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Flu Fighting Tips



  • Allium vegetables - suggest adding onions, leeks, garlic, and chives every day to your diet. They produce a sulfur compound and have antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties which support your immune system to fight off the invading flu bug.
  • Bone broth with Reishi Mushrooms - both have properties to boost your immune system.
  • Greens - every day suggest eating your greens. They help to alkalize the body and are easy to add to almost any dish. Chopped spinach, kale, or dandelion greens are easy to add to soups, eggs, or salads. Green smoothies are a super easy way to ingest several servings of greens on a daily basis.
  • Probiotic Foods - it’s theorized that up to 80% of our immunity is in our gut, so it makes sense to supplement either with a high-quality probiotic or eat probiotic friendly foods. A few examples are kimchi and sauerkraut.
  • Oil of Oregano - this is the first line of defense in our home for many ailments. It is a powerful anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral. It can be purchased in capsule or liquid form depending on what you are wanting to treat.
  • Hand Washing - sounds super simple and it is. Remembering to wash your hands every time you enter your home before doing anything else is a great suggestion for prevention of many types of infections. It’s easy to miss this simple step.
  • Sleep Patterns - during flu season it’s easy to have disrupted sleep patterns for a variety of reasons such as the holidays, vacations, visiting relatives, and school schedules. Sleep is important to keep a strong immune system as it affects every organ system in our bodies.
  • Stress - affects or bodies on many levels. In cold climates, it’s important to add extra layers and dress warm. Sounds like a no brainer but surprisingly many people don’t understand the body's need to maintain a constant temperature around 98.6 degrees. Also, being mindful of your time is an important factor in managing stress levels. Over scheduling life usually results in neglecting regular sleep schedules or making time for an immune boosting diet.
  • Sugar - in America, a majority of people ingest large amounts of sugar having a detrimental on the body in many ways. One way is it lowers your immunity as it disrupts the flora in the gut where 80% of immunity is found.
  • Exercise - it boosts several body systems in a way which is stress relieving and strengthening to all systems. A simple walk is very easy to do. 

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