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    126: Boosting Your Immune System Right Now w/ Dr. Kellyann Petrucci

    COVID-19, or Coronavirus, is the word on everyone’s mind right now. But how can you support yourself and your loved ones during this crisis? I’m joined byDr. Kellyann Petrucci to talk about how we can boost our immune systems and become better humanitarians right now.

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    The single most important thing we can do during this uncertain time is to be a better humanitarian. Human connection, even virtual, is so important, as it increases oxytocin, the happiness hormone, which helps to strengthen our immune system. Please, please be a good person, help your community where you can, and share as much love as you can.

    Dr. Kellyann and I talk about some of the ways you can help boost your immune system are right now. Starting with sleep, it’s essential that you prioritize getting 7-8 hours a night. Kellyann also explains why you shouldn’t eat sugar and how it actually harms your immune system - yes, even a little bit.

    We also talk about burn-out. This is especially important during these times when you genuinely do want to be there for others and help them. It’s important to care for yourself first and foremost. Say no more than you say yes, but never close down your heart and love.

    Kellyann shares the advice her dad gave her: Dare to be great every day. This is such a wonderful thought that I want to share with you all to take to heart. Loving yourself and filling any holes in your soul with your own love and kindness, being great every day, and sharing your truth is how we get through this, together.

    How can you be a better humanitarian right now? Do you have any questions about how to bolster your immune system during this viral outbreak? Ask me anything and let me hear your thoughts in the comments on the episode page. If you have questions, email team@drannacabeca.com.

     

    In This Episode:

    • How you can be a humanitarian in these times of Coronavirus crisis
    • Why you need to get 7-8 hours of sleep every night
    • Why sugar harms your immune system
    • How you can boost your immune system during a viral crisis
    • What the biggest problem with burn-out is
    • Why you should say no more than you say yes
    • How you can dare to be great every day
    • What happens with you fill the holes in your soul with love from yourself

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    Quotes:

    “When you eat sugar, it actually suppresses your immunity by 40% for about 5 hours.” (5:33)

    “Believe it or not, even people can give you a high level of burnout. It’s very easy to let people in your life, not so easy to get them out.” (17:50)

    “You have a certain amount of energy and power in which you can emit and use. And you can’t use it towards things that (18:25)

    “When you are in a state of stress, I promise you, your immune system is not anywhere near the capacity it could be to fight off anything.” (18:59)

     

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    Transcript 

    Dr. Kellyann:
    It's making choices, making the right choices. It's saying, "No," more than yes. That sounds so cliche, but we always say that. Saying, "No, no, no, no." All these things can be preventative burnout. And the reason why we care right now is because we're going to talk about viruses, we're going to talk about immunity, we're going to talk about corona. When you are in a state of stress, I promise you, your immune system is not anywhere near the capacity it could be to fight off anything.

    Dr. Anna:
    Hello everyone. Dr. Anna Cabeca here and welcome to The Girlfriend Doctor Podcast. Yes, I've rebranded from Couch Talk podcast to really have these discussions.

    Dr. Anna:
    So, in today's conversation, I'm talking with one of my good girlfriends, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci. We hit on many topics including the coronavirus, flu prevention and some of our favorite tools to improve our immune system. This includes having bone broth regularly. Dr. Kellyann's book, Bone Broth Cookbook is one of my favorite resources for great recipes with bone broth. And her current book is Cleanse and Reset. She's just a fabulous author. She's everywhere. She's been on The Today Show, on Good Morning America, on Dr. Oz regularly and travels around the country. She has just been one of my favorite people to know over these last several years and she is a natural anti-aging expert. You can see from our conversation in this podcast how passionate she is about what she does and she certainly does walk the talk.

    Dr. Anna:
    So, I am thrilled to introduce, and we're actually jumping right into the conversation and going to give you some fabulous information. So, join us in my girlfriend conversation with Dr. Kellyann Petrucci. Here we go.

