3 Immune Boosting Essential Oils

You may have made changes in your life in the past months in the pursuit of improving the strength of your immune system. Increasing super-nutrient foods, getting regular exercise, and getting some time to de-stress are all very important actions for improving the immune system. One way you can boost it even more is to use essential oils. Here are a few of those oils and how you can use them to help your immune system function.

Lemon Oil

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Lemon essential oil is one of the go to essential oil options that many people use to boost immunity. It is used in detox recipes and can easily be added to foods, juices, and smoothies. With lemon oil, you need to make sure that it is food grade to use it properly and safely. The lemon oil is highly concentrated so it should be used sparingly and not as you would a commercial lemon juice. It helps the body remove toxins from the system and kills bacteria that could cause issues with your immune system.

Peppermint Oil

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Peppermint oil is an essential oil that many people keep on hand over many other oils. This is due to the multiple ways that peppermint can assist your immune system in combating issues in the body. It helps with sinus pressure and pain relief, opening up nasal passages, congestion, cold and flu symptoms, and with easing an upset stomach. Keep in mind that this is also a concentrated oil and should be used a drop at a time to receive the desired amount.

Thieves Oil Blend

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You may have heard of thieves’ oil if you have been dabbling in essential oils for any amount of time. This oil is a blended oil that contains cinnamon, cloves, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary. Legend has it that during the 15th century Bubonic Plague, four thieves used this blend of spices to protect themselves against contagions when going into condemned houses during robbing sprees. Miraculously they never caught the disease. Whether its a true story or urban legend, this blend of spices is known for immune supporting properties.

This is the go to oil if you are looking for a superfood style blend that does it all. You can use it in diffusers and you can use it directly to the body as well. One of the leading ways to use it, however, is for house cleaning. It helps to kill germs and bacteria and keep them at bay to help reduce illness and your immune system to work properly.

Look For Quality Oils

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When you do buy essential oils, make sure you are getting uncut true oils. The best way to find quality oils is to look for a few signs. Make sure the bottles are smaller and dark colored glass, such as brown or blue. Also, avoid words like perfume as part of the label. You can also look for the Latin name of the oil on the bottle. The Latin name will clue you in that the oil is likely a pure oil and good for use as something other than scent.

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6 Ways To Relax When Overwhelmed: How To Live With Balance

If you have been feeling very overwhelmed with your life and responsibilities, it can take a toll on your mental health and well-being. This feeling often gets worse, even leading to more anxiety and worsening depression symptoms. Before you let the overwhelm take control of your life, try some of these tips for relaxing and reducing stress.

#1 Start a “Worry-Dump” Journal

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When you are overwhelmed, you probably have a mind that is FULL of thoughts, worries, concerns, fears, regrets, hopes, and so much more. You need to get all of these thoughts and emotions out of your head, and there is no better way to do that than writing it out.

Start a journal specifically used for your stress and overwhelm, called a “Worry-Dump” Journal. This is really easy to do and can be used as a place to vent about every single thing you are worried about. Think about what is causing you the most stress right now, and write it down.

Be honest, be detailed or vague, write it however you want. Don’t worry about how long it is, how long it takes you, grammar or spelling, or any other “rules” of writing. Just get your worries out in whatever way works best for you, and soon you will realize not just that you had a lot to say, but have more clarity about why you have been so stressed and overwhelmed recently.

#2 Complete Something You Never Finished

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Another way to relieve overwhelm in your life is to think about something you have not completed, but started, and finish it. This can be anything big or small, whether it is related to your current goals or not.

Why is this helpful? Because you get a feeling of accomplishment when you complete something. Even a small thing you have been putting off, a little home project you started but didn’t complete, or a big goal, can all bring you that feeling that you did something. You worked hard and completed it. You did what was expected of you.

This can relieve a lot of the stress and overwhelm you are currently experiencing.

