We’ve probably all heard the phrase, “The best defense is a good offense.” While this applies to many areas of life, it also applies to our immune systems. The best way to keep our immune systems from crashing into sickness is to take an offensive position against anything that could wiggle its way into our systems. And guess what? It is going into the chillier season, where we also head back to school and get cooped up inside! In Alaska, we often see a huge spike in colds, flus, and other viruses during this time of year. So this is a perfect time for a guide on how to support immune systems naturally. These are the tips and tricks that I use on a daily basis for my family!
Get Enough Sleep
You’re probably laughing at me and saying “This is why I’m reading this article?” I get it, I almost did not include it in this article. It seems basic, and it is. But while it seems simple, the CDC has stated that 1 in 3 adults does not get enough sleep! And if you are wondering if lack of sleep can actually affect your health? Yes, it can – it is vital to making sure that your immune system is ready to fight any malicious germs!
Elderberry syrup is a quick immune support potion that can be purchased in many stores or made easily at home. Elderberry syrup is high in antioxidants, as well as Vitamins A & C. I wrote up a simple recipe for Elderberry syrup, but if you are looking for a quick and easy option you can also buy it online.
Vitamins are known to play a key role on the immune system. We take vitamins on a daily basis so as to help support our immune system to operate properly. Vegetables and fruits also provide crucial vitamins in natural forms! So make sure you are not skimping on those either!
Immune Support Roller
Many essential oils are known for their immune support properties. We make sure to use our essential oils daily to give us the best benefits they possibly can to support the immune system naturally. These rollers are quick and easy to make, as I explain in my DIY immune support roller post! Furthermore, Immune Defense is a wonderful Young Living supplement that we’ve seen wonderful results with!
Holistic Wellness Is Key
There are many other ways to support immune systems naturally. However, it’s key to simply have awareness about your health in general. While the above options are some specific ways to help your immune system to maintain optimum functionality, it is not a replacement for holistic wellness. It is important to exercise, get fresh air, and eat healthy to continue keeping your immune system operating well. I’d love to hear your best tips on how to support immune systems naturally! And as always, head on over to Instagram and follow my wellness page for daily tips on how we apply holistic wellness!