Winter is almost over, but we aren't in the clear just yet. This is the time where immune system boosting should go in full effect. This article is going to cover some natural ways to get your immune system to its full potential, so you can get through the rest of the winter healthy and happy.
Probiotic: When you’re looking at probiotics, look for one that has at least 30 to 50 billion colonies and a minimum eight strains of bacteria. If you are coming down with a cold or are currently taking antibiotics, double your dose to get your immune system back in shape. Adding fermented foods to your diet like sauerkraut, yogurt, buttermilk, and kimchi (just to name a few) will also contribute to a top-shelf immune system.
No pharmaceuticals: It takes anywhere from three to six months for our microbiome to recover from just one week of antibiotic treatment. If you aren't sure that you are treating a bacterial infection, avoid antibiotics. In addition to that, it is important to avoid drugs that lower your stomach acid. Limit your use of painkillers too, because they actually damage your stomach and weaken your immune system.
Nutriair: If you want an extra boost to your immune system, try Nutriair B-12 and Nutriair Immune. This 100% natural powerhouse team is the perfect combination to combat those nasty bugs that come around this time of year.
Bone broth: This is the best reason to start eating Pho. The benefits from ingesting bone broth have incredible effects on the immune system. The natural gelatin, collagen, and amino acids tend to your stomach, improve your bodies ability to heal wounds and help to support the health of individual immune cells.
Sweat: Studies have shown that using a sauna on a regular basis improves not only your white blood cells, but also makes your body a hostile environment for bacteria and viruses. Sitting in a sauna can also remove the toxins in your body that could cause an increased inflammation.
Spring is just around the corner but, unfortunately, we’re not quite done with this freezing time of year. Keep your eye on the prize and your body in prime, healthy, fighting condition.