Autumn is here – although let’s not let our health fall.
I was out running this morning and although we are still having beautiful sunshine filled days, the weather is turning and there was a nip in the air which actually felt lovely. It reminded me of cosying up in front of the fire, good films, family roast dinners and how the colder weather helps to keep nature in balance.
As the season changes so do our bodies. We need warm food, root veggies, stews and soups to give our bodies the right fuel.
In my opinion, prevention is better than cure, so let’s look at some of the things that can support and boost our immune systems to keep us from the dreaded colds, coughs and flu.
7 ways to support and boost our immune system
- Warm drinks throughout the day no matter what the season boosts the immune system. It’s a great tip to remember if you are feeling under par, or even better, to prevent illness.
- Up Vitamin C intake. The suggestion is 1 gram of Vit C with each meal to supply the thymus and adrenal glands with the tools they need for the job. However, it’s always recommended that you use kinesiology to find out which type of Vit C is best for you.
- Consider taking Zinc – 15mg a day is suggested to cover your daily requirement for the immune and digestive systems to function well.
- Daily X-Crawl exercises to pump the lymph around the body to clean and feed every cell. This helps to support the immune system by keeping the fluids flowing through the body to deal with and destroy any imposters.
- Antioxidants to boost immune function and clear out free radicals from the body. Something like Zambroza that is a good all-rounder. Easy for all to take, even children, as a tasty fruit drink with a powerful punch.
- Aid digestion. Since our digestion is around 50% of our immune system, boosting this is essential. Drink pure water away from food. Drinking one pint, half an hour before your food (and none with food) helps the stomach to produce more hydrochloric acid. Also, you may want to consider a digestive supplement if this is a problem area. Most people’s digestion is under par even without any symptoms. Something like proactazyme which is a very gentle (plant-based) digestive enzymes can improve digestive efficiency and maximize nutrient absorption and is suitable for all – although ideally, it is best to get tested by a Kinesiologist to find out for sure.
- Cold showers – Ending your shower with a burst of very cold water does wonders for the immune system, circulation, skin, stress levels, weight loss, tight muscles and helps balance emotions.
Did you know?
In the East, it is usual to pay your doctor to keep you well and charge them if you are unwell more than once a year!
In Kinesiology we believe prevention is better and easier than curing the illness. Where possible add in some Kinesiology sessions. Even once every 3 months can make huge positive changes to daily health and wellbeing!
Even if you don’t visit a Kinesiologist, adding even some of the above suggestions to your daily routine may help to keep you healthier and happier during the colder months.