Tips for Safeguarding Your Immune System This Winter

As the weather begins to get cooler, it is more important than ever to take measures to support a healthy immune system. These tips will help you take action to protect your wellness.

Water, Water, Water

Your body relies on water to clear out toxins and other “sludge”. This sludge can weigh you down and keep you feeling ill. Water helps white blood cells and other immune system elements reach their destinations to fight bacterial and viral intruders. Many beverages like coffee, tea, and soda actually dehydrate the body. Plain and simple, water is the best. Infuse with fruit if you need a flavor! 

Use Food as Your Secret Weapon

Processed meats, fried foods, and baked foods suppress the immune system. Ultimately drowning your body in what can only be described as toxic sludge. By loading up on the vitamins, nutrients, and essential fatty acids found in whole foods like fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, nuts, legumes, protein, and superfoods, you will give your body the tools it needs to fight infection and keep you healthy.

Use a Probiotic

A full 80 percent of your immune system is controlled by your digestive system. Your digestive system relies on healthy bacteria. On the days that you feel bloated and fatigued, chances are your gut bacteria is out of balance. A probiotic adds vital healthy bacteria back into your system so that your immune system can thrive. You can select a probiotic from the store or eat fermented foods like raw sauerkraut and kombucha to get your fill.

If sickness continues to linger even with healthier habits, it’s important to use basic wellness bloodwork to determine the cause of your problems. Get started monitoring your health today. No insurance or doctor’s script required. Testing available anytime with an appointment.

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