With flu season rapidly approaching and fears of super viruses and new strains of deadly pneumonia just across the ocean, it’s never been more important to take care of your immune system .
There is a whole generation of us who, very unfortunately, were part of a scientific wave of antibiotic usage that occurred in massive amounts and to the detriment of our overall immune systems.
We live in an overly sanitized world that makes recovering from infections harder and makes places that should be sanitary, like hospitals, dangerous places for those with repressed immune systems.
But living in fear will make little difference in the outcome of your health. There are concrete steps you can take TODAY that will boost your immune system and make it less likely you’ll get sick this fall and in the future.
70% of our immune system lives in the billions of bacteria that populate our guts. This may come as a surprise as people often think that digestion has little to do with whether you get sick or not. But it has everything to do with it.
In fact, nutrition plays the single most important role in your health, more than any other thing, genetics included.
So how do you use nutrition to boost your immune system? Here are my 3 top ways.
A basic gut friendly diet is great for the immune system. There are some do’s and don’ts for that diet including:
Everyone has different dietary needs but a basic diet filled with these foods will be much better for the immune system and help keep you healthy!
Several specific foods have immune boosting properties! These include:
Supplementation is highly individual and you should consult with a professional before you start taking any supplements. That said, a few general guidelines for supplementation can help ensure your immune system stays healthy all year long.
A healthy immune system means an energetic and full life, without getting bogged down with sick days. If you need guidance to find an individualized diet that is healthy for you, contact me here.