What can we do to keep our immune systems happy & healthy?

  • Avoid antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers and wash well with soap and water
  • Avoid unnecessary antibiotics and focus on good probiotics
  • Get lots of rest & exercise regularly
  • Enjoying time in the sun & in nature
  • Take brief cold showers
  • Regular dry brushing
  • Do a coconut or sesame oil pull a few times a week or daily
  • Eat lots of wholesome root veggies and leafy greens
  • Incorporate healing herbs and spices into your diet like turmeric & ginger
  • Eat different species of immune boosting mushrooms
  • Drink half your weight in ounces of water per day
  • Avoid sugar
  • Decrease stress
  • Remove household molds
  • Shower before going to sleep

80-90% of the immune system is in the GUT

 

    Supplements:

  • Vitamin D (Cataplex D)
  • Vitamin C
  • Congaplex, Immuplex, Antronex, Epimmune, Echinacea C/Premium, Cataplex C, Catalyn

    Foods to focus on:

  • Healing bone broth
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Turnips
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Beets
  • Garlic & onion
  • Probiotic Rich Foods: kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut, miso
  • Citrus Fruit

How to Oil Pull

Oil pulling has many holistic benefits; it is great for clearing out bad bacteria in the mouth and toxins throughout the entire body. Put 1-2 tsp coconut/sesame oil in your mouth and swish it around for 15-20 minutes – this is long enough to break through plaque and bacteria but not long enough that the body starts re-absorbing the toxins and bacteria. The oil will get thicker and milky as it mixed with saliva during this time and it should be creamy-white when spit out. Spit the oil into the trashcan, then rinse your mouth with warm water. Finish by brushing your teeth as usual to remove any bacteria left.

How to Dry Brush

Dry brushing is a great way to help stimulate the lymphatic system which helps the body detoxify. It is also useful for exfoliation, cleaning pores, reducing cellulite & boosting energy. Starting at the bottom of the feet, brush upwards towards the heart in long, smooth strokes concentrating on one area for about 5 strokes; always brush toward the center of the body. Repeat the process with the arms starting with the palms. When focusing on the stomach and armpits brush in a circular clockwise motion, and be careful when brushing your neck; you may want to use a softer brush if doing the face.