Boost Your Immunity Naturally

Immune-SupportThere are many ways to strengthen your immune system and stay healthy during the winter season without resorting to a flu shot. The flu shot was only 35% effective last year and it is a known fact that the multi-strain vials of the influenza vaccine are preserved in Thimerosal, a Mercury based compound and dangerous neurotoxin.

A strong immune system is by far the best defense against cold and flu viruses. Here are the top ways to boost your immunity and stay healthy all year long.

  1. Eliminate all simple sugars out of your diet such as candy, sweets, white rice, refined pastas, bread, sodas, fruit juices. Sugar is food for microbes.
  2. Take a good probiotic daily. Most of your immune system is in your gut. An unhealthy gut is a breeding ground for bacteria and other microbes.
  3. Get plenty of sleep. Lack of sleep compromises the immune system.
  4. Increase your servings of vegetables. They provide fiber, help alkalize your system, provide minerals necessary for the endocrine system, and help support immune function.
  5. Have some lean protein at every meal. Minimize dairy intake.
  6. Add some supplements such as fish oil, Vitamin D3, Zinc Citrate and Vitamin C during the winter months. Also eat foods that contain higher levels of these nutrients.
  7. Get regular exercise during the winter to boost your circulation and move lymphatic fluid. If you have difficulty getting some regular form of exercise, incorporate a dry brush massage into your daily routine. Try some yoga stretches, jumping rope, or walking around a mall for variety.
  8. Reduce your level of chronic stress. Stress compromises your immune system and uses up certain nutrients in your body, leaving you nutritionally depleted.
  9. Laugh more. Watch a comedy or funny movie. Laughter has been proven to boost your immune function on many levels. It is good for your body and mind.
  10. Take an herbal tincture if you are around a lot or people on a daily basis. Astragalus root, elderberry, garlic, and goldenseal are some good ones to have in your medicine cabinet.
  11. Incorporating these simple steps will keep your immune system strong and build up your resistance to infections. You may even feel healthier, happier, and more energetic.