Slippers Not Shots - How to Strengthen the Immune System Naturally
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Slippers Not Shots

Slippers Not Shots

Using Common Sense Medicine

A level headed response to the pandemic, not fueled by profit and political motivations, was to simply encourage the general population to work on strengthening their immune systems. In this article, we’ll look at some ways this can be achieved, starting with a surprisingly simple piece of common sense that you and your family can use, particularly in the winter months.

The Story of the Slippers

I once read a story about a man who had developed a persistent cough that he could not get rid of. Over a period of years, he went to see several specialists and tried multiple medications and nothing would get rid of this cough.

Finally, he went to a practitioner who asked him to describe his daily routine and during this process, it came out that every morning the man would wake up and walk out his front door, to the end of his sidewalk, to get the paper. He did this in his bare feet. The practitioner said, “aha” and instructed the man to put on a pair of slippers each morning before going out to get the paper.

The man started doing this and his cough immediately cleared up. It was walking on the cold ground in the morning that was causing his persistent cough.

Ever since reading that story, I have been careful to wear slippers in the wintertime and rarely, if ever get sick. The takeaway here is that simply purchasing a pair slippers to protect the feet from cool or cold surfaces can go a long way towards supporting the body’s immune system.

Strengthening the Immune System

Beyond that simple tip, here are some more easy and practical ways to strengthen the immune system:

  • Vitamin D supplementation
  • Zinc supplementation
  • Vitamin C supplementation (see important note below)
  • Reducing or eliminating sugar intake
  • Eating Organic Foods

Vitamin D3 + K2

In the winter months, when exposure to natural sunlight is limited, vitamin D supplementation emerges as a valuable strategy to maintain optimal health. Often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D plays a crucial role in various bodily functions, including the regulation of calcium and phosphorus absorption, bone health, and immune system function.

Reduced sunlight exposure during winter can lead to lower vitamin D synthesis in the skin, making supplementation essential for preventing deficiencies. Adequate levels of vitamin D have been associated with a lower risk of respiratory infections, improved mood, and enhanced overall well-being. Moreover, research suggests that vitamin D may play a role in mitigating the seasonal affective disorder (SAD) commonly experienced during the darker months. As such, incorporating vitamin D supplements into winter routines can be a proactive measure to support overall health and resilience during a time when sunlight exposure is limited.


Zinc supplementation offers a range of health benefits, making it a crucial element for overall well-being. As an essential mineral, zinc plays a pivotal role in numerous physiological processes, including immune function, wound healing, and DNA synthesis.

One of its most recognized benefits lies in its ability to bolster the immune system, aiding in the prevention and management of infections. Zinc is also involved in the production of enzymes that support digestion and metabolism. Furthermore, it contributes to the maintenance of healthy skin, nails, and hair. For individuals with a deficiency or those at risk, such as vegetarians or older adults, zinc supplementation can be particularly valuable. Research suggests that zinc may also have a role in supporting cognitive function and may play a part in reducing the duration and severity of the common cold. While it is important to obtain nutrients from a balanced diet, zinc supplementation can be a beneficial option to ensure adequate levels, promoting optimal health and resilience.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C supplementation offers a myriad of health benefits, but the choice of its form is crucial for optimal effectiveness. Vitamin C is renowned for its antioxidant properties, supporting the immune system, collagen formation, and overall skin health. Vitamin C is most commonly sold as ascorbic acid, which has about as much nutritional value as eating concrete.

Look for whole food sources of Vitamin C, including supplements derived form whole food forms . Whole food forms of vitamin C, derived from sources like citrus fruits, berries, or acerola cherries, contain not only ascorbic acid but also a spectrum of bioactive compounds and co-factors that work synergistically. These natural complexes enhance the absorption and utilization of vitamin C in the body, providing a more comprehensive range of health benefits.

Reducing Sugar Intake

Ok, before freaking out about this, know that it is possible to switch the body from burning sugar to burning fat. 🥳¬†When this happens it brings with it a profound sense of steadiness and calm. Why? Fat is a much more stable source of fuel. In fact it’s possible to cause the body to effortlessly burn off any extra fat you may have, even hundreds of pounds worth.

Refined sugar poses a significant threat to the immune system, contributing to a range of adverse effects that compromise its functionality. High intake of refined sugars, commonly found in processed foods and sugary beverages, can lead to chronic inflammation, a condition linked to various health issues, including immune system dysfunction. Excessive sugar consumption has been shown to impair the ability of white blood cells to effectively combat pathogens, making the body more susceptible to infections. Moreover, elevated blood sugar levels can disrupt the balance of gut microbiota, which plays a pivotal role in immune regulation. The negative impact of refined sugar on immune function is further exacerbated by its role in promoting obesity and chronic diseases, creating a cascade of health challenges. To bolster immune resilience, reducing refined sugar intake and opting for a balanced, nutrient-rich diet is crucial for maintaining a healthy immune system and overall well-being.

Note that for teenagers, sugar and carb intake can be a significant source of acne.

Is Eating Organic & Grass Fed Really Necessary?

We all know that eating organic and grass-fed is more expensive, so is it really necessary?

The real issue with non-organic foods is a substance called glyphosate. This chemical is used in the weed killer that is sprayed on genetically modified crops. Glyphosate has been shown to disrupt the integrity of the gut wall, leading to potential autoimmune issues. It’s best to keep this chemical out of the body entirely.

This is done by eating organic vegetables and grass fed beef. It also includes using dairy from grass fed cows.

As a side note, and long the lines of reducing sugar intake, milk is actually a significant source of sugar. One way around this is to only eat grass fed cheddar cheese. The way that cheddar cheese is made eliminates all of the lactose (milk sugar).

Learning From A Failed Response

We now know that COVID-19 vaccines were less than 1% effective and that the pharmaceutical industry has an extensive and unhealthy grip on public health policy and science. Their influence and interest is focused on profit more than health.

We also know now that vaccines were rushed to market, that they were not properly tested, and that they may be causing multiple types of health issues including heart problems, cancer, and even sudden death.

In general, the response to COVID-19 has been an abysmal failure and reflects very poorly on the medical and scientific establishments. In fact, the virus itself was mostly likely created by the NIH in a Chinese lab, using American tax dollars.

If there’s anything that the recent pandemic has taught us, it’s that the government and pharmaceutical industries are the last people we should be entrusting with our health. And unfortunately, the medical profession in general is heavily influenced and paid by pharmaceutical companies to suggest dangerous and ineffective treatments.

A little common sense can go along way in creating a naturally strong immune system.

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