Why Boost your Immune System?
Sources: Hayley Imbriani LMT, mercola.com
Did you know…Americans actually touch about 300 different surfaces every 30 minutes? For that reason, you need to boost your immune system, because it’s rather unrealistic to think that you can avoid ever coming into contact with an infectious virus like the flu. Just because you’re exposed to a virus does not mean you will get sick!
What determines how efficiently we can fight off illnesses like influenza? – “The health of your immune system!”
Your lifestyle is one of the greatest predictors of whether or not you’ll get the flu
It is the state of your immune system (not the bacteria or virus itself) that determines whether or not you will get sick. Maintaining a healthy immune system with positive lifestyle choices is your best defense against the flu and other infectious disease. A body that is healthy and functioning well is the best defense against any sickness.
5 Top Ways to Boost Your Immune Health and Stay Flu-Free
1.) Getting the Nutrients YOUR Body Needs to Repair and Heal itself:
There is not a one size fits all supplement. Everybody’s body is different and has different needs depending on whats going on with that individual. When your body is deficient of certain nutrients it effects it’s ability to function and heal.
2.) Avoiding Processed Foods and Foods High in Sugar
Eating sugar, grains, and other processed foods will increase the amount of inflammation in your body. And will actually act as an anti-nutrient, meaning that these sugary foods physically weaken the body. Your body has to use more energy and work harder to break down and process these harmful foods. That means there is less energy put towards healing and repairing the body.
3.) Exercise to the Level That is Right for You.
Exercise improves the circulation of immune cells in your blood. The job of these cells is to neutralize pathogens throughout your body. The better these cells circulate through the body, the more efficient your immune system is defending against viruses and diseases trying to attack your body. Exercise does not have to be very strenuous, especially if you are feeling sick. Walking is enough to stimulate motioning the body.
4.) Eat Plenty Whole & Organic Foods
The better quality food you eat, the better the nutritional content in that food. Your body will respond quicker to getting vitamins and minerals from a natural source and absorb them more efficiently.
5.) Learn How to Effectively Cope With Stress
Stress whether it be physical or mental will deteriorate your immune system and leave it less able to fight off infectious agents. The harder your immune system has to work, the more nutrients it will need in order to heal and repair.
The most complex of tasks can become easier and simpler if you take them one step at a time. If you’re truly committed to taking control of your health we at Nutritional Wellness can help you discover and learn what you need to achieve the health you deserve!
Contact us for a health evaluation and get on the road to boost your immune system today!