Ginger! you can make ginger tea, eat raw ginger, or add ginger to your broth or soup. Garlic will boost your immunity. If you’re sick, garlic is a great way to rev up your immune system. Some hardcore friends of mine have even been known to suck on a clove of raw garlic for a few minutes to get its benefits (yum). I like to add into a beetroot and carrot juice.
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Sleep is the primary time where your immune system recharges, hence depravation is the worst. The prime time to tap into natural repair is right around 10pm. At this time our body is making human growth hormone (which helps repair our body) and helping repair our immune systems. Try to sleep in complete darkness. Like a bat cave. No light (even from a TV on standby) at all.
Start eating sauerkraut or kimchi. The fermentation processes in which these foods are prepared produce beneficial bacteria (probiotics) which have an important role in your gut health. Most of your immune cells are located in your gut so the healthier your gut, the healthier your immune system will be. Research suggests that just a teaspoon of sugar will inhibit your immune system for up to four hours, so avoid it – this includes grains, starches alcohol and wine.
Stress comes in many shapes and sizes. If you’re stressing about things, it’s important to remember that most of the things you’re worrying about will never happen. Make sure you know that it’s ok not to have all of your life together and try to go with the flow. My tips to reduce anxiety and boost immunity in the process: meditation, yoga, massage, charity work, learning something new. Even after a fight with a loved one, your immune system can be weakened for up to two days so try to avoid conflict with your close ones when feeling poorly or under the weather