The busy lifestyle most people have today means you may not always be making as healthy of food choices as you would like. Many of the “grab-and-go” type foods that are available are processed and full of salt and sugar and too much sugar can wreak havoc on an already stressed immune system.
People also spend a lot more time indoors today, which means you are not getting adequate time in the sun for proper vitamin D synthesis. Not to mention, being cramped up in close quarters with other people and being exposed to allergens and other immune attackers.
How about these other common mistakes that can help keep the immune system from functioning optimally?
- Too much stress. Emotional stress has a bigger effect on physical well-being than you may realise. Excess stress can play a role in compromising your immune system.
- Not enough exercise. Exercise is one of the BEST strategies to help maintain a healthy immune system, via the increased circulation and blood flow delivering nutrients farther and wider throughout your system.
- Sleep. Getting adequate and quality sleep gives your body time to heal and recharge.
- Care for your digestive tract. Scientific research shows that 80% of your immune system resides inside your digestive tract. In my opinion, the best strategy you can use is to take a high-quality probiotic to support your digestive tract.
But there is a compensatory action you can take to help maintain your immune health during times of stress – your immune system is your body’s bodyguard.
Your immune system is a complicated, interesting and amazing system which helps keep you healthy and strong, protecting your body from environmental stressors. However, no matter what you do (or how closely you follow the plan above), sometimes your immune system gets tested. That’s why you also need a backup plan.
All great athletes know this. They train hard, so their bodies stay healthy and they can perform at their best. But they still have physiotherapists and health professionals on call because they know sometimes life can dish out more at you than you expect.
What Can You Do To Support Your Immune System In The Months Ahead?
It‚ is very tough to simply “think” your way into good health. Listen, many “positive thinkers” might consider this approach negative. But I think it’s just being prudent, realistic and sensible. After all, no matter how confident mountain climber Sir Edmund Hillary was when he set off for Mount Everest, do you think he left without the tools and backup supplies needed to help in the event of any situation he would encounter? Of course not. And you shouldn’t be heading into any season without a tool to “back up” your immune system either because you need…
A Free Radical-Busting Plan to Help Maintain a Healthy Immune System
Free radicals are unstable, destructive molecules that lack electrons. And while they form naturally as a result of normal metabolic processes like breathing, they can increase due to things like stress, poor diet and environmental stressors. In a nutshell, free radicals have the ability to keep your immune system from functioning optimally.
So, what can you do to promote your immune system and protect against environmental stressors? Well, your body already produces antioxidants to neutralise free radicals. But as we grow older, the levels of antioxidants drop significantly. It is estimated that by age 40, your antioxidant level is at 50%, and by the age of 60 to 70, it is down to around 5% to 10%. So you need to get your hands on a healthy supply of antioxidants to “mop up” these scavenger molecules as soon as they start to pose a threat.
Please don’t make the mistake of just ignoring this and hoping everything will be okay. Take action! Remember, there’s a huge difference between earned and justifiable optimism and dangerous optimism. You must be prepared.
And while you can do everything in your power to give your body the immune support it needs seasonally, just like leading athletes, you also need to make sure you have a backup plan in case life throws you a curve ball, which it so often does.
You know that there must be a solution: an effective way to help support your immune system when it gets tested. But knowing what to take and who to buy it from (so you actually get what you pay for) can be very confusing with all the information that is out there on this topic.
Finally, there is a supplement formulated to support your immune system with 10 ingredients power-packed into one concentrated little capsule.
Dr Mercola’s Top Choices for Immune Supporting Herbs
The whole herbs and extracts in my Immune Support were carefully selected for their ability to support a stressed immune system.
Herbs like Boneset and Yarrow help to stimulate the immune system, along with extracts like Elder Flower and Oregano that have been historically used for their natural bacteria-fighting abilities. Also included is a small amount of Bee Propolis for its immune-balancing effects and ability to support a normal inflammatory response.
In addition, also included are two top immune supporting vitamins A, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin C, which in Dr Mercola’s opinion, these two vitamins are crucial for not just immune support but overall health and vitality.
Premium, Top-Quality Ingredients
The premium ingredients in Dr Mercola’s Immune Support are free of major allergens and made without unnecessary fillers and as a result of many hours of painstaking research – there is simply no other immune support supplement that even comes close. Just like all of the Mercola products, Immune Support is produced according to high-quality standards and best process that we know.