- GET ADJUSTED-
The nervous system and the immune system have such a multitude of connections that they could correctly be referred to as a single system. The nervous system senses damage, infectious agents and foreign bodies. Disturbances in the nervous system (subluxations) diminish the ability of an individual to sense and repair damage and combat infection, cancer etc. directly, resulting in diminished health.”
- TAKE A PROBIOTIC-
Research suggest that populating your gut with these good bugs may protect you against getting a cold or flu. 80% of your immune cells reside in your gut, where bacteria actively regulate your immune defenses. Look for a mixed-strained probiotic with at least 10 billion CFU.
- GET A HANDLE ON STRESS-
Find ways to manage your stress such as using mindfulness techniques, exercising, cooking, being organized, or watch the sun set. Stress is the #1 factor in creating inflammation in the body which has been proven to weaken the immune system.
- KEEP ACTIVE-
Moderate exercise, such as walking, increases circulation of cold-killing cells which improves the immune system. According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, a regular 30-minute walk could cut your risk of catching a cold by 43%.
- TEAS FOR IMMUNITY –
Elderberries: Compounds in elderberries help block viruses from entering cells, and its antioxidants quell inflammation.
Ginger: Fresh ginger offers antiviral activity, reduces inflammation and pain, and settles the stomach.
Green Tea: Studies show green tea boosts immune function, fights pathogenic bacteria, favorably alters gut bacteria (which strengthens your body’s immunity, and helps prevent the flu.
- GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP- In one study done at Carnegie Mellon University, people who averaged fewer than 7 hours of sleep per night (even if they said they felt well rested) were almost 3x as likely to get a cold as those who got 8 hours or more.
- EAT TO BOOST IMMUNITY-
Mushrooms: Studies show that mushrooms increase the production and activity of white blood cells. Opt for shiitake & maitake mushrooms or a mixed-mushroom capsule/powder daily.
Garlic: Garlic contains the active ingredients allicin, which fights infection and bacteria. Try for two raw cloves/day.
Turmeric- Strong anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-inflammitory.