The simple answer is…your IMMUNITY!
Our immune system protects and defends us all from infectious diseases
Diseases can enter our bodies through our skin, via our gut, respiratory and reproductive systems…and even through our eyes!
In fact, our bodies come into contact with potential diseases daily, but thankfully, we don’t get infected every day
The goods new is, we can actually strengthen and boost our immunity through what we eat and supplementing when necessary
Here are my Top 7 ways for boosting your Immune System – naturally!
Enhances immunity, promotes healthy immune cell function
Food: Hemp, flax and pumpkin seeds, Pulses, Mushrooms, Spinach, Nuts, Dairy, Eggs, Quinoa, Rice, Oats, Dark Chocolate, Seafood and Meat (choose organic grass-fed)
Foods: Guava, Blackcurrant, Red and Green Peppers, Thyme, Parsley, Kale, Kiwi, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Lemons, Lychees, Papayas, Strawberries, Citrus Fruits
Supplementation: Vitamin C*
Supports friendly gut bacteria
Food: Yogurt, Kefir, Kombucha, Sauerkraut, Pickles, Miso, Sourdough Bread, Cheese (Cheddar, Mozzarella, Gouda)
Supplementation: A good quality Live Culture Probiotics*
The fibre from these foods is needed to help feed Probiotics
Food: Chicory Root, Dandelion Greens, Jerusalem Artichoke, Garlic, Onions, Leeks, Asparagus, Bananas, Barley, Oats, Apples, Flaxseeds, Seaweed
Helps fight depression, can lower blood pressure, help prevent migraines, has anti-inflammatory benefits, improves PMS symptoms, promotes natural bowel movements, calming, great for sleep
Foods: Pumpkin Seeds, Spinach, Dark Chocolate, Black Beans, Quinoa, Almonds, Avocado, Salmon, Mackerel
Supplementation: Magnesium (Gylcinate, Bisglycinate, or malate) – or citrate to bowel tolerance*
Promotes immunity and helps fight against bacteria
Foods: Ginger and garlic
Supplementation: Echinacea, Elderberry and Ginseng*
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Supports heart, eye and great for skin and brain health. Can aid weight loss, reduces inflammation, improves symptoms of depression and may improve Asthma
Foods: Mackerel, Salmon, Cod Liver Oil, Herring, Oysters, Sardines, Anchovies, Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds and Walnuts
Supplementation: A good quality Omega 3 Fish Oil*
If you’re ready to feel empowered and take back control of your health, click here to book a free discovery call with me and and let’s talk about how a personalised nutritional and lifestyle change can help you not only thrive but FLOURISH.
I advocate using ‘real foods’ to promote optimal wellness
*If you choose to supplement and you are taking prescribed medication, supplements can be contraindicated. It is your responsibility to check you are safe to take supplements with a qualified practitioner.If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please do not take any supplements without working with a professional practitioner.