With the COVID pandemic, there is a lot of uncertainty and worry. However, this is the best time for you to invest in your health. By investing your health, you are investing in your life. These tips to boost your immune system fast can be the first step to a healthier lifestyle!
With our food supply and environment, it is very easy to compromise our immune system. Some common signs of a suppressed immune system are:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Joint Pain
- Autoimmune Disorder
- Leaky Gut
- Gets Sick Very Easily
If your body is inflamed in any way, your immune system is activated. The inflammation can be triggered by a conventional diet, too much exercise, toxins in our environment, and so on. It is important to heal from the inside out.
These are 10 natural and effective ways to boost your immune system now!
Eat a Whole Foods Based Diet
This is the best way to give your body all the nutrients it needs! Aim for:
- Well-Sourced Animal Meats
- Sustainable Seafood
- Organic/Raw Dairy (if tolerated)
- Organic Vegetables and Fruits
- Free-Range Eggs
- Sprouted Nuts and Seeds
- Loads of Herbs and Spices
- All Healthy Fats
These are all things that make our body’s flourish. It provides us with the nutrients that we need. This gives our immune system the ability to repair the body. By eating inflammatory foods like refined sugar, corn, conventional dairy, gluten, etc distracts our immune system.
Reduce Stress as Much as Possible
Stress is the #1 way to suppress your immune system. With all the panic and worry in our world right now, it is very easy to feel that way too. However, you can choose how you react to any situation. Aim to come from a place of love and support. The more we do that the more others will as well.
This is a perfect time to start projects you’ve been putting off, clean your house, relax, connect with nature, read a book, or whatever else helps you to relax. The more you get in that rest and digest state the less you’ll tap into that fight-or-flight state. Remember Don’t Stress Just Rest!
Get at least 8 hours of Sleep
I cannot tell you how important sleep is! This is when our bodies are able to rejuvenate and repair. A portion of the night is dedicated to repairing our body from the inside out. And the other portion is dedicated to managing our mental health. By going to bed late and waking up early, our body isn’t able to go through this healing process.
Reduce or Eliminate Caffeine
Just like sugar, beverages high in caffeine can cause inflammation. It can also disrupt our ability to go sleep, cause anxiety/stress, and suppress our immune system. What is also important here is the impact it can have on our digestion.
Coffee, energy drinks, etc have been known to cause bowel changes, bloating, and stomach cramps. However, I am not telling you, you can never have caffeine! I would recommend only 1 cup per day and having it earlier in the day. If you do have something like Adrenal Fatigue, caffeine will have to be removed as you heal.
Move Your Body
This is any form of movement that you enjoy today. By moving your body, you are able to support your lymphatic system, airways, digestion, and so on. The type of movement I am talking about is light-moderate intensity such as yoga to hiking.
Doing too many high-intensity sessions can suppress your immune system due to stress. Even good stress can be too much for our bodies. If you are already feeling under the weather, give your body time to recover.
Drink Lots of Water
Water is so underrated for what it does for the body. However, there is a fine line between not drinking enough and drinking way too much. The way you can find out how much water you need is by dividing your weight in pounds by two. Whatever that number is is how many fluid ounces to drink per day.
This is also another way to flush out the toxin, keep your bowels moving, and maintain your electrolytes. You can even mix it up and add some lemon, mint, or whatever you like!
Supplements for your immune system
The suggestions above may not seem like ways to boost your immune system fast. However, those are ways to keep your immune system thriving. These are supplements that you can use to give your body an extra boost!
Nearly 70% of our immune system is in our gut! I recommend a spore-based probiotic as the bacteria can populate your small intestines. I recommend 1 per day for daily use, but if you feel sick you can double up!
With how depleted our soil is it can be hard to get all the vitamins and minerals you need. A simple multi can help you get enough of the nutrients you need. I recommend the Vital Nutrients Prenatal!
Herb Pharm Tincture
I cannot rave about these enough! You can find at Whole Foods or your local co-op. Each tincture is made of different herbs. I recommend the Rapid Immune Boost and add a full dropper into a glass of water. You can take in the morning and at night!
These are very potent essential oils that will change the game for you. I either add 1-2 drops of OnGuard into a veggie capsule. You can also add Oregano oil, but it can sometimes be too strong for people.
This is an easy way to boost the immune system and support your gut! You can either get the powder or capsules. NOW Foods or Sovereign Laboratories are the best brands that are amazing! You can take 2 capsules at night or do a scoop of the powder at night.
You can find this in broccoli, citrus fruits, bellpeppers, and leafy greens. If you already feel sick, aim to get a vitamin c supplement in a chelated form. However, don’t go for the biggest dosage as too much can cause diarrhea!
I hope this helps you to feel more confident in being able to boost your immune system. You don’t have to use all the supplements! Pick and choose which ones work best for you. Thank youu so much for reading!
**This information is not meant as medical or nutritional advice. Always check with your qualified healthcare professional before incorporating new supplements or nutritional changes into your routine. A Primal Health Coach (PHC) is trained to evaluate nutritional needs and make recommendations for dietary changes and nutritional supplements. A PHC is unable to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or medical condition. I cannot guarantee any specific result from recommendations as we are all bio-individually different. If you are under the care of a healthcare provider, it is important that you contact them and alert them to any changes in your lifestyle in regards to nutrition and supplements. A health coach may be a beneficial addition to more traditional care, and it may also alter your need for medication, so it is important you always keep your physician informed of changes in your nutritional program.