3 Ways to Boost Your Immune System
Can it be that easy in 3 steps to boost your immune system? Yes, it can. The multilevel intimate relationship we have with our immune system is influenced by everything we do, like eating and feeling.
For that reason let us first let us examine what takes down your immune system: Anxiety, lack of physical activity, worry, too much alcohol, sugar, carbs, lack of sleep, confinement, current events, and fear.
Self-examination is an important step towards boosting your immune system. Feeling secure and in control lessens the stress on your immune system. Facts help calm the mind down and allow you to see the larger picture. Anxiety is about future worry that something bad is going to happen.
1. Boost Your Immune System with Food
Boosting your immune system with food is like having your own cheering squad. Food is not only a way to share a meal, but it is loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Yeah, yeah, we hear all the time about how well certain foods are for your immune system and you know those things that keep you healthy. Food stops inflammation to your brain, joints, and your whole body. So, why are you resisting? Are you saying, “No” to helping yourself? You do not have to change your whole life, just a few adjustments — even one can be of enormous help to your body and mind.
Here are some foods to help you:
- Salmon and tuna
- Nuts: almonds, walnuts, pistachios, Brazil nuts, cashews
Food that increases inflammation:
The food that increases inflammation is in the nightshade family: eggplant, tomatoes, and potatoes. However, don’t cut out all the things below, but limit them. When I eliminated these foods entirely for 3 years, it made an amazing difference.
- Red meat
- High fats
2. Activity is an important part of boosting your immune system.
Being active releases toxins out of your organs and moves it out as waste. It can be outside or inside activity, as long as you move for 10 or 30 minutes, 3 times a day. Added benefits to activity are that it lowers your stress, calms your emotions, and relaxes your body and brain. Gardening is one of the best mind calmers and then you get to enjoy your flowers and veggies. Walking with others is a time to share and feel more connected.
- Walking with others or yourself
- Creative Cooking
- Taking care of inside plants or outside Gardening
- Enjoy 15 minutes of sunshine
3. Laughter and Relaxation
Laughter and relaxation can immensely add to the quality of your life and that of your children and friends. Why? These free elements give the mind, body, and soul the channels in which to run. Laughter and joy bring up the energy level and invites others to join in. It lifts any burden of your whole place. Loving plants, animals, and even your whole property helps you feel uplifted.
Hot Bonus Tip!
Sea Salt and Sage: If you are concerned about negative energy and people this is a good tip to clear your energy and your home. Mix a 1/2 tsp sage spice with sea salt in a small dish and leave by the front door or do several around the home.
Darielle (Dariel) Roskie Archer: Contact Darielle online here