Strengthening your family’s immunity is vital – now more than ever!

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Strengthening your family’s immunity is vital – now more than ever!

The immune system is a complex network of factors and components that has an extraordinary ability to adapt and respond to challenges such as bacterial and viral infections. It is of the utmost importance to optimize this amazing immune system and the overall health of your body and mind – since this is what determines frequency and severity of illness.

When you develop strong immunity through good nutrition, plenty of sleep, regular exercise, emotional well-being, key supplements and a low-stress lifestyle, you will be more resilient to fight off infectious diseases. And if you do get sick, your immune system will help you to recover from these illnesses.

There’s a lot of fearful news about COVID-19. Ironically fear, anxiety and stress are immune depleting and can make you more susceptible to illness.

How do you relieve the stress and fear?

Turn off the news. The news is filled with fear-based hype that is designed to make you worry. What’s needed is empowering information on increasing health and immunity, so you can take the steps necessary to keep your family safe and healthy.

On this page you will find resources for information to help you keep your family as healthy as possible throughout the pandemic and the cold and flu season.

The two most important things to do are -  optimize your gut flora (microbiome) and maintain a sufficient vitamin D level.

If you feel like you need to talk, feel free to schedule an appointment. I can help you work through what is getting in your way and create a self-care plan that works for you.

Jane Sheppard CPC, FMCHC, NBC-HWC
Parenting Coach and Educator
Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach
National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach



The Institute for Functional Medicine provides reliable resources for patients and practitioners for dealing with COVID-19. It includes the functional medicine perspective on prevention, testing, treatment and recovery from COVID-19.

Dr. Elisa Song, holistic pediatrician and pediatric functional medicine expert, provides practical tips to support your family's immune systems during the pandemic, based on the most up-to-date research.

It’s been known for some time that Vitamin D reduces the risk for viral respiratory infections. Read how vitamin D specifically reduces the risk of COVID-19. It also discusses safety and efficacy of Vitamin D supplementation.

A whole foods, nutrient-dense diet is critical for a strong immune system. Read my e-book to learn how to choose the most beneficial food and encourage your kids to love it!