Top Four Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally… Plus My Favorite Immune Boosting Herbs and Foods!

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Top Four Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally… Plus My Favorite Immune Boosting Herbs and Foods!

There has been a lot of advice out there regarding how to stay healthy during a time like this, which is wonderful! Truth be told, we do not live in a microbe-free world (that’s for sure!), but we can prime our vessel to be a hardy defense against illness and disease.

Do you want to know some of the foods that help us do that? Read on…

The great news is, fruits and vegetables, which are chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants, naturally boost the immune system and help fight infection and disease. They have natural medicine in them! So if you are eating a high quality, plant-forward diet (like Planted Table meals) and getting good sleep — then you are already stacking the deck in your favor. You also want to make sure you are drinking a lot of clean water (aim for a gallon! I like to use the Go-filtr and/or a Berkey) — and moving your body, which is what gets your lymphatic system (natural filtration system) pumping. The water plus the natural filter work well together to help flush out toxins.

Here are some natural, heavy-hitting immune boosters for your reference. Please note that i am not a doctor, and I am not offering medical advice. I am recommending eating for a healthy and strong immune system, balanced health, and wellbeing. Before you change your routine or add new supplements, I always recommend speaking with your primary doctor first.

 

Flu fighting herbs:


Echinacea
Elderberry

Immunity building essential oils:
Oregano, Myrrh, Frankincense, Ginger

Anti-inflammatory foods:


Ginger
Turmeric
Blueberries
Chia seeds
Cherries

Vitamin C foods:
Green bell pepper
Broccoli
Strawberries
Guava
Kale
Pineapple

Cleansing foods:
Raw garlic
Lemons
Beets

Nutrient packed foods:
Leafy greens, Kale
Micro greens
Arugula
Brussel Sprouts
Strawberries

Vitamin D3 is helpful too!

Lastly, staying grounded mentally and emotionally also impacts the immune system. The fight-or-flight response can increase the release of the stress hormone cortisol (even if the response is just based on our thoughts), and cortisol levels can impact our immunity. Of course there are times when that is unavoidable, and that’s OK. Please just remember to pause, breathe, and find the support you need.


Wishing you all the best health!

I’m here for your questions.

With gratitude,

Vanessa Rogers

References:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19783523
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25763467
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665023/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15080016
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2012/841315/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12622467
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6366484

Vanessa Rogers

Founder, Feed Your Spirit, Inc.

Wellness Expert, Planted Table Meals

Nutrition Coach, The Star Method Boxing Gym

Vanessa Rogers

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