When we think of the Revolutionary War, images of battles, heroes, and iconic moments often come to mind. But what if I told you a health decision was among the most strategic moves of the war?

The Continental Army faced not just the British, but also a silent and deadly enemy: smallpox.

Now, George Washington, always the innovator, made a health call that was way ahead of its time. He ordered the inoculation of his troops against smallpox!

This was a risky move, as it meant intentionally giving soldiers a milder form of the disease to build immunity against a severe outbreak.

Who knew his health decisions could ripple out and shape the course of history?

Not only did his troops gain resistance against the disease, but it also played a crucial role in their morale and strength, contributing to their ultimate triumph against the British.

Watch the following short video to learn more about this fascinating historical tidbit:

Now, let’s bring it back to today. What’s the takeaway for us?

Well, it’s a powerful reminder of the importance of our immune system and taking proactive steps to enhance and support it.

Just as Washington’s army benefited from bolstering their defenses against smallpox, we too can take measures to strengthen our immune system against modern-day threats.

And that’s what we covered in last week’s wellness webcast, Supercharged Immunity with Dr. Bruce Daggy. In case you missed it, you can watch the replay in my wellness center.

I hope your’ll stay proactive and healthy!

For more information, contact me at Jerry@Fit4LifeLLC.com!

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