5 Natural Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System

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With a different type of virus on everyone’s mind these days, every little bit of health advice is helpful. Everybody wants to become and remain healthy to hopefully and finally remove the current pandemic from the Earth.

There are many weird and crazy types of “help” out there when it comes to creating a healthy lifestyle, but one needs to be safe and smart when it comes to their health. Taking something like CBD Gummies is smart and helpful, taking something meant for large animals or a household cleaning product is not smart and downright dangerous.

Here are 5 ways to strengthen your immune system:

1. Live a Healthy Life

One of the best ways to protect and strengthen your immune system is to live the healthiest lifestyle you possibly can. This includes eating healthy foods, exercising, and not using drugs, including alcohol and cigarettes. This may sound easy, but for many individuals, it can be difficult because of underlying mental health issues or physical limitations. Always talk with your general practitioner about any changes you want to make in your daily lifestyle, even if they are for the better.

2. Reduce Stress

This is often easier said than done. Work, home-life, financial issues, and general problems that are plaguing the world can affect everyone differently, but in the end, stress is harmful. There are many ways to reduce your daily stress without taking major life-changing steps like changing jobs. You can try to reduce your stress by using meditation and exercise, which will help to boost your Serotonin levels. Serotonin is a chemical compound that helps the body regulate mood and feelings.

3. Avoid Infection

This may seem like a simple task, but it is anything but easy. Wearing a mask or a type of face covering is going to help you avoid more than Covid-19. Colds and the flu are also transmitted via airborne particles. Covering your nose and mouth will help prevent you from getting sick as well as protect your friends and family.

4. Herbal Supplements

The use of herbal supplements has always been touted as a way to boost one’s immune system. Depending on the herb, they can be helpful, but science has proven that increasing a body’s immune system is actually not possible. You can help protect your body by taking supplements like Vitamin C, Zinc, Green Tea Extract, Quercetin, Vitamin D, Elderberry, Ginger, Thyme, and many others. These herbs can help to protect your immune system from various viruses, such as colds and flu, but cannot guarantee full protection, nothing can.

5. Immune System and Age

Unfortunately, everyone ages. There is no other option. And as we age, our immune system becomes weaker and less able to fight off illness. But this doesn’t mean you have to give up. Fighting back against a weakening immune system can begin by simply living healthily. Eat better, quit bad habits like smoking and using too much alcohol. Cut down the stress where you can and enjoy life as much as you can.

The best thing you can do in today’s world of widespread viruses is to keep yourself healthy and safe. Wear a mask when you are in a crowded area, talk to your doctor about vaccinations and booster shots, and get plenty of stress-free living.

Thanks to Susan Silvers

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