“To Fear Not.”
As we encounter the world’s dangerous virus nowadays, covid19, as we can say, some of us are already experiencing different levels of emotional moods like stress, depression, have difficulty in breathing, can’t sleep or eat well, overthinking and more. Still, we are all fighting this battle that no one can see, and standing up again and moving forward always to our next life journey.
Health is wealth, and in today’s reality we are all after it, taking care of our body, making sure that what we eat is right and will not be harmful to us. Wearing face mask and face shield are all part of our health protocols standards, and of our daily routine, inside and outside our home.
As we care for one another, we’ve always been reminded by our good government to follow all the necessary ways and rules to keep us alert and to protect ourselves from this deadly covid19 virus.
Our fellow Filipino, Doctor Joel Lopez, a wellness doctor, popularly known as Doctor JLo and is also a celebrity doctor abroad, is here to give us some advice and practical ways on how to live a healthy living and shared the 5 “S” LIFESTYLE APPROACHES TO A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM.
JLO | WELLNESS DOCTOR:
Globally renowned and sought-after medical professional, Dr. Joel Lopez has expanded his practice in the Philippines! A US-trained Integrative Medicine Physician and Certified Nutrition Specialist, he has proven expertise in Biological Medicine, Preventative Medicine, Age Management Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, and holistic treatments of Chronic Degenerative Diseases and age-related disorders. His new clinic in Centuria Medical Makati will offer a wide range of services that is sure to transform, boost, and maintain overall wellness for his patients.
To give patients the best results, he incorporates various modalities in his practice including Nutritional Medicine, IV Nutritional Therapies, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Cytokine Therapy, Homotoxicology, Oxygen Therapies, and Cell Therapy.
His Philippine and US practice benefits from his experience in various medical fields, as well as involvement in numerous professional organizations. Dr. Lopez is an active member of the Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), Institute of Functional Medicine(IFM), Society for the Advancement of Hormones and Healthy Aging Malaysia (SAHAMM), and the Orthomolecular Health Medicine Society. He is also a member of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) and has trained with the best LLMDs (Lyme-literate MDs) in the US including Drs. Eric Gordon, Wayne Anderson, Christine Green and Raphael Stricker. He has also trained with DAN (Defeat Autism Now!), an organization that addresses the integrative treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
That is Dr. JLo.
HIS 5 “S” TO STRENGTHEN OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM:
SUPPLEMENT – our body needs enough and more energy boosters everyday. Not only during sickness, but more importantly, supplement that will help us strengthen our immune system like Vitamin C, not just an antioxidant but also anti-infective and with higher doses. Vitamin D3, an immune modulator, Zinc, Melatonin that repairs and regulates our sleeping habit and Omega 3.
SUNLIGHT – because it fights viruses and bacteria especially during rainy season, since there’s a lot of viral infections during these days.
SLEEP – when we sleep we actually secrete our hormones that is important for re- genaration and repair of our entire body and our immune system, that’s why we need to have an enough sleep and rest during night time.
SMILE – smile and laughter as well is indeed the best form of medicine to help us feel good all the time, to fight against fear, depression, stress and other negative moods and thoughts.
SEX – this maybe one of the most intriguing of all the 5 S. Sex is important because as we age, the levels of sex hormones decline, and is prone to developing infections, tumors, as we age. That is the reason why sex is included in the 5 S to strengthen our immune system and because our sex hormones is important for regeneration and repair.
HIS WORDS OF WISDOM:
“One of the things that God reminds us from the bible, is TO FEAR NOT. Because when we fear, that would cause our immune system to also be suppressed.
It’s important nowadays to have faith, to trust God that He will help us to go through this triumphantly.”