3 Steps To A Stronger Immune System

Burning the candle at both ends between year end work deadlines and holiday shenanigans? This leaves us susceptible to stress and sickness… and nobody has time for that!

What can we do? Cut sickness off at the source by boosting the immune system with 3 simple steps: exercise, rest and nutrition.


1. Exercise doesn’t have to be hard! Try simple, restorative yoga poses.

Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported Shoulderstand), Halasana (Plow), Matsyasana (Fish) followed by reclined spinal twists are excellent for:

  • improved sleep, digestion and concentration
  • benefiting the cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine, and nervous systems
  • relieving back pain and tension by counteracting the pull of gravity

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2. Rest is vital! Try going to bed just 30 minutes earlier.

3. Fortify the immune system with nutrition supplements:

  • Camu Camu Powder – a Brazillian super-food extraordinarily high in Vitamin C and pack with anti-viral properties
  • Echinacea Root Liquid Extract – a Native American medicinal plant that’s one of the most popular herbs in America today for fighting infection
  • Oregano Oil – A European native that was touted by the Greeks and Romans! It’s a powerful antimicrobial that can help fight off infections. It also has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties.
  • Spirulina – Just Google it. The benefits of this natural “algae” (cyanbacteria) are far and wide. It’s incredibly high in protein, essential amino acids and micro nutrients.

 Add spices to your meals:

  • Garlic – Called “the stinking rose” in light of its numerous therapeutic benefits. Use the root or powder form, in your food or as a supplement in capsule form.
  • Ginger – Most helpful for stomach/instestinal problems, muscle soreness, upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis. Try making a tea from this root.
  • Turmeric – If you took this everyday, you’d be doing yourself a favor! Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, anticancer. This Indian super spice is being studied as treatment for malignant diseases and chronic illnesses like diabetes, allergies, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s.

Drink, water!

  • Meet Daily Needs
  • Control Fever, Nausea and Vomiting
  • Clear Respitory Secretions

Our bodies require a minimum amount of water each day to function regardless of whether we’re sick or not. Shoot for a minimum of approximately one gallon of water daily if you’re a man, and roughly three quarts if you’re a woman. Soup, tea and frozen ice pops are good options too but they aren’t a substitute for H2O.

 

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Questions?  Just ask!

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