Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Immune System
The body functions on a carefully balanced system of chemical reactions. The nutrients we consume make up a large part of these essential chemicals, so it is important that we give ourselves an optimum intake of vitamins and minerals every day.
Nutritional status is not only the key to health and vitality but is essential to the prevention of illnesses, viruses and degenerative diseases.
Your immune system is your body’s natural defence mechanism. It protects you against infection from bacteria and viruses. When you’re sick, it fights the infection, and helps you to get better. A weakened immune system leaves the body extremely vulnerable to illness and disease. Feeling tired, fatigued, repeated illness, skin problems, allergies and food intolerances are some of the signs that the body’s immune system is compromised.
Having a super healthy immune system is essential right now, so here are a few important items to add to your shopping list from the team at Platinum Healing Retreats.
Colloidal Silver – dramatically reduces the activity of the HIV virus in AIDS patients. It slows down hepatitis C virus and combats other viruses too. It works by interfering with enzymes that allows a virus to use oxygen suffocating it, so it does not damage the body.
Fresh Ginger, anti-inflammatory and cardioprotective.
Fresh Lemon or Lime – has an antibiotic effect. In West Africa, researchers have found its addition in the local diet had a noticeable protective effect against cholera! Lemons and limes are very high vitamin C content.
Moringa – acts as antiviral, diuretic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial.
Fresh Turmeric – antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, cardioprotective, radioprotective and a wonderful digestive aid.
Echinacea – supportive of the immune system and has a direct anti-viral action against colds and viral bronchitis.
Raw Garlic – anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and it is especially effective against viruses if chewed raw.
Olive Leaf – powerful inhibitor of a wide range of viruses in laboratory tests, including influenza, herpes, polio and coxsackie viruses. These substances block
Eat foods high in Zinc and Selenium such as legumes like chickpeas, lentils and beans, seeds and nuts. Vitamin D is also known for boosting the immune system, so any chance of sunlight take your ginger and lemon tea outside!
Yoga – yoga asanas and breathing exercises can strengthen immunity and also relieve anxiety during times of uncertainty.
Detox – cleansing the system to boost every system of the body is one of the best lines of defence for the immune system.
Find out more about our Healing Juice Detox and Yoga Retreats HERE
Immune Boosting Juice and Smoothie Recipes
Papaya, Pineapple and Sweet Potato Juice
This juice is a fantastic immune system supporter, rich in vitamins A and C. It is also fantastic for the health of the skin which is of course, the immune system’s first line of defense.
1 Sweet Potato
Scrub the sweet potato and chop to fit the juicer’s funnel. Remove the skin and seeds from the papaya. Remove the skin of the pineapple. Juice all the ingredients and serve.
Coconut Dream Smoothie
Blueberries and Pomegranites are two of the richest sources of the free radical fighting anti-oxidants. This smoothie will give your immune army ammunition to fight off attack.
100ml coconut yoghurt
Remove the pomegranate’s fleshy seeds from the outer skin and inner membranes and place in the blender jug. Wash the blueberries and place in the blender with the coconut yogurt. Whip up until smooth.
This blog IS NOT by anyway intended to replace medical advice and treatment.
Always consult with your GP on ALL health concern.
Please also consult with a medical herbalist or naturopath before taking ANY herbal or other supplements.