how to improve the health of your immune system

It is now well known that there is a connection between mind/ body and health. Your immune system can be enhanced with the use of relaxation and positive mental imaging techniques.

Good nutrition is also an essential ingredient for a healthy immune system. Include a wide variety of fresh foods and avoid packaged and processed foods.

Each time you consume food ask yourself is this the best choice you can make. If it isn’t then all you are consuming are empty calories which result in continued hunger and then more eating of empty calories because of your body’s craving for the nutrients that it isn’t receiving from junk foods. The end result is obesity and poor health. What choice are you going to make to help yourself?

Drink at least 1500 mls of pure water per day. Don’t fret if you don’t make the mark every day but at least begin to slowly increase your daily water intake.

Make fresh vegetable juices every day. A good combination is carrot, celery, beetroot, ginger, and a whole lemon. I’ve found it best not to combine fruits with vegetables when juicing.

Olive leaf extract is a potent anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal herb that can be used with safety for both children and adults to assist your immune system. Start to take it if you feel you are coming down with something or when colds and flu are going around.

Elderflower and Elderberries can inhibit viral infections and are especially useful for treating colds and the flu. ( see recipes and herb teas)

Aloe Vera taken internally can also boost immunity.

Garlic, best taken raw, is a well-known anti-viral and anti-bacterial herb/food that can be used to help fight infection. Use it liberally in cooking and medicinally if infection is present.