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5 Natural Immune System Boosters

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This weekend I caught my 1st hopefully last cold of the year! I can trace this cold back to getting run down, I have been burning the candle at both ends and skimping on my sleep. Guess what it caught up with me! Here are 5 natural immune system boosters in case you’re someone is also burning the candle at both ends.

  1. Eat more mushrooms and green leafy veggies. Research shows that increases your white blood cells (germ fighters) and potentially makes these white blood cells more resistant to cold/flu bacteria.
  2. Be social. Having people to turn to during times of stress, reduces your chances of internalizing stress and breaking down your immune system.
  3. Chicken soup. No one’s quite sure how chicken soup helps, its either the raising steam from the soup that opens your nasal passages or the hot liquid soothes your throat.
  4. Add lemon. Lemons increase the PH acidity in your body making it a less hospitable environment for cold and flu germs to grow.
  5. Rest. Get a good night sleep. Your body needs it. Sleep restores your body’s hormonal balance and recharges your batteries.  Studies show that people who don’t get at least 6-10 hours of sleep will be 3xs more likely to catch a cold.

So, take care of yourself, the holidays are fast approaching and blowing your nose at the dinner table is frowned upon. If you have any other suggestions, I would love to hear them, just write them in the comments below.


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