Natural Ways to Boost Immunity and Wellness
With all that has been going on, many people are now staying at home to care for and protect themselves and their loved ones. Many of the most serious cases are affecting the immuno-compromised population, which leaves many others in fear that their immune system is not strong enough as well.
Knowing natural ways to boost immune system function can help you to decrease your chances of catching any cold or virus altogether. The only problem is knowing which natural immune system boosters work, and which ones are a waste of money, and hopeful energy.
We created this article to teach you about the natural ways to boost immune system function so that you can enjoy living your life in a healthier way.
Table of Contents
- Improve Your Gut Health
- Drink a Healthy Tonic
- Get Some Good Sleep
- Move Your Body Regularly
- Get Some Sunlight
- Manage Your Stress Levels
Let's get started.
Improve Your Gut Health
When many people think of bacteria, they picture harmful invaders that can make you sick. Not all bacteria are equal, and in fact, you already have a natural ecosystem of healthy and beneficial bacteria in your gut.
A major portion of your immune system function is located in your gut, within your gut microbiota. This is where the armed guards of your immune system are, and help to regulate immune homeostasis.
To improve your gut health, the easiest thing you can do is to start to consume more fermented foods since they contain a high level of prebiotics that can help to strengthen your gut microbiota.
Fermented foods that are high in prebiotics -
- and kimchi
- and even dark chocolate
You can also start taking a probiotic supplement to improve the overall flora count in your gut.
Drink a Healthy Tonic
A mixture of ginger, honey, lemon, and turmeric may sound unusual, but each of them has been known to boost your immune system.
Honey is packed full of antioxidants and has been studied on its immune-boosting properties.
Lemons are high in vitamin C, which helps to boost your overall immune system function, prevents bacterial growth in the body, loosens chest congestion, reduces sore throats, relieves nausea, and more.
Drinking enough quality water and staying hydrated is an easy way to improve and optimize your body's own immune system. Not getting enough quality water and not staying hydrated can cause your body systems to become 'sluggish' and 'backed up'. The immune system is dependent on obtaining nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, from our bloodstream.
As our bloodstream consists mostly of water, poor quality, or lack of sufficient water, creates a difficult environment for the proper transportation of nutrients to each organ system.
Water can also help you absorb important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients from your food, which will increase your chances of staying healthy.
Proper hydration allows the body to have clear detoxification pathways, increases lymphatic draining, and makes it easier to rid the body of debris and foreign invaders like germs, bad bacteria, and viruses.
Proper hydration has also shown to assist in the prevention of:
- Kidney stones
- Exercise-induced asthma
- Urinary tract infection
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Get Some Good Sleep
Research shows that sleep and your immune system are bidirectionally linked. The amount of sleep you get directly affects your immune system function, and your immune system affects the level of sleep you will have. Deep REM sleep is essential for your body's preparation, rejuvenation, and restoration, and even just one poor night's sleep can affect the strength of your immune system.
To get better sleep, you need to take a look at your nighttime routine.
- Ditch the screen time by turning off all electronics at least one hour before bedtime.
- Eliminate caffeine in the second half of the day.
- Prepare for relaxation at least one full hour before you decide to even lay down in your bed.
- Incorporate aromatherapy in your bedroom, lavender is especially relaxing.
- Take a warm bath before bedtime.
Being properly hydrated also helps to lead to a better night's sleep.
Dehydration can sap your energy, make you feel overly tired, give you headaches, and in some cases feel faint. Sleepiness, lack of energy, confusion, or irritability are all possible symptoms of dehydration. Even mild dehydration can impact your ability to get a good night’s sleep making fatigue, sleepiness, and confusion throughout the day even worse.
Move Your Body Regularly
One of the best natural ways to boost immune system function is to get outside and exercise. This does not mean that you have to partake in intense workouts, all you have to do is move your body, regularly.
Physical activity, especially outdoors, may help to flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways, which will help to lower the risks of getting a cold or virus.
Exercise also increases your blood flow, which in turn, increases your white blood cell (WBC) count. White blood cells are your immune system's soldiers which fight off viruses and diseases. The more you have, the healthier you are.
You can easily move your body by:
- Getting outside for a walk
- Playing with your family in the living room
- Follow online yoga classes
- Follow online fitness classes
- Go for a hike if you are able and it is safe
There are many ways to get outside and get active, even inside your home. Not only will it boost your immune system, but it will also improve your overall mood and well-being due to the feel-good chemicals that are produced when you workout.
Get Some Sunlight
Getting sunlight not only has a positive effect on boosting your immune system, but it also can improve your overall mood and well-being.
Absorbing the sunshine through your skin can strengthen your immune cells, and endocrine system, which is responsible for fighting off infections and viruses.
This is all because of vitamin D, AKA the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to increased autoimmunity and makes you more susceptible to infections. The more vitamin D in your body, the healthier you are.
Manage Your Stress Levels
Chronic stress releases an excessive amount of cortisol in your body. Cortisol suppresses your immune system function by interfering with your body's ability to produce white blood cells. As we spoke about earlier, white blood cells (WBC) are your immune system's soldiers.
Cortisol also lowers an essential antibody called secretory IgA which defends against pathogens in the lining of the respiratory tract.
Some find the Diaphragmatic Breathing to be useful in calming the mind, especially before going to sleep. The easiest form of abdominal breathing technique is breathing in through your nose and out of your mouth.
To do more of a focused Diaphragmatic Breathing follow these steps.
- Sit in a comfortable position or lie flat on the floor, your bed, or another comfortable, flat surface.
- Relax your shoulders.
- Put a hand on your chest and a hand on your stomach.
- Breathe in through your nose for about two seconds. You should experience the air moving through your nostrils into your abdomen, making your stomach expand. During this type of breathing, make sure your stomach is moving outward while your chest remains relatively still.
- Purse your lips (as if you’re about to drink through a straw), press gently on your stomach, and exhale slowly for about two seconds.
- Repeat these steps several times for the best results.
Stress-reducing activities are regular meditation, yoga, breathwork, getting outside, exercising, laughing, and eating nourishing foods. These activities will increase your overall quality of life and bring more joy to your day.
Learn More About Natural Ways to Boost Immune System Function
There you have it! A complete list of the natural ways to boost immune system function, and help you to live a healthier, happier life!
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