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Twelve Natural Ways to Power Up Your Immune System

Just because you come across a virus does not mean it is going to overpower you. I can’t grow wheat or barley inside my house if I throw the seeds on the carpet because for those crops to proliferate they need certain conditions. It’s the same with viruses. A virus needs certain conditions to thrive and those conditions are often found in a weakened or immune-compromised host. The more steps that you and your family take to improve your own immunity the greater confidence and peace of mind you will feel…

 Your Immune System Is More Powerful Than You Think

Your Immune System Is More Powerful Than You Think

1) Get Plenty of Sleep Don’t skimp on your sleep. Research suggests that missing out on just 90 minutes of sleep can lower your immunity by around 500%

2) Exercise There’s an abundance of research that shows that regular aerobic exercise improves your resistance to infections.

3) Sunshine Get out in the sun for at least 15 minutes to get a healthy dose of Vitamin D.

4) Handwashing The best defense against infections remains to handwash with normal soap and water.

5) Probiotics/ Fermented Food Ensure a healthy balance of bacteria in your gut through the consumption of fermented foods and drinks like miso, kombucha, kefir, non-flavoured yoghurt or a good quality probiotic like Mercola’s Complete Probiotics (available at reception).

6) Chiropractic Care Not many people know that chiropractic rose to prominence in 1918 as a result of it being able to help to massively improve the survival rate of people during the 1918 flu epidemic. It wasn’t until 1997 that scientists discovered the mechanism of how chiropractic spinal adjustments can influence the immune function.

7) Increase Fruit and Vegetable Intake Fruit and vegetables (especially vegetables) provide the bulk of the nutrients your body requires to heal, repair and protect itself from infection. You can’t eat enough.

8) Juice Plus Fruit and Veggie Supplements Dr. Lanthois and his family have taken these supplements for 20 years which have been shown repeatedly in studies to help boost immune function and reduce the severity of infections by about 20%. You can order them at reception (they get delivered to your door) or on the Juice Plus link on our website.

9) Don’t Eat Junk, Drink Grog and Don’t Smoke This should be self-evident. If you indulge in these habits you are inviting bacteria and viruses to come inside of you for a party.

10) Keep Your Mouth Shut and Breathe Through Your Nose Not only is nose breathing the most effective way of breathing but the nose is also home to cells that filter a lot of the viruses, bacteria, rubbish that could be in the air.

11) Stay Calm Be alert but not alarmed. If you want to drastically lower your immunity and increase your susceptibility to all diseases start freaking out and stressing out. That will harm you way more than any virus will.

12) Play Outside Not all bugs and viruses are bad. As a matter of fact, we have x10 more foreign bacteria, virus cells etc inside of us than our own cells. Don’t become germ-phobic. Make sure you still expose yourself to dirt, mud and grime so your body still benefits from a healthy bacterial balance.

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