    Dr. Anna:
    We are talking with Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, the author of nine books but Bone Broth Cookbook, one of my favorites and just a wealth of information traveling around the country, talking about boosting our immunity and just being now like really a conscientious citizen, a good human that we're talking about this coronavirus and spread of flu and other diseases and that how we have to be just alert, aware. I like that. Good humans. Quarantine ourselves.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    That's what you and I are. When you really break down who we are and what we do, we heal humans. That's what we do. And in order to do that and to tap into someone and really be able to heal them, you have to be a humanitarian.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    So, what I'm asking everyone at this point, at this call to action, this universal call to action is really be aware of that. Are you a humanitarian? Because in order for us to be fluid in life and to really be successful in all areas of our life, we have to tap into that, acknowledge that, and be aware. Some of you, I know even for myself, in my younger years, maybe you aren't because you don't have the awareness. So now that's different. You have the awareness now. Dr. Anna and I are bringing that to your attention. Really tap into that part of you that has a caring and a consideration for the globe, for yourself, for everything around you, not just you but everyone.

    Dr. Anna:
    Right, right. And then again, just boosting our immune system. So boosting for our health, for our own individuality, our own health, but the health of our families. As we're looking at this, certainly the flu season coronavirus on the top of our minds. We're like, "Okay. We protect our family from this." It starts with also protecting ourselves.

    Dr. Anna:
    So, I'm just in the midst of writing a piece on it. Just again, updating my flu prevention piece. I mean optimizing, getting outside in nature, optimizing a good night's sleep. All of this without a prescription pad. All of this.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    So important, T helper cells are activated when you sleep. You'll have to get seven to eight and a half hours of sleep every night to activate these cells. These are so forceful in combating any viruses, any pathogens that come along your way, so important.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    Why getting outside is so important because oxygen, oxygen goes into your body and creates a circular movement with your cells and they begin to fire more rapidly, more rapidly, more rapidly. There's more uptake. What happens is, that causes your body to thwart off viruses much more rapidly as the oxygen makes everything move more rapidly. You also have that same potentiality when it comes to thwarting off viruses.

    Dr. Anna:
    And so, with that, adding exercise, adding an infrared sauna or getting a hot bath.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    [crosstalk 00:04:32].

    Dr. Anna:
    Gosh, I can use a hot bath right now with Epsom salts.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    Oh, [inaudible 00:04:37] so why is hot bath so good? Why are things like infrared so, so, so wonderful? Not only for the detoxing but also when you are stressed out. And I think all of us kind of have a theme in our life, something that we have to learn and self-actualize towards. And, for me, it's always been stress. As a Type A person who likes to do a lot, be a lot, and have a lot of experiences, you tend to drive yourself pretty hard. But what happens is that when that cortisol increases in your body, that is very suppressive to the immune system, very suppressive.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    So again, this is a call to action for awareness. The most important thing I think that we can say in terms of the corona immunity and what we can do to actually control it other than basic hygiene, other than keeping away from crowds or whatever choices you're making in regard to that, one of the things that you can control in a big way is sugar.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    So, here's what everyone needs to know and this is going to blow your mind. When you eat sugar, it actually suppresses your immunity at 40% for about five hours, 40% for five hours. So you have to always, I tell people all the time, just in basic lifestyle, weight management type of plans and programs, I tell them all the time, there's that is it worth it idea that you always have to put into play, really stop and, again, awareness. Is it worth it?

    Dr. Kellyann:
    For me, right now with everything that's going on and contagions and the spread and all of this and even just fear, that fear, we're already at a heightened state. So, sugar might be something you want to be really cautious about right now. And if you choose to indulge in something sweet, there's monk fruit, there's stevia, there's other ways that you can get that sweetened taste even with some fruits. After you really get yourself clean, after a while, fruits actually taste very sweet. So, these are all ways that you can still have that sweet taste but not harm your immune system at 40% for five hours.

