A diet rich in antioxidants and vitamins can boost resistance to infection. Fill your plate with colour; green, red and yellow fruit and veggies are full of antioxidants. Add some of these to every plate; watermelon, berries, citrus, fresh garlic, fresh ginger, mint, turmeric and cayenne pepper.
Moving more is an excellent way of improving immune function. Sitting too much makes the body feel heavy. Exercise for up to 20 minutes 3 x a week and get your heart rate up to increase and improve immune function.
Boost your immunity with stress-relieving activities like walking, sleeping, meditating, laughing and loving. Depression and anxiety increase the secretion of adrenal hormones, which suppress the thymus gland and the white blood cells. This, in turn, depresses the immune system.
Get rid of any lingering infections like gum infections or allergies that tax the immune system and can significantly impair the immune system. If the body is continually fighting an allergy, it can't work as effectively. Whenever possible, avoid using antibiotics, as they ultimately weaken immune function.
Turn to natural immune-boosting tinctures like Echinacea, Olive Leaf and Pelargonium at the first sign of any infection. These powerful herb tinctures stimulate the immune system and both help prevent the onset of infection and shorten any existing infections.
by Cheryl Stevens