It is that time of year unfortunately where more bugs are making their way around. This is when I head out to the health food store to arm myself with all of my go-to remedies to boost immunity.
Here is what I do right when I feel something coming on- the key is to nip it in the bud right when you think you may be getting sick, but aren’t sure. You just don’t feel yourself, your fatigued, maybe you have a sore throat.
Disclaimer: Please use this for your information and educational purposes only. This is not intended to be taken as specific medical advice. See your doctor or a Naturopath for specific advice based on your individual needs.
- Cut out ALL alcohol, sugar and eating any junk food.
Your immune system is already weakened, this will just deplete you further.
- Go easy on the exercise.
When you are sick, your body needs to rest. It will not harm you to take a day or two off to recover.
Vitamin D (some have recommended up to 10,000 IU at the onset for 5 days during illness) I take 5,000 IU for 5 days. Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid 4,000 mg (2,000 mg daily as overall maintenance), Zinc 15mg/day which is great for the immune system any overall health, and one of my favorite tinctures is St. Francis Deep Immune which you would take every hour when you feel something coming on. I also take pure Oregano from doTERRA which is wicked stuff, but it is so powerful!
- Rest! Get extra sleep.
- Eat soups, drink hot herbal teas, do whatever you can to de-stress, relax and calm your nervous system down.
Even with doing all of this, you may still get sick, however hopefully you will recover extra fast, and help your body overcome more easily.
For more on boosting your immunity, I wrote a post recently about essentials to boosting your immune health for overall wellness here.