Build your immune system
Updated: Mar 25
So what is an immune system? Your immune system is your army against invaders. If it is strong, it will fight for you. Take care of it and it will take care of you in return. So, of all the times you may have said wanting to take care of your health, NOW is the time and here are a few things you can do RIGHT NOW:
Drink plenty of water, stay hydrated
Water helps transport nutrients and waste products in and out of cells. Your urine should be pale yellow, if it darker you need more water
Exercise, go for walks in the forest or on the beach, keep your body moving
Exercising promotes good circulation, therefore your cells (and cells from your immune system) can move freely and attend to their jobs more efficiently
Eat fresh fruits (prioritize berries) and vegetables
They bring all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (berries especially) your body needs to build a strong immune system
Eat adequate protein
They are the buildings blocks for pretty much everything that you are, antibodies included
Eat a whole food diet, like I mean... real FOOD
Your body doesn't have time to deal with garbage (fast food and most packaged product food, give it a favor and feed it well. After all, you are what you eat!
Rest and sleep well
A lot happens while you are asleep; your body has time to attend things that it couldn't during the day and one of them is to improve immune cells
Take your probiotics
They will keep your microbe colony happy and strong so they can prevent the overgrowth of pathogens that may suppress your immune system
Get at least 20 minutes of sunshine 3 times a week
This should get you sufficient amount of vitamin D as vitamin D can enhance your immunity (and is beneficial for many more functions in the body!)
Practice deep breathing
This will help you release tension and cleanse your respiratory system. Here is how to do it: https://www.verywellhealth.com/how-to-do-deep-breathing-exercises-1945350
Stress triggers the release of cortisol which affects your immune system and your gut bacteria
Eat food high in Vitamin C, zinc, potassium and magnesium
Did you know that Vitamin C is required for at least 300 metabolic functions? Including enhancing immunity. Zinc promotes a healthy immune system, and Potassium & Magnesium may help improve lung functions and help balance other minerals in the body. Supplementation may be beneficial if you don't receive enough of these nutrients from your diet.
Avoid alcohol (... I know...), sugar and processed food
They not only lack of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, but also deplete your body of important nutrients needed for all of the other functions your body needs to attend to
Stay connected with your people
Call, text, email, ... Don't stay "alone", be social virtually. Keep your mind healthy, pick up a new hobby!
If you need guidance/help/support with your health, diet and nutrition, I am here for you. Together, we can work towards a better you!
With Love & Light