When thinking about building a healthy immune system, there are several key components that come to mind. These are my top tips although I don’t claim to be a doctor.
Tips for Building a Healthy Immune System:
- Eat well – Studies say that 70% of your immune system is in your digestive tract. If we eat donuts and ice cream all day, chances are we will be sick more often.
Eating well supports a healthy immune system. Therefore, good protein and lots of fruits and vegetables are a good thing to focus on.
Shop the outside edges of the grocery store aisle and avoid the inside aisles where all the processed food is. This will help you make good food choices.
- Take good supplements – Although some argue that supplements are not necessary, I have to disagree. Our soil doesn’t contain the nutrients it once did. So it’s important to take supplements.
It is important to add basic supplements like vitamin C, good omega 3 oil, calcium/magnesium, and some type of greens like YL MultiGreens.
Don’t forget your oils!
- Essential Oils – These are becoming more popular for good reason. People are seeing results and are helping their families live healthier.
Applying oils, putting them in a diffuser and taking oils in liquid or capsules are all great ways to build your family’s immune system.
The best immune building oils from Young Living (the only oils I would ever put on or give to my family because of their purity) include Thieves, Immupower, Raven, RC, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Peppermint, Lavender, and Purification.
Feel free to contact me if you’re not sure what oils to use or how to get them at the best price.
- Sleep! Get as much good sleep as possible. It’s tough when kids are little and they wake multiple times a night. But it’s important to take naps if this happens. When kids sleep through the night, make sure you get rest too.
If you’re staying up late to try to get work done, then there is a problem. Ask for help or hire help! Your sleep is so important.
Our bodies heal and regenerate when we sleep. So don’t miss out on this important part of building your immune system.
Doing healthy things week after week will build your family’s immune systems. There are no guarantees, but doing healthy things over a period of time will reap good benefits in the long run. Doing unhealthy things week after week will not reap these benefits.
Keep working at it, mama! Your intention and hard work will pay off in the end. Keep feeding your family good and healthy foods, give them good supplements, and diffuse, apply and ingest good quality essential oils.