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Everywhere I look someone is sniffling or coughing and I sure don’t have time to get sick. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to boost your immune system and make it harder for germs to bring you down.
Here is what I’ve been doing to keep myself feeling well while taking care of my daughter that’s bringing home lots of germs from preschool!
My top 3 immune boosters:
You’ve certainly seen me write about this one many times before, but that’s because it is a well deserved super-food. According to an old South American proverb; a good bone broth will resurrect the dead! So it will certainly help to keep you healthy. It contains a wide range of minerals in a form that are highly absorbable to the body and it can help fight inflammation and inhibit infection. This previous article has some more great information about my favorite super-food, bone broth.
Taken year round is important in keeping you healthy, but when someone you’re in frequent contact with gets sick or you start to feel a little run down, it becomes even more important. There may even be a link between vitamin D levels and your chances of getting the flu. The best way to find how much to take is by getting your levels tested through a blood test. Personally, when I feel like I’m getting sick, I double my dose for a few days. If you don’t know how much you should take, check with your doctor instead of self-dosing.
Garlic shots are enough to keep vampires away. You’re sure to smell like garlic, but there are so many immune boosting benefits to it that it’s worth it. Try taking a garlic shot every other day or every few days unless of course, you start feeling sick or are caring for someone who’s sick then try two to three times a day for a few days. There are many ways to get this done.
- Chop the garlic very finely and try putting it in a shot glass with some water.
- Putting it on some toast for a garlic sandwich.
- My personal favorite: making a hardboiled egg, scooping out the yolk, filling it with garlic and then put the yolk back on top.
Make sure it’s raw garlic to get the most immune boosting properties!
Jacqueline Banks, who grew up in Casa de Campo, is a certified holistic health counselor and busy mother.
Her focus is on helping other busy moms in all stages of motherhood keep themselves and families healthy and happy. She uses natural and organic solutions to solve individual health problems and promote clean living.
Check out her website at: www.jacquelinebanks.com