Don’t be at the mercy of this season’s colds and flus. By acting now and boosting your immune system to prime it against common invaders, you too can get through these winter months without suffering at the hands of the common cold or flu.
If you frequently catch colds and flus, it may be that your immune system is out of balance.
If you have nutritional deficiencies or a poor diet, stress , inadequate rest or lack of exercise, your immune system may not be primed to recognise and respond to viral and bacterial invaders for infection.
There are nutrients and herbs which play a crucial role as natural winter warriors helping protect you and your family this season.
*Maintaining a healthy digestive system.
*Healthy eating plans are essential to strengthen your immune system.
*Maintaining good nutritional status can help keep you healthy and reduce your risk of getting sick as well as
aiding faster recovery.
*Eating a well-balanced Mediterranean style diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds, fish and lean
*Reducing inflammatory foods that can suppress immune function and are mucous-forming such as dairy, sugar,
white breads cakes and soft drinks.
*Try hot fresh lemon, garlic and ginger tea with a dash of honey, or thyme to soothe a sore throat.
*Drinking plenty of water (minimum eight glasses per day)
*Avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine.
*Taking time to rest, relax and get a good night’s sleep.
For further information about strengthening your immune system and good health this winter contact Melbourne Naturopathy for an appointment on 03 9484 4668 or [email protected]