    Dr. Anna:
    Right, right. Yeah, and again, drinking bone broth in between. That's awesome. There's so many good medicinal reasons to drink bone broth and we can talk about that.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    Your B cells, T helper cells B cells, we have all heightened, and we'll talk more about this, but the healing of the gut. I've never seen anything that works like this. All of these are important things, but also, if we're to talk about corona and supplementation, we have to talk about vitamin D. As you know, vitamin D is very important. I think it's pandemically low in most people. I've never tested anyone in practice that has ever been on point. Have you?

    Dr. Anna:
    Very rarely, very rarely, and usually they're younger. They're certainly younger, but definitely not over 40 but I just had a client in my office the other day, 23 years old. Her vitamin D 25-hydroxy was 23, 23. So, we're boosting that. We're bolusing that. For me, I do, I have a vitamin D3/K2 combination that I use that's in my armamentarium that is 10,000 IUs of vitamin D3. So, I'm having her actually do right now, just use bolusing three a day for the week and then she'll go to one a day at 10,000 and we'll recheck in two months and see where she's at. But it takes a lot sometimes to boost up.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    Well, see, that's why it's so important and I tell people because it's really, vitamin D is a hormone. It's protective. It's actually very important that this is one place where I think that you need empirical data. I love when people actually get that level checked and see what you're doing, how you're stacking it and you're pulling and you're stacking. That is the appropriate way to address vitamin D concerns, how you're doing it.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    So Dr. Cabeca is making sure that her levels get high enough without surging them to a dangerous point where you can go into toxicity. That's the problem that you have, that you can go into toxicity with vitamin D, but at the same time, we're so low, so you've got to figure it out. It takes some figuring out.

    Dr. Anna:
    Yeah, it does take some figuring out. The big thing is that the K2 supplementation with vitamin D, but really that's one thing now, like just getting out, looking at sunrise, sunset, getting out in nature, getting to get a lot more than vitamin D from the sun, but that's crucial to our immune system. And especially those of us who wear glasses, we tend to block the sun's rays from entering our retina, which can be very immunoprotective, too, increasing our melatonin, helping us get that better night sleep. I love this conversation. Let's talk about some more things. So, vitamin D, we're going to do some bone broth and fasting and healing our gut.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    So let's talk about fasting for a moment. So, the reason why I'm so crazy about fasting, first of all, if you go to any health conference with all these big head honcho health people, you will not find a soul in a restaurant in the morning. It's like a ghost town. Everyone's intermittent fasting, everyone. And here's why I love it so much because you can speak so freely about intermittent fasting because it's double-blind studied. There's so many good studies that back up intermittent fasting. You can't negate the fact that it's really powerful. Have that eating window.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    So, if people stop eating at about 6:00 or 7:00 at night and they start eating again about 11:00 or 12:00, what happens is you get cellular regeneration. There can't be anything more powerful for your body, for weight loss, for anti-aging, for healing immunity, overall health than giving your body that chance for regeneration because your cells literally turn over. It's like hitting the compost button in your body.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    And so, depending on how many times you need it or want it, but I always had people do part of the bone broth protocol of the diet was two days a week doing all bone broth and a light meal at night, and even just doing that two nonconsecutive days a week, the results people got were crazy. It was crazy. It's unbelievable.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    So, if people want an effective way to boost their body immediately, that's in your arsenal and it's really powerful. And bone broth, again, it increases your B cells, your T helper cells. It increases that health of your gut that we keep talking about, that microbiome because if you think about bone broth, think about it like Aloe vera. If you get a sunburn. What do you do? You reach for the Aloe vera. Why? Because not only does it make you feel better, it also actually heals the sunburn. It's the same thing with your gut. It's healing and it's sealing and it's very nutritious for your overall body. It's got that collagen in there, which is uplifting. Collagen is the gelatin. Whenever you think about anything that is uplifting, upbuilding.

    Dr. Anna:
    And versus stress, which breaks us back down. So 100% agree. I've used bone broth, fasting, and also intermittent fasting. So in Keto-Green 16 really building up to that 16-hour intermittent fast.