#3 Wander and Visualize What You Want

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Visualization is very powerful, almost magical. When you can see something you want to be, accomplish, or get done, it gives you inspiration and motivation. IT allows you to work hard toward your goals, and actually visualize what the process is like.

But it doesn’t have to be only practical. Sometimes what you need the most is to dream. Allow your imagination to be creative and open-minded, dream up something you would love to have in your life, whether it is realistic or not.

Just take a few minutes a day to really visualize this dream, and go as far with it as you need to. When you’re done, you will feel more calm and relaxed, and ready to take on the day.

#4 Develop Healthy Sleep Routine

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Everyone needs sleep, even you! This should be one of your top priorities, whether you have stress and overwhelm or not. Sleep is essential for your mind, body, and spirit. You need rest each night to hold on to your memories, to gain focus and energy, to be able to get through each day.

If you don’t get enough quality sleep, start looking at your daily sleep routine. Maybe you need to start settling down and getting prepped for bed earlier. Consider stopping “screen time” 30 minutes before bed to give your eyes and mind time to find calm. Switch up your routine until you find what actions start giving you uninterrupted or better sleep.

#5 Find Your Own Priorities

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Choosing what is a priority in your life is a crucial part of relaxing when you feel stressed and overwhelmed. This is true in your personal and professional life. A big part of self-care and relieving that feeling of overwhelm is knowing when to put yourself first.

If a project you started or a goal you thought you wanted to achieve doesn’t bring you joy and you don’t remember why you wanted to do it in the first place, let it go. This is obviously not a priority in your life, so there is no reason it should be causing you stress.

#6 Start a Morning Routine

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Morning routines help set you up for success. They provide you a way to be energized and positive right from the moment you wake up, keep you from developing a negative attitude when the alarm goes off, and give you a time of the day for a little self-care.

Start a new morning routine that is good for both your body and your mind, with things like doing yoga, drinking a glass of water (before your coffee), writing in your journal or planner, meditating or practicing mindfulness. There are no rules for a morning routine as long as it is good for you and helps you feel invigorated and ready to take on the day.

4 Quick And Easy Ways To Manage Stress And Diet

When you start looking at ways to reduce your stress levels, you probably focus on how much work you are doing, what your daily responsibilities are, and whether or not you practice good self-care. These are all very important, but don’t forget about the simplest choices you make every day that could be impacting your stress.

A common one has to do with your diet, where some foods can protect the body from stress, while others may add stress to the body function. In fact, your diet has a much larger impact on your stress levels than you might expect, and your stress can determine what your food choices end up being. This is a continuous stress-nutrition cycle that starts with focusing on proper nutrition to fuel your body.

Defend Against Nutritional Deficiencies

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The first thing that can happen if you have a diet with nutritional deficiencies, is that your body will not be prepared to deal with stress. These deficiencies can affect not just your physical health, but your emotional health as well.

For example, did you know that a lack of folate, a B-vitamin that is needed to make red and white blood cells in the bone marrow, can affect your mood and lead to extreme tiredness and lack of energy? You can get folate from foods like eggs, asparagus, spinach, and avocado.

Some other nutrients you need to help balance your mood and fight stress naturally are:

Omega 3 fatty acids – Healthy fats are still important! You can get your fatty acids from healthy sources of fats like salmon, tuna, walnuts, and olive oil.

Vitamin D – Do you know why you feel more energized and happier during sunny days? It is the vitamin D from the sun’s UV rays. IF you live somewhere that is cloudy and rainy a lot, or it is the winter where there isn’t much sun, you will need to supplement vitamin D through your food. You can get it from foods like fatty fish, eggs, dairy, and fortified cereal.

Fiber – For more fiber, eating more fruit, avocados, and whole grains is usually a good place to start.

Calcium – While many people get their calcium from dairy and yogurt, you might not be someone who can eat a lot of dairy. In this case, you can get it from foods like almonds, sesame seeds, tofu, and kale.

