From Ronald Hoffman, MD
It’s time for people to take their power back when it comes to their immune health.
The current pandemic has ushered in a new era for all of us. It’s been next to impossible to escape media coverage of the event, and the bulk of it has focused on what has left us feeling so disempowered: the millions of deaths worldwide, the lockdowns, the school closings, the mask-wearing (or not-wearing), the economic hardship, the political fallout. But there is also good news that has come out of all that we’ve endured: the pandemic has acted as a kind of catalyst, prompting vital new research, a new focus on and understanding of immune health, and signs of new health habits and behaviors being adopted on a wide scale.
After more than two years of being at the mercy of government officials, disease experts, and the media telling us what we should and should not do, of waiting for the medical breakthroughs that were supposed to save us and then didn’t quite live up to the hope, an important fact has gotten lost: We have more power over our own resilience in the face of this or any pathogen than we have been given credit for. And there has never been a better time to focus on that fact—on how we can best support and optimize our own immune systems.
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