When the workplace, school, or your home world is swirling with potential yuckies, it is time to boost your immunity to ensure your body stays protected.
If you do end up getting sick, many of the protocols below will support you in a quick turnaround back to vitality.
Simple Clean Food: When you feel under the weather, it is best to stick to unprocessed, simple foods, so the body can use less energy to break down food and more energy to support you in healing. Avoid sugar, coffee, and processed junk. Add in cooked veggies, clean fish, and soaked - then cooked - whole grains.
Hydrate: Stay hydrated with herbal teas (nettle boosts immunity) clean water, and coconut water. Add a splash of apple cider vinegar to your morning water to help alkalize the system.
Super Tea: Consistently drink tea made from ginger (for throat), turmeric (to liquefy mucus), lemon (alkalize, add lemon at end, unheated), cayenne pepper (to burn infection and lower fever), and raw honey (to support cough and boost immunity).
Garlic Power: Slice up some raw garlic, dip in raw honey and chew. The juice of the garlic is a natural antibiotic. Start small and skip date night.
Elderberry: Conventional cough syrups are loaded with odd sweeteners, foreign ingredients and only cover up surface symptoms. Elderberries are full of vitamins and immune system-boosting properties.
Vitamin C: This well-known vitamin did not originate in the processed powder people add to their liquid drinks. You are better off eating a red bell pepper, papaya, lemon, or adding some broccoli to your day, to get the proper absorbable amount of C needed to help increase your white blood cell production.
Zinc: zinc is a mineral which is vital for immune system defense. zin c is an oth er min eral th at is vital. Load up through food sources my consuming more crimini mushrooms, steamed spinach, and pumpkin seeds.
Sleep: Sleep is vital when the body is trying to heal. If you are having trouble sleeping, use calms forte, a homeopathic sleep support, or a soothing tea to help ensure at least eight hours of restorative sleep.
Invert: Put your legs up the wall to activate your lymphatic system and help the body cleanse viruses and bacteria.
If you feel under the weather start small. Choose three of these immunity boosting techniques to weave into your day. The more your support the body, the more it will aid you in staying healthy and vital
More about Danny Arguetty, M.A.
Danny Arguetty, M.A., a Nutrition, Health and LIFE (Living in Free Expression) Counselor, has been involved in the health field for the last decade. He guides and works privately with clients utilizing customized programs based on bio-individual needs and diverse life situations.
He specializes in yoga privates, weight loss, digestive disorders, healthy aging, sugar/caffeine dependencies, persistent fatigue, chronic stress, relationship support, life coaching and practical healthy living strategies.
Arguetty is also a faculty member at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Adjunct Faculty at Williams College, and author of Nourishing the Teacher: inquiries, contemplations & insights on the path of yoga. He leads 200hr Yoga Teacher Trainings in Southern California and Advanced 500hr Trainings in Kerala, India.