Tips for boosting immunity NOW

Since Los Angeles went on lockdown we’ve been on information overload with articles, tips and suggestions on ways to boost immunity, improve our mood and manage fatigue. We reached out to Dr. Ryan Monahan, who practices integrative and functional medicine on his favorite vitamins, herbs and foods to eat to help us establish a healthy diet and supplement routine NOW. 


All of these supplements have been shown through extensive scientific study and research to either directly support or modulate the immune system, or possess antibacterial, antiviral, or anti-inflammatory compounds.

Zinc, Liposomal Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Elderberry, Colloidal Silver,  N-Acetyl Cysteine, Quercetin, Curcumin (Turmeric), Cod Liver Oil


The best herbal formula to take for prevention of sickness is a Chinese patent called Yu Ping Feng San (Jade Windscreen Powder). This contains a very high dosage of Astragalus, plus White Atractylodes and Siler Root.

Other individuals herbs to consider include:

Astragalus, Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola Root, Honeysuckle, Licorice and Ginger


Remember the food we eat should be our first form of medicine. 80% of our immune cells are housed in the gut. To that end, boosting immunity means optimizing gut health. Choosing whole, real foods found in nature and avoiding sugars and processed or packaged foods with chemicals and preservatives is essential. 

Here are some medicinal foods to consider incorporating:

Fermented Foods (kimchi, sauerkraut), Bone Broth, Garlic, Ginger, Raw Honey, Coconut Oil, Healthy Animal Proteins and Fats

Be Grounded. Be Balanced. Be Healthy. NOW & Always.