Jeff welcomes to the SurgeonMasters podcast orthopedic surgeon and health & wellness consultant, Dr. Darin Davidson.
The current pandemic provides a great example of how holistic methods can be used to complement the more traditional medical practices to result in an improved overall state of wellness.
There are lifestyle factors that we all engage in that can decrease the functionality of our immune systems. Obviously, this is something that should be avoided especially during the current pandemic.
What does Darrin suggest we do to boost our immune systems?
- Suggestion 1 – Manage stress. The more stressed we are, the more susceptible we are to various infections (including COVID-19). To manage stress levels, what if you incorporated some simple breathing or any daily meditation practice into your routine.
- Suggestion 2 – Focus on nutrition. Our bodies need sufficient nutrition so that our immune systems can function at an optimal level. Increase leafy greens into your diet and consider whether you would benefit from vitamin D supplements.
- Suggestion 3 – Get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can reduce our immune system’s ability to fight off infection. Setting aside enough time to sleep each night can help keep our immune system in better shape.
Most importantly, PRACTICE what the scientific research shows can boost your immune system!
Darin Davidson, MD
Darin Davidson, MD’s mission is to improve the health and wellness of everyone through the integration of holistic principles within the traditional medical model. By combining the best available knowledge and evidence from all fields which contribute to human performance and wellness, such as medicine, psychology, sleep, nutrition, and exercise we can obtain the greatest level of well-being. For the greatest impact, these skills should be developed as early as possible so that they can be available when needed most.