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Fall Topic 2019: Immune Support

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Sept 27, 2019

Simple Basics | Herbal Support | Dos and Don'ts | Recipe Finds
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Simple Basics

     As fall brings such beauty with the color of the leaves changing, cooler weather and everything pumpkin spice it also can be hard to adjust to all the seasonal changes. Allergies are at their peak. Immune systems need a boost as our vitamin D in-take from enjoying all that wonderful sunshine diminishes with less outdoor activities. This leaves us with the questions of what and how can we support our immune system? There are some very basic and simple ways to support our immune system and prepare it for the new season that brings all sorts of new battles.

“Basic and simple ways to support our immune system…"

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  • One of the Basic things we can do to insure immune support is getting plenty of quality sleep. (8hrs.)
  • Adding vitamin D to our supplement regiment can help with the lack of vitamin D from outdoor activities in the sunshine. (being in the sun produces a natural chemistry reaction on our skin that enables us to absorb vitamin D better.)
  • Elderberry Syrup is an excellent immune support herbal that can help fight colds, and allergies.
  • Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system. Helping the body to detox.
  • Exercising 60 minutes daily can build up your natural antibodies.

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Herbal Support

    Here are a few herbs you may want to look into for supporting your immune system.

  • Garlic for enhancing the activity of immune cells.
  • Astragalus improves the function of the immune system to better defend itself.
  • Echinacea strengthens the immune system

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Do's and Don'ts

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Eat plenty of Blueberries

Enjoy some Dark Chocolate

Don't use alcohol or smoke

Decrease Stress as much as possible. Stress causes the brain to boost production of cortisol which impairs infection fighting cells.

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Recipe Finds

Ginger Garlic Juice

     The ingredients ginger and garlic are both known to fight infections for over centuries. A study conducted by Harvard Medical School physicians found that increased garlic consumption can ward off cancers. Garlic also contains a phytonutrient called allicin that contributes to improved cardiovascular health. It even lowers blood pressure and regulates cholesterol. Ginger contains the chemicals that help stimulate blood circulation and ensure that the tissues get more oxygen and thereby remove toxins. Ginger plays a major role in preventing, and curing flu, suggests a research conducted by the Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University in Japan.

     This juice recipe is your perfect beverage to stay healthy and support immune function.

    Ingredients
  • 2 chopped beets
  • 2 finely cut apples
  • 1 medium peeled orange
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ of a ginger root
  • Ice cubes
    Method
  1. Add all the ingredients in a juicer and blend together until smooth.
  2. Serve chilled.

     This juice may seem to have a slightly biting taste because of its primary ingredients, ginger and garlic. You can lower the concentration of the two ingredients while increasing the concentration of apple and orange, based on your preference.

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Final Thoughts

     As the joy of fall comes and a supported immune system enjoy all it has to offer. One of the most beneficial things we can do in our personal health care is to support our defense system preparing it for the next season. Which most often brings joys unique to it only. I’ve always been a huge fan of winter though hate getting colds.

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