Steps for Preventing COVID-19 and Boosting Your Immune System

Prevention: Boost your Immune System


John Brisson: Fix Your Gut

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Disclaimer: The following information has been compiled from expert testimony on the Covid-19 pandemic as well as scientific studies and articles on immune function. I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice or a substitute for medical advice. This information is not meant to be a cure for Coronavirus. At this time, there is no cure for Coronavirus. I accept zero liability for the following information. Please consult with your doctor for the best ways to keep yourself healthy during this pandemic.


Corona virus typically enters the body through the eyes, nose, and mouth, but can also enter through other orifices or open wounds. The most common method of transmission appears to be breathing in air that contains viral particles. The primary goal is to keep active virus particles out of those areas of the body that are susceptible to infection. Common disinfectants such as soap and water, hand sanitizer, rubbing alcohol, and bleach all seem to be effective at destroying the virus rendering them incapable of causing infection.

  1. NEVER TOUCH YOUR FACE!!! Or your hair that can get in your face. It is best to tie up long hair up, especially if you go out in public. If you have to touch your face/hair wash your hands first.

  2. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water for AT LEAST 20 seconds. Get in between your fingers and both sides of your hands. Rinse thoroughly. Dry your hands with a clean towel. Most important times to wash hands: – as soon as you get home

    • before going to the bathroom if your hands might be contaminated
    • after touching anything in public
    • before you eat
    • before you touch your face
  3. Use hand sanitizer whenever washing hands is not an option, like as soon as you get back to your car.

  4. Use sani-wipes before you touch anything in public, like a shopping cart, or gas pump.

  5. Any cuts or abrasions on the skin should be washed thoroughly and covered with liquid bandage. Reapply as needed.

  6. If your hands start getting dry, use lotion to prevent hands from cracking.

  7. Wash hair carefully, tilting your head backwards into the water. Don’t let pre-soap rinse get into eyes or mouth or nose.

Controlling Vectors (potential sources of infection)

This is going to be very difficult considering that the virus is airborne and the long survivability of the virus outside of a host. Also, people are contagious before they are symptomatic, and some may not even develop symptoms although they are still infected and contagious. It is safest to just assume everyone and everything is infected and shelter in place.

  1. Don’t go out unless you absolutely need to.

  2. If you do go out, keep your distance (AT LEAST 6 feet. from people as much as possible, especially if they are coughing or sneezing. Don’t walk through an area where someone was coughing or sneezing. If you have to walk through such an area, hold your breath and close your eyes if it is safe to do so. Avoid hugs and handshakes.

  3. If you do go out, wear mask of any sort to remind you not to touch your face.

  4. Try not to touch stuff out in public.

  5. Limit your social contacts as much as possible. Now is NOT a good time to go hang out with friends and family.

  6. Sanitize all potentially contaminated items before bringing them into your home.

  7. When ordering food prepared/handled by someone else, avoid foods that are not cooked/heated. Microwaving the food adds another layer of protection.

Fitness and Nutrition

Keep your body healthy to have the best chance to fight off infection.

  1. Get good sleep every night. Most people require 7-9 hours every night.

  2. Consume lots of vitamin C and anti-oxidant rich foods such as berries, citrus, and greens.

  3. Consume probiotics daily. Kefir, kombucha, kimchi, unpasteurized apple-cider vinegar are all great sources of probiotic.

  4. Make sure you are getting adequate protein consumption each day, at least half your body weight in grams of protein per day (150 pound person = 75 grams protein per day). Eggs, meat, beans, dairy, protein powders, are all great sources of protein.

  5. Try to get fresh air and a little (5-15 minutes. sunlight every day. MAKE SURE YOU DON’T BURN! Expose as much as skin as possible to the sun, shorts and no shirt is ideal. Don’t take shirt off if it’s chilly, you do not want to be cold.

  6. Try to exercise/be active every day, promoting good blood flow throughout the body.

  7. Avoid heavy alcohol consumption which can suppress immune function.

  8. Avoid excessive caffeine intake which can suppress immune function.

  9. Avoid highly processed foods and refined carbohydrates such as soda, candy, flour products, and deli meats, all which can suppress immune function.


Certain environmental conditions make us more susceptible to infection.

  1. Turn off all wireless routers and devices in your home and depend solely on Ethernet wired connections to the Internet.

  2. Avoid running the heater and drying out the air in your home. You also want to avoid being cold so there is balance here. Bundling up in warm clothes is preferable if you are chilly. If you have to run the heater, avoid prolonged periods of running it.

  3. Avoid inhaling anything that would irritate your airways such as smoking, harsh chemicals, or car exhaust. If you are a smoker/vaper, now is a great time to quit or switch to an edible alternative.

  4. You want fresh air in your home, so it is good to open up the windows in the daytime, but close them once it starts getting chilly. Again, you don’t want to be cold.

  5. Avoid being cold.