The Model Health Show

The immune system is a complex key player in our overall health. Our immune system is an intricate network of biological processes and organs that work constantly to protect us from harmful bacteria and viruses. And now more than ever, we need our defense systems to be strong.  

Despite the complexity of the immune system, there are a multitude of basic, fundamental health habits that can strengthen its efficiency. On today’s show, we’re going to highlight eight clinically proven ways you can fortify your immune system. You’re going to hear about how certain health habits are connected to immune health and COVID-19 outcomes. 

You’re going to learn about how sleep and melatonin can affect immune health, the importance of foundational habits like drinking water and exercising, and so much more. As always, we’ll be diving into recent studies as well as uncovering real, simple tips you can implement. So listen in, take good notes, and enjoy the show! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The striking connection between melatonin levels and COVID-19 outcomes. 
  • How our immune system behaves when we get adequate, quality sleep.
  • The link between pro-inflammatory cytokines and sleep deprivation.
  • How the glymphatic system works.
  • Two simple tips for increasing your melatonin production.
  • How suboptimal hydration levels can increase your risk of infection.
  • Why you should add drinking water to your morning routine. 
  • Which substance is the primary natural virucide in our environment.
  • What you need to know about the risk of contracting an infection outdoors.
  • The link between vitamin D deficiency and poor outcomes to COVID-19. 
  • What types of exercise you should incorporate to lower your risk to infections.
  • The definition of immunosurveillance. 
  • How going for a short walk can increase neutrophils and natural killer cells. 
  • The role that vitamin C plays in reducing infection risk.
  • Why stress reduction is so important right now.
  • What we know about the enteric involvement of COVID-19.
  • How to support your microbiome. 
  • Why you should consider adding immunomodulators into your diet. 

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