Immune Regulation Tips

Our immune system does an exceptional job of keeping us well. Alongside your daily Heartful Breathing practice, there are a number of simple things that can be done to help your immune system work at its optimum

As advised by our friends at the leading Natural Health Clinic – Health Optimising UK

·    Sleep well

·      Eat well

·      Drink well

·      Manage stress levels

·      Practice mindful hygiene

·      Consider others

Nutrition & Hydration has a dramatic effect on your immune system and general well-being.

·      Ensure adequate fluid intake – 2-3 L of warm water spread across the day (with fresh lemon or lime if preferred)

·      Vitamin C rich foods – kiwi fruit, citrus fruit, peppers, berries, tomatoes, sweet potato, broccoli, carrots

·      Vitamin E rich foods – sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts

·      Zinc-rich foods – oysters, shellfish, cashews, pumpkin seeds, organic lean red meats

·      Good quality protein – fish, poultry, lean meats, organic tofu/tempeh, chicken soup

·      Essential fatty acids – oily fish (wild-caught salmon, mackerel, sardines), walnuts, flax, chia, hemp, and pumpkin seeds

·      Probiotic foods – kimchi, sauerkraut, organic miso, kombucha, kefir, tempeh

·      Potent anti-virals/immune stimulants – garlic, onion, mushrooms– especially reishi and shiitake

·      Foods to avoid include alcohol, refined sugars, processed foods, and chemicals/additives/preservatives

Lifestyle

·      Rest – sleep at least 8 hours per night

·      Reduce your stress – limit social media

·      Stretching and a home yoga practice is a good way to keep active, stimulate the lymphatic system and keep moving

·      Keep in touch with friends and family

·      Keep your brain inspired and active – podcasts, puzzles, board games, learn a language, learn an instrument

·      Keep creative – music, dancing, cooking, painting, drawing, poetry, good books – food for the soul

·      Wash your hands with soap!

Supplementation

Natural medicine shines when it comes to immune support and prevention, as well as stress and anxiety which can become prevalent in uncertain times. The golden rule is to take the best quality supplementation that you can afford as the cheap stuff is full of fillers which will overload your immune system further.

·      Vitamins A, C, D & E

·      Zinc

You can also contact me for a Heartful Homeopathy consultation

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