In an ideal world, a healthy diet that’s free of gluten, refined sugars, and processed foods would provide all the nutrients necessary to support your immune system. But in today’s world, it isn’t always enough. Here are my favorite ways to support and strengthen your immune system in times of emergency.


The good bacteria in your gut are known as probiotics, and they are responsible for supporting digestion, combating harmful organisms, and keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Considering that 70 percent of your immune system resides in your gut, maintaining a balance of probiotic bacteria is essential for nurturing your defenses. Probiotic-rich foods like kombucha, sauerkraut, and kefir, or a high-quality probiotic supplement, can help balance your ratio of good to bad bacteria. Probiotic supplements like Floratrex® and Latero-Flora™ are effective ways to encourage good balance. For emergency support, I take three capsules of each, three times daily.


Regular intestinal cleansing with an oxygen-based colon cleanser like Oxy-Powder® can support your immune system by providing a balanced, clean environment for probiotic bacteria to thrive. The positive benefits of intestinal cleansing with Oxy-Powder are enhanced when it’s paired with a good probiotic supplement. For emergency support, I take three capsules every night before bed.


Oregano oil, one of the most antioxidant-rich oils on the planet, is extremely beneficial for the immune system because it helps defend against dangerous organisms. Organic oregano oil’s potency is due to a compound called carvacrol, which is shown to help reduce harmful organisms in the body. For emergency support, I take 18 drops in a capsule up to three times daily, preferably with meals.


Organic selenium is made from mustard seed and contains other natural co-nutrients from the plant. As an antioxidant and essential trace mineral, it’s vital for the thyroid and immune system. For emergency support, I take one capsule (200 mcg) in the morning and one capsule in the afternoon.


Enzymes are essential for digestion and metabolic function, and research even suggests they’re beneficial for your immune system. Enzymes also break down the cell walls of harmful organisms. As you get older, your body produces fewer enzymes. Supplementing that gap can help you absorb more nutrients from your food to better support your immune system and overall health. As mentioned, your gut is where 70 percent of your immune system originates, so introducing enzymes to support your gut health and digestion only makes sense. I recommend VeganZyme®. It’s the most advanced, full-spectrum systemic and digestive enzyme formula in the world. For emergency support, I take three capsules up to three times daily.


Colloidal silver acts as a secondary defense for your immune system. By being an extra shield, colloidal silver helps take the burden off of your immune system and promotes overall physical health, even in serious cases. For emergency support, I take 20ppm every four hours or double the serving size of the label.


Iodine is a fantastic one-two punch for supporting your immune system. First off, there’s no bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms that can survive or adapt to an iodine-rich environment. It’s why people put it on cuts; it’s why it’s swabbed onto your skin before surgery — it’s an incredible defense against harmful microorganisms. In addition to defending against germs, iodine also provides a ton of support to the thyroid. The thyroid gland, a small, butterfly-shaped gland at the front of the neck, secretes essential hormones that regulate growth, development, and metabolism. The thyroid is also crucial for supporting the immune system. Proper iodine levels are needed to nourish the thyroid gland and boost the body’s ability to stay healthy, no matter what.