Cultivating A Healthy Immune System
As I walk, I hear the satisfying crunch of leaves beneath my feet. A crisp wind hits my face and I pull my scarf tighter around my neck. I take a deep breath of the amazing autumn air and then suddenly…. a terrifying desire to sneeze and cough! Normally, a sneeze is released with gusto and a cough isn’t anything we think twice about, but with our heightened awareness and fear of spreading illness, I’m terrified to do either now!
Autumn brings many wonderful (and not so wonderful) changes- specifically the common cold and flus. As October shifts into November, our attention and interest in immunity increases and we look for ways to support and boost it.
Typically, we think of adding in a new supplement, which might provide support, however there are 4 key components that often get overlooked:
- Eating a healthy diet
- Getting adequate sleep
- Ensuring stress levels are kept low
- Adequate, but not too much, exercise
A healthy immune system is cultivated by living a healthy lifestyle, year-round. Fortunately, if you are living the PHD lifestyle, you are ahead of the curve! You have decided to embrace a lifestyle of healthy eating, daily movement, stress reduction, and understand the importance of good sleep!
In addition to healthy lifestyle habits, specific foods can play a key role in supporting a strong immune system. Let’s take a look at 5 foods that you can incorporate into your day to day life that will help strengthen your overall wellness during the colder seasons that are coming.
Individually, these 5 foods have very strong and unique tastes, but fear not. Below is a recipe for a delicious drink you can make that you can incorporate into your evening routine.
- ¼-1/2 cup warm water
- 1-2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 squeezed lemon
- 1/8th teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Stevia, Swerve, or monk fruit to taste
Pure Fire Foods has developed an amazing tonic for those that want to get all of their immune boosting nutrients in one sip. This tonic is a very quick and easy way to support your immunity, blood sugar levels, gut health, reduced inflammation and is packed full of vitamins and minerals. Use the code: phdweightloss for 10% off your next purchase!
Along with living a healthy lifestyle, incorporating these 5 nutrients into your daily routine is now easy and delicious. Bundle up with your favorite fuzzy blanket and cozy in with a warm, immunity boosting, tea. Or start your day off on the right foot by adding in this convenient tonic!