Nutrition for Boosting Immunity

Nutrition for boosting immunity

Two powerful tools to stay well are…..

Vitamin C and Coconut Oil. It turns out that are both anti-virals, which means that they can help us fight Coronavirus! I take both daily and I hope after hearing what I have to say here, you will too!

First let’s begin with coconut oil. According to my colleague, Mary Enig, PhD. and wellness researcher and writer:
Lauric acid (found in coconut oil) becomes monolaurin in the human or animal body. Monolaurin is the antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride used by humans and animals to destroy viruses such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, as well as bacteria such as listeria monocytogenes and H. Pylori. It also destroys protozoa such as giardia lambia. Some studies have shown that the Lauric acid in coconut oil also has some antimicrobial effects.

Did you notice she said not only antibacterial but ANTIVIRAL, which is on everyone’s minds these days.

Coconut oil is also amazing because it has been found to reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease. Since I have the gene for Alzheimer’s, I have been Super-dosing myself with coconut oil and cooking everything, except fish, in it for the past 20 years. I think this explains why I never get viruses or colds. I mean never.

Vitamin C is my second choice for fighting viruses. When we are challenged with a viral infection, our need for vitamin C can rise dramatically [1, 2]. Ascorbate (vitamin C) at sufficiently high doses can prevent viral disease and greatly speed recovery from an acute viral infection. Who knew?

But, not all vitamin C is created equal.

We get our best vitamin C supplements from far away, Australia and the Amazon to be exact. I have mentioned before that the best sources of vitamin C, hands-down, are Kakadu plum, from Australia and Camu Camu from the Amazon. I never ever buy vitamin C from a manufacturer in the United States because it’s almost all made out of corn and all too often, GMO corn at that, which means that it is doused in Glyphosate. Glyphosate is pure poison.

Go here to learn more!!

Since supplement manufacturers don’t have to share information about their products there’s really no way to figure out whether or not it’s genetically engineered. So I just steer clear of it altogether. So should you!

But, Camu Camu and Kakadu Plum are both amazing. Kakadu Plum has 20 times the vitamin C of an orange and Camu Camu has 6 times the vitamin C of an orange. That is a lot of vitamin C!

Using food and targeted supplements to increase immunity is more important that ever! Try adding coconut oil to your diet and super boost your Vitamin C intake with Kakadu Plum or Camu Camu…. You may be surprised by the results.

Have you checked out my blog lately? There is a ton of information about sourcing high quality Vitamin C and Coconut Oil! I also just shared a recipe of a Vitamin C-Packed smoothie that is as delicious as it is nutritious! See that here:

Finally, if you need some support on your journey to better health and lasting wellness do not hesitate to reach out! The mind/body connection is a powerful one, and I can help you with both. Text or call me directly at 513 205 6543 or email me

1] Levy TE (2002) Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins. ISBN-13: 9781401069636
[2] Hickey S, Saul AW (2008) Vitamin C: The Real Story, the Remarkable and Controversial Healing Factor. ISBN-13: 9781591202233

Dr. Renae Norton

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