If you are someone who gets sick a lot, you might feel like your immune system is not doing as well as it could be. Here are some ways that you can boost your immune system in order to reduce the number of times that you get sick and increase your body's ability to recover more quickly, should you happen to get sick.
1. Get More Sleep
Your first step is to generally increase the amount of sleep that you are getting each night. This is critical because it will give your body and your immune system the energy that it needs to fight off illnesses and prevent you from catching them in the first place. If you are getting less than 7 hours of sleep, try to slowly move up the time that you are actually in bed every few days until you have increased the time that you are physically spending in bed by an hour or so. If you are having a hard time falling asleep, consider taking a natural supplement such as melatonin. This will help your body relax so that you can make the most of the time that you physically spend in bed.
Also be sure to reduce all light in the room and avoid using television or smartphone screens for at least a half hour before you go to bed.
2. Increase the Amount of Vitamin C in Your Diet
Next, be sure that you are getting an adequate amount of vitamin C in your diet by slightly increasing the amount of orange juice, oranges, and other foods containing vitamin C that you eat. Vitamin C can help boost your immune system. Read the labels of the food that you are eating to see what percent of your daily value of vitamin C they provide. Add up all of the percentages for an average day to see if they equal 100%. If they are less than 100%, you will need to add foods to your diet that increase the amount of vitamin C that you are getting.
3. Take a Supplement Designed to Boost Your Immune System
Finally, consider taking a supplement that is specifically designed to increase the functioning of your immune system. These supplements will focus specifically on helping increase the efficacy of the cells in your immune system that are specifically designed to kill viruses and other invaders that might negatively affect your body. Consider supplements like 4Life Transfer Factor Plus to help boost your immune system.
For more information, talk to your doctor or your health food store owner. They will be able to assess your situation and tell you which type of supplement will be most effective.
I am one of those people who hates going to the doctor. In the past, I have relied on everything from cranberry juice to apple cider vinegar to fix my ails. As I get older though, I find that I need to rely more on traditional medicine than I did in the past. What I found out from my doctor is that I did not have to give up the holistic medicines I used. I could combine them. This blog is designed to help others focus on how to combing holistic treatments with traditional medicine in a safe and fun way.