Iron – You also want to make sure you have enough iron. Iron can help with your mental health, as well as balancing your energy levels. Get iron from red meat, turkey, some nuts and seeds like pumpkin seeds and almonds, broccoli, and dark chocolate.

Protein – You get protein from many of these same foods, including meat, poultry and fish, dairy, cheese, eggs, and nuts.

Life is About Choices – Emotional Eating

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Another link between stress and nutrition is that you can often “help” the stress and emotions with food. The problem here is that many people go for the more unhealthy foods. Food can be a drug that helps one instantly feel better in the moment, but may have long term negative effects. If you know that you are an emotional eater, try to fill your pantry and fridge with foods that will build you up nutritionally, rather than pull you down. Rather than having donuts in the pantry ready for a stressful binge, try to replace them with healthier sweet treat, like a protein cookie, or chocolate covered nutrition bar. If salty snacks are your “binge food” get single serving snack bags, to help you control the amount you eat when under a stress snack-attack.

Be Mindful of Unhealthy Habits from Stress

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Having a glass of wine at the end of a long day to de-stress is ok! It is when it turns into a bottle, then a bottle every night that you might need to be determine if there are other ways to de-stress before you grab the glass of wine.

We all know having too much stress in life can further encourage unhealthy habits. When you don’t get time to de-stress, it is easy to dive into “not caring” because of feeling over-whelmed. This can not only lead to vitamin deficiencies and emotional eating, but eating unhealthy foods, not getting enough exercise, sleeping too much or too little, excessive alcohol, smoking, or abusing drugs. Life is about moderation. If you see yourself having excess in any of these categories, it may be time to step back and re-think what method you are using to de-stress.

The Healthy De-Stress Cycle

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Stress eating can be a vicious cycle that is very heard to get out of. Once you start going to unhealthy foods to deal with your stress, you may feel that temporary “food high”, but it is hurting your body and mental health in the long-term. The best thing you can do is notice when you fall into the cycle. Recognize the triggers that send you to stress-eat or stress-drink. Try to get a plan for those moments when “you just don’t care” and fall into the unhealthy stress cycle. Have your healthy stress food ready and avoid even having the big-time junk foods around.

Adding any form of physical exercise to your life can help reduce stress. Exercise can re-set your body and mind, and give you a different perspective. If exercising seems overwhelming, start off with just a 10 minute walk once per day, then increase it by 5 minutes each week. You might also try meditative breathing or basic yoga to let go of built up stress. Within a couple weeks you can easily build a de-stress routine into your life that will give you multiple health benefits.

5 Ways to De-Clutter Your Mind

Anything going on in your mind can become mind clutter. It often starts very simple and innocent, like remembering to pay your bills, catching up on laundry, getting the kids to soccer practice, and running errands over the weekend. Unfortunately, the clutter adds up very quickly, to where you start to become stressed and overwhelmed.

Suddenly, you have a chronic headache, you may have mysterious body aches, you might having trouble eating or sleeping, and your anxiety may seem to be building. This is all the result of too much stress, which can be the result of too much mind clutter.

If this sounds like you, here are 5 easy ways you can start reducing the mind clutter.

#1 Be Aware Of Negative Thoughts

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This can sometimes be the hardest part of decluttering your mind, since it is so easy to have a negative thought process. It might seem counter-intuitive, but thinking negative thoughts is often much easier than positive thoughts. However, if you want to get all that clutter and overwhelm and stress out of your mind, you need to start thinking more positively.

This starts with stopping being disappointed with yourself or life situation, living with guilt, and feeling sorry for yourself. What has already happened cannot be undone, so all you can do now is acknowledge it and move forward it. Instead of telling yourself you can’t do something, think of a way you can. Obstacles can be advantages, depending on your frame of mind. Examine your perspective and goals. Find ways to have confidence in yourself and your own abilities, and suddenly that clutter in your mind changes. Believe that you are valuable and can do great things.