    Dr. Anna:
    Now, I want to clarify your opinion on that feeding window. For me, there's no snacking. You eat breakfast and you eat a nice dinner, ideally before 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., because we know that after 7:00 p.m., our insulin secretion is significantly more than that same meal eaten before. So I don't need to store any more. Not at all.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    No, that would be optimal. That's definitely the optimal window. And there's a lot of research coming out now that talks about exercising fasting is a way to really compound the effects so you can work out for a lot less time and compound the effects. And that's what I think you and I try to do a lot. I think practitioners like us that have been doing this for so many years and women is our main focus and have been our main audience, so we know the challenges.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    I think what we try to do get a lot of things done with one thing. Your maca. Your maca. It's about a broad spectrum. Yeah. It's a broad spectrum across the board.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    Another thing that I love for immunity, by the way, is these herbal antimicrobials. I don't know if you know them. They're really amazing. Biocidin is the one I like. It's by [crosstalk 00:12:36]-

    Dr. Anna:
    I love Biocidin. That's your dental stuff.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    Okay. That's all the dental stuff. So Biocidin. So that is my favorite. So let me just grab some. Can I grab some [crosstalk 00:12:47]?

    Dr. Anna:
    Yeah. Go ahead. Go ahead. Dr. Kellyann will be back in a second. I know there had been some questions that came in that, what about vitamin C? Certainly vitamin C, optimize your vitamin C right now. There are many different forms of vitamin C. You can mix it up, but vitamin C, 2,000 international units or up to 4,000 international units, you can even go higher. If you're starting to get sick, I usually tell clients up to bowel tolerance, so you start getting that runniness but so vitamin C is great. Emergen-C is great.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    What do you think about C with zinc?

    Dr. Anna:
    I love zinc. Always zinc, I have to take 60 milligrams of zinc a day or I'm getting hair loss, especially when I'm stressed.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    Oh my gosh. That's such a good thing. With hair loss, zinc is so good. So the recommended daily dosage, again, is like eight to 10 milligrams. But here's the thing, when you work with a practitioner, you can play around a lot more. The reason why we get lot of the guidelines that we get is because you're kind of doing it on your own and if anything funky shows up, you may not key into that. So, that's the great thing about working with a professional.

    Dr. Anna:
    And measuring, like for our listeners, too, we talk about optimizing your zinc. You want to look at red blood cell zinc. That's a test your doctor can add on, too. Red blood cell zinc is the best way to look at zinc levels. That's great information to have as you're going, or if you're dosing or if you've been on zinc supplementation, you've never been checked. It's a good idea to get checked because those zinc-copper ratios and we look at different things in functional medicine to look at your cellular health.

    Dr. Anna:
    Certainly come flu season, zinc supplementation, zinc-rich foods, raw oysters. I'm in the Southeast. We love raw oysters.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    So do I. I love them.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    So, this is probably something really interesting, I know for my audience for sure. What are some of the things that you test when someone comes in? Are there tests that you test? No matter who they are, they come in and you want to know this? What is it?

    Dr. Anna:
    Yeah, there are four key markers that I tell clients and I write about this in my books. I tell clients they have to know like they know the number on the scale. They know the dress size. They need to know their hemoglobin A1c, their vitamin D 25-hydroxy, their hs-CRP or Cardio-CRP, and DHEA-S, DHEA sulfate. I need those four markers at the minimum, the basic information that I want clients to know and follow over time, those four markers because from there I can tell their insulin sensitivity, blood glucose control. I can tell their immune status because vitamin D can be low for many reasons. And then their adrenal status, the DHEA, what's the resilience marker? What do I need to do to really ignite change in them? And then inflammatory markers

    Dr. Kellyann:
    And you can do all that by blood, right?

    Dr. Anna:
    All by blood. Mm-hmm (affirmative).

    Dr. Kellyann:
    All by blood. It's simple.

