This is the beginning of cold and flu season. And if you have ever found yourself in the clutches of the flu or any other miserable disease, I am sure you would do whatever you could to avoid it. Getting sick is just no fun.
That leads to the question of how we can avoid the flu, colds or any other debilitating disease—Naturally?
Great question- Glad you asked
Here is an overview of what we can do to have a healthy and effective immune system. (Space does not allow us to include everything.)
I read that the key to boosting your immune system into a "lean, mean, disease-fighting machine" lies in your lifestyle habits -- healthy food, stress relief, exercise, sleep, and safe exposure to sunlight, among other things.
Make sure you get a full spectrum of real whole foods that contain what your body needs to keep you healthy; real foods --- not processed , fractionated or Franken-foods.
Gary Null, PhD, a research scientist at the Institute of Applied Biology for many years says the following are important in building a strong immune system:
Avoid sugar as it decreases your immune system.
Recharge by giving your body the rest it needs. Do not stay up into the wee hours of the morning. You cannot keep yourself healthy if you are too tired for your defense mechanism to work for you.
Even if you are not Italian, he says to eat garlic each and every day as it is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal.
We are told that 90% of illnesses comes from stress, so reduce stress-if possible and learn how to handle it the stress we have.
Exercise is essential for health. It helps promote circulation and blood flow, and it promotes movement of the lymphatic system-which is our garbage pick-up.
Wash your hands regularly. Make sure you do not
spread germs or viruses. Use regular soap, and rub vigorously and long enough.
Another point we don’t need to forget is what Dr. Mercola said: “Vit D is better than any vaccine.” So, do not avoid the sun. Of course, now that we are having less sun, you may want to insure your Vit D quota by other effective ways. Research has shown that a deficiency in vitamin D correlates to more colds and flu.
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And know that Vitamin D is not only effective but does not carry the health hazards of man-made drugs.
(Be sure to research Barbara Loe Fisher,Barbara co-founder and president of the non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), interview of a Connecticut artist and her mother, a former professor of nursing, who developed GBS after getting a seasonal flu shot in 2008 and, today, is permanently disabled with total body paralysis. )
Another thing to remember is to be well hydrated. We must cleanse the body regularly of toxins, and water is the best way to accomplish flushing the system.
Follow this up by doing your own research. If you dig for the information yourself, it will stick even better.
For more information on how to avoid flu’s and colds, go to ‘www squidoo.com/Conquer-Flu-With-Healthy-Immune-System.’
Take care of your immune system. Make it work defying diseases such as colds and the flu, not only for yourself but also for those you love.
(Carmel Aaron lives in Heber Springs has a degree in biology and has been certified by Proevity in Nutrition and Glycemic Indexing. Contact her about Weight Loss, & Wellness –at: - AWellnessCoach@Gmail.com)