Wednesday, September 30, 2009

100 Healthy Living Tips #8 - Natural Remedies for a Healthy Immune System

Winter and flu season are on the way these healthy living tips will help you build a healthy immune system so you can avoid colds and flu this season. Strengthening the immune system is the key to staying healthy while others around you are getting sick with illnesses like the Swine