Boost Your Immune System Naturally

 

 

Its the cold and flu season - If sneezing, wheezing, coughs and sore throats are a common occurrence at your house, then you need to prime your immune defences to protect you against viral and bacterial intruders.


Key nutrients play a role in protecting against these cold and flu nasties.  Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinchelp reduce the severity and duration of a cold, whilst supporting your immune system to function optimally. Herbs such as Andrographis, Elderberry andEchinacea are potent immune stimulators.  Medicinal mushrooms such as Cordyceps, Coriolus and Reishispecifically target virally infected cells, often the cause of those winter colds and flus, and help restore a healthy immune system.  

Did you know 70-80% of your immune system is actually located in your digestive system? It's therefore important to look after your gut health.  Your diet is important for this - eat seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, a well-balanced mediterranean style diet with plenty of nuts, seeds, fish and lean meats, plenty of water, and reduce caffeine, alcohol and inflammatory foods such as dairy, sugar, white breads, cakes and soft drinks which are all mucous forming and can suppress immune function. Probiotics not only help with digestion but are able to boost immune function as well, particularly the beneficial strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM, Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and Bifidobacterium lactis HN019.

Act now to boost your immune system so that you can get through these winter months without suffering the common cold or flu.