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How To Boost Your Immune System Before Flu Season

By Alexis Mills

What's even scarier than enduring a cold winter is having to endure it with a cold or, even worse, the flu. If you are looking to boost your anti-flu efforts, your immune system is the answer! While you can avoid your sick colleagues, wash your hands at every chance you get, and get the flu shot -- there is still a chance you will get the flu this season. Making sure that your immune system is in tip-top shape will give you the best shot at fighting off the flu. Let's explore what you can do to boost that immune system!

Eat Your Vitamins 

Consuming foods that are high in vitamins is one of the best things you can do for your health and boost your immune system. My personal winter favorite is making homemade healthy soup. Start by making homemade chicken bone broth and then adding veggies such as celery, carrots, onions, and anything else I am feeling in the mood for. The homemade chicken broth makes all the difference. Begin by soaking the chicken bones in simmering water up to 8 hours; it will absorb all the vitamins from the bones. Plus, it makes a warm, comforting winter meal!

Rest Up

While sleeping won't necessarily improve your immune system, skimping on it could definitely have an impact and allow getting an infection that much easier. Set an alarm at night to remind you to get to sleep, try meditating before bed, or try not watching TV in bed. The bottom line is you want to avoid staying up too late. Whatever works, make your sleep a priority if you don't want to use up all of your sick days early in the year.

Cut Down on Indulgences

If you want to make your immune system stronger, cut down on both smoking and alcohol consumption. Alcohol, especially, can lower your immune system and make recovery time from sickness even longer.

Sweat it Out 

Being able to sweat lets the body release toxins through our pores, boosting natural killer cells into the immune system.

  • Exercise - As little as 20 minutes of exercise per day can have anti-inflammatory effects beneficial to your immune system.
  • Epsom salt detox baths - Soaking in an Epsom salt bath for 20 minutes draws out the toxins from your body, and increases oxygen and blood flow to the body. Epsom salt baths allow your body to rid it of any harmful substances you have come into contact with.

Good luck this flu season and I hope that you are able to stay healthy!

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