Cold and flu season is upon us. And although experts note that “strengthening your immune system” isn’t a quick fix — after all, it is a system with multiple components — there are common sense things that can help.
- Get your flu shot. It’s never a guarantee, but studies have shown it can lessen the severity of illness if you do get sick.
- Wash your hands often, and use antibacterial wipes when you’re out and about.
- Regular chiropractic adjustments can relieve compression in nerve pathways.
- Reduce your intake of sugar, caffeine, alcohol and processed foods.
- Eat plenty of colorful fruits and veggies to boost vitamin C and other nutrients.
- Get extra sleep.
- Identify causes of chronic stress in your life, and try to address them.
- Drink plenty of water, more than normal.
- Take in more Vitamin D. 15 minutes of daily sun exposure on unprotected skin is all you need; then apply that sunblock!
- Apple cider vinegar thins out mucus in the throat, moving it out of your respiratory system. Hate the taste, or worry about direct contact of acid with your teeth? It’s available in capsules (Amazon has a lot of options) and may help with weight loss.
- Exercise regularly.
- Don’t smoke. (Did you really need another reason?!)
Great list. Thanks for sharing.