How do you help the body defend against viruses? Hiding from viruses, by sheltering-in-place, is a plan for right now but it is not a solution. The solution is to decrease overall body inflammation and to build your immunity - by doing this you are going to have a life-long plan for success. You need both an overall state of low inflammation and robust immunity! Supporting a healthy inflammatory response and immune system is a great method to help handle viral infections in a more effective and perhaps less deleterious manner.