Why do some people get sick often, while others don’t?

Why do some people get sick often, while others don’t?

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!

 

Zinc

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)

Supplementation: Zinc*

 

Vitamin C

Regulates Immunity

Foods: Guava, Blackcurrant, Red and Green Peppers, Thyme, Parsley, Kale, Kiwi, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Lemons, Lychees, Papayas, Strawberries, Citrus Fruits

Supplementation: Vitamin C*

 

Probiotics

Supports friendly gut bacteria

Food: Yogurt, Kefir, Kombucha, Sauerkraut, Pickles, Miso, Sourdough Bread, Cheese (Cheddar, Mozzarella, Gouda)

Supplementation: A good quality Live Culture Probiotics*

 

Prebiotics

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

 

Magnesium

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*

 

Herbal Remedies

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*

 

Let’s Talk!

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.