Eat the Following:
Yogurt – for pro biotics
Oats and Barley – for antimocrobial and antoxidant activity. Oatmeal also has the great benefit of lowering your LDL cholesterol. This is great for your entire cardio vascular system and leads to better blood flow and a better immune sytem!
Vitamin C – Found in many fruits and vegetables. Some of the highest natural sources of vitamin C are
Garlic – for allicin which helps with bacteria and infections
Shellfish – for Selenium and omega-3 fatty acids
Green Tea or Black Tea – L-theanine
Zinc – Deficiency weakens immune system. Pumpkin seeds are a great natural source of zinc.
Sweet Potatoes – For Vitamin A which gives you healthy skin a major factor of immunity. Beta-carotene as well
Mushrooms – Reishi, Shiitake, and Maitake are some of the best for immunnity. 0.25 to 1 ounce of mushrooms a few times a day.
Oregano Oil – Helps your body remove harmful bacteria. Take 200 milligrams three time a day.
Cruciferous Vegetables – Boost the ability of the liver to remove toxins from your body. Eat more kale, broccoli, chard, and cabbage
Spirulina – This superfood is actually an algae and packs a powerful nutritional punch.
Avacados – Avacados have quite a few antioxidants, healthy fats, and amino acids that help balance our hormones and adrenal glands which combined helps strengthen our immune system.
Ginger – Ever had ginger tea when your nose was stuffed up? Ginger is known for “heating” the body. It is used in Ayurvedic medicine to clean out the lymphatic system. It is great for anything affecting the lungs and sinuses because it helps break down mucase and really cleans out your airway.
Use These Herbs
Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng)
Asian and American Ginseng
Shiitake, Reishi, Maitake mushrooms
Do Not Eat or Eat Verry Little of the Following:
Refined Sugars – reduce ability of immune system
Spend time with friends and family – human connection
Get enough sleep –
Think Positive –
Let Your Emotions Out in Constructive Ways-
Deal With Long Term Stress Constructively –
Minimize Contact With Public Objects – Pens, Doorhandles, etc.
Exercise Daily – A 30 minute walk daily moves your white blood cells around your body which boosts your immune system. Any movement will achieve similar results. Biking, swimming, jumping rope, and the list goes on. Any activity where you are continuously moving will help your activate your lymphatic system which relies on gravity to keep fluid being flushed through it rather than a circulatory system.
Don’t Smoke and Don’t Second Hand Smoke – Both lower your immune system
Take Less Antibiotics – Only use them when you need them
Laugh More – Watch a comedy, surf Youtube, listen to stand-up. Call up a friend who makes you laugh a lot. Laughing releases those natural endorphins that make you feel great and these lower strss hormones. This combination boosts your immunity.
Make more love –
Get Sunshine – Vitamin D
Meditation, Prayer, or Relaxation – Taking time to quiet your mind however you may choose to do so can reduce the stress hormone cortisol. Why is lowering Cortisol a good thing? Cortisol actually suppresses your immune system. Of course cortisol has it’s purposes, it can help us run faster or fight harder in fight or flight type of stressful situation, but when it accumulates from everyday low grade stress it can really take a toll on our immune system.
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