SOME PRACTICAL TIPS FROM OUR COLLABORATOR, DRA. GINA BOFIL, MD, EXPERT IN FUNCIONAL INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE:
Immunity unfolds throughout the gut, so keeping it healthy is essential.
The gateway to the virus are the mucous membranes of the nose and mouth, so it is important to keep them clean, washing with seawater or thyme infusion daily morning and night.
Going to the restroom daily is very important by having a high-fiber diet: Add onions, garlic and leeks daily, and oat flakes to vegetable soup or creams. If you want to add some probiotic food I recommend kefir, kombucha tea or fermented foods like sauerkraut (you can add it to salads)
Eat 5 to 7 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables during the day, choosing the maximum variety of shapes and colors.
Vitamin C is very important and you will find it in citrus fruits, kiwi, strawberries, mango pineapple and papaya, peppers and broccoli..
Add garlic, turmeric, herbs like oregano or thyme to your meal Eat raw seeds and nuts because they contain essential minerals and healthy fats. Be sure to use only quality fats – premium olive oil, avocados, small blue fish, or seaweed. Add high biological proteins (fish, white meat or vegetable proteins) Avoid refined flour, dairy and industrial fats as they damage gut health and immunity.
Dinner should be light, I recommend making nutritious soups and broths: onion, leek, celery, cabbage, carrot, chard cut into small julienne and boiled for 30 min (if you want you can put chicken and bones) , at the end add thyme and let it rest for 2 minutes.
It will give us warmth which is the other essential ingredient to fight viruses.
Infusions with cinnamon, cloves, thyme, purple onion and ginger powder will help give warmth to the lungs.