Boosting Your Immunity, Naturally!
Are You Tired Of Taking Antibiotics Every Time You Get Sick? Are You Becoming Immune To Antibiotics?
Take some time to explore both the addition of natural raw food options and also formulated supplementation to help boost your immunity from the inside out!
With the kids in school bringing home virus after virus and increasing concerns over superviruses, now is the time to look at ways to boost your immunity. Many parents and physicians alike are also showing growing concern with the over prescibed antibiotics used to treat a myriad of conditions such as cystitus, ear infections and just about any flu bug. With this over prescribing, antibiotics are becoming less and less effective and some people are even becoming immune to them. And as a result more and more antibiotics are being prescribed at higher and higher concentrations.
But what can you do? Is there any way to boost your immunity naturally through nutrition or by adding specialized supplementation to your diet?
The answer of course is YES! Now knowing what to take or eat is another thing altogether. Here are some things that you can look at to both boost your immune system and to increase your overall health at the same time. Try the ones you want and leave the rest!
Vitamin C helps to boost immunity by helping maintain healthy tissues in the body. Vitamin C is a powerful aid against colds and flu. List Top 5 Sources of Vitamin C: Citrus Fruit (oranges; lemons, limes and grapefruit), Red Peppers, Kiwi Fruit, Guava, Vegetable Cocktails which also include lycopene a disease fighting phytonutrient.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids help to boost immunity by boosting disease fighting phagocytes (white blood cells that eat up bacteria. Good sources of omega 3 fatty acids include flax seed oil, fish and cod liver oil. Yes, I know...cod liver oil!!! But it works. Buy hey, if you are totally grossed out by cod liver oil (many people are) you can always try the flax seed oil. Flax seed oil can be used in salad dressings, in smoothies or could even be mixed with peanut or almond butter and eaten on toast. It's mild nutty flavor lends itself well to all kinds of things. Be creative!
Vitamin E is an important antioxidant which helps to support the production of special killer cells that protect the body from germs, viruses and even diseases such as cancer. These B-Cells decline with age but can be replenished with Vitamin E therapy. Vitamin E can be found in seeds, oil and grains. Most people consume enough Vitamin E daily so you should be covered if you are eating a balanced diet.
Selenium is a mineral that increases the mobility of your body's natural disease fighting killer cells and also red blood cells that help to fight against