5 natural remedies for boosting immunity

by | Mar 9, 2020 | Wellness

Sick of being sick? How often in the last three years would you say that you have had a cold or flu?

Get enough sleep and manage stress

Sleep deprivation and stress overload increase the hormone cortisol, prolonged elevation of which suppresses immune function.

Avoid drinking and smoking

They undermine basic immune defenses and raise the risk of bronchitis and pneumonia in everyone, and middle ear infections in kids.

Keep moving

Exercise is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy immune system.

Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds

Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds, which will provide your body with the nutrients your immune system needs. A study in older adults showed that boosting fruit and vegetable intake improved antibody response to the Pneumovax vaccine, which protects against Streptococcus pneumonia.

Catch some rays

Sunlight triggers the skin’s production of vitamin D. In the summer, a 10-15 minute exposure (minus sunscreen) is enough.

We hope that this will help you stay healthy and happy this year!

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