I thought instead of telling people what they should be doing for their immune system... I'd write about what I do to help mine.
Here are some of the things I do when the days start getting a little colder or when I know there is a virus lurking around.
1. Warming herbs and spices.
Nature has all the goods! :) Some of the goodies I use to help my immune system include:
Chilli's, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, all spice, horseradish, white and black pepper, cumin, cacao, maca root, oregano, sage, dandelion, mallow and I usually add lemon for an extra citrus and sweetness kick. Stronger anti-viral herbs often include elderberry, echinacea, olive leaf and the old faithful garlic and onion.
+If I do get sick, you will find me sleeping with cut slices of onions in my socks.
(Laugh all you like at this old wives tale but the bugs hate it just as much as my boyfriend!)
+ I may also be doing a face steam in a bowl for my chest and sinuses, filled with many of the goodies above.
+ I also change my morning coffee to herbal teas - A good chai tea is a great option, as it is packed with lots of different spices.
2. Gut Health
I’ve worked SUPER hard in getting my gut to a good place after damaging my microbiombe many years ago.
If your gut isn’t functioning properly, neither is your immune system... But this my friends is a very complex system so it cannot be answered in one sentence... But it should be a priority!
Contact me directly if you need help healing your gut.
3. Good Quality Food
Focus on eating more real wholefoods, made by nature, NOT packaged foods.
This is what our immune system LOVES.
Lots of fruit and vegetables in high amounts, nuts, seeds, pseudo-grains, lentils and good quality meats.
+A fresh vegetable juice on waking is my favourite way to take my natural multi-vitamin, as they are packed with nutrients!
+I also love making smoothies with frozen berries or bananas, coconut water and I pack them full of superfoods!!! Black