No matter the time of the year, I am always getting sick. Sometimes I’ll pass on my cold to my family, and than get sick all over again because they pass it back to me. Do you have any suggestions that will help boost my immune system?
I would definitely recommend upping your intake of antioxidants, which help fight and defend your body naturally.
There are supplements you can take if you feel you won’t get enough by eating foods such as berries, nuts or drinking green tea, but foods that are high in antioxidants should be easy to come by.
When supplementing, I recommend an organic product if you can, that way your body doesn’t have to endure the extra work by filtering through filler ingredients found in pills or herbal tinctures. You want to make sure the ingredients are pure and whole, so your body has to do very little to digest and filter what you are putting in.
For Foods, try: Ginger, Garlic, Royal Jelly, Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar and Turmeric
For Tintures, try: Burdock and Black Cumin Oil (aka Black Seed Oil)
Also, lifestyle situations affect your immune system, so if you are stressed, worried, upset, depressed… these feelings take a toll on your body.
Our brain releases chemicals which act as messengers to different areas of our body, so if you are in a constant state of sadness for example, your brain will recognize that you are sad again and release more sad chemicals, which manifest into illness and dis-ease.
“Change your mind, change your life” I like to say.
Do things that make you happy!
If I’ve had a bad day, I just blast my favorite kirtan songs and sing-a-long!
Listening and dancing to your favorite songs, are a sure fire way to get you up and moving and more importantly take your mind off of whatever is bringing you down.
- Exercise daily or every other day if you can, just to get your body moving.
This also releases chemicals and hormones, which help in balancing your system.
- Be sure to drink lots of water to stay hydrated – this also helps flush out your system of bacteria that could be making you sick.
- Get enough sleep. The reason we are naturally tired when we get sick is because it’s our bodies forceful way of saying it needs to rest.
Only while sleeping, our bodies release these messengers that fight illnesses, so if you are sleep deprived, you are not allowing your body to naturally heal itself.
I hope this helps and you are able to find a solution.