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Boost your Immunity

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There's a lot of talk these days about boosting our immune systems.

It is of course, our immune systems that are crucial to fighting off COVID-19 and any other disease that attacks our body's health. There are lots of people who want to sell you supplements that claim to enhance our immunity. But our immune systems are very, very complicated. Who's to say, if tampering with our immunity in a random way will have a positive or negative effect. We know that the well-researched and proven COVID-19 vaccines do indeed improve our immunity against the virus. But other than that, exercise, eating a healthy Mediterranean diet, rest, and caring for our spiritual wellbeing are the only known ways to boost our immunity. So I hope you will avoid spending money on potentially harmful products. Improving one's immune system sounds good, but as of yet, we are just not smart enough to know how to do it. This is Dr. Scott Morris for Church Health.

Dr. G. Scott Morris, M.D., M.Div, is founder and CEO of Church Health, which opened in 1987 to provide quality, affordable health care for working, uninsured or underserved people and their families. In FY2021, Church Health had over 61,300 patient visits. Dr. Morris has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University, and M.D. from Emory University. He is a board-certified family practice physician and an ordained United Methodist minister.