If you’re the type of person who catches everything that is going around, keep reading for lifestyle and supplement tips on how to keep well this year.
Fresh food is something so simple yet can have an enormous impact on your health. By fresh food I mean unprocessed foods or food that is unpackaged, by doing this you greatly increase your vitamin and mineral intake. Eating lots of fruit and vegetables which are high in antioxidants can help combat oxidative stress on the body. Increasing your fruit and vegetable intake can also have a positive effect on your gut bacteria which can help you fight off viruses and ‘bad’ bacteria. In addition to having fresh fruit and vegetables, simple things like adequate water intake, getting enough sunlight and fresh air can also help your immune system.
Having the right supplements can help boost your immune system when you need extra help fighting off that virus. Vitamins and minerals such as, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinc are fantastic in boosting your immune system. Echinacea, Astragalus, Andrographis, Olive leaf and Elderberry are all Immune specific herbs that can help prevent you getting sick and also shorten the length of time you’re unwell. Using Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs all together works quite well in improving the Immune system. If you would like more information on products you could be taking, come in and see our Naturopath Sarah for advice.
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