I am sharing a blog post from Dr. Lynch’s team at Seeking Health.
“How are you holding up? With recommendations of social distancing, school and community closures, and the uncertainty of what’s going to happen with the coronavirus, it’s understandable if your stress levels are higher than normal.
Healthy Stress Response = Stress comes in all forms – mental, physical and emotional. Stress can also be caused by nutrient deficiencies. Certain supplements can be very helpful to support the body’s response to stress. Optimal Adrenal contains herbs and nutrients which may help to support a healthy stress response. While Optimal Adrenal is designed as a more calming formulation, our Adrenal Cortex is formulated to be more supportive and is also more stimulating. Lithium and SAMe may help to support a sense of relaxation as well. Vitamin C and Pantothenic Acid are found in high concentrations in our adrenal glands, which sit atop our kidneys and produce our body’s major stress hormones. As you may have guessed, stress depletes vitamin C and pantothenic acid from our adrenals. Our top-rated supplements for stress support are Optimal Adrenal, Lithium, and Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C.*Dr. Ben Lynch of Seeking Health
I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Ben Lynch this week and ask him:
“What should we do to keep our immunity strong?”
First and foremost, Dr. Lynch recommends covering your basic nutrition bases every day.
This means giving your body the wide array of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that it needs to function daily.
Dr. Lynch’s top 5 daily nutrients to optimize immune system function.*
Multivitamins — Vitamins and minerals are required for life and have long been known to influence both the innate and adaptive immune systems as well as overall health.1
A number of trace elements have been shown to be important for proper immune system function, such as copper, zinc, and selenium.
Omega-3 fatty acids are “essential”, meaning, they are required for life. Our new Optimal DHA is a great source of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA.
B vitamins are needed for the body’s cells and immune system to function properly.
Considering that up to 80% of your immune system resides in the gut wall, you should prioritize gut health to optimize your overall immune system.
One of the major mechanisms of probiotic action is via regulation of your immune response.5
Some probiotics have been shown to promote the production of natural antibodies in the body.
They may also support immune cells like the IgA-producing cells, T lymphocytes, and natural killer cells.6
Are you getting these immune-supportive nutrients in your diet every day and taking care of the WHOLE you from the inside out with “The WHOLESTIC Method”?
If not, talk to your healthcare provider about supplementation here.*
I’ll share more of Dr. Lynch’s health optimizer and wellness tips as we really need to be taking care of the WHOLE person right now with “The WHOLESTIC Method” elements.