Top Ten Immune Suggestions
Move your breath and body: Stimulate lymph through the filtering nodes before mixing with blood. Conscious, deep breathing will move the diaphragm, and jumping will circulate lymph. Increases oxygen to the tissues; parasites, cancer cells, microbes can’t thrive in an oxygenated environment.
Get parasympathetic: Relax, breathe, rest, pray, meditate. Be quiet and peaceful mentally, emotionally and physically. Stress activates the sympathetic nervous system.
Do at least one thing each day just for you, because you like it and because it feels good. Make yourself a priority, even if for only a few minutes.
Laugh: Exerts positive influence on immune system. Play, watch funny movies, watch very little kids play organized sports, tell funny stories or jokes. Put pictures up where you can see them that remind you of fun times when you were laughing.
Positive attitude: Visualization, affirmations and positive imagery. Psychoneuroimmunology. Be proactive, use the power of your mind and believe in your ability to be healthy.
Drink adequate pure water and nourishing fluids: Hydration is key to cellular and lymph health. Herbal teas provide valuable nutrients; specific formulas can assist with blood, tissue and organ tonification and cleansing.
Nourish yourself: Go organic with diet and environmentally friendly with all products. Eat an immune‐supportive diet. Reduce the total load your body and the earth has to clean up. Get an air filter for your home and work place. Be in natural environments whenever possible. Breathe fresh air, notice the beauty, listen.
Seasonal detoxification: Simplified eating and herbs that focus on blood, liver, lymph, and bowel will clear excess waste, and rest vital organs.
Eliminate sugar: It feeds cancer cells, yeast, parasites and depresses immunity.
Take immune supportive supplements: A multiple vitamin and mineral with antioxidants most days; additional vitamins; A, C, and E, minerals; Zinc and Selinium and antioxidants such as lipoic acid, CoQ10, astragalus, elderberry, shitaki, reishi and maitaki mushrooms, bioflavonoids, NAC, olive leaf extract, whey, and probiotics.
Deborah McTaggart is a registered nutritionist with a special interest in high energy demand, high performance, travel health, stress and nutrition for sport, recovery and performance. She works as a Consultant with The Resilience Institute, UK who work with global leadership to sustain high performance and long term health resilience. Deborah practices in Barnes, South West London and global via Skype and Zoom. Contact me here for further information.