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9 Tips for Healthy Immunity

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Here are some simple measures can help you maintain a healthy and strong immune system.


1. Get eight hours of sleep a night.


There are easy ways to make sure you get enough sleep:


• Reserve caffeine-containing foods and beverages for before 4 p.m.
• Eat a 1-2 ounce high-protein snack at bedtime.
• Avoid midnight bathroom interruptions by not drinking fluids an hour or two before bedtime.
• Take a hot bath before bed.
• Keep your bedroom cool.
• Get out of bed the same time every morning, even after a poor night's sleep.
• If needed, use a natural sleep aid herbal mix.
• If needed, the medications Flexeril (3 mg), Neurontin (100-300 mg), Desyrel (25-50 mg) and/or Lyrica (150-300 mg) can also help sleep. Using these low doses decreases the risk of side effects and can be combined with the natural therapies.


2. Take a good multivitamin that includes zinc.
I recommend vitamin powder drink mixes over vitamin pills, as a scoop of powder can generally deliver more nutritional content than a handful of tablets and pills.

 

3. Starve the Candida — cut back on sugar.
Candida feed on sugar. An easy way to start cutting back on your intake of the sweet stuff? Limit (or completely eliminate) your intake of the four types of foods that are loaded with added sugar: 1) fast food, 2) processed food, 3) sodas, and 4) fruit juices and drinks.

 

4. Save antibiotics for when they're really needed.
For example, sinus problems almost never require a dose of antibiotics. Neither do colds, which are a viral (not a bacterial) infection.

 

5. Take a probiotic.
Probiotics help normalize gut bacteria.

 

6. Take plant-based digestive enzymes.
This not only promotes healthy digestion, but also takes a massive load off your immune system.

 

7. Use an immune-boosting supplement.

 

8. Optimize adrenal function.
The adrenal glands act as stress handlers in your body. Supplements with adrenal grandulars can help promote calmness. This is especially important if you tend to get very irritable when hungry.

 

9. Get more sunshine.
It delivers vitamin D, a must for healthy immunity. In fact, the oft-heard advice to avoid sunshine has resulted in weakened immunity and, I believe, hundreds of thousands of deaths from conditions linked to poor immune function. As I always say, the best advice is to avoid sunburn, not sunshine. Go for a walk every day in the great outdoors. Your immune system will thank you.
 

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