The Center for Disease control says 8% of Americans will get the flu this year and thousands will die from it or related illnesses. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had the flu multiple years in a row before and did not enjoy it! Once I started to repair by gut, I began to increase my immune system and knock on wood it’s been several years since I’ve been bed ridden for days with cold chills and a fever.
Before we talk about immune boosters, it is important to identify some lifestyle choices that could wreck your immune system. Tackling both simultaneously is where you will really start to notice a shift in your health. Consequently, these are also basic strategies to maintain general well-being.
Too much sugar
Sleep deprivation or poor quality of sleep
Staying indoors all day
Ways to naturally run interference and support your immune system:
Increase Vitamin D3
Vitamin D is a powerful immune system modulator, making it the key to fighting off infections and regulating autoimmunity. You will also want to be sure that your vitamin D supplement is paired with vitamin K to guarantee that it is safely absorbed and doesn’t lead to artery calcification.
Increase Daily Intake of Greens
Toxins in your body attach to the fiber of the greens and leave your body upon elimination.
Wash Your Hands Thoroughly and Frequently
This is the number one way to prevent the flu and other respiratory infections. Scrub your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds in order to kill viruses. Twenty seconds is about how long it takes to sing the ABC’s one time through. Refrain from touching your eyes, nose, or mouth without first washing your hands.
Reduce Your Stress
Stress is known to suppress your immune system. Consider meditation, Heartmath, yoga, or acupuncture.
Repair Your Gut
With approximately 80% of your immune system being located in your gut, it’s easy to see it’s the gateway to illness. Taking a high-quality, multi-strain probiotic will keep your levels of good gut bacteria up to help fight off infections.
Get 7-9 Hours of Sleep a Night
Your body relies on sleep to restore itself from daily toxin exposure. Chronic sleep deprivation can significantly reduce immune function.
Get Plenty of Exercise
Supporting your immune system, strengthening your gut health, and remaining rested and stress-free are not only the keys to preventing the flu, colds and other viruses but the key to achieving optimal health the whole year through.
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