Easy Ways to Boost Your Immune System

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Now is the perfect time to slow down and focus on the different ways that you can better support and boost your immune system to achieve optimal health! Take a look at some of our tips, tricks, and advice 👍 Need more help? Give our office a call to make your nutrition appointment with Dr. Kelly Blundy, our integrative medicine specialist!

FOCUS ON THE FOODS YOU EAT

  • Prebiotics
    • Keep your gut bacteria healthy with prebiotics that contain fiber
    • Sources: Green bananas, plantains, asparagus
  • Vitamin C-Rich Foods
    • Vitamin C is known to boost your immunity, strengthening your immune system
    • Sources: Oranges, broccoli, kiwi, cantaloupe
  • Antioxidants
    • Can protect you against stress
    • Sources: Colorful fruits and vegetables (Berries, carrots, spinach, etc.)

IMPROVE YOUR LIFESTYLE

  • Sleep
    • You need at least 8 hours of sleep per night so that your body can fight off any infection
  • Meditation
    • Meditation lowers both your heart rate and blood pressure
    • Reduces anxiety
    • Plus, its calming effect helps with sleep
  • Exercise
    • Increases resilience so that you can fight off infection
    • At least 10 minutes a day of exercise (preferably 30 minutes)
    • A mixture of cardio and strength training is recommended 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NATURAL IMMUNITY AIDS

  • Supplements
    • Many people are deficient in Vitamin D, and this deficiency is likely to increase your susceptibility to an infection
    • Take daily Vitamin D supplements or spend time in the sun
  • Essential Oils
    • Eucalyptus and tea tree oils both have antiviral properties that can protect you against a viral infection
    • Use them in an oil diffuser and inhale