Easy Strategies to Boost Your Immune System Against Viruses

COVID-19 has been in the media and is causing massive panic, toilet paper shortages, event cancellations, and school delays. The economy, politics, public health, and business are all impacted. However, it is time to rise above and be empowered with tools to help your immune system battle the coronavirus, hysteria, and negativity.

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Immediate tools and tactics to build your immune system quickly, efficiently, and lasting.


Cheng Ruan, MD

There is a ridiculous amount of hysteria.

I couldn't even find toilet paper this morning so I rinsed my butt in the shower.

Before you decide this article is TMI (too much info), consider this:

Why is the world so concerned about COVID 19? Should we be concerned? Are we over reacting?

I think people need to know and understand the facts.

However, the root cause of the hysteria is NOT the lack of understanding the virus. It is the fear of not knowing the simple tactics we can do for our own immune defense systems that is waiting to be activated.

While wearing N95 masks, gloves, and hand washing are all important, that focus is on TRANSMISSION.

A larger focus should be on DEFENSE HACKING our own immune system.

You see, we have two main arms of the immune system that are responsible for different things.

Imagine if your body is a country and the immune system has two main divisions:

1) the full on assault like a bomb or napalm strike.

2) the snipers who tactfully pick off invaders (like the coronavirus or influenza).

These two arms are always working against invaders such as viruses, bacteria, toxins, pollution, etc.

However, stress and hysteria are also toxins to the body. Not only that, they are the MOST POTENT toxins.

I created this FREE online course as a road map to decipher the action items that truly important in helping your immune system!

In this course, I will provide basics and fundamentals:

  • What is coronavirus
  • how is it transmitted
  • how can you prevent transmission
  • who are usually affected
  • should you travel?
  • can the virus live on surfaces
  • can it live on clothes

We also dive into the tactics of how to boost your immune system:

  • what to eat
  • what supplements to take
  • oral rinse that helps against viruses
  • understanding nutrition
  • using your tribe as part of your defense system

Lastly we touch on those who are susceptible to infections:

  • Diabetics
  • elderly
  • autoimmune disorders
  • brain health disorders
  • mental health issues

So who am I?

Cheng Ruan, MD

I am a board certified internal medicine physician with specialty training in functional medicine and integrative health.

I am an advocate for population health as well as mind-body medicine.

I founded Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine in 2017 and TCLM University in 2020 where we provide empowerment, encouragement, and quality information to the public to heal chronic ailments.

Why did I do all this?

I was born in China into a family of Chinese medical doctors. I spent the earlier part of my childhood growing up on the floor above my grandfather’s clinic in a rural coastal village in southeastern China. One day when I was 3 years old, I woke up, ran downstairs naked, picked up my grandfather’s stethoscope and ran around to avoid being caught by my grandmother while my grandfather and all the patients in his waiting room laughed.

A couple of weeks after I turned 7 years old, I moved to Houston, TX. It was a culture shock to be in a totally new country and a completely different culture. However It didn’t take too long for me to learn the language and assimilate into an already diverse culture. I found that the best way I learned was to learn about everyone around me. Everyone had unique stories, came from different cultural backgrounds, and had fascinating views on life as they see it. It was at that time I began collecting stories. These stories inspired me to learn about everyone so that we can all rise together. I knew that when I grew up, I wanted to be an influencer.


My father was a doctor and professor at University of Texas Medical Center and my mother opened a successful traditional Chinese medicine practice utilizing acupuncture and herbal therapies. I grew up with very unique views on healthcare. Being in a very scientific family with a holistic background seemed normal to me.



In 2015 I noticed that by using the dietary recommendations by current guidelines, I had tremendous trouble in trying to get people off of medicine for Type 2 Diabetes. It was at this time I began creating my own diet plan for my own patients.

My philosophy in practicing medicine truly lies in the focus on reversing chronic disease. Although not all chronic illnesses can be cured, we can focus on significantly improving our quality of life by working together to put an end to unnecessary suffering.

In 2017, when I founded the Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine, I noticed I was one of the few integrative medical centers in the country who took government insurance. The people who needed this type of medicine are the people who utilize government insurance for their illnesses. The current model of medicine is no longer working and we had to do something about it.

I found my purpose.

My purpose is to develop a platform that's not based off of prescriptions. It is a platform for empowerment, encouragement, tribe mentality, and love. These are the foundations of healing chronic illnesses.

This is why I am not addressing the current viral outbreak of COVID 19. It is a crucial time to understand that we are capable of extraordinary defense if we allow it to fortify and buttress our bodies.

Click below for free access to the online course! 

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Coronavirus Knowledge Fundamentals

Understand the fundamentals of coronavirus and how it differs from other viruses.

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Tactics to Enhance Our Defense Systems

Simple action items create an incredible amount of value for our bodies to hyper alert the immune system for possible infiltration.

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Those Who Are More At Risk

Some are more at risk than others for getting infections. We help identify who is at risk and devise a strategic plan.

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Thank you for reading!


Whether or not you decide to enroll in this course, I wanted to thank you for reading!

There is so much information out there it can be absolutely daunting to keep up with everything.

I am sure that there are daily updates about celebrities getting sick, national news conferences, and your own personal social media feed showing the empty shelves in supermarkets.

But you decided to read this with your time and for that I am truly grateful.

Make sure to take care of yourself, be and advocate for your health, and keep those loved ones around you to solidify your tribe!

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