Cold and flu season ARE here! There a number of things we can all do to boost our immunity:
1/ Take vitamin D, no ifs, and or buts! Vitamin D3 has many benefits, the most profound being its effectiveness at boosting our immune systems. Available in drop or pill form, take a minimum of 1000 iu’s /day. Cod or halibut liver oil contain vitamin D2 and vitamin A. This is a welcome compliment to your regime, but you should still take D3 as it is more easily absorbed by your body.
2/ Omega 3 from fish oil; another must! It’s anti-inflammatory component benefits us in compounding ways. Take 1000-3000 mgs daily. (Higher end for anyone with arthritis or other inflammatory dis-ease) I like Iceland Purity or Nutra-Sea. With fish oil, you get what you pay for, so don’t look for the cheapest one!
3/ Vitamin C. This water soluable vitamin will flush out what is not needed. We lose most vitamin c in the preparation of our food, and during the colder months do not have access to fresh, organic produce. Take 1000 mgs/day, with bio-flavanoids (quercitin, rosehip, rutin…). Anyone with kidney issues should avoid this vitamin supplement.
4/ Take a good pro-biotic. We cannot get enough from yogurt to make a real differnece. This supplement is especially beneficial for those with sinus issues. If you do suffer from sinus issues and/or allergies, you should not live without a nedi pot!!
5/ Eat whole, unprocessed food, drink pure clean water, get adequate exercise, and make smiling, laughing and loving a regular part of every day!
Always check with your MD or pharmacist to be sure there will be no contra-indications with other meds you are on.