Ever wondered how to not get sick? I’m sharing 7 natural ways that you can boost your immunity, prevent getting sick or get better faster if you are sick!
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Although it’s the Spring time and flus and fevers aren’t AS common as in the winter, we can still get sick during the warmer months! In fact, I was SUPER sick just a couple of weeks ago and have a pretty nasty fever for almost a whole week!
During this time, I did a lot of learning about how I could get better naturally and implemented what I learned and I saw huge improvements fast!
So, here are the 7 natural ways that I’ve found that will show you how to prevent getting sick!
Eat leafy greens.
Leafy greens have been shown to boost protein synthesis in the cells that help support our immune system! I find the easiest way to get leafy greens in my diet is to drink a green smoothie for breakfast or a snack.
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Get Vitamin D
Sometimes Vitamin D is called the “happy vitamin” because it comes from the Sun! If you live in a place that doesn’t see the sun much, or you just don’t out into it, you can be lacking in Vitamin D. I use a thing called a “Happy Light” which mimics the sun light, so you just have to sit in front of it for a little bit each day to get the benefits.
You can also get vitamin D from food sources such as beef liver (yuck!) egg yolks, canned tuna and canned salmon!
Get more sleep.
When we sleep, our body does repairs, and builds are immune system which is what fights off viruses! It’s recommended to get 8 hours, which I know is not always realistic, but studies have shown that getting even 7 hours can increase your risk of getting sick by 3%
Also, when we sleep, our body releases a protein called cytokines. This protein helps fight off viruses and builds our immune system. When we’re not sleeping, we’re not letting our body release them!
Stop stressing out
I know, I know. Easier said than done. Stressing out releases cortisol in our bodies which helps us fight stress and inflammation in our bodies. Sickness causes inflammation so cortisol helps fight that. HOWEVER, when we stressed out ALL THE TIME, our body is releasing cortisol all the time. So, eventually we build up a tolerance to it, and it just stops working like it should.
Naturally, cortisol should decrease closer to bed. But, when we’re stressed out, this doesn’t happen, and it affects our sleep. Like we just talked about, sleep is important to fight off sickness!
Check out the video for 2 ways that I use to fight stress!
Practice good hygiene
This is something that I hope we are all doing already! Washing our hands, showering, not blowing our nose into our hands. All the things we are always taught will go a long way in preventing the spread of germs and viruses!
Take elderberry syrup
Elderberries are a fruit from the berry family (obviously) that have been used to fight illness for a LONG time. They give us a higher level of anti-bodies, which are what fight off diseases. They work because they have a protein that penetrates the viruses cell membrane and prevents it from replicating. More details in the video!
For dosage, you’ll want to take ½-1 Tbsp per day for adults to prevent getting sick. If you are already sick, take that same dosage very 2-3 hours until you are well!
Click HERE for the one I use!
Drink fire cider
Fire cider is an apple cider vinegar tonic that also has ingredients like honey, onion, lemon, ginger, turmeric, pepper and horseradish. The powerhouse ingredient in this is horseradish as it has natural antimicrobial properties. All the other ingredients also work together to fight inflammation and if sickness causes inflammation, then those ingredients help fight that! I will warn you, this has a strong taste!
For dosage, you want to take 1 Tbsp in the morning to prevent getting sick. If you are sick, try 1 Tbsp 3 times a day until you are well.
Click HERE for the one I use!
How to Not Get Sick Summary
Turns out, there are some simple lifestyle tweaks, as well as a few natural products that we can use to answer the age-old question of how to avoid getting sick!
I hope you’ve learned a few things from this post so the next time you get sick you won’t be like me and have to google “how to stop getting sick.” You’ll just know what to do!
What are some other “how-tos” or health and wellness tips that you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments!
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