With the flu season coming and the current Corona-virus, its time to boost immunity!

With the flu season coming and the current Corona-virus, its time to boost immunity!

As we know, viruses are dominating the news at this point in time!  The best thing you can do for yourself and your family, is to have a strong immune system, to keep viruses at bay.

It’s also a time when those with conditions like sinus, asthma or allergies may need immune boosting. Vitamins C and zinc are the important minerals for building immunity.

There are herbs like mushrooms, astragalus, echinacea, elderberry and others that your practitioner may recommend specific to your health situation.

Juicing is very powerful as an anti bacterial and antiviral: garlic , ginger, lemon, beetroot, berries, carrots and green vegetables like spinach or celery or kale are a great combination for immunity. Garlic is anti viral and anti bacterial, and ginger is warming and works on increasing circulation, as well as being great for digestive health.

Make a large quantity and freeze small glasses to defrost to have on a daily basis – the nutrients will stay fresh, drink as soon as defrosted.

Nature’s gift of herbs like echinacea, shiitake mushrooms, astragalus, oregano are fantastic anti virals, with proven benefits against colds, flus and viruses.

Warming chicken soups with garlic and ginger and root vegetables are nourishing and nutritious, as well as bone broth (see recipe in my site) .

Sleep and immunity are closely tied. 

In fact, inadequate or poor quality sleep is linked to a higher susceptibility to sickness.

Healthy fats like olive oil and omega-3s are highly anti-inflammatory. Since chronic inflammation can suppress your immune system, these fats may naturally combat illnesses.

Gut health and immunity are deeply interconnected. Fermented foods like kimchi, yoghurt, bone broth and probiotics may bolster your immune system by helping it identify and target harmful pathogens.

Added sugars contribute significantly to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease, all of which can suppress your immune system. Lowering your sugar intake may decrease inflammation and your risk of these conditions.

Moderate exercise can reduce inflammation and promote the healthy turnover of immune cells. Jogging, biking, walking, swimming, and hiking are great options.

Given that dehydration can make you more susceptible to illness, be sure you’re drinking plenty of water each day.

Lowering your stress levels through meditation, yoga, exercise, and other practices can help keep your immune system functioning properly.