The beginning of “Flu season” is here so that means???? For hundreds of thousands it means doing what they think they ought to, to be healthy. I have already begun to see that tables being set up at Walmart’s and other places.
According the the CDC , they “recommend getting a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease.” However, for our family we will NOT be getting a flu vaccine or any vaccine for that matter.
Did you know that no matter if it is the “Flu season” or the middle of the summer, your body is constantly fighting off allergens, bacteria and viruses.
Most of the time, while your immune system is fighting off these things, you do not feel anything. You may not exhibit any symptoms at all. However, when you do have symptoms this is just your body’s natural way of ridding toxins from itself, which is your immune systems purpose!
For about the last 100 years the tendency has been to run to the “medicine chest” and inundate your body with a substance that promises to “cure” you.
It is good to know that more times than not, your body does not really need any help. God made your body to heal itself! These medicines actually do more harm than good by presenting the immune system with yet another toxin with which it must deal. Also, your immune system begins to depend on medicines when you don’t allow it or give it an opportunity to be healthy on it’s own.
So rather than breaking down the Immune system, help build it!
How do we do that?
- Get your nervous system checked by a wellness Chiropractor (read here why children should go to a chiropractor)
- Take a daily multi-vitamin and probiotics
- Use essential oils to help when your immune system is down
- Get enough sleep
- Reduce toxins (environmentally, smoking, alcohol, medications, etc.)
Eat in season produce and concentrate on these foods to help build your Immune System:
Vitamin C: a great start to building your immune system, and also helps to form collagen and elastin in the event of injury. The following are food high in Vitamin C.
-Kiwi – twice the C as Oranges or Broccoli
-Chili Peppers – red and green ones Cauliflower
-Brussels sprouts – eat ‘em up Papayas and Guava
Nuts: while high in fat, many nuts can help reduce your LDL cholesterol by 7% to 10%. Try switching from Peanut butter and nuts to Almond butter though, because Peanuts do not have the same effect.
Fish Oil: time for those Omega 3 oils. Not only do fish oils help to reduce inflammation, but they also prevent arterial sclerosis and boosts your immune system.
-“Fatty” cold water fish ~ Salmon Haddock Mackerel Tuna
Alkalizing foods: It is now known that is an acidic environment in which bacteria and viruses can thrive. Eating large amounts of sugar, protein and fungus causes acidity. Eating foods that are alkalizing not only combats acid levels, but boosts your immune system as well.
-Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Almonds, Avocados,Lemons Sprouts – including sprouted grains Wheat grass, Radishes, Chia seeds, Cabbages, Celery, Garlic, Spinach, Kamut, Carrots, Beets, Zucchini, Turnips
How are you going to keep your immune system Healthy this Fall?
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