Great News! You can change the strength of your immune system. Here are a few things you can do to boost your immune system TODAY:
Move your body. Your body’s lymph system is the central part of your immune system. One of the best ways to stimulate the lymph system is to move your body. Activities that involve jumping are particularly helpful (jumping on a trampoline or jumping jacks, for example), but any movement that gets your heart rate up is beneficial.
Eat more onions and garlic. Did you know that onions and garlic are naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral? Same goes for other members of the Allium sativum family: leeks, scallions, chives, and shallots. Increasing intake of these white, pungent vegetables can help you fight infection and strengthen your respiratory system.
Take immune supportive supplements. During an active infection, your body needs extra support outside of healthy lifestyle habits. Immune supportive supplements, such as vitamin C, vitamin D, echinacea, elderberry, colloidal silver, and many others, can help prevent and fight infection.
Practice good hygiene. Of course, hand washing is a key to stopping the spread of bacteria and viruses. The CDC recommends scrubbing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water. Some less obvious good hygiene practices include replacing your toothbrush, washing your pillowcases, and sanitizing your phone.
Get adequate sleep. There is a reason why you sleep more when you’re sick. During sleep, your body has a chance to repair and regenerate tissues. Rather than spending energy on waking activities like working and eating, during sleep, that energy can go towards fighting the infection. If you struggle getting a full night’s sleep (preferably 8-9 hours for adults), let’s have a conversation about that. To uncover and address the underlying cause of the sleep problems.
Mineralize your water. Mineral Water, YUP! Along with your regular water. It’s important to stay hydrated on any day, but especially during cold and flu season. is recommended to drink no less than 48-60 oz. of clean water per day. Your body also needs minerals.
Cut out sugar. Sugar is one of the most inflammatory and immune-suppressive foods. While it can be a challenge, do your best to avoid sugar in all of its processed forms. For help kicking sugar, set up a FREE consultation session with me.
Do something to help you de-stress. Stress can negatively impact your immune system and make it harder to fight infection. It is more important now than ever to do everything you can to eliminate unnecessary stress. Whether that is reading a book, meditating, playing a game with your family or doing nothing at all, give yourself permission to relax.
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