Learn three tips to support & protect your immune naturally.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR IMMUNE NATURALLY
Cold and Flu season begins in the Fall, when people start to get sick and the colds seem to spread from family member to family member. Children miss school, parents miss work and the elderly are especially affected. Running to the doctor constantly, it seems a never ending cycle.
Canadian and I love winter. The snow, ice skating & wood fire! But I’m not a fan when the Cold & Flu season begins in the Fall. It iswhen people start to get sick and the colds seem to spread from family member to family member. Children miss school, parents miss work and the elderly are especially affected. Running to the doctor constantly, it seems a never ending cycle. Yet the key to staying healthy during Cold & Flu Season is a healthy immune system. Once your immune system is compromised, that’s when the cycle begins. So the question is: how do we keep our immune systems healthy enough to withstand all of this? The natural way, of course. Here are 3 tips how to keep you and your families immune naturally strong ready for the winter season.
Every year, Americans suffer 1 billion colds.
Children have about 6-10 colds a year.
3 TIPS TO SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE
#1 TAKE A GOOD PROBIOTIC
The first step is taking a good probiotic to maintain the good flora in our digestive tract. Often people don’t understand that a healthy digestive system is key to a good immune system. Not all probiotics are the same though. It’s important to have a high-grade probiotics supplement that is best suited for the human digestive system. Some of my favourite strains are Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum made from a strain of human microflora. Most supplements on the market, whether found in yogurt or supplements, are cultured from cow bacteria. Often when people have the flu, conventional medicine prescribes an antibiotic, which might kill some of the bad bacteria but also eliminates the good flora at the same time. As a result, your immune system is weakened and you get another flu, sinus infection, etc. The cycle begins again. Probiotics can stop the cycle by quickly rebuilding your good flora and your immune system. The cycle of getting sick over and over again with the same illness can finally stop.
#2 NATURAL HERBS
Nature provides many natural herbs, like Echinacea, Panax ginseng, marshmallow herb and Astragalus membranaceus to help cure cold, flu, upper respiratory tract infections, sore throats as well as urinary tract infections, yeast infections, gum and dental infections. They work with the internal system to build up our immune system as well as externally to help with symptoms of colds, etc. So they can both help prevent an infection and help you get through a cold or flu if you already have one.
#3 VITAMIN D
Maintaining a healthy vitamin D level is also important for immunity throughout the colder winter months, depending on where you live and relative lack of natural sunlight. Keeping your body well grounded is also important for immunity and maintaining healthy zinc levels as well.