We are living in an age of information overload. With articles, tips, and suggestions on how to boost immunity or improve mood coming at us from every direction it can be hard for anyone trying desperately just get some time out into nature where their thoughts will calm down enough so they don’t spin completely around until there’s no one left who knows what the heck is going inside that head! Luckily though I’ve found something which may help with both these problems – integrative medicine practitioner Dr. Ryan Monahan says “you should try taking herbs.”

Since we went on lockdown, every day has been an information overload with articles and tips about how to boost immunity. We reached out for help from Dr Ryan Monahan who practices integrative medicine – he suggested specific vitamins that would be good replacements in our diet or supplements 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 the 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.