Why should you try to give yourself an immune system boost? You can’t change the strength of an infection, but you can change the strength of your immune system.
10 things you can do today to get an immune system boost:
Practice good hygiene.
Of course, hand washing is a key to stopping the spread of bacteria and viruses. Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water. Consider replacing your toothbrush, washing your pillowcases, and sanitizing your phone.
Mineralize your water for an immune system boost.
It’s important to stay hydrated, especially during cold and flu season and the pandemic we’re still living through. As a functional medicine doctor in the Chicago area, I recommend no less than 48-60 oz. of clean water per day. Your body also needs minerals. By adding Trace Minerals, you get a daily dose of absorbable minerals necessary for an optimally functioning immune system.
Cut out sugar.
Sugar is one of the most inflammatory and immune-suppressive foods. While it can be a challenge, do your very best to avoid all processed sugars. For a list of other names for sugar, check out this article: Sugar’s Identity Crisis: 71 Names for Sugar
Eat more onions and garlic.
Did you know that onions and garlic are naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral? The same goes for other members of the Allium sativum family: leeks, scallions, chives, and shallots. Increasing your intake of these vegetables can help you fight infection and strengthen your respiratory system.
Take supplements for an immune system boost.
During an active infection, your body needs extra support outside of healthy lifestyle habits. At Anchored in Health we suggest taking supplements such as vitamin C, vitamin D, echinacea, elderberry, colloidal silver, and many others. All of which can help prevent and fight infection.
Move your body.
Your body’s lymph system is the central part of your immune system. One of the best ways to stimulate the lymph system is to move your body. Activities that involve jumping are particularly helpful, but any movement that gets your heart rate up is beneficial.
Get plenty of sleep.
There is a reason why you sleep more when you’re sick. During sleep, your body has a chance to repair and regenerate tissues. If you struggle to get a full night’s sleep, talk with our holistic doctor. Dr. Cindy can you help address the underlying cause of the sleep problems with functional medicine.
Do something to help you de-stress.
Stress can negatively impact your immune system and make it harder to fight infection. It is more important now than ever to do everything you can to eliminate unnecessary stress. Give yourself permission to relax. Consider adding MOOD Balance, an emotional support supplement to help your body adapt better to stress. At Anchored in Health we provide massage therapy and acupuncture which are both great options to help you maintain lower stress levels. This is more important now than ever before!
Take the SHAPE ReClaimed Drops.
The SHAPE ReClaimed Drops provide natural, whole-body support and contain several ingredients which help boost the immune system. Taking the drops just once a day can also help reduce inflammation and support your detoxification system.
Do the SHAPE Program.
The SHAPE ReClaimed Program combines most of the items on this list including drinking plenty of water, eliminating sugar, immune system boosting foods, and the SHAPE Drops, all in one simple program. You’ll also be giving a major boost to your immune system. The SHAPE program provides detoxification, cleanses, reduces inflammation, and is an effective weight loss program.
If you haven’t tried the SHAPE Drops or SHAPE Program for the ultimate plan in preventative care, click here to contact Dr. Cindy Jakubiec today!
Ready for an immune system boost in Orland Park, IL?
At Anchored in Health in Orland Park, IL we want to support you so you can live a healthy life. As a holistic doctor, I want to help give you the tools you need to support your immune system. Through functional medicine and the SHAPE ReClaimed program, I can help give you an immune system boost. Allowing you to remain healthy and active! To get started follow these steps:
- Reach out and make an appointment at Anchored in Health
- Meet with a functional medicine doctor
- Get tools for your immune system boost!
Other Services at Anchored in Health in the Chicago Area
We offer more than functional medicine appointments and the Shape Reclaimed program at Anchored in Health. We take a holistic approach to supporting you and your health. This is why we also offer chiropractic care, massage therapy, and acupuncture. Contact us today to see how we can help support you in living your healthiest life!