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Your Immune System and Coronavirus As we step into the next several weeks, many people want to be wary about how to boost their immune system so they stay safe from coronavirus. Well, the experts have some good suggestions for you. These suggestions are simple solutions of easy things to eat at home to boost your immune system. The full article by the Epoch Times and Jaya Jaya Myra can be found here. Garlic Garlic is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and an active compound known as allicin. Garlic is known to strengthen the immune system, restore suppressed antibody response to disease, and help combat respiratory infections. Dr. David Friedman, naturopathic physician and author of “Food Sanity: How to Eat in a World of Fads and Fiction,” said garlic is his first choice as a food remedy. “In 460 BC, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, prescribed garlic to treat a variety of medical conditions. Fast forward to 2020 and modern science confirms garlic can treat everything from the common cold, flu, cardiovascular disease, and even helps in the prevention of cancer.” Ginger Ginger is known to have antiviral properties, contains more than 50 antioxidant compounds and has powerful anti-inflammatory benefits that have been shown to aid breathing and respiration. It’s also great at relieving nausea, treating aches and pains in the body, and reducing indigestion. Basically, ginger can both help combat viral infection and alleviate its symptoms. Black and Green Tea Both black and green teas have antiviral properties thanks to their enzyme-inhibiting and receptor-blocking properties. Tea is packed with catechins that have been shown to fight influenza and other respiratory viral infections. Tea is also loaded with antioxidants and flavonoids, and interestingly the flavonoids may help combat viruses thanks to the way they interact with the gut’s microbiome. Turmeric I can’t say enough good things about turmeric. It’s packed with curcuminoids that have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help protect the body, reduce pain, and even alleviate depression. Curcumin has also been shown to have antiviral properties by inhibiting cell binding. Consume your turmeric with black pepper to significantly increase absorption of curcumin in the body. Probiotic Foods Any food containing probiotics (think fermented foods with active cultures like yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut), are your allies in the war against coronavirus, and getting sick in general. Probiotics play many roles in our well-being, with new roles being discovered regularly. Their role against viral infections is due to their immune-boosting properties, bolstering the body’s white blood cell count. They also play a role in mood and mental health, so if you’re stressed out, probiotics can help you feel more balanced. Oregano One of my daily go-to’s for immune support is oregano oil, but you can just as easily reap its effects from the fresh or dried leaves. The active antiviral ingredient is known as carvacrol and has been shown to fight viral respiratory infections. You can add oregano to your favorite sauce, soup, or as a salad topper. Cinnamon Cinnamon has long been touted for its antimicrobial and antiviral properties, likely due to its high antioxidant potency which is even stronger than those of garlic or oregano. It’s also anti-inflammatory, reduces blood sugar, and treats […]
Yes Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you. Your name and renown are the desire of our hearts. -Isaiah 26:8 “Twenty Six Eight? Like… the numbers? It’s a church? Huh, that’s interesting. What does that mean?” Sometimes we affectionately refer to ourselves as the duck-billed platypus of the church world. Think about it, we are a messianic, charismatic formative church in Boise, ID. If the name of our church were not enough, toss around the words Messianic, and it’s enough to get a curious look. But our church’s very name expresses who we are in just a few words. Isaiah 26:8 speaks to our walk as Christians who consciously follow Biblical principles as we blend Christian and Jewish beliefs and practices. This distinctive mixture is known as messianic. We “walk in the way” of God’s laws by meeting on Saturday mornings (called Sabbath) and we celebrate the biblical feasts and festivals. To many Messianic Jews, this sets us apart, because we are Gentiles who walk in Jewish convictions but with no Jewish heritage. To many Christians this makes us different because we walk in the Jewish practices and Mosaic covenants of the Jewish people. Yet, our identity is clear in a broken world: We seek the name of the Lord. Literally in the waiting, we long for and we desire to see the face of Jesus Christ. In remembering who he is, we are reminded of what he has done and who we were made to be. We love Jesus’ church, the Jewish people, and the nation of Israel. That is who we are: A messianic community who build formative communities that extend Jesus’ life into the world. Find out more about our vision here.