Healthy bodies are generally able to resist a cold, flu, virus or parasite, but neglecting the body over time weakens the immune system. It is a neglected and hence weakened body that becomes susceptible to the pathogens we are exposed to, leaving us prone to becoming sick.
In that sense, we can say that we don’t necessarily ‘catch’ a cold, flu, virus or parasite but can provide the environment in our bodies that allows these pathogens to take hold and cause disease.
Fear and panic elevates stress levels and contributes to poor health. In the face of the current pandemic, it is important to focus on supporting our bodies.
This support includes eating light, which means plenty of vegetables including
greens, soups, veggie-based carbs (like quinoa, sweet potato, pumpkin, corn, turnip) and low-sugar fruits, as well as gluten-free grains and seeds like flaxseed and chia seeds that can help support the body’s natural defences.
Six Immune and Health Boosting Tips
- Take immune boosting remedies.
High quality, acid -free Vitamin C, Olive Leaf Extract (amongst other vitamins and herbs) are known to support the body’s defences.
- Eat to nourish, not to dull.
Eat lots of vegetables, low sugar fruits and avoid processed food and sugary or greasy foods.
- Go for daily walks.
Cardiovascular health supports immunity.
- Get some sun.
Vitamin D levels boost the body’s defence.
- Ensure deeply restful sleep.
Wind down in the evenings to prepare your body and being for a rejuvenating sleep.
- Apply physical distancing if needed but remain open.
Enjoy connecting with loved ones. Loving relationships support the immune system and counters loneliness and social isolation.