Immune system boosters

When I was young I had a pretty weak immune system. I had problems with shingles and psoriasis and it didn’t help the fact I was an extremely anxious kid. I was also a really bad sleeper and I used to to get sick quite a lot. It got to a point where I needed something in order to keep me in a calm state of mind and to help my immune system. My family has always been practicing alternative medicine and I say if you can try the natural way first and it works then what’s the harm.

As I’ve gotten older I’ve obviously calmed down a lot and I’m not as anxious. I still take alternative medicine and I can say I rarely get sick because of the list of products I’m about to list.

Molasses 

I used to take a tablespoon of molasses on a daily basis. It’s the healthiest form of sugar cane out there and although I hate the taste of it, it contains so many great benefits.  There are  vitamins and minerals, such as iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B6, and selenium included in molasses. It’s great for the immune system, acne and digestion and if you don’t like the taste, it can be added to hot water and  sipped like a tea.

Prune juice

Prune juice is one of the greatest benefits for digestion. They’re high in fibre and in potassium and it assists with heart rhythm, blood pressure,nerve impulses and muscle contractions. Prune juice is also great for fatigue because it also contains a good source of iron. Dried prunes have also been proven to help lower colon diseases.

Greek yoghurt

Greek yoghurt is packed with probiotics. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that can help boost your immune system. They help fight against bad digestion, worms and bad bacteria in your stomach. Greek yogurt contains b12 which the body needs for red cells to form and  assists with brain function. The thing I love about Greek yogurt also is that it’s actually delicious and you can incorporate it into your diet in so many ways.

Chinese herbs

I remember this man in New Zealand used to own the most amazing place filled with Chinese herbs. I used to visit frequently and try different forms of Chinese herbs and the benefits were amazing. This type of medicine dates back at least 2000 years and is natural as it stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms. Common Chinese herbal medicines include astragalus root,green tea, reishi mushrooms, goji berry, ginkgo biloba, ginseng and the list goes on. These benefits are that it lowers inflammation and protects against cancer. It reduces chronic pain and headaches, balances hormones and improves brain function. It also improves liver health, reduces stress and helps with sleep.

Zinc

Although zinc is a type of metal, it’s only needed in small amounts. It assists with growth and repair and it acts as an anti inflammatory agent. It’s present within all bodily tissue and is needed for health cell production. It’s one of the best things to take when anyone suffers from chronic fatigue. Zinc is possibly the greatest thing to take to fights off colds and symptoms of illnesses.

Chlorophyll

This is my go to when I have a bad stomach or poor digestion. Chlorophyll is a type of plant pigment responsible for the absorption of light in photosynthesis. It’s found in all green plants and assists with weight loss, digestion, hormone balance and has helped people fight cancer. This is one of those natural detox liquids where it flushes away all that bad bacteria and cleanses your whole system.

Flaxseed oil

One of the best things to take for digestion,skin and heart health. Flaxseed oil is loaded with healthy omega 3 fatty acids. It aids for weight loss, reduces eczema and assists in collagen production which in turn reduces cellulite. You can take these in liquid or tablet form and can assist with the everyday dietary needs.

Colloidal silver

Colloidal silver is made up of 99.99% fine silver and manufactured in purified water. It has amazing anti inflammatory benefits which include sinus infections,viruses and colds. Silver can attach to bacteria cell membranes directly and fight off bad bacteria. Being that it is an anti bacteria formula, it’s also amazing at healing wounds and skin health. For any ear or eye infections, a little bit can be placed inside and help the problem.

Olive leaf extract

This is honestly my number 1 go to formula when I can feel my immune system weakening. This 100% natural product is one of the best things to relieve colds and it’s naturally high in antioxidants. It also helps with cardiovascular support and offers anti fungal,antiviral and antibacterial activities. Any type of bug or respiratory infections I grab the olive leaf,drink a capsule and it works instantly.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is one of the greatest immune boosters. Your body produces vitamin d naturally when exposed to sunlight and being out in the sun has proved to reduce depression. It makes your bones stronger and improves resistance against certain diseases. Being outside absorbing that sunlight can help with the brain and nervous system. It’s also great for your body being outside getting that natural oxygen.

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