It’s that time of  year when colds and infections make their appearance and make our lives difficult. Boost your immune system to fight the flu and unwanted winter symptoms!

  1. Have your vitamin D tested and optimize it by taking about 2.000 – 3.000 IU of vitamin D3 per day. Vitamin D3 has been shown to have a significant role in regulating the immune system.
  2. Take 500 mg of vitamin C a few times per week. Vitamin C has shown to help make colds lighter and shorter.
  3. Drink tea with Echinacea and elderberry, two herbs with known immune boosting power.
  4. Have a glass of kefir of sheep or goat’s yogurt on most days of the week. This will help balance the good bacteria in your gut which has a direct effect on keeping your immune system strong. If you are intolerant to dairy then instead have a good probiotic supplement on most days of the week. Choose a probiotic supplement with a blend of different strains of bacteria rather just one type of bacteria.
  5. Exercise regularly. Exercise can contribute to good general health but also to a healthy immune system.
  6. Eat lots of vegetables and about 3 fruits a day. Make sure you have a big variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet!
  7. If you have a sore throat, try Manuka honey which has antiviral and antibacterial properties, it reduces inflammation and attacks the bacteria that causes the pain.

Stay Healthy