Health: 3 Ways to Boost Your Immune System
You’ve cleaned up your diet recently, you’re motivated, you’ve been hitting the gym consistently and then all of a sudden you get a cold or the flu and your progress becomes stalled. Sound familiar? This is way more common than you think and part of the reason this happens is because new changes can demand more from your immune system. Here are 3 ways to boost your immune system!
1. Cut back on sugar – Sugar is known to lead to low grade inflammation in the body. Inflammation is often the root to many health problems so it’s always a good idea to cut back where you can.
2. Engage in stress relieving activities – Join a meditation class or a yoga class or go for a walk in nature. It’s a simple way to infuse some low intensity recovery into your routine and take a mental break.
3. Supplement – During the winter months, sunny days can be far and few between. One of my favorite supplements is Genuine Health’s Omega 3+ Triple Strength + D3! It’s loaded with Vitamin D3 which helps support bone and teeth health plus you get the health benefits of fish oil which helps reduce inflammation and supports cardiovascular and cognitive health. The next supplement I recommend using is a probiotic. Up to 80% of your immune system’s cells and tissues can be found in your gut. That’s why it’s so important to introduce a quality probiotic to help balance the healthy bacteria in your digestive system. I use Genuine Health’s Advanced Gut Health Probiotic Extra Strength (50* billion CFU daily care).