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Strengthen Your Immune System

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Your body, your control. Find out how to naturally fight off illness and strengthen your immune system. 

What is your immune system?

A certain process occurs as your body recognizes a foreign agent as nonself, which is defined as anything other than a person’s own substances (self). The immune system takes a specific action for neutralizing, killing, and eliminating that agent. We recommend that getting your gut bacteria healthy is one of the best places to start. This is because 70% of your immune system is lined within the walls of your gut.

How to protect your body

Apart from the flu vaccine and antibiotics, there are many ways that you can help aid your immune system. 

  • Stay hydrated –  Known as the top priority, many symptoms, such as dizziness, may result or worsen because of dehydration. Make sure you have big water bottles at reach or caffeine-free hot drinks. Further dehydration can arise from caffeine intake and the warm drinks help soothe your throat as well as help clear congestion.
  • Diet – If you’re looking to make your body more alkaline, diet is the best place to start. An alkaline environment helps combat cancerous cells and keep your blood from being acidic. Try incorporating a variety of green leafy vegetables that create that environment, such as, kale, broccoli, or cauliflower. Another tip would be 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in the morning to jumpstart alkalinity.   
  • Rest – Last but not least, we recommend anybody combatting with an illness to not over-work the body. When performing excessive workouts, your body greatly depletes levels of Glutamine. On the other hand, your immune system uses Glutamine as a primary source of energy. When fighting any illness, working out might hurt you more than help you!

Supplement your immune system

If your immune system needs the support of supplementation, it is important to find the root and attack it. 

Wheatgrass – Grown from Red Wheatberry, this crop is extremely nutrient and vitamin dense . Containing high levels of chlorophyll, it will help fight off free radicals, promote better circulation, and give you more energy. We recommend adding some cayenne and lemon for an extra kick!

Elderberry – Thanks to chemical compounds called anthocyanidins, elderberry is used for major cold and flu relief. These compounds are known to have immunostimulant effects. In addition, elderberry possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to help clear up sinus infection.

Echinacea – By cutting the chances of catching a common cold by 58%, there’s no wonder why echinacea has became a household name. Also, its use has been shown to shorten the duration and severity of colds.

Sambu Guard – Containing elderberry, echinacea, and vitamin C, this blend of immune fighting properties helps maintain health of the upper respiratory tract. Each unique ingredient can stand as their own helpful supplement, but together they are a powerful blend of immune system boosters.   

Wheatgrass Recipe:

 2 oz wheatgrass, 3 drops of cayenne, 3 drops of lemon

Did you know that drinking 2 oz. of wheatgrass is equal to eating 5 lbs. of organic vegetables?