- Get enough sleep and manage stress. Sleep deprivation and stress overload increase the hormone cortisol, prolonged elevation of which suppresses immune function.
- Keep your exercise routine and incorporate massage as a seasonal
- Drink plenty of water, stay hydrated.
- Use essential oils to prevent virus and winter bacteria from getting you.
- Catch some rays. Sunlight triggers the skin’s production of vitamin D.
In the summer, a 10-15 minute exposure (minus sunscreen) is enough. However, above 42 degrees from November through February, sunlight
is too feeble and few foods contain this vitamin. Low vitamin D levels correlate with a greater risk of respiratory illness and other diseases.
- Keep sugars down and for extra immune protection incorporate the
spices of ginger, cayenne, turmeric and garlic in your recipes.
- BE HAPPY. Help others and have an attitude of gratitude. It boosts your immune system and builds your happiness quotient.