The omicron variant has taken the world by storm, affecting millions of people around the world. While the variant seems to be evading vaccines, this is not the first time.
On November 12, 2021, Dr. Fauci issued a warning to vaccinated Americans. Officials now starting to see some waning immunity against both infection and hospitalization several months after initial vaccination. Fauci brought up cases in Israel among the vaccinated:
“They are seeing a waning of immunity not only against infection but against hospitalization and to some extent death, which is starting to now involve all age groups. It isn’t just the elderly,” Fauci said. “It’s waning to the point that you’re seeing more and more people getting breakthrough infections, and more and more of those people who are getting breakthrough infections are winding up in the hospital.”Read the article HERE.
As we wait for more information, there are a couple things we must keep in mind:
- More variants are sure to come;
- Some variants may evade vaccines.
No matter how people feel about the vaccines, it’s critical we are proactive and make our health a top priority. This is accomplished by strengthening the immune system. One way to improve health is by consuming spices, which have been used for their medicinal properties for over 5000 years.
Here are the top 5 spices for a strong immune system. (Click on the highlighted name to order from Amazon).
1. Turmeric. “Spicing up” of the immune system by curcumin.
“Curcumin’s reported beneficial effects in arthritis, allergy, asthma, atherosclerosis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and cancer might be due in part to its ability to modulate the immune system.” Read the study HERE.
2. Ginger. Anti-Oxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Ginger in Health and Physical Activity: Review of Current Evidence.
“The anticancer potential of ginger is well documented and its functional ingredients like gingerols, shogaol, and paradols are the valuable ingredients which can prevent various cancers.” Read the study HERE.
3. Nutmeg. Nutmeg Extract Increases Skeletal Muscle Mass in Aging Rats Partly via IGF1-AKT-mTOR Pathway and Inhibition of Autophagy
“Nutmeg extract may increase muscle mass or prevent decrease of muscle wasting and preserve muscle mass during aging.” Read the study HERE.
4. Cinnamon. Cinnamon: Potential Role in the Prevention of Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes
“Cinnamon and components of cinnamon have been shown to have beneficial effects on essentially all of the factors associated with insulin sensitivity, glucose, lipids, antioxidants, inflammation, blood pressure, and body weight. In addition, factors associated with related diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and cancer, have also been shown to be improved by cinnamon and its components in in vitro studies.” Read the study HERE.
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5. Cloves. In vitro and in vivo effects of clove on pro-inflammatory cytokines production by macrophages
“This study provides important evidence of clove-induced anti-inflammatory and tissue remodelling activity in humans… and also supports the anticancer properties of clove and its major active component eugenol.” Read the study HERE.
This information is not discussed in mainstream media, but scientific studies tout the health benefit of spices.
Spices up your cooking with a healthy assortment of spices:
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While nothing is guaranteed to prevent a person from getting covid, having a strong immune system could provide a level of protection, potentially lessening the severity of covid symptoms. A healthy man has many wishes, but a sick man has only one. We must make our health a top priority.
Here are some additional health benefits of spices:
In addition to spices, the following are excellent ways to strengthen the immune system:
- Get adequate rest
- Limit intake of sugar, processed and fast foods
- Drink plenty water
- Get 30 minutes of exercise 4-6 days per week
- Get vitamin D daily (direct sunlight outdoors, food or supplements)
- Reduce stress levels
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