Boosting Immunity for Cold and Flu Season

Oct 26, 2018

8 Ways to Boost Immunity Naturally

Alas, cold and flu season is upon us! Everywhere you turn, people are panicked just waiting for their time to come. And when it does, we want to help families to feel prepared!!

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Truthfully, while most people identify fall/winter as being the most nerve-wracking time to catch a cold or flu, it can certainly happen all year round. Regardless, today we will be sharing some of our favorite ways to boost immunity and promote good health for you and your loved ones!

1. Healing Broth

The  Medical Medium Healing Broth  is a big part of our family’s weekly meal planning this time of year. We sometimes use it as a base for other soups, and other times we sip it alone, particularly when feeling under the weather or run down. Ingredients include carrots (high in beta-carotene), celery, onions, garlic, and other powerful vegetables and herbs work hard to help strengthen our immune systems. Great tasting, immune-boosting, and not to mention, soup is one of the most satisfying foods when it’s cold outside!

2. Thyroid Healing Broth

Another similar broth is Anthony William’s  Thyroid Healing Broth. This antiviral, mineral-rich broth can offer you a slightly different, but great tasting boost to your immune function! Powerful ingredients such as parsley, thyme, turmeric, sweet potatoes (and so many more) taste delicious and support your body in the best way!

3. Zinc / Zinc shock therapy

Zinc is great to take daily for immune support. As it is for us, zinc is going to be even more your best friend if/when you start to feel something coming on. You can swallow zinc, alone or mixed with another liquid, to help your body defend itself naturally!

To take this powerful supplement one step further, try “Zinc shock therapy.” This means ingesting extra droppers full of zinc at the start of an illness and allowing it to sit on your throat. About 2 hours later, take another strong dose. A few hours later, do it again. You might be surprised to see how well this works! I know we were the first time we tried it in our house!

4. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a common “go to” for many looking to boost immune response, and with good reason. We are loving  Vimergy’s Ester-C with Rosehips. Ester-C is a supplemental form of vitamin C that can be very helpful for a wide range of people. It’s very gentle on the system, so if someone has digestive issues or is very sensitive, Ester-C may be the best supplement choice. Food sources we are also sure to include are lots of oranges, tangerines, and kiwis in our daily snacks which are a rich source of vitamin C!

5. Handwashing / Sani-Hands Wipes

Think about how many hands, faucets, door knobs, etc. we come in contact with on a daily basis. Generally speaking, washing your hands is a great way to keep your immune defenses up. In addition to hand washing, these  anti-microbial wipes  are a quick way to wipe down hands or other items (shopping carts, tables/high chairs, etc.) and protect you and your loved ones from picking up the germs left behind by others. Having two little ones with me everywhere I go, you can be sure I always carry these  wipes for quick sanitizing.

6. Self-Care / Sleep

Letting yourself get run down is a very easy way to make yourself a target for catching something! If you notice yourself feeling a little “off,” a simple first step is to make sure you’re taking care of yourself and getting adequate sleep. Sleep deprivation combined with chronic stress makes us very vulnerable to colds and upper-respiratory infections. It’s not always easy, but a little rest and self-care (this includes some physical activity) can go a loooong way for keeping your whole family above water.

7. Avoid Certain Foods

Knowing what foods to avoid can be super helpful when colds and flus are all around you. As shared in “Medical Medium,” the following foods can feed and strengthen viruses and should therefore be avoided: dairy products, eggs, and chicken. If any of this sounds surprising to you, I encourage you to check out “Medical Medium” or “Life-Changing Foods” to learn more.

8. Powerful Foods

Alternatively, in addition to the healing broth described above, there are some foods that are excellent for a healthy diet and combating viruses: garlic, herbs such as parsley, and vegetables including onion, celery, carrots, broccoli, zucchini, etc. These foods are an easy addition to meals for the whole family! As always, fresh fruit is a quick, easy, and delicious way to support your body as well. You can also consume wild blueberry smoothies daily for immune support; wild blueberries are a powerful antioxidant.

Bonus! Immune Boosting Supplements for Kids

Everywhere you turn, people are panicked about cold, flu, and other “viruses” that may or may not be making the news.

I have talked to lots and lots of rightfully worried Mamas. If you are feeling worried about boosting your child’s immune system even more than you normally do, you will love this video. These are some of my favorite ways to boost immunity and promote good health for little ones. I hope this clears up some confusion regarding supplements and children.

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Support Your Immune System All Year

As is typically the case, the home remedies, dietary supplements, and self-care suggestions above are just a few things that have consistently worked well for my loved ones and me during cold and flu season. I’m happy to share them with you today as my goal is always to help other mommas feel empowered and to likewise remind you that you have control of more than you realize! I hope you find these immune boosters useful and are able to add them to your toolkit not only to fight infection and the common cold this fall/winter, but to promote healthy living all year long.

For more personalized immune health recommendations, you can  schedule a consult with me.

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