Immunity Boosting: Hollywood Doctors on Improving Your Immunity in the Face of Omicron

Top doctors to the stars discuss the three foundations of a good immune system:

More than two years into the COVID-19 epidemic, with the omicron variation rising cases throughout the country, many individuals are still looking for methods to strengthen their immune systems.
However, renowned experts warn that there are no fast cures.

Although we are conditioned to ask for a prescription or a shot, boosting the immune system requires attention 24/7, not only in terms of COVID but also in our overall general health, as stated by Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC chief medical reporter and author of The Self-Care Solution.

She added racing for a shot of ginger and lemon, as well as filling up on supplements at the first hint of sickness isn’t going to cut it. The bulk of individuals, like a leaky roof, only consider their own well-being when it is endangered.

The Three Golden Foundations of Strong Immunity

According to Ashton, three unquestionable foundations build up the immune system for success: eating clean, nutritious foods; regular movement and exercise; and enough sleep.
She says this demands consistent effort and dedication, not just bits and spurts.

Vicky Vlachonis, a health and wellness specialist, agrees and, like Ashton, advocates for an anti-inflammatory diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and lean protein while avoiding refined carbs, processed foods, alcohol, and sugar as much as possible.

Vlachonis also promotes polyphenols via her new Saint Supply Living Elixir, a high-quality drinking oil created from olives from ancient orchards in southern Greece that has been lauded by clientele such as Jake Gyllenhaal, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Beyoncé (who is also an investor).

Toll emphasizes that getting into cardio is the number one thing anybody could have done to protect themselves while working from home during the epidemic.
When your heart and lungs operate well, you can fight off something more effectively.

Because practically everything is now done at home, our posture is stooped, and we’re less physically active, which influences our body’s mobility, health, and sleep, as stated by Vinh Pham, founder of Myodetox,research-backed clinics specializing in corrective exercise and myofascial treatments (with two locations in Los Angeles)

Exercise has been found to lower inflammation and increase immunity, thinks Dr. Scott Braunstein, medical director of Sollis Health Los Angeles, a members-only medical concierge with clinics in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.

A good night’s sleep is defined as seven hours or more each night.
According to Braunstein, inadequate or low-quality sleep inhibits your immune system, making you more prone to illnesses. Short naps are encouraged by both Ashton and Vlachonis. Ashton explains they play a critical part in the rest and recharge pillar.

Dental health, while often disregarded, has a part in immunity as well.
Oral health and systemic health are linked because the mouth is the entryway to the body, as stated by Dr. Matt Nejad, a biomimetic and cosmetic dentist who has worked with Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

The objective is to avoid periodontal disease, which has been associated with a higher vulnerability to viral infections and other systemic disorders.

So, in addition to eating complete meals, getting enough rest, and exercising your body, don’t forget to brush for two minutes and floss at least twice a day.
Of course, you should also go to the dentist twice a year for expert cleanings.
Depending on their dental and periodontal health, some patients may need more than two visits each year.

Tonia Nissen
Based out of Detroit, Tonia Nissen has been writing for Optic Flux since 2017 and is presently our Managing Editor. An experienced freelance health writer, Tonia obtained an English BA from the University of Detroit, then spent over 7 years working in various markets as a television reporter, producer and news videographer. Tonia is particularly interested in scientific innovation, climate technology, and the marine environment.