🍄 Turkey Tail Mushrooms for Immune Health
March 19, 2020 Report
Product: Bell Lifestyle Products Supreme Immune Booster
As I write, we are in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. People are hoarding toilet paper (a bit of a head-scratcher, if you ask me) and I wish you good luck in finding any disinfecting products left on store shelves. We have been told to hunker down and practice social-distancing. Here’s the thing: toilet paper and disinfecting wipes aren’t going to increase our physical health. I am not saying that we shouldn’t take all the precautions possible, but being consistently proactive by boosting and maintaining a healthy immune system gives us a great shot at fighting off invisible, germy invaders in times like these.
Winter is hard enough in Canada for a lot of us without the added introduction of a bug to knock us down for a while. Colder climates see people spending more time indoors in dry, sealed spaces with less access to Vitamin D from the sun, all of which compromise our immune system. Viruses do very well indoors where there is a lack of humidity making them easy to inhale or land on entrance points of infection (all the ‘holes’ in your face). Here’s a tip: Use a humidifier in winter months. Studies have shown that this reduces the survivability of germs significantly.
Our best defense will be our immune system. This means we need to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals; oxidative stress weakens our cells and tissues and leaves us vulnerable to all kinds of health issues that can negatively impact our skin and organs and can invite issues such as rapid aging, allergies, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer and more. To combat this we need to be diligent about eating nutritiously for good gut health, consuming antioxidant-rich foods and minimizing exposure to things like air pollution, chemicals, and stress. (I know, I know. Wouldn’t we all like to completely avoid stress?) Bottom line: We need to support our immune system so that it can work optimally for our good health and the health of the communities we engage in.
Bell Lifestyle Products has created an immune booster to strengthen our natural defences, namely an extract (coriolus versicolor) taken from turkey tail mushrooms that can help keep pathogens, infections and viruses at bay and reduce inflammation. These ‘shrooms are also known to support the gut, important for immune health. Bonus, it can likewise increase energy. They recommend taking one capsule twice per day. Easy peasy. Nothing to mix, no weird taste.
If this COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that we deeply need one another. So, let’s take care of ourselves. Do what you can to stay healthy. The Supreme Immune Booster is a good resource for doing that. Stay joyful. Stay hopeful. You’ve got this! We’ve got this!