It is Flu and Cold Season. How do you build your immune system so that it has the best chance in fighting invading bacterias and viruses?
We have to insure that we are taking in all of the essential nutrients that are body needs to operate at its optimal potential.
We have to insure that we are well rested, and take a couple of times throughout the day to practice deep breathing.
Before I begin, I do want to say that the flu vaccine is not a nutrient. The body does not need it for optimum immune system functioning. I believe that it compromises your immune system, and it actually works very hard to detoxify all those heavy metals and other toxins found inside it.
Like Dr Tenpenny says "Health doesn't come thru a needle"
Our first goal is to make our reptilian brain (our lower brain that deals with survival) feel safe.
When the body is under stress it shuts down the immune system and the digestive system. It does this because it is in fight or flight mode. During Fight or flight mode the immune system and digestive system are not important because the body is prepared to fight or run.
You can tell the body that it is safe by practicing deep breathing, stretching, doing yoga, listening to soft music, massaging yourself, or meditating. The body will not heal or be able to take care of invaders if it's under stress. It will work at it's best when it feels safe.
So get plenty of sleep and practice deep breathing throughout the day. Breath in through your nose and out through your mouth at least 10 times. Do it before you get out of bed, do it while you are on the train, do it before lunch time, when you come home from work.
You must also get all the proper nutrients that you need while avoiding bad foods.
Eat a wide range of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Try to eat different colored fruits and veggies.
Taste the rainbow.....
Eat raw nuts and seeds. Eat plenty of high quality protein like eggs and whey protein.
Get yourself on a good quality multivitamin.
Make sure you are taking 1,000 -2,000 IU of Vitamin D/day
Make sure you are taking 1,000mg Vitamin C/day in divided doses.
Zinc (50mg) and selenium (200mcg) are also a must.
If you feel that you are coming down with something Stay away from sugar !!
Bacteria love sugar. They thrive off of it.
No fruit juices, sugar, honey, agave nectar, syrup. high fructose corn syrup....nothing sweet !!