Updated: Jul 22, 2018
It's that time of year when the immune system is about to come under fire. What can you do to stave off those runny noses and suffering from a head cold?
You can choose to boost your immune system NOW before you get a hint of virus coming your way and I have some hot tips on how you can do this OR...
You can wait until you actually get sick and then try and reduce both the severity and duration of the illness….and I have some great items that you can have on hand on your kitchen and medicine cabinet should this
You can choose to boost your immune system before you get a hint of virus coming your way and I have some hot tips on how you can do this
START TAKING HERBS AND VITAMINS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Olive leaf extract
Strengthens the immune system
Vital role in many immune system reactions
Acts synergistically with Vit A
Ascorbic acid plays an important role in immune enhancement; its main effect is by improving your resistance
Cod liver oil – rich in Vit A
Essential role in maintaining the integrity of the epithelial and mucosal surfaces and their secretions
As a supplement, refer to practitioner
Your digestive system is approximately 70% of your immune system and your bacteria outnumbers your human cells by 10:1. Your gut microbiome is therefore very significant in overall health and immune system function. Note that if you have gut issues, then taking probiotics supplements of eating fermented foods may aggravate your symptoms.
Vital for its role in glutathione peroxidase (protection from oxidative damage). A deficiency may lead to reduction in immune function
HERBAL MEDICINE - PRESCRIPTION ONLY
Just because herbs are natural does not mean they’re always safe. Herbal medicine should be by prescription only by a qualified herbalist or naturopath. Some herbs are contra-indicated in some people with certain conditions.
These are some of my favourites….for all things cold and flu, fever and chills, aches and pains, coughs and fatigue.
My all-time favourite! Great for kids and grown-ups alike. This does need to be prescribed as it is a medicinal herbal extract. T can be taken as a preventative or during the acute phase of a cold/flu.
Exert profound immune-enhancing effects
Strengthens the immune system
Adaptogenic, fever, antioxidant
Cooling and calming
Irritation of respiratory tract
Expectorant, antitussive, antiseptic, antispasmodic (respiratory)
Soothes mucous membranes; for cough of all types
Sore throat, bronchitis, antisepctic, antimicrobial,
Demulcent and soothing
Fatigue and exhaustion
STOCK YOUR KITCHEN
There loads of amazing everyday items that can be used to help your immune system and ease the symptoms of a cold
Vit C; digestion
Anti -spasmodic; antimicrobial; antiseptic
Carminative; anti-diuretic; warming; anti-microbial
Nutrient dense; gut healing
Easy to digest
Hydration and broad range of therapeutic affects
Protects against damage caused by bacteria; anti-bacteria
Prevention is better than cure.
This is for information purposes and it not intended to be used as medical advice.