Updated: Nov 1, 2021
With the leaves changing color and the air getting colder, keeping healthy is becoming more prominent of thought than ever. Thankfully, there are several simple dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to help strengthen your body's natural defenses and fight off harmful pathogens.
Staying Healthy Through The Seasons
With summer days dawning their close and the leaves turning auburn, everyone is getting ready for fall. That means pumpkin spice, sweaters, pesky allergies, and cold season creeping around the corner.
Yet, the change of the weather doesn't have to mean sniffles and sneezes. By boosting your immune system naturally with supplements, you can be preventive with your seasonal health and skip the runny nose. Here are 5 ways you can help boost your immune system naturally:
1) Get enough sleep
Sleep is your body's time to recover and rest. Getting adequate sleep allows your immune system to better fight off illness. If you have difficulty sleeping, try to lessen your screen time before bed. Opt to wind down by reading a mindful book or by doing some light stretching.
2) Drink plenty of water
Water helps to carry oxygen to your body's cells and allows your immune system to properly function. Drinking plenty of water can also aid in removing possibly harmful toxins from the body. The average adult should consume around eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day, or about 2 liters. To help you stay hydrated, try carrying a reusable water bottle with you. It can make drinking water convenient, fun, and simple.
3) Eat more plants
Eating a plant-based diet supplies your body with the key nutrients it needs to fight off infection, bacteria, and other harmful pathogens. A plant-based diet doesn't mean never eating meat or dairy, it is about centering your meals around vegetables, fruits, whole grains, seeds, and nuts. A simple way to introduce a plant-based diet into your life is to portion your plate 2/3 plant-based foods and 1/3 lean meat protein. Try to avoid over indulging on those tempting holiday treats during this season of sugar. This can help raise your immunity and improve your overall health.
4) Manage your stress
Stress and anxiety put your body on high alert which stresses not only the mind but the body as well. Chronic stress can wear down your immune system and make you vulnerable to infections. It's vital to your immune health to manage your daily stress and luckily, there are many simple at-home tricks you can try to lower stress's impact on your life. Try to be mindful of your breath throughout the day, especially in times of high stress. When stress is triggered, try to focus on breathing deeply (5 seconds for inhaling and 5 seconds for exhaling). Journaling your thoughts, emotions, and stressors can also help you reduce stress. By putting your worries to a page, they are then in a physical place you can revisit later if needed, rather than jumbling around your head causing more stress.
5) Supplement wisely
Supplements provide your body with the extra vitamins and nutrients it needs to properly defend itself. But supplementing wisely is trickier than it sounds. With a saturated market of vague cure-alls and herbs you've never even heard of, knowing what is right for you and your immunity is more challenging than ever. But thanks to the Authentic Living Center, you can supplement with ease.
The Authentic Living Center carries Standard Process supplements to make staying healthy convenient and simple. Standard Process supplements are certified organic and focus on retaining the vital nutrients of the whole food used so you receive the nutrients as nature intended.
The Immune System Health Pack by Standard Process
The Immune System Health Pack contains everything you need to keep your immune system healthy and strong this season. It includes four of Standard Process's custom supplement blends, each specifically designed to enhance your body's natural defenses including: Immuplex, Cataplex F, Cataplex C, and Calcium Lactate. Learn more about each blend below.
Immuplex is a great source of Iron, Zinc, Copper, Chromium, Folate and vitamins A, B6, and B12, antioxidant vitamins C and E, and Selenium. Combined, they provide immune support and promote the body’s normal inflammatory response function.
Cataplex F supports the body’s inflammatory response using flax seed as a source of omega-3, iodine for thyroid support, and vitamin B6. By supporting your body’s inflammatory response, your immune system is able to stay at the top its game defending your body.
Cataplex C supports the immune system, skin and connective tissue, and bone health. It provides a good source of vitamin C and ingredients with natural antioxidant activity to promote the body’s normal immune system response function.
Calcium Lactate supports absorption of calcium and magnesium. Calcium is vital to your immune health supporting muscle contraction, nerve conduction, blood coagulation, and proper functioning of enzyme systems to provides additional support for the immune system.