#2 De-clutter Your Home and Workspace

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If you want to clear the clutter in your mind, you may also need to clear the clutter in your home and/or workspace. Physical clutter can often cause too much stimulation, and ultimately lead to more stress and overwhelm in your life.

Look around you in the areas where you spend your time, and see if there is a way to reduce the physical clutter. Organize your belongings, clean out your fridge, make sure your bedroom is simply decorated without laundry everywhere, and clean out your car. A clutter-free workspace can be a inspirational place for you to concentrate on work and the task at hand. Try removing or organizing just one or two things in your space and see how small changes can make a big difference.

#3 Write It Down

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If you want to declutter your mind, you need to get all of those thoughts, worries, stresses, and feelings out of your head. Start writing everything down, any time you are trying to work through something. Have a to-do list in your head? Write it down! Worried about something coming up? Write it in your journal! Concerned you might miss an appointment? Set a reminder in your phone!

You can also try a big brain dump, where you just write down anything and everything in your journal. This allows you to get all the thoughts out of your head and actually make sense of them. Do these as often as you need to in order to get rid of all the mind clutter.

#4 Prioritize

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It is virtually impossibly to never worry about anything and have everything perfectly organized and neat all the time. However, you can start setting priorities with what you deal with on your own, and what you delegate or choose to skip entirely.

You are only one person, so if you find that a lot of your thoughts and worries aren’t even your own, or are not the most important things in your life, then it is time to let some of them go.

Set priorities for yourself, your job, and your home life. For example, if your family is first, then even though you want to help out a friend, you might not have the time and energy to do it. Write down a list of things you have going on or what you have been thinking about, then put them in order of highest to lowest priority. Give yourself permission to not do everything “right now” that the world is demanding of you.

#5 Acknowledge Your Own Abilities

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Don’t let your own self-doubt take up space in your mind! When you think more positively, gain confidence, and understand your own abilities, you will be able to tackle some of these projects you have been dreaming about for so long. Try starting your day acknowledging 3 things you a grateful for and 3 amazing things about yourself.

Self Care Activities That Cost You Nothing

Self care activities don’t have to include getting an expensive facial or massage, or joining a high-end gym. You can practice self care every single day and not spend a dime. Here are some great free or low cost ways to have more self care in your life. Because you are worth it!

Take a Relaxing Bubble Bath

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As long as you have the bath supplies, this isn’t going to cost you a dime. Draw yourself a hot bath and pour in some bubbles, essential oils, or baths alts. Soak in the tub with some music playing or just sit in silence. Music is a good distraction if you have kids in the house that you want to tune out for the time being. Lock the door so you have no distractions and let the dogs out so they don’t bother you either. Remember not to bring your cell phone in the bathroom with you! Sooth your face, take a deepbreath, and enjoy your moment of peace.

Try Mindful Meditation

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Many people also like to give meditation a try when they want to practice self care without spending a lot of money. This is something else that can be free or possibly cost a small amount of money, depending on your method. For example, if you want to purchase a meditation app or CD to follow along to, naturally you will be spending a small amount of money. However, for the most part, this is minimal and a one-time cost. There are even quality meditation practices on YouTube that are worth checking out.

Meditation involves breathing exercises and sitting in a quiet space alone while you relax your mind. Allowing your mind to rest, you want to try to think about as little as possible, using imagery to fill your head-space with something that brings you peace and happiness. If your mind goes instead towards thinking about what was causing you stress in the first place, acknowledge it and let it pass. It does take a little practice, but once you get the hang of it, you will realize just how beneficial it can be.

Go For a Short Walk or Run

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Exercise, such as a brisk walk, can be at the top of your list when you are trying to find activities for yourself that don’t cost anything. Some workouts cost money when you need to get a gym membership or buy fancy equipment, but both walking and running require nothing. Just wear comfortable clothes and a good pair of shoes, and you’re good to go! You can walk around your neighborhood, head to somewhere more scenic, take a walk during your lunch break, or even walk in place or up and down the stairs in your home if the weather is bad outside. Walking or running will get you into a new space, allowing your mind to reset and think more clearly. It will also generate better breathing, allowing oxygen to flow through your body and optimize your brain function.

