Make Your Body a Powerhouse of Immunity

The winter is almost here and so is the cold and flu season. But there is no need to dread the snotty days. We can actually strengthen our immune system naturally very fast, but we need to do it now.

A well-balanced lifestyle, healthy diet, exercise, and the use of essential oils and gemstones will enable us to improve the body’s immune responses and stay healthy.

Some of the best “immune booster” gemstones are:

Bloodstone

Can strengthen the immune system and keep it alert and responsive. It can also remove burdens from your immune system as it facilitates the removal of toxins and enhances your cells’ absorption of nutrients.

Amber

Is sometimes called a natural antibiotic and may help with infection and fever. It can also enable the body to recover its balance and heal itself.

Amethyst

Amethyst can reinforce the cleansing and eliminating organs as well as the immune system. It can also regulate intestinal flora.

Ametrine

It combines the qualities of Amethyst and Citrine to help dissolve negativity, bodily toxins, and fatigue. It can also help with depression.

Aquamarine

It’s an excellent choice to help with alleviating excessive immune reactions such as asthma and allergies.

 

Diet and Lifestyle

Vitamin C

An extremely important nutrient for boosting immunity. Include plenty of foods high in vitamin C in the diet, including fresh fruits and vegies, especially citrus fruits, kiwi fruit, strawberries, broccoli, cabbage and parsley.

Zinc

Another important mineral needed for healthy immune function. Zinc is found in foods such as red meat, chicken, fish, dairy foods, eggs, legumes and sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

Iron

It helps your body carry oxygen to cells, comes in different forms. Your body can more easily absorb “heme iron,” which is abundant in lean poultry such as chicken and turkey, plus seafood. But never fear, vegetarians: You can get other forms of iron in beans, broccoli and kale.

Selenium

It has a powerful effect on the immune system. You can find it in garlic, broccoli, sardines, tuna, Brazil nuts and barley, among other foods.

Supplements like Chlorella and Spirulina

They contain a powerhouse of essential nutrients and the benefits they endow for disease prevention and health are phenomenal.

Decrease sugar (includes grains) and increase vegetables.

Sugar decreases immunity and vegetables increase immunity.

Decrease stress and increase sleep.

Our bodies need sleep to repair and rest. Not getting enough quality sleep leads to a weaker immune system. Never underestimate the impact stress creates on the body.

Exercise regularly.

The more physically fit and active you are, the less likely you are to suffer colds in the winter months.

Drink plenty of water.

One of the benefits of drinking water is that adequate hydration has a huge impact on your immune system. Drinking plenty of water flushes toxins and ensures that your cells get all of the oxygen they need to function as they were meant to.

 

Use Essential Oils.

Diffusing immune supportive essential oils on a daily basis is a great first line of defense. When you inhale, breath in, or diffuse into the air essential oils, they go directly to the lungs. There they are quickly absorbed into the blood stream as they cross the airway/capillary system. Using oil burners is a wonderful and safe way to diffuse essential oils into the air.

Essential oils that may help your body build up your immune system are: Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Vetiver.

When dealing with a lot of stress the top immune stimulating essential oils to use are Geranium, Lavender and Tea Tree.

These are only a few ideas that may help you make your body a power-house of immunity, naturally.

Don’t forget to include lots of joy and laughter into your life, too as they are some of the most powerful immune system boosters on this planet.

Namaste.

The Blue Budha