Pump Up Your Immune System
1. Get rid of sugar
Sugar causes inflammation and actually, feeds bacteria. Excess sugar and processed foods also disrupt the natural flora in the gut which allows the bad bacteria to spread making your more susceptible to infection. This also includes fruit juices. They are loaded with sugar.
Limit your on-the-go snacks to protein sources such as:
- Celery with almond or cashew butter
- Trail mix with nuts and seeds
- Vegetables with hummus
A Quality Pea and Rice Protein Drink such as my PureShock Pea and Rice Vegan Protein – Make with coconut or almond milk, ice, almond or cashew butter, ½ banana, 1 tsp honey such as our PureShock Pea and Rice Vegan
2. Get adequate Protein
Protein is necessary for growth, repair and proper immune function.
1 in four bites should be good protein sources like seeds, nuts, sprouts, quinoa, chicken, eggs, fish, grass fed beef.
3. Eat 5-6 Servings of Vegetables per day
Broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, kale, Brussel sprouts, cucumber, zucchini, yellow squash, peppers, green beans, spinach, eggplant, asparagus, onion
Eat these vegies a few times per week, carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, rutabaga.
4. Eliminate Dairy
Eating dairy products (including cheese. Butter, yogurt, and whey protein) can create congestion by generating a lot of mucous.
5. Drink More Water
One quart of water per 50 lbs of body weight is recommended daily and more if you are working out. You can also drink decaffeinated herbal teas as well. Avoid sweetened drinks and juice as they act as a food, producing waste, whereas water removes it.
Create a sleep routine. Get unplugged from technology for at least 30 minutes prior to desired sleep time. Dim all of the lights. Read a relaxing book. Take a soothing bath. Practice relaxation breathing techniques. Do the same routine nightly to help trigger the body to start shutting down since sleep is coming soon. Go to bed and wake up at the same time nightly.
7. Manage Stress
I’m talking about emotional stress. Scientists cannot yet explain the why your state of mind and heart actually create or destroy parts of your immune system. Stress in never going away so you have to find a lifestyle that helps you feel good. Regular exercise, time outdoors in nature, homeopathics/herbs instead of drugs, meditation, etc.
Vitamin D — Most Americans are deficient in Vitamin D3, which is important for keeping disease like colds and influenza out of an otherwise healthy body. How much should one take? About 2000 IU per day for an adult and 800 IU for a kid.
Probiotic — 80-90% of your immune system is located in your gut. Probiotics help to keep the good guys in your gut that help to protect us. You’d have to eat 42 tubs of yogurt per day to get enough of the good guys in your system. By then you’ve consumed so much sugar that you’ve killed the good and fed the bad. Supplement with a good probiotic daily. (30 billion CFU individually blister packed)
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Dr. Kelly Shockley