Mental Health And Your Immune System

When you are focusing on your immune system, many women think the only factors are diet and exercise. Though these can be huge factors in how your immune system handles issues in the body, they are not the only things that can impact immune health. You also need to focus on your mental and emotional health as well. The mind and body have a powerful connection with controlling your immune system. Consider the following ways that your mental health can affect you.

Recognize Anxiety Symptoms

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One of the leading ways that mental health can negatively affect your immune system is through anxiety symptoms. The symptoms of anxiety, such as fatigue, can lead your body to mimic the symptoms of a cold or flu. That sends your immune system into overdrive. This means that it is focusing on what it believes to be a cold or flu instead of other issues in the body. When a real issue occurs, the immune system is broken down from focusing on the false cold that your body is triggering due to anxiety.

Take time within your day to have a breathing break. Calm your mind, smooth your facial muscles, and take 10 slow, deep breaths. If your watch has a breathing functions, that is a good way to track your breath timing.

Identify Inflammation

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When you have mental health issues from depression and anxiety, you may start to notice issues such as body fatigue. This body fatigue can lead to issues of inflammation and swelling in your muscles and joints. This is usually due to the body becoming tired and then reacting by not wanting to move as much or just feeling drained. The inflammation can lead directly to your immune system trying to counteract the inflammation and pain caused by that inflammation. This overload on your immune system as it tries to counteract the inflammation can cause the system to be fatigued and reduced in effectiveness.

Turmeric has been known to help reduce inflammation. There are many ways to add turmeric to your daily life. Try adding turmeric to soups, scrambled eggs, smoothies, or drink as a tea.

Problem Solve Sleep Issues

When you have mental health issues, you may find yourself sleeping a lot. This is likely due to depression and the effect that depression has on your body. Even though you are sleeping a lot, you may still feel tired. This is because the sleep you are getting is not deep sleep and is therefore not restful. Your body is not getting the rejuvenation it normally would from sleep. That means your digestive system, immune system, and other systems of your body are not resting either. When it does come time for your immune system it will be too fatigued to do any good, thus leading to increased illness.

Often times sleep can be affected by unbalanced hormones. Hormone Balancing Supplements containing DIM (Diindolylmethane) have been known to help regulate estrogen metabolism which may improve sleep.

Reduce Constant Tension

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Mental health issues such as anxiety and tension can lead to having your body tense all the time. This leads to migraines, tension headaches, lack of sleep, and the feeling of aches and pains throughout the day. As you start having multiple symptoms from the constant tension, your body will try to react. This reduces the effectiveness of your immune system and overall makes illness more likely.

Carve out time for a walk or other type of exercise break during your day. Giving yourself the permission to take 20-30 minutes “just for you” allows you to step away from tension causing life elements and get a different perspective. Exercise also increases blood flow and encourages healthy breathing, which oxygenates the brain and body.

These are only a few of the ways that your mental health can have a direct effect on your physical health and directly to your immune system. By taking on some daily habits focused on giving you better mental health, you can counteract the issues with your immune system and help it to function in a more stable manner. Remember that you are an amazing human and you can take control of this!

Healing Herbs That Are Good For Your Immune System

Your immune system needs certain things to run properly and help your body stay healthy. Though you do need to make sure you are hydrated and calm, you also need as much assistance for natural healing as possible to help your immune system function. One way you can do this is by using healing herbs that are good for your immune system. Here are a few of those herbs.

