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Simple tips to Strengthen your Immune System

Health and Wellness are at the top of the headlines everywhere.    We know we should wash our hands for 20 seconds and keep a safe distance between those we don’t know.  But what can we also do?   Strengthen our immune systems.

According to Harvard Health, the first line of defense is to choose a healthy lifestyle.

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Eat a diet high in fruits and veggies.   The saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” can actually be true. Consumption of vitamins can boost your immune system. Vitamin A, B6, C, D, and E can help increase the strength of the immune system.   Try keeping raw veggies such as carrots, red, yellow, orange bell peppers, tomatoes and celery peeled and ready to eat in my fridge.   You can also use a supplement such as Multi-Greens to boost your “green” quotient.

Exercise regularly.  (when you are exercising be sure to clean the surfaces you touch with a disinfectant)    A simple, natural DIY spray with anti-bacterial/anti-viral properties:    2 oz glass bottle, fill with 20 drops Thieves essential oil, 20 drops Purification essential oil, 1 t. witch hazel and purified water.   

peaceful sleepGet a good night’s sleep – 7 – 9 hours.   When you have those nights you just can’t sleep try deep breathing and aromatherapy to aid your sleep.

Minimize stress.   Take a long walk, breathe deeply, practice aromatherapy.  According to the Cleveland Clinic,  a study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing showed that aromatherapy helped intensive care patients to feel less anxious and more positive immediately.  These essential oils can help minimize stress:   Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Roman chamomile, and Peace and Calming.

Don’t smoke and moderate your alcohol consumption.

no donutLower your refined sugar intake. Eating or drinking too many refined-sugar foods or drinks curbs immune system cells that attack bacteria.

In addition, Oxidative stress can often weaken our systems.  Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body, which can lead to cell and tissue damage.

Antioxidants are substances that neutralize or remove free radicals by donating an electron. The neutralizing effect of antioxidants helps protect the body from oxidative stress. Examples of antioxidants include vitamins A, C, and E.

Add anti-oxidants to your diet.   This includes blueberries, goji berries.   I also suggest Young Living’s Ningxia Red, which is chock full of anti-oxidants.  

Wish-2My wish for you is that you live your life in wellness physically, emotionally & spiritually! – Deb

p.s.   Wish to purchase these  Therapeutic Grade Essential oils? Please go to my personal Young Living page to shop or follow the links and enter my Young Living account # of 3524510. – THANKS for your support!

This blog does not provide medical advice It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the GroundedLiving.blog. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

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