Natural Ways To Boost Your Immune System
As an ailing Serviceperson we are always looking for tips and tricks to feel better and to keep a strong Immune system, this is not always easy to do but with the few tips form our Favorite “Granny” you may be able to just make it through winter a stronger, healthier person.
1) Avoid Sugar
Sugar decreases the function of your immune system almost immediately, and as you likely know, a strong immune system is key to fighting off viruses and other illness, including the flu.” Sugar brings down your immune system for up to 7 hours after intake.
2) Get Enough Rest- Just like it becomes harder for you to get your daily tasks done if you’re tired, if your body is overly fatigued it will be harder for it to fight the flu.
3) Eat Garlic Regularly
Garlic is a triple-whammy: it’s antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal. Garlic is one food that you should be eating every day. It is important to note that the garlic must be fresh to give you optimal health benefits. The active ingredient is destroyed within one hour of smashing the garlic, so garlic pills are virtually worthless and should not be used.
4) Don’t Let Stress Become Overwhelming
We all face some stress everyday, but if stress becomes overwhelming then your body will be less able to fight off the flu and other illness. It has been estimated that up to 90 percent of illness and disease is stress-related.” You can do this by enjoying some of nature’s beauty.5) Exercise When you exercise you increase your circulation and your blood flow throughout your body. The components of your immune system are also better circulated, which means your immune system has a better chance of finding an illness before it has a chance to spread. In a sense, exercising helps your immune system to be more efficient in weeding out and acting upon viruses and diseases
6) Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands will decrease your likelihood of spreading a virus to your nose, mouth or other people. If your immune system is strong, it should be able to fight off the virus if it does enter your body, but washing your hands provides a bit of extra protection. Be sure you don’t use antibacterial soap for this–antibacterial soaps are completely unnecessary, and they cause far more harm than good.”
7) Eat only organic foods including lots of raw, organic vegetables and citrus fruits.
Limit your meat consumption to no more than one 4 ounce serving of red meat once a week. A 4 ounce serving of chicken or turkey no more than 1 times a week, and a 4 ounce serving of good mercury-free fish about 3 times a week. Try to have at least one day out of the week where you eat no meat at all. You may have noticed that I didn’t mention getting a flu shot. This is because the flu shot, and the newly released FluMist nasal vaccine, are NOT the answer to avoiding the flu. …flu shots don’t prevent illness–never have, never will. The flu vaccine can actually weaken the immune system and make you more predisposed to the illness.
The increased number of deaths that occur in winter, largely from pneumonia and cardiovascular diseases, are much more likely due to vitamin D deficiency than to an increased prevalence of serologically-positive influenza virus (which also results from vitamin D deficiency).” (More people die from the Influenza vaccination than from the flu itself. ) One should intake at least 5000 IU of vitamin D3 per day, rather in food, 30 minutes of sun exposure per day, which is the best way to get your body to make its own vitamin D3, or supplements. Blood test that are done by most doctors are not an accurate measurement of vitamin D3; they have been proven faulty.
“…people with low levels of vitamin D — also known as the “sunshine vitamin” — were more likely to catch cold and flu than folks with adequate amounts.I would highly recommend my Granny’s Herbal Immune System Formula for any, especially those that tend to get sick during the winter months because of a weak immune system
This is by no means an exhaustive list to boost the immune system but is a good start; comments are always welcome, and I will be adding to this blog as well.
I will see YOU on the road to natural health!
Granny MH, NP
We thank Granny once again for her excellent tips and wish you all a healthy winter!
The Whole Patriot
This post was originally written by Steven Kuhn for his blog, the Whole Patriot."
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