Even though average life expectancy continues to increase*, quality of life doesn’t necessarily have a corresponding improvement. The “golden years” are often full of chronic pain and frankly not the way we want to enjoy retirement and our grandchildren.
Staying healthy and enjoying all the phases of our life is much more likely with a strong immune system… and one that lasts. We recently met Shelley, one of our customers in New York. After just our first conversation, I became fascinated by her health-promoting lifestyle. It was very clear to me that we could all learn from her on how to stay healthy for the long run, so I wanted to share her story with you.
Shelley was born in 1943 in Ohio. Now at a very young and vibrant 77 years of age, she calls New York home. Even during this pandemic, Shelley says she is not scared to go outside and exercise to boost her immune system. She never gets sick, can walk three hours without stopping, and looks amazingly young.
Shelley's interests in health all started with the way she grew up. She recalls her father repeating how exercise was important and emphasized the need to stay in shape. She also remembers the fresh garden that her family had, where they would cultivate fresh food for their meals.
Shelley has always had an interest in being healthy, so she created a simple routine to develop and maintain her immune system’s health. Over the years, she has learned a lot about health and supplements. She starts her day with a glass of water and exercise (even if it is as simple as just going up and down the stairs of her building in NY). Afterwards, she takes specific supplements and drinks a blend of vegetables and plant extracts. She keeps her sugar and processed food consumption very low.
Eating whole foods is very important to provide the right nutrients for your body to be strong (we made a list of the best foods for immune system support in a different post that you can check out here). The immune booster food Shelly likes the most is watercress.
A very interesting component of Shelly’s routine is humming. She has always meditated and she recalls doing that as far as she can remember, then recently she learned more about humming and its benefits. She practices humming for five minutes everyday. She recommends Humming Effect: Sound of Healing from Jonathan Goldman as a resource.
I asked her how she would advise those who are interested in using nutritional supplements to build a strong immune system. After thinking about it a bit, she told me that the supplements that she recommends the most are Chlorella, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and lots of water.
After talking to her, I realized that there aren't any real secrets to a healthy lifestyle. Rather, Shelly is proof that nutrition, exercise, and supplementation are keys to building a strong and long lasting immune system, all the way until you’re eighty and beyond!.
List of supplements that Shelly takes everyday:
Vitamine B and C
Acid Alkaline Balance Test regurlarly
Bone Marrow Capsules
And now Teramune Immune Support!
*Life expectancy at birth, at age 65, and at age 75, by sex, race, and Hispanic origin: United States, selected years 1900–2017: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/2018/004.pdf