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Building Your Immune System Naturally

Updated on December 19, 2021

Enjoy Herbal Teas for Enhanced Immunity!

Take good care of yourself!

One way to avoid catching colds and flu and to just stay generally healthy is to have a strong immune system. In addition to simply exercising common sense by eating right, avoiding alcohol and tobacco products, getting moderate exercise and plenty of rest, there are a number of things you can do to enhance your immune system. Enhancing your immune system will help you avoid becoming sick in the first place. If you do get sick, a strong immune system will help you fight whatever is ailing you so that you can be back on your feet quickly.

Enhance your immune system by being properly nourished. Avoid processed foods. Try to stick with whole, unprocessed foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and lean meats. Go organic if you can afford it. Be sure to take your vitamins - especially C and B. These are great immune system builders. Additionally, drink plenty of pure water to keep your system clean and functioning properly.

Delicious herbal teas can help you relax and stay hydrated. Stress can weaken your immune system. High quality herbal teas can enhance your immune system and help you avoid becoming sick. If you do feel under the weather or stressed, herbal teas can help you relax and manage your symptoms.

Echinacea tea is well-known for boosting the immune system, and I have found that drinking it helps me to feel better right away if feel as if I am catching a cold. Chamomile tea is very relaxing and can help calm jangled nerves. Peppermint tea has purifying properties and can help clear your sinuses and soothe your throat if you do catch a cold. Licorice tea is also a wonderful, tasty tea to drink if you have a scratchy throat. It coats your throat and helps you feel better.

Check out the tea section at your local health food store or supermarket for delicious blends that will help you stay strong and healthy all year round.

Practice good personal hygiene. Stay clean. Brush your teeth. Wash your hands frequently. Change your clothing frequently, especially if you work in health care or with animals. Avoid being around sick people as much as you can, but when it is unavoidable, protect yourself properly with gloves, masks, and so on.

Don't Be Overly Influenced by Scare Tactics!

Turn off your TV - especially during times when “new and dangerous” viruses are being propagandized. Get the basic information you need from a reliable source like:

The Centers for Disease Control

Then get on with your life. Realize that various industries including the media, the pharmaceutical companies, and the insurance companies make money by scaring you and causing you stress. Don’t become a victim of their feeding frenzy.

Enjoy yourself! Laugh often, it increases endorphin levels and enhances your immune system. Practice deep breathing, meditations, and simple, quiet down time. Spend time with your friends and family. Enjoy your hobbies and pass-times. Be sure to get plenty of rest and take good care of yourself. These simple steps will enhance your immune system and keep it strong and healthy to fight off colds, flu, and other maladies all year round.

Copyright: SuzanneBennett: May 7, 2009

Trust your immune system!


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