Avoid getting sick with this 5 surefire immune boosters


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No one likes being sick. Even though we might not be able to prevent getting sick all the time there are definitely things we can do on a regular basis to help boost immunity.

These are a few of my favorites:

Get plenty of sleep

If you’re running on too little sleep your immune system will automatically be lowered and you’ll be more susceptible to any germs that may be going around. You need to be fully rested in order for your body to function at full capacity, including having a healthy immune system.

Eat good bugs

You may have heard that immunity starts in the gut. That simply means that we need to make sure our intestinal flora is full of healthy bugs that help keep us strong. Eating fermented foods daily can help your intestinal flora flourish. Try sauerkraut, kefir or pickled vegetables with at least one meal per day.

Be good to your liver

Your beautiful little liver helps clear out toxins from the body so it’s vital to keep it functioning properly. Spring is the perfect time for a liver cleanse or to incorporate dandelion root tea to help support a healthy liver.

Eat plenty of healthy fats

Believe it or not, you need fat in your diet to stay healthy. The key is to make sure you’re getting the right kind. Stay away from polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils such as soy and canola and stick with coconut oil, olive oil or even grass-fed butter and pasture raised egg yolks.

Drink bone broth

One of the most nourishing drinks around, it can do wonders for your health. There’s a reason that homemade chicken soup is known as “Jewish Penicillin”. You can drink it on its own, as a base for soups or use it in cooking your favorite grains such as rice or quinoa.

Photo by @Susannasway

jacqueline silvestri banksJacqueline 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

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