How To Boost Your Immune System Naturally

This past weekend, we had the coldest day this winter so far. It was very chilly even under the blanket. Luckily, I didn’t get sick this past year. I hope it’ll stay this way till spring.

Whenever I do feel under the weather, I take these simple steps. So far, so good so I would love to share them with you.

Sleep

Nothing will make you feel better than the sleep. This is the best and my number one cure. When you don’t get enough sleep, you become more vulnerable to illnesses, such as cold or flu. Make sure you have enough bed time when everyone around you is coughing.

Exercise

Regular exercising improves cardiovascular health, lowers blood pressure, helps control body weight and protects against a variety of diseases. Keeping your healthy lifestyle means being active. You don’t need to workout every day, but three times a week of moderate exercise will do the work.

Healthy Diet

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables will strengthen your immune system. Blueberries, broccoli, sweet potatoes, celery, spinach, red bell peppers, oranges and kiwis are some of the best ones. Also, adding spices, such as: ginger, turmeric and garlic will make a great impact on your body.

In addition, homemade chicken soup and/ or bone broth are great for the cold seasons.

Fluids

I’ve mentioned a couple of times on my Instagram and here, how important it is to drink water. Staying hydrated will help you flash out all the toxins from your body. Water helps to carry oxygen to your body cells, which results in your systems functioning properly.

Drinking tea with ginger and honey is a great option, as well. If I don’t have ginger, I add two drops of ginger essential oil to my tea.

Supplements

When it seems like everyone around is getting sick, I take my vitamin C. An adult can take safely up to 2000 mg of vit. C a day. Other great supplements are: zinc, vitamin D, vitamins B6 and B12, black elderberry and probiotics.

Everything sounds simple, but living in a fast-paced world, we often forget about the simplest things. When I do get sick, I make myself a shot, which might come as a very harsh one. I don’t like being sick so I’ll do whatever it takes to get back to being healthy. My shot would contain: orange juice, 3 drops of oregano essential oil, 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper and 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder. Not the great taste, but very effective. Also, I would drink 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in water a day (more than usual).

Stay warm and healthy! 🙂


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48 thoughts

    1. Same! And yet so many people don’t realize the importance of vitamin D, which most adults are actually lacking – in most climates even in summer!

  1. I have just started adding in elderberry (sambucol) into my cold remedy routine and I think it helps everything work faster. Just yesterday, I started to have a slightly itchy throat and I sneezed a couple of times (usually a big warning sign) and I took the sambucol along with my vitamin C and zinc and I think it totally squashed that cold. So far, I have not had a cold since September of last year when the kids went back to school

  2. Excellent post! Now that I’m working out everyday, I’m hoping to avoid all sickness this year (cause I was barely ill at all in 2018)

  3. I’m on it with most of these (okay, my diet sucks but I’m working on getting those veggies in!)

    I think in today’s fast paced society though, people really underestimate how important sleep is. I’ve had to put an alarm on my phone to make sure I go to bed on time because even *I* forget!

  4. Nice – thanks for all the advice. Many of the things you mention have “crossover” benefits as well. Not only are ginger and honey dandy additions to a tea, but they help with a scratchy throat (the honey) and the ginger settles the stomach. Even when a cold does slip past you, honey and ginger can send it packing before it causes too much damage. Adding a little lemon juice make it an even better cold-fighter.

  5. Great list <3 A doctor actually told me about elderberry for inflammation and colds. I sometimes forget to take it!
    Hope you remain healthy <3 Thank you for sharing your thoughts <3

  6. Thanks so much for the insightful post. I really needed this advice because I have been catching cold and flu a lot and needed something to help boost my weakened immune system! It’s off to the farmer’s market with me

    1. Thank you so much and it’s so great that you use natural remedies, as well! ☺ 🌹 I’m drinking cocoa with lots of cinnamon now 😊

  7. Good advice ! I’m glad I already do some
    Of these drinking water and tea with honey . They have tuneric tea . I usually mix it with other tea so it tastes better but it’s helpful 🙂

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  9. I’ll add one more – Practice yoga or meditation techniques that will keep you away from stress. This will also help you supplying more oxygen to your body and make your immune system stronger.

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