5 ways to boost your immune system to fight Coronavirus

Dan Broadbent

Here are 5 key ways to put your immune system in overdrive to help fight coronavirus.

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone. And despite politicians like Devin Nunes encouraging people to gather in public places (seriously, wtf?), you should probably just stay home and avoid people, even if you feel totally healthy.

It will be at least a week or two before we have an idea of just how many people in the US are sick with it (largely due to the Trump administration's complete failure to properly plan for the pandemic).

In the meantime, people may be wondering what they can do to boost their immune system to be ready to fight COVID-19.

So here's my 5-part plan for how to put your immune system in overdrive:

  1. You can't

  2. It's impossible

  3. Seriously, there's not a goddamn thing you can eat or drink that will do it

  4. Even if you could (which you cannot), you wouldn't want to do it in the first place

  5. A 'boosted' immune systems causes autoimmune disorders such as allergies, Celiac Disease, Psoriasis, Crohn’s Disease, Lupus, and more.

I wrote a whole thing about this a while go that you can read here.

Basically, whenever you hear someone say something about how to "boost" your immune system, it's safe to assume that they're an idiot and/or are trying to sell you a useless product of some kind.

The best thing you can do to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 during this pandemic is to practice social distancing and wash your damn hands, you big dumb idiot. Stay hydrated, don't buy every square centimeter of toilet paper you can find, and for the love of Darwin, don't go to the emergency room unless you honestly believe that it is truly an emergency. Otherwise, you're taking resources from someone else who actually needs them.

Comments (8)
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Zedder007
Zedder007

What gives you the credentials to spout this crap?? A 'boosted' immune systems does NOT cause autoimmune disorders such as allergies . . .
There is plenty of evidence that Vitamins B,C,&D are good boosters. People with underlying conditions may have the problems you described but it is far from the truth. Add to that the Standard American Diet has people sick so food plays a big role here too A$$hole!

Chamson
Chamson

Intellectuals seem to think that they know everything without reading up on the science. It's kind of a reverse type of ignorance: "I'm an intellectual, a professor, a teacher or whatever, so I automatically know what is the truth and what are lies". Believe me, I have met these kinds of people, they exist even in my own family.

didima
didima

There is some preliminary evidence that people who are deficient in Vitamin D are more vulnerable to Covid 19, but that doesn't make Vitamin D an immune booster. It's just evidence that those who are deficient have less-than-normal immune function.
This does NOT mean that everyone should rush out and start taking megadoses of Vitamin D (which can actually be toxic in overdose), but if you don't get much sun exposure or drink much Vitamin D-fortified milk it could be helpful to take a moderate dose daily.

Astralokk
Astralokk

Wow, this article is a complete joke right? Quote by Plato comes to mind "Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something" You are definitely the latter.


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