8 Natural Ways To Give Your Immune System A Boost

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How can you improve your immune system?

Is it possible to intervene in this process and boost the health of your immune system?

In this post, I will introduce you to eight ways you can do just that using natural methods only.

Below I have highlighted the significant bits for you, just in case your schedule is tight.

Click the link you want to start with or, by all means, continue.

1) Sleep

try-to-get-at-least-7-8-hours-sleep-per-night-for-improved-immune-system-healthIt’s tempting to binge-watch your favourite show until 3.00 am, but research tells us that staying up all night can wreak havoc on your immune system.

Having a weakened immune system makes you more likely to catch a virus and make it even harder to fight and recover.

Do you and your immune system a favour ditch the late-night screen time and get the recommended seven to eight hour sleep time.

2) Eat More Garlic

You may not be doing your breath any favours; eating garlic can do wonders for your health. Not only does it boost your immune system, but it can also prevent heart disease.

The best part is that it tastes delicious; blend pesto and raw garlic and throw it over favours or bread with a drizzle of olive oil.

Or, if you feel bold, whip up a spicy homemade immunity shot with raw garlic, ginger, carrots, and lemon for a quick system shot.

garlic-honey-lemon-a-great-natural-remedy-for-a-cold

3) Drink Lemon

Combine lemon, honey, ginger, and turmeric with warm water. Many people swear by this tonic as a tried and true remedy for colds. But does this magical elixir work? Or is it just an old wife’s tale?

Well, the research for each ingredient looks promising. Ginger is another powerful antioxidant with antiviral properties., and is used to treat digestive issues such as nausea and motion sickness.

Lemon juice is high in vitamin C, which, according to the Mayo Clinic, can be used for its antioxidant properties and to prevent the common cold.

Lastly, studies also show that curcumin, a component in the spice turmeric, can help regulate the immune system.

4) Make A Batch Of Chicken Soup

chicken-soup-more-than-just-comfort-foodIf you think that bowl of chicken soup is just comfort food, think again.

The ingredients used to make the soup (listed below have all been found to slow down the migration of white blood cells into the upper respiratory tract, which helps reduce the symptoms of cold and flu.

Chicken Soup

  • chicken
  • onions
  • carrots
  • parsnips
  • turnip
  • swede
  • celery
  • Irish potato
  • salt
  • pepper
  • parsley

5) Indulge In Tea Time

there-is-such-an-exciting-variety-of-nutrient-rich-tea-to-discover

Sipping tea in the morning or right before bed is so relaxing; it might also be a form of meditation.

Perhaps the best thing about tea is its variety in taste and nutritional benefits which come in an incredibly diverse range of varieties and flavours, why not check some out at the wonderfully delightful Wee Tea Company.

6) Have Yogurt For Breakfast

Probiotics found in yoghurt can strengthen the body’s immune system and help fight them off infection.

Yoghurt is also rich in vitamin D3 which also gives your immune system a healthy boost.

Not only is yoghurt nutritious morning medicine, but researchers have also found that consuming vanilla yoghurt may make you happier too.

Talk about a win-win situation!

7) Soak Up Some Sun

spending-15-20-minutes -per-day-in-the-sun-can-help-top-up-those-vitamin=d3-levelsYou may resist the idea of going outside in winter, but when there’s a bit of sun shining, get out and enjoy it, it’s excellent for boosting your immunity.

Just make sure not to overdo it; if you live in sunnier climates, too many rays can result in sunburn and some skin cancers.

You only need a few minutes out in it; between 15-20 minutes are good to get the vitamin D dosage you need.

8) Laugh Little or A Lot

Laughing and an overall happy, positive attitude lower stress levels and promotes restful sleep, arguably two of the most crucial elements to a healthy mind and body.

laughter-is-the-best-medicine

Providing your immune system with all the minerals it needs can only help reinforce your overall mental and physical health.

*Please note the information in this post is intended for the purpose of general information only and should not be used as a substitute for the individual expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals & that I may get a commission for purchases made through links in this post.

4 thoughts on “8 Natural Ways To Give Your Immune System A Boost

  1. Jessie says:

    Thank you so much for this amazing post!  As I get older I often worry about my health more than I did when I was younger.  I take vitamins now, for example, to make sure I get all the vitamin intake that I need.  I did not think about it, but you are right about the laughing more and it decreasing stress.  I am naturally a very happy person, and maybe there is a correlation between that and the fact that I never get sick haha!  Do you suggest taking in things like Vitamin C candies to help boost immunity?

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    1. Mitch says:

      Hi Jesse,

      You are most certainly right laughter keeps us healthier, happier and younger!😁

      As the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine, and it’s true when we laugh, stress hormones are decreased, which helps to increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, which in turn improves your disease resistance.

      Laughing and smiling also triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

      Laughter is an excellent all-around tonic for a healthier you most definitely.

      With regards to vitamin C gummies, any extra supplement goes a long way. The recommended daily intake for an adult is between 65-90 milligrams and up to 2000mg at the upper limit.

      An individual approach is needed when taking supplements because you may be acceptable in one area and not in others.

      I currently take 2000mg of Vitamin C, that does helped get me through the long winter months without so much as a cold. I also take it for its many other benefits, too; see here. bit.ly/3pT51va

      I hope that helps; let me know what you think. Will you be adding the gummies to your daily diet? It would be interesting to know until then.

      Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Strong

      Mitch X:-).

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  2. Cogito says:

    Hi Mitch. Very interesting article. With all pandemic situation having strong immune system is more important then ever. I tried different supplements but to be fair I wasn’t fully satisfied with results and there is always questions if these products are natural. That’s why I like your approach much more. I knew about some of products your recommended but some advices, like benefits of chicken soup are new to me. Definitely Im going to test it in practice!

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    1. Mitch says:

      Hi Cogito,

      Hope all is well, yes getting all the vitamin and minerals from your diet is a definite must, and chicken soup is delicious and super packed with nutrition!

      However, some vitamin and minerals are difficult to get in the required amounts through diet alone, if at all.

      This is where supplements play a vital role; I hear you when you say they didn’t seem to work. I’ve felt the same over the years when I had short bursts of taking supplements and gave up after a few weeks.

      I have now learnt it is a very individual process, and we may not all be lacking in the same thing and depending on age, health and lifestyle, vitamin and mineral intake needs to be tailored to the individual need.

      I also learned that it sometimes takes time and consistency to see the fruits of your labour, which takes a while until you see the results.

      Let me know what you think about the tailored approach would be interesting to hear what you think until then.

      Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Strong

      Mitch X:-).

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