Cold season is quickly approaching and if you want to try your hardest to avoid getting sick, than you need to naturally boost your immune system!
Prevention is absolutely key in all aspects of life. The importance of preventing an onset of illness, allergies, weight gain or loss, emotional roller coasters, hormone imbalance and more all start with providing your body what it needs or removing what it doesn’t to stay as healthy as possible all year round.
There are many things you can do to give your immune system the little boost is needs to get over a seasonal hump…
I start by adding our Immune Boost Essential Oil into my diffusers or even a bit in my daily moisturizer. The combination of our Immunity capsules and our Immune Boost Essential Oil keeps me cold free often and if I do catch a pesky cold, it doesn’t last long at all.
We have an amazing Kids Immune product as well that is proven and tasty!
Here’s how to make daily choices that will strengthen your immune system and prevent you from calling in sick:
Eat an Antioxidant Rich Diet
Antioxidants come in many forms, and their main job is to balance the body. When the body is stressed, free radicals form and cause oxidation.
Choosing the right foods is one simple way to keep the body protected.
Enjoy some these Antioxidant-rich foods:
Make sure you are getting enough vitamins and minerals
Some research suggests that deficiencies in minerals like zinc, selenium, copper, and iron can lead to immune deficiency. The good news is that there are easy ways to make sure we’re meeting our basic nutrition requirements.
With a well balanced diet and your mind open to trying and experimenting with new foods and recipes, many of the vital vitamins and minerals can be added into your diet.
And if you have trouble eating healthy as much as you might like, or would like to make sure you are filling the gaps of what nutrients you may be missing, it’s always best to use a good quality supplement. Here at Clarington’s Wellness Path, you can always count on quality, as well as the ability to ask for direction when looking to find the right supplements for you.
Look into Medicinal Herbs And Spices
Many ancient forms of healing praise the use of herbs and spices for healing.
Some of the most commonly used herbs for immune support include: aloe vera, echinacea, astragalus, ginseng, garlic, mushroom extracts and turmeric.
These herbs have been used for decades and even centuries because of their benefits. A recent favourite is elderberry extract, especially in children’s immune supplements.
Avoid chemicals and additives
In order to truly support our immune systems, we must not only support it with healthy food, vitamins, minerals and supplements, but to also take measures not to overload it.
This means to avoid exposing your body to chemicals, preservatives, artificial additives and other toxins. If our immune system is overloaded with toxins, then the ability to deal with bacteria’s and virus’ is much less, thus reducing your ability to fight illness and increasing the chance of getting sick, or staying sick for longer than necessary.
If you would like to take prevention to a whole other level, then consider a detox. We like gentle forms of detox like the infrared sauna, liver support supplements, homeopathics or a chlorophyll with activated charcoal drink that will be available in our retail boutique soon! Talk to a natural health practitioner for the best choice for you.
Be Active & Meditate
To add to prevention, you also want to look at creating balance, understanding stress and how it contributes to your life, being grateful and focusing on the positives of life. A calmer, less worrisome lifestyle will help wonders in how both your mind and body work.
Even adding light walking to your daily routine can help reduce stress and clear your mind of negativity.
In our Retail Boutique at Wellness Path you can find an array of supplements and products to help boost your immune system now and throughout the year.