Winter is upon us and this is typically the season when many people develop colds, the flu, or other illnesses. While your body has natural defenses to ward off these germs and viruses, there are many things that can leave them weaker. Some common causes of sickness include unbalanced hormones, chemicals from foods, lack of sleep, household toxins, poor nutrition, and radiation from electronics. At the same time, there are some simple ways that you can work to boost your immune system and help your body to fight off illness and stay healthier.
Ramp up your Diet
The foods we eat play a significant role in our health. It is important to ensure that you are eating well-balanced meals that incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. This will help to provide necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients more naturally and reduce risk of deficiency. Certain foods can be very beneficial, such as those that are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals that can contribute to illness.
Drinking two ounces of Cleanse for Life each morning or before bed can safely and gently remove toxins from the cells in your body. Also, the undenatured whey protein in IsaLean shakes increase production of Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that supports immune health and the release of toxins.
Too much stress can suppress your immune system making you more susceptible to illness. Yoga, meditation, exercise, and essential oils are great ways to reduce stress and tension and clear your mind. Staying active is a great way to burn off excess energy and keep your blood flowing. Moderate exercise can actually help to boost your immune system as well as providing other health benefits. Even light stretching can be beneficial.
Placing one drop of lavender oil on the bottom of each foot at night or one drop of frankincense in the morning can calm your body and mind. In addition, Ionix Supreme can be taken in the morning or throughout the day and is beneficial for supporting the body in recovering from the effects of stress. There’s also nothing quite like curling up with a good book and a cup of green tea to feel more relaxed.
Get Adequate Sleep
While you sleep, your body has a chance to start repairing and healing. This can improve your chances of warding off illness and is good for your body. When you get too little sleep and keep pushing yourself, it increases stress responses and continues to take a toll on your immune system. Make it a point to set a sleep schedule and try to stick to it. If you have trouble falling asleep, spray one to three squirts of Sleep Spray in your mouth before bed to reset your circadian rhythm, achieve deep REM sleep, and wake up feeling more rested.
There are many herbal and vitamin supplements that can help enhance your immune system. Isamune® Plus with Zinc is a simple way to naturally support your immune system. It contains zinc, Echinacea, bovine colostrum, and other immunoglobulins to help keep you healthier. C-Lyte vitamin C plus antioxidants is another great way to provide 24-hour immune support. Both are easy to stash in your bag, so even if you’re traveling, you have them on hand.
Kick your immune system up a notch with these simple strategies and enjoy the benefits of feeling better. I can also assist you in creating a daily affirmation to give thanks for your health and get you in the right frame of mind, or support you in engaging in meditation so you can feel the benefits. For more tips or to find out how to integrate other Isagenix® products into your lifestyle to enhance your health, email me at email@example.com or call (704) 819-3054. Get started by incorporating more fruit into your holiday meal with this delicious apple-cherry pie!