Updated: Feb 10
Did you know that your first line of defense against viral and bacterial pathogens is stomach acid!?! By chewing your food thoroughly ~ at least 20 chomps per mouthful ~ you will stimulate gastric juices which are essential to not only breaking food down, but to also killing off pathogens before they can lead to symptomatic infection.
STAY HYDRATED & EAT REAL FOOD
Clean water & whole foods are the most optimal way to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to keep your immune system strong.
Fill up your plate with an abundance of colorful organic veggies & fruits, wild caught seafood, pasture-raised meat, poultry and eggs + quality fats. Incorporate natural anti-viral foods & herbs into your diet like ginger, garlic, oregano, echinacea, elderberry, cats claw, calendula, olive leaf, licorice root & astragalus root.
Avoid fast, cheap, processed & refined foods as these stimulate inflammation and over-burden your immune system so that it can't defend against illness. CLICK HERE for a guide to stocking your pantry with nourishing foods.
30 MINUTES OF MOVEMENT, 5X PER WEEK
Exercise helps to eliminate toxins + increases blood flow, transporting oxygen & nutrients to your cells so that they are ready and equipped to keep you healthy. CLICK HERE for effective workouts that you can do on your own, outside and at home by Evolution Faith.
GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO UNWIND AND REST
Relaxation & sleep gives your body the opportunity to focus on fighting infection and healing your cells. Especially if you are feeling worn down, stressed out or experiencing any symptoms of sickness, be sure to slow down and rest so that your body can perform it's natural healing abilities. SUPPORT YOUR ORGAN SYSTEMS
By supplementing your diet with the nutrients it requires you can naturally give your immune system a major boost. You can order my favorite immune support supplements to be delivered directly to your doorstep via Better Belly Nutrition's Fullscript Dispensary. Once you're logged into the dispensary click on "Catalog" then scroll down to "Virus Protection" to find these recommended products:
Megasporebiotic is a spore-forming probiotic that encourages the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria, helping you to break down and absorb nutrients, eliminate toxins & boost your immune system.
Cod Liver Oil is a superfood packed with anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fatty acids plus Vitamins A & D . All essential nutrients for keeping your immune system in tip top shape.
X-Viromen is packed with immune boosting botanicals and nutrients ~ astragalus, lemon balm, pomegranate fruit extract and maitake mushroom plus zinc and vitamins A & C.
Zinc is required for hundreds of processes within your body. It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammation properties and has been proven to help speed up the body's ability to fend off cold and flu symptoms.
Acti-Mag Plus supports energy optimization plus sleep and relaxation by providing highly bio-available sources of magnesium, taurine, B-vitamins, bamboo shoots and organic beet root juice. Excellent for helping to maintain over-all health.
Interested in learning more about how to support your immune system naturally?