Is it possible to help strengthen my immune system naturally? YES!
Terrific ways to Support Immunity:
Beauty rest! Head to bed early and aim for 7-8 hours sleep every night.
Fresh air! Bundle up and head outdoors. Outside time can naturally improve vitamin D levels which may enhance your ability to fight off infection.
A nutrient rich diet. Eating a wide variety of foods rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants may fortify your body’s defences. (particularly veggies and fruit, lean sources of protein and whole grains, beans and legumes.
Managing allergies. Pinpointing, avoiding and eliminating potential allergens can lower general inflammation in the body which may help to support your immune response.
Reducing stress. Practicing stress reduction (meditation, mindfulness practice, time in nature, etc.) and doing things you enjoy in life are essential factors for a healthy immune system.
Is there anything natural that I can take?
Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant formulas as well as herbal and homeopathic medicines may help to keep you healthy through the flu season.
Vitamin C, zinc, vitamin E, selenium are some of the nutrients used as medicines to strengthen immune function.
Herbal medicines such as astragalus, echinacea, holy basil, and andrographis are a few examples of what your herbal immune supportive formula may contain.
Acupuncture, hydrotherapy, dietary changes, and exercise prescription may be a few of the other ways your naturopathic or acupuncture visit may help you fight off infections.
Because each person is unique, it is important to consult with a Naturopathic Physician for a recommendation on which formulation and treatment type is most appropriate for you.
What is a Myer’s IV?
A Myers is a fairly quick, intravenous nutrition practice. The main purpose of this treatment is to support immune response. A therapeutic dose of nutrients delivered to your body which are bioavailable and do not have to pass through or be absorbed by the digestive tract. The absorption of nutrients in these doses may help to enhance your body’s innate immune response.
Immune support tea:
This tea contains herbs that are rich in vitamin C and that are soothing and calming to the digestive tract:
- 2-3 cups of filtered water
- 1 teaspoon of rose hips, 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint leaves.
- Bring water to a boil, then gently immerse the wonderful aromatic herbs in the water. Let steep for 5-7 minutes, strain, then sip for a soothing immune tonic.