    Dr. Anna:
    Yeah. And then on a daily basis, regular times during the day, I have them do urine pH and ketones, urine pH and ketones. So, periodically, definitely get into ketosis on a regular basis. I say about 60 to 80% of the time, try for that 80% especially over age 40, because that's better for brain health. But definitely check urine pH as a marker. I think our urine pH is a vital sign. When we're stressed, it's more acidic. So, we have to learn to control that.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    I think out of all the things that we talk about, and, I talk a lot about food and weight management and lifestyle, longevity, aging, all that, just as you do, healthy aging. I think the most important thing to really express to people is that, out of anything that we can tell you, what takes you down the most is stress. Would you not agree with that?

    Dr. Anna:
    Yes, 100%. Mm-hmm (affirmative).

    Dr. Kellyann:
    Stress. So I can tell you a quick story is that I was really burned out. I got myself into a situation where I was really burned out. And I think what happens is that we go from thing to thing to thing. We start to become robotic. We start to become numb. A lot of times stress will take over. When stress takes over, you have an executive functioning part of your brain that helps you navigate and it actually starts shutting down. You lose the capacity. One of the signs of burnout, and I say that, that people don't realize is that you lose everything everywhere you go. You can't find anything. You're losing everything. Again, that executive functioning isn't turned on.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    And here's the problem with a lot of these burnout cases is that you don't realize it's going on. For me, I found out because I was in the back of a plane passed out and I had to get that ... I mean, it was really scary. I've completely recharged. I've completely changed.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    And the difference between what I'm doing now as what I would do then is I connect, and this may sound woo-woo, but it's not for me. And that is I connect to my source power. I connect to my power all the time and I stay connected and I don't lose that connection anymore because that level of awareness, that level of how does this make me feel all the time? How does this person make me feel? Because, believe it or not, even people can give you a high-level burnout because it's very easy to let people in your life. Not so easy to get them out.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    So, you've got to learn to have this internal doorman. And this isn't being paranoid. This is being mindful of the people that you're going to let in your life because when people leak power from you or you allow yourself to leak power when you're around someone, you have to realize you have a limited amount of power every day. Your cells engage, they communicate, they have a megahertz to them. You have a certain amount of energy and power in which you can emit and use. You can't use it towards things that are not going to be beneficial to yourself or those around you. You can't do it.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    So, people can be a big source of this leak and this exhaustion as well. So, it's making choices, Making the right choices. It's saying, "No," more than yes. It sounds so cliche, but we always say that. Say, "No, no, no, no." All these things can be preventative burnout. The reason why we care right now is because we're going to talk about viruses, we're going to talk about immunity, we're going to talk about corona. When you are in a state of stress, I promise you, your immune system is not anywhere near the capacity it could be to fight off anything.

    Dr. Anna:
    I couldn't agree with you more. And it's such an important message because one thing, and I spoke with Dr. Fasano a while back and he discovered with his team of scientists about gluten, how that can affect and creates zonulin and how that's a marker for gluten sensitivity, which was so fascinating.

    Dr. Anna:
    But one thing we had this discussion about was cortisol. And the concept is all of a sudden we're getting these leaky membranes. We talk about leaky gut, but we have a leaky brain, leaky heart. I mean, all of these leaky membranes.

    Dr. Anna:
    So, the concept is that, and I asked him this. I said, "I feel like cortisol is the key that unlocks the gate to those important cell membranes, the cell-cell communication that are needed to keep things out like a healthy gate around our neighborhood, around our house, around our garden, keeps out the intrusion of animals to eat our beautiful garden.

