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7 Easy Ways to Naturally Boost Your Immune System

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Girl, the evening news told you what!? LOL

Shots, Bioengineered Food, and Mixed Messages from So-Called Leading Infectious Disease Experts, OH MY! The incompetence of the U.S. government and the U.S. deathcare system is quite overwhelming as of late, huh? The Most High provided us with all the things we need to be healthy, so what’s the deal with all this other synthetic foolishness? All we know is that you definitely have the power to be successful at keeping your immune system in tip-top shape while “leadership” continues to prove they don’t give a damn about your health, every single night on the news. Here are 7 easy ways to do it naturally.

Step Away from the Wine

Ok, we know we might lose a few people on this one LOL. But seriously, the effect of too much alcohol is a recipe for disaster. The liver isn’t the only vital part of your body impacted by your sipping habits. Did you know that drinking alcohol in high doses actually suppresses the immune system? Be wise with how you imbibe to keep your body in a health-building state.

Drink Plenty of Water

Water is absolutely necessary for proper body function. The amount of water you should drink daily can depend on your dietary needs, but many sources indicate the ideal amount is between 8 and 11.5 cups for women daily. Keep in mind, that water from fresh fruits and vegetables can help you meet this daily goal. Hitting your daily water intake goals can be much easier by using a large water bottle with measurements or motivational messages. Not only will a reusable water bottle keep you on track, but it also has a positive impact on our planet.

Stop Eating Processed Food

Whether it's fast food or processed stuff from the freezer section of the grocery store, these items do not provide the nutritional value your body needs. In fact, there’s plenty of evidence to show that eating too many processed foods can lead to unhealthy levels of weight gain, preventable illnesses, hormonal imbalances, and digestive issues among many other shitty things. God did not intend for us to eat packaged crap laden with ingredients we can’t even pronounce, which is why we have plants! Living food encourages more life.

Take Your Supplements

Diet and multivitamins aside, there are a few go-to natural supplements that many people swear by for immune health. Echinacea, elderberry, and turmeric are popular immune support solutions derived from nature. There are multiple ways to consume each, but the most common ways include teas, extracts, gummies, capsules, or adding directly to a beverage or recipe. Do your research to find what will work best for your lifestyle and family.

Get Some Sun

The sun is necessary for all living things. Any day that the sun is shining is a great day to get some. You do not have to stay outdoors all day to reap the benefits, either. About 30 minutes each day is the recommendation for taking in enough of that life-preserving, all-natural Vitamin D. If you live in a place where the sun doesn’t shine on most days, be sure to get some every opportunity you get! Keep that melanin poppin, sis.

Get Better Sleep

Put away that damn phone and get some sleep! Poor sleep habits can affect almost every aspect of what you do every day. Bad sleep hygiene can lead to overconsumption of caffeine and other stimulants. Low energy can result in mistakes on the job, forgetfulness, and being too tired to cook and we all know what that leads to! Setting standards for a restful night can help you get more, high-quality Zs.

Work That Body!

Even though you might be aiming for the IG model look, the most important reason you should be getting your body right is for something that you can’t see in the mirror. Working out supports the immune system by increasing the circulation of immune cells. Regardless of your body size, you should be doing some form of exercise every single day and challenging yourself with variety and duration. The benefits of exercise on the immune system are sustained by being consistent.

Key Takeaways

No matter what the nightly news says, you do have the power to take charge of your own health. We live in the Information Age. Ignorance is a choice. The best defense against illness is a strong immune system and a lifestyle that supports it. Educate yourself about everything. Don’t be the friend who claims a shot will save their life and meanwhile polishes off two orders of FRIED calamari before the main entree, also fried, even arrives at the table (oops, was that offensive?). Thriving moms are motivated to care for themselves in natural ways and help those around them level up. What are some habits you practice to maintain good immune health? Leave a comment below.

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