Pre-emptive improvement of immune function, inflammation and lifestyle can improve the effectiveness of vaccine and decrease the side effects.

If your vaccination is imminent:

  1. Avoid acute stressors
  2. Get maximum sleep
  3. Avoid anti-inflammatory agents 2 days pre and post vaccination if possible
  4. If you have an active infection or auto immune flare, postpone your vaccination
  5. Don’t over exercise the day before
  6. Don’t have a lot of alcohol 2 days before

If your vaccination is weeks / months away:

  1. Improve nutrition (see below)
  2. Lose weight
  3. Start a new sleep routine
  4. Add in moderate regular exercise
  5. Stress management (mind / body therapies) and relationships
  6. Optimise microbiome (fibre, fermented foods, stress reduction)
  7. Address hormone imbalances

Nutrition to support immune function:

  1. Reduce – alcohol, caffeine, sugars, ready meals and no takeaways
  2. Increase vegetables, cook from scratch, increase quality protein to two portions per day
  3. Vitamin A (liver, cod liver oil, orange, red and green coloured vegetables)
  4. Vitamin D (supplement in winter 2,000 iu / 50ug)
  5. Vitamin C (citrus, berries, tomatoes and peppers)
  6. Vitamin E (avocados, sunflower seeds and almonds)
  7. B complex (dairy, eggs, pulses, wholegrains, nuts and seeds, tempeh, fish and meat)
  8. Zinc, iron and selenium (seafood, meat, pulses, seeds and nuts)
  9. Mushrooms
  10. Quercetin (apples, onions)
  11. Resveratrol (dark berries, dark chocolate)

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