Elderberry

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Elderberry is a plant, but considered to be an herbal remedy by many sources. The berry from the elderberry tree can be dehydrated and added to teas, used in a tea directly, or can be mixed with other herbs to help fight colds and flu symptoms. In addition to the normal assistance the elderberry gives to help reduce sore throats and cold symptoms, it also has heavy anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation throughout the body. This can help reduce aches and pains in your system as well, which leads to better sleep and fatigue relief.

Andropgraphis

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Andropgraphis is an herb that is indigenous to India. This herb is known as a natural antibiotic and used by millions around the world as an alternative to over the counter or prescribed options. It can help with the immune system and help to combat fevers and sore throats. It can also help with minor infections in the body like tooth infections and ear infections.

Ginger

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Ginger is a root herb that is used for sore throats and stomach issues. You can use ginger in several ways including in teas, as a powder form, and in juices and smoothies. It does have a spice effect to it that gives a heat. For a fully boosting effective option, mix the ginger with orange juice to give a strong boost and toxin fighting option for your cold or flu and to boost your immune system reaction.

Honeysuckle

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Honeysuckle is a plant that grows in most areas during the early spring and summer months. Honeysuckle flowers can be used to help boost the immune system and aid in fighting against migraines, sinus issues, and sinus relief. It can easily be dehydrated and used in teas throughout the year. In fact, most people who use honeysuckle tend to harvest it in large quantities and then dehydrate it for use later on since it only grows for a short time. Try a refreshing naturally sweet iced tea by using the honeysuckle blossoms as a lovely herbal tea.

Ways to Fight the Cold and Flu Naturally

If you’ve been searching for natural remedies, you’re probably aware that there are a variety of options available. Natural medicine has become much more popular in recent years due to the emerging information about the side effects caused by medicines that are made by major pharmaceutical companies. Moving forward, what are some of these remedies, and why do they work?

Garlic – Ancient Wisdom

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This interesting and flavorful cousin of the onion has been used in medicine for thousands of years. Garlic contains a chemical known as allicin, which has powerful antimicrobial properties. That will give you an extra line of defense to accompany your immune system. Studies have also shown that not only can the ingestion of garlic greatly shorten the duration of your sickness, it may prevent you from ever getting sick in the first place! If you’re a stranger to garlic, then it might be a good idea to learn all the ways that you can incorporate it into your diet. Try adding minced garlic when sautéeing greens such as broccoli, spinach, or kale.

Honey – Powerful Probiotic

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This rich, golden liquid had been regarded as a miracle food for much of human history. In recent years, science has discovered that this sweet substance contains an immune system stimulating probiotic called Lactobacillus kunkeei. This means that only raw honey, specifically honey that hasn’t been heated will contain far more health benefits than that of honey which has been processed. Try shopping for raw honey at your local farmer’s market.

Hot Green Tea

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Tea is another food that has been used as an immune system booster for thousands of years.

The vitamins and trace minerals absorbed from the tea leave are a great way to stimulate organ function, and deliver easily digested nutrients. Green tea is also extremely high in antioxidants that protect the body from infection and cancer causing free radicals. You can even add a tablespoon of honey to your tea to double up on its healing power.

Vitamin C

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People have been talking about vitamin C for decades, but why? The reason is that vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that fights off infects and free radicals. It fights microbes by destroying the nucleic acid in the organisms. That causes the organism to die. Free radicals are dangerous particles that can lead to cellular anomalies, which in turn lead to cancer, so lots of vitamin C can help to slow cancer growth and may even prevent it in some cases. Try starting your day with a squeeze of lemon in a glass of water to give your immune system an easy vitamin C boost!

Immune System Boosting Soups

During the fall and winter months, you may find yourself reaching for soups, stews, and chilis to help keep the chill at bay. These are great to help fill you up, keep off the chill, and help you maintain a diet routine. If that is all you are using soups for, you may be missing out on one of the biggest benefits they can bring; a boost your immune system. Here are a few of the soups that can help in that regard and how to make them.

