Boosting your immune system before winter
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Last year my family suffered from the flu badly. Everyone got it a week apart so it felt like it dragged on for over a month. My 2 boys (3 and 6) were badly affected and had almost 2 weeks off school and kindy. This year I am getting in early and preparing NOW for the pending winter. My focus is on my family’s health and strengthening the immune system.
Here are my top 5 tips to help survive this winter:
1. Healthy food
Our immune systems can take a hit if constantly bombarded with food intolerance’s, additives, preservatives, and sugar. Focus on clean eating with plenty of fresh veggies, whole fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, eggs, and meat. Avoiding processed and packaged foods is important. If you suspect you or your family have food intolerance’s, investigate this by seeing a Natuopath or Kinesiologist. See the links below for a few of my favourite healthy eating resources:
Regular exercise is essential for good health and a strong immune system. Try to keep your body moving, it can be as simple as going for a walk around the block, or doing some gentle yoga at home.
3. Calm stress and anxiety
It’s important for adults and especially children to have lots of time to rest, especially during winter. Resting helps your immune system thrive. For overly active kids, art can be a great way to keep them quiet yet occupied – try a 30 day art challenge with the whole family or meditation.
Often, we are not allowing ourselves enough time to sleep. For adults aim to be in bed by 9 / 9.30pm to allow for quality sleep. For children, depending on age, need between ten and 14 hours of sleep per day. If you have trouble sleeping, or often feel tired Circadian Rhythms can help give you insight on how much sleep you need and when your body regenerates. It’s basically the 24 hour cycle in the physiological processes of living beings.
5. Natural remedies
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Probiotics are the good bacteria that naturally occur in our guts. They protect our digestive tracts, help us to digest food, assist in toxin clearance, and shield us from invading bacteria and viruses. When this bacterial balance becomes disrupted we can see changes in our ability to fend off infections. Look for brands that have between 5 and 20 billion colony-forming units (CFUs).
Other remedies include homemade bone broth, increase water intake, ginger, garlic, lemon, avoiding dairy, increase vitamin c, hot tea, sunshine.
Let us know below what your natural remedies are!