An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! It is always better to prevent things than to go through them. We are all exposed to the same nasty germs, how come only some of us get sick? But sometimes we need to get sick to listen to our bodies. I recently ran so hard in life and didn’t listen to my innate. While I was laying there recuperating. I had time to think and I knew why I had gotten sick. I have listed 8 things that can boost your immune system the highest level.
1.Put your back into it – A chiropractic adjustment. Just having a bone out of place may sound like a small thing, but it can turn into a big thing. Adjustments widen your GAP (General Adaptive Potential) to help you deal with all different types of stress. The wider you’re GAP the more you can deal with.
2.Hit the Hay – Get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation and stress overload increase the hormone cortisol, prolonged elevation of which suppresses immune function. Unfortunately, sleep cannot be the thing that gives. To maintain a good balance you need at least 7 to 9 hours a day.
3.Taste the rainbow– Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds, which will provide your body with the nutrients your immune system needs. A study in older adults showed that boosting fruit and vegetable intake improved antibody response.
4. Catch some rays – Get as much sunlight as possible.Sunlight triggers the production of Vitamin D. Low Vitamin D levels are associated with Cancers and respiratory infections.
5.Consider probiotics- 70% of your immune system is in your gut. Studies indicate supplements reduce the incidence of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.
6.Dial Down the Sugar – Cut sugar
You certainly don’t have to deny your sweet tooth entirely, but it’s a good idea to cut back on foods and drinks that list sugar, cane juice or sucrose in the first three ingredients. They weaken your white blood cells. Substitute with honey, stevia or agave.
7.Embrace Garlic Breath – Go for Garlic
Vampire jokes aside, the onion cousin does a lot of good when it comes to warding off evil. Garlic has an antimicrobial agent and immune booster.
8. Sweat Your Butt Off – Exercise
You may think your muscles hate you during your morning jog, but your immune system loves it! Engaging in at least 30 to 40 minutes of aerobic exercise every day helps strengthen your virus-destroying T-cell and antibody response, cortisol and lower C reactive protein.