    Dr. Anna:
    So, thinking of it in this way, we have to manage our stress. And what I've learned, and I've seen you do this, too, because external circumstances aren't changing. Your internal compass, your internal circumstance, you changed it. You focused on the positive, you focused on the light, you focused on the gratitude. I feel like we're soul sisters in this way, Kellyann, because nothing in the external environment, you're still juggling all that you're juggling and, yet, with discernment, this is hell yes, this is hell no with discernment. And I think that's so important. Like, "Okay, is this going to bring love? Is this going to bring goodness into my life? Is this healthy for me in the long term versus if it's not?" So, that discernment that you're talking about is something that changed my life, too.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    It is. And it's a matter of being grounded, I think. We literally have to ground ourselves. There's all kinds of ways we can do that. I'd say, "I have my own TV show." What do I mean by that? Is I wake up in the morning and I flash in my head the Dr. Kellyann Show. What that is to me, that is where I want my life to be and I act and put my body and my mind and charge through as if it's already there. That's how I start my day. I start my day like that, and that has made a world a difference for me. Again, remember. Going back to the premise that your cells communicate. Your cells are listening to this and they're absorbing this. All of a sudden you start listening to things that are on your path that you're supposed to be listening to.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    You start listening and that awareness changes and you pivot when you need to pivot and you make the changes that you need to change and people look differently to you and things look differently to you. You just have a different level of awareness.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    So again, talking about building that armor, a really good way to build that armor is to make sure that you guard those six inches between your ears. Because, I grew up with a father, an Italian. I did not come from any education and I was the first one out of my whole lineage to go to college and do all of these different things. And I will tell you, the one thing that I learned from my father being exceedingly positive and ended up being a very successful entrepreneur at the end of the day, started out as a barber and was a barber most of my life and ended up becoming this entrepreneur. He really understood this concept that he called daring to be great. "Dare to be great, Kellyann. Dare to be great."

    Dr. Kellyann:
    He'd say, "That six inches. I don't want to hear about your education, your money, your age." He would name all these things. "None of that. It's the six inches between your ears." And now, here I am, as I progressed on in life and I'm reflecting back and I'm thinking, "Boy, he had it. He had it. Six inches between your ear. That is all of it."

    Dr. Anna:
    Guard your mind. That's really great. Dare to be great. I love that. Definitely a good motto.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    Mm-hmm (affirmative). I think that's one of the things that you and I connect on because we both really are daring to be great and to get messages out to people and to really try to understand and to make women feel like they are the rock stars and the powerhouses that they are.

    Dr. Anna:
    Right. And we're ageless. That ageless woman. We are owning our age, owning our title, owning our purpose, owning our passion, owning our pleasures. I really want that embodiment. And you embody that. You're so amazing.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    Thank you. You are, too. One are the words that I think people, women in particular, there's a word that I had to learn. It was called codependency. This can really get off on another topic, but the bottom line is this. You have to be really in love with yourself and really okay with yourself because when you're not, you have these gaping holes in you and other people can hook into those gaping holes and create unhealthy relationships with you and create drama with you and all of these other things because you've got these gaping holes that are just dying to be filled and you can't fill them yourself. So one of the things that you can do to be purposeful and powerful and feel really passionate and get all that back in life, that if you're kind of feeling like you're stuck and you're depressed and you're all these different things, is to get rid of the hooks, get rid of the hole. Fill your holes, fill them with love from you. And it's not as easy as it sounds, but it's work and it's work that's well worth it.

    Dr. Anna:
    Yeah, a practice and a discipline that has to be done daily. And, like you said, with those six inches between your ears. This brings love. Love brings in the hormone oxytocin. Oxytocin is the sensation of love. And that is a power immuno-supportive hormone. It is the most powerful hormone in our body. I mean, bringing in love, doing things that bring us joy, that we can play and laugh. And you have your children home on spring break right now. It's like that is oxytocin in the household.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    Get a hug, everyone. Get a hug.

    Dr. Anna:
    Exactly.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    [crosstalk 00:25:08] on this right now. No hugs, but ...

    Dr. Anna:
    I know. Yeah, hug long and hard. That's awesome. Boosting oxytocin.

    Dr. Anna:
    All right, let's go back. So we had some questions. I always get the question about what kind of zinc. I pretty much zinc picolinate, zinc gluconate. Those are the two common forms that I typically take.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    Yeah. That's what I typically use, as well.

    Dr. Anna:
    Yeah. And so then let's go to Biocidin because I love this stuff. This is good stuff.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    Yeah, yeah. So I love this, and this is great. All you do is you take this and you spray it. And what I like about this product is that we know that viruses and bacteria, they like to live in the throat and they like to live in the nose. And so when you spray this, it's really powerful, double-blind studied product.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    So, I love it and I carry it in my purse and it makes me feel much more protected. They also have toothpaste and a bunch of different stuff.

    Dr. Anna:
    I use it all, too. I love it. And, and they have like a swish and spit, one of those. It's actually the best-tasting one I've had.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    Yeah. So between that and bone broth, I always, so bone broth is just a really instrumental part of my arsenal. If you go to drkellyann.com, no E, Dr. Kellyann, you'll find so many recipes. You'll find my bone broth products and so forth because I was the pioneer in bone broth. Actually. I was the first person to come to the market with this message and really feel this.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    And Google Analytics will tell you that. When my bone broth diet and my show came out, it just absolutely skyrocketed. And it's such a pleasure to see that it really fueled an entire food category. And the reason why it did is because it really works and again does so many things across the board that I hope is we're trying to lock in our immunity right now that everyone really and checks out, go to Dr. Kellyann, check out bone broth and the world of bone broth and what it really can do for you.

    Dr. Anna:
    Yeah, absolutely. Kellyann, thank you so much for being with us and for listeners, drkellyann.com and she's on Instagram at drkellyann.

    Speaker 2:
    Drkellyannpetrucci, the whole name.

    Dr. Anna:
    The whole name, drkellyannpetrucci.com. You guys will find her there on Instagram, too, and that's just that. I love your Instagram page. So, you all check that out as well. Thank you so much for being here and stay doing what you're doing. Let me know how I can help you, support you. I love you and thank you for being there and sharing your message with my audience.

    Dr. Anna:
    All right, you all. Thank you.

    Dr. Kellyann:
    Thank you.

    Dr. Anna:
    That was our powerful and fast conversation with my dear girlfriend, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci. We hit on some great topics there about flu prevention. We definitely hit on vitamin D, C, zinc, but most important thing is being a good human. What's it like to be a good human and how can we be a better human, considerate of our fellow humans on this planet, our neighbors, and how that makes a difference and connecting with the community?

    Dr. Anna:
    Now, there's a fear of contagion and I think the coronavirus brings into reality how quickly we can catch something from someone else. Is that fair to say how transmittable diseases are and that just in general, just good health practices that build our immune system make a difference?

    Dr. Anna:
    So, from building up the oxytocin in our life, having good conversations, having a laughter and loving relationships, make a difference. Then again, I just want to highlight Mighty Maca as one of my favorite products and, I created it now 10 years ago to help me boost my immune system, help me balance my hormones and has now helped, oh, my gosh, I think over 50,000 people around the world, if not more, and really support them that are just regular lovers of Mighty Maca because the combination of ingredients is better than any of the ingredients on its own, from what I found and what I've experienced, as well as what we've studied in my medical clinic and seeing results with.

    Dr. Anna:
    So Mighty Maca with over 30 superfoods, including those big anti-inflammatories like turmeric and quercetin and cat's claw herb. That's a special one from Peru that you may not have heard of, but it has tremendous ability to support our immune system and decrease inflammation, the interleukin pathways and the cytokine pathways and those are inflammatory pathways. And so just the combination of ingredients that work together can help in supporting our adrenals through herbals, as well as our lifestyle can make a really big difference.

    Dr. Anna:
    So, I want to thank you guys for being on my podcast and listening in. I encourage you to share this episode, tons of good information and please let me hear your review. I love reading the reviews from my listeners. Thank you for listening and I'll see you next week on The Girlfriend Doctor Podcast.

    Dr. Anna Cabeca

    Dr. Anna Cabeca

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