Following on from this article, here are practical and effective methods for improving your immunity (wei qi). This will put you in a much more favourable position to ward off any viral invasion.
The main focus should be on building and conserving Kidney Yang and Stomach Fluids.
• Ensure deep hydration. This comes from wet-cooked foods, not just water and definitely not from juices or caffeinated products.
• Eat wet breakfasts, like congee and porridges
• Eat soups, stews, casseroles, broths.
• Include saturated fat in the diet (eggs, butter, fish, animal fat).
• Go to bed early. Conserves Kidney Yang which fuels digestion.
• Consume dehydrating foods such as - coffee, chocolate, hot spices, garlic, onion, sugar and alcohol and all carbonated (fizzy) fluids.
• Consume foods that cause inflammation (GM modified foods, pesticides and known allergens).
• Distract yourself whilst eating such as reading the news, being preoccupied with stressful thoughts. "Rest to digest".
Next article is about foods for boosting immunity (wei qi), here
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