Boosting your immune system is not as easy as popping a pill. The immune system is incredibly complex, involving and affecting virtually every cell, tissue and organ in our body. Yes, there are certain nutrients that can help but you have to look at the health of your body as a whole. We have to decrease the burden to the whole system. One way to do this is to eliminate irritants such as food allergies (you have been working on this during the detox, now stick to it), and remove the presence of heavy metals, chemicals and preservatives in your environment. Remove these chemical roadblocks and you’ll help your immune system work as it was designed to.
Dry brushing every morning helps to stimulate lymph drainage and flushes out toxins.
I am also a big fan of essential oils. They have powerful antimicrobial effects. You can try On Guard from Doterra or Thieves from Young Living. They both contain a blend of several oils including Rosemary and Eucalyptus. I use it internally e.g at the first sign of a sore throat but also to clean my kitchen counters and hands with.
Try a daily saline flush. Along with staying hydrated, the key here is to keep your mucous membranes moist, which helps protect you from microbes. You can use a neti pot, or easy to carry plastic bottles that come with saline packets to take with you when traveling. Be sure to rinse them well with warm water and soap and air dry between uses. Flushing one to two times daily is appropriate and you should not go over this.
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Author: Elke Cooke