. See our Navigator team to help select the best activities for you.
- Receive acupuncture.
Acupuncture sessions help boost immunity by reducing stress, improving the quality of sleep, relieving anxiety, and regulating hormonal balances.
- Book salt room sessions and use salt inhalers.
Salt inhalation has been shown to improve respiratory health and decrease energetic stress. Inhalers are available at our reception desk.
- Schedule infrared sauna and BioMat sessions.
Studies show that infrared light therapy may be beneficial in boosting the lymphatic, circulatory, and detoxification systems, aiding in preventing, as well as speeding recovery from, viral and bacterial infections.
- Detoxify your body.
Removing toxins can help your immune system function better. You can ask your medical provider or a Navigator for tips on safely detoxifying.
- Receive IV nutrition therapy.
Our immune-supporting infusion will deliver vitamins and minerals directly into your bloodstream to provide a strong boost to your system.
- Take “Immunity Shots.”
Our PALM Café crafts Immunity Super Shots from a combination of ingredients that are known to help boost immune function.
- Use an Acute Immune Support Pack.
This 5-day high-dose vitamin and mineral boost is best taken at the onset of a cold or virus, or with anticipated travel.
- Take supplements.
Nutritional supplements such as vitamin C, vitamin D, NAC, and zinc can be taken daily for immune protection. Regular supplement use is best discussed with your medical provider, who can make personalized recommendations, or in a Nutrition Supplement Consult.
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Sita Kedia, MD, MPH, FAHS
Chief Medical Officer | PALM Health
9160 Clayton Road, Ladue, Missouri 63124
p: 314-801-8898 | www.palmhealth.com