The fall brings an increased incidence of flus and colds for kids and parents as well. Below is a list of guidelines to increase resistance to infection.
- Exercise Regularly – People who exercise have stronger immune systems than sedentary individuals.
- Minimize Sugar Consumption – Sugar intake is a well-known immune suppressant.
- Avoid Food Sensitivities – Consumption of food sensitivities cause a tendency to weakened immunity, low energy and congestion. If possible get tested and learn to avoid/treat your food triggers.
- Manage Stress – Regular meditation can be very helpful. I highly recommend “Dr Wrights Cleaning Our Technique” and/or “Conscious Mind Cleansing” to help clear emotional stress and improve sleep.
- Sleep – Go to bed and wake at the same time every day to encourage a proper biorhythym. This will decrease stress on the body and improve sleep quality. If needed a sleep aid can be taken such as Neurexan, Z12, Chamomile etc. Women suffering from menopause symptoms may benefit from oral progesterone.
- Diet – Eat a diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables, preferably in season. I like to juice apples, carrots and celery in the fall daily.
- Nutrient Deficiencies – Correct any nutrient deficiencies that you may have. Vitamins A, C, D, and Zinc all play a pivotal role in proper immune function.
- Immune Tonics – Herbs such as Garlic, Echinacea, Reishi mushroom, Astragalus and Elderberry have wide spread effects on immune function. Some studies suggest that they may also extend life expectancy.
- Immune Boosting Homeopathics – Homeopathic remedies such and Engystol, Gripp, Lymphdiaral and Pascoeleucyn can help to prevent and treat colds and flus. For an extra powerful boost these also come in an injectable form.