Follow the Doctors advice - Timing is an important piece of getting pregnant. Especially herb and nutritional sequences may cover several months. As the doctor works to align these sequences with other treatments and your bodies rhythms, timing can be critical. Missing a prescription or postponing a treatment appointment can throw components out of alignment leading to missed opportunities and restarting sequences that may take more than just a month to bring back into alignment.For this reason, making doctor appointments and following the doctor's instructions accurately is important to a successful pregnancy.
Eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables - Different colors are an indication of different beneficial plant compounds. A rainbow is a fun way for kids and simple way for adults to increase their numbers and range of fruits and vegetables. We suggest many servings of many colors.
Eat live culture foods rich in probiotics -
Yogurt, Miso, raw sauerkraut, raw kim chi, . . . For those not aware of what this is, we recommend some study. The concepts are not hard but are beyond the scope of this space. The point is to eat foods that can replenish the living organisms in your digestive track that are involved in both digestion and immune function.
Eat organic foods whenever possible - pesticides and herbicides are effective because they mimic or replace hormones and other bioactive chemicals. Even when there is no (very hard to actually prove) impact on our human biological functioning, our health is impacted by the organisms in our gut and on our skin. These chemicals are much more likely to affect the balance and performance of these organisms thereby affecting us. Minimizing these chemicals is prudent.
When eating non organic foods - Sometimes we have to make decisions and choices that are less than optimal - that's life. When not organic, choose freshest foods grown with the lowest use of pesticides & herbicides. There are a number of good articles that address this in the greater detail you need when making meal choices. When the "best choice" isn't available be knowledgeable to make the best selections from the choices available.
Exercise - keeping your body active from walking to running to yoga to martial arts improves health. Some are documented to improve immune function and we anticipate that future research will find that all do.
Alternate health modalities
- several alternate health modalities have documented benefit on health generally and immunity specifically. Utilize these to build health and a broadly stronger immune system so you are ready whatever the pathogen and not just for the few where Western Medicine offers vaccines.