Vietnamese Pho

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You may have heard of pho soup on cooking shows or seen it on a menu at a local Asian restaurant. What you may not know is that this soup is not only easy to make, but it is also an immune boosting super-food filled soup. To make this soup you will need rice noodles, chicken stock, boneless chicken breasts, mint, coriander, basil, bean sprouts, red chilies, shallots, lime, and fish sauce. There are several variations to this, but those are the basics. This soup should be made and eaten to order rather than made ahead.

Garlic & Tomato

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If you want to get the power of superfoods behind your fight to boost your immunity system, then there is no better option than a garlic and tomato soup. It can be made with very few ingredients and can also be purchased at most restaurants. Both the garlic and tomato are superfoods that can deliver a powerful number of vitamins and nutrients. They can also help boost your immune system to help fight illness. You can make the soup ahead and freeze it or use it as part of your meal routine for the week.

Portobello Mushroom Soup

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Mushroom soups may be common, but if you want to step up a typical mushroom soup into something that can pack in Vitamin D and help your immune system to kickstart, then a portobello soup is ideal. The soup is fairly easy to make. Use steamed portobello chunks and combine them with a heavy cream and milk. You can leave the soup chunky or you can puree with an immersion blender for a creamy texture.

You can rotate these soups out and into your weekly meal plans and routines. To make any of these soups a more vegetarian friendly option, either simply remove the meat or make the appropriate changes such as a vegetable broth instead of bone.

3 Immune Boost Secrets Every Busy Woman Needs To Know

What Might Be Affecting Your Immune System

There is nothing as frustrating as trying everything you know to do to keep your immune system boosted and feeling like it may not be making a difference. You try super-foods, supplements, new exercise routines, and more only to end up getting sick. This may have you wondering what it is that is affecting your immune system from functioning properly. Here are a few of the options you should consider.

Secret #1 – Reduce Stress Related Issues

One of the first things that could be affecting your immune system is stress. You may
think that you don’t have that much stress in your life and that you have it all covered. Stress is not always bad. It can be a motivating factor in ones life. However, what you may be overlooking are the daily stresses that can build into one major stress filled reaction causing your immune system to be less effective. This stress can come from working through a chaotic daily schedule that has you going non-stop, trying to maintain a large to-do list, or from dealing with the issues of other people in your home and family. Try journaling to help flesh out the stressors that could be in your life, that you didn’t even realize were a problem. You can identify them and then work through them at your own pace to help reduce the impact on your immune system.

Secret #2 – Hydrate To Improve Your Immunity

Hydration is usually the key to what is causing issues with your body, especially with
your immune system. If your body does not have the proper hydration, then it can’t
function properly. This puts stress on your organs, on your weight loss, and on your immune system. It is basically having to work without the key components it needs to function. You may think that you are getting enough hydration, but remember, your body needs plain filtered water to keep it going. Make sure that you are getting as much of that as you are other hydration options like juice.

Secret #3 – Better Sleep Boosts Immune Health

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One aspect of daily routines that people tend to overlook, especially when it comes to the connection between your body and your immune system, is sleep. You may think that you are getting at least 6 hours or more of sleep a night, but just because you are sleeping it does not mean you are sleeping well. You need to make sure that you are getting deep sleep. One way to do this is to use a sleep monitor system found on most fitness trackers. It can help determine if you are getting deep sleep and how much. If you are not getting solid deep sleep this could be the reason your immunity system is not working properly.

One sleep tip is to try a DIM supplement to improve estrogen metabolism and help resolve all three forms of estrogen dominance. Some have found a dramatic improvement in sleep quality while taking DIM.

Another sleep tip is using BLUE LIGHT BLOCKER glasses at night to help reduce exposure to blue light waves that can keep you awake.

You can also try a relaxing yoga practice that would help bring down your energy into a calm state.

By running through a checklist of these things that might be affecting your immune
system, you can be better equipped to take on most of the illnesses you may become exposed to. Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to immune health and wellness.