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Preparing for Winter with Natural Immune Boosting Remedies
As you can see, I am doing my best to collect all the basic principles, tips, and tricks for boosting the immune system naturally.
So far, I have covered some of the most important guidelines for preparing for winter through a healthy immune-boosting diet, herbal teas, natural supplements, and recipes.
Today, I am going to take a step further and share with you some of the most powerful natural remedies to build your bulletproof defense against the viruses and the bacteria! Some of these tools will be familiar to you because they deserve to be mentioned over and over again due to their immense benefits.
Let’s see what I have in store for you!
Halotherapy (a.k.a. Salt therapy)
Have you heard of the salt rooms? Do you know anything about their wonderful benefits?
If not, do not worry – I am going to spill the beans and tell you all the necessary stuff you need to know about them!
We all know that sodium chloride (salt) has powerful antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, mucolytic, and expectorant properties. And basically, halothearapy uses these valuable salt effects on the human body to naturally and safely strengthen and heal the immune, nervous, and the respiratory systems. By inhaling this purified saline aerosol in a controlled environment (the salt rooms), the minuscule salt particles enter the lungs stimulating the natural secretion of mucus. This, in turn, cleanses the respiratory system of viruses, bacteria, detoxifies the lungs, and improves the local immunity!
This therapy is excellent for preparing for winter for people of all ages who wish to strengthen their defense system, those suffering from asthma and allergies, skin ailments, and kids and adults who frequently get the flu.
No medications or harmful chemicals needed for this wonderful immune-boosting therapy!
Preparing for winter with elderberry syrup (or dwarf elderberry syrup)
Elderberries and dwarf elderberries are excellent for preparing for the winter with their powerful immune-boosting properties!
Combined with the magical effects of organic honey, we have a potent natural remedy which builds our defense mechanisms and nourishes the body.
This recipe is full of beneficial nutrients like antioxidants, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin C, etc. It is absolutely perfect for the winter season, preventing from the flu and soothing all kinds of respiratory issues.
The most important thing to remember before preparing this powerful immune booster is to choose the right elderberries. Remember – the berries have to be completely and fully ripe with a deep black-violet color. It is better some of the fruits to be overripe than the other way around. Green elderberries are poisonous for humans, so be careful.
You can find the recipe with detailed instructions in my FREE healthy cooking, detoxing, and immune-boosting book bundle!
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The beta glucans are some of the most powerful natural substances known to mankind!
These are polysaccharides extracted from organic sources we all know – mostly baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae).
How do beta glucans work? When ingested, these precious substances activate some of the most important cells in our bodies called macrophages. The macrophages’ job is to counteract and destroy the harmful intruders such as malevolent bacteria, viruses, and parasites! This makes beta glucans extremely effective as immune boosters and toners.
But that’s not all!
These yeast extracts have other precious properties valuable for our organism – they work as antioxidants, improve our durability, fight the “bad” LDL cholesterol, sooth the allergies, and protect against cancer development.
That’s why I always choose my organic multivitamins to contain beta glucans for better nourishment of my cells and for overall wellbeing and ultimate heath!
Speaking of multivitamins, it is important to mention them here.
We all know that it is virtually impossible to take all of the necessary vitamins, microelements, and minerals with our daily meals, especially during the winter when fresh produce is not available as easily as usual!
In that case, 2-3 times a year I take multivitamins with all the necessary components.
Here’s what I am looking for when choosing the best product:
- The vitamins and minerals should be extracted from organic sources so that they do not end up in our natural filtering machine – the liver.
- For ultimate immune-boosting results, I choose multivitamins with beta glucans, folic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamins from group B (especially B12), the fat-soluble ones (K, A, D, and E), and the elements Zinc, Selenium, and Magnesium. Each of these compounds plays a significant role in building our natural defense when preparing for winter!
Walmark’s Spektrum Imunactiv® is my all-time favorite but I think it is not available in the US.
For the US market, you can check out these multivitamins and micro-elements!
Multivitamin for Women by NutriVital Supplements
Adaptogens (of course!)
Adaptogens are so important when it comes to our natural immunity! They could be categorized as probably the most powerful substances that help us deal with daily stress, boosting our libido and our defense against the bacteria, viruses, and fungi surrounding us all the time!
That is why I have dedicated a whole blog post on that topic! They truly deserve all the attention!
Check it out here: The Powerful Benefits of Adaptogens
Remember that for easier administration of the recommended daily doses (and combinations) of adaptogens you can get a ready-made natural supplement such as this one below! ⇓⇓⇓
Whew! I hope all this information on strong natural immunity was helpful to you!
And here’s more if you need some extra immune boosting:
Preparing for winter is an important process which can be accomplished in many ways. So, for more strong immune system tips, tricks, and recommendations, check out my “Build Your Immune System Fast: Proven Immune Boosters, Healthy Anti-Cancer Recipes, Homeopathic Remedies, Probiotic Yogurt Recipes, Herbal Tea, and more” book!
– Healthy gut – healthy you! How to take care of our beneficial colon bacteria?
– Natural probiotics and prebiotics – how to make them at home with natural ingredients?
– Adaptogens for a strong immune system– the key to dealing with stress, infertility and building our strong immunity.
– Which bee products are best for our defense system and how to use them to their maximum benefit?
– Natural ways and systems to prevent, stop and heal from cancer cell formation.
– Loads of delicious immune boosting recipes and remedies.
– The best herbs, essential oils and homeopathic remedies to prevent diseases, viruses, fungi, and bacteria.
– much more…
Stay tuned for more!
Until next time!
Holistic living, personal development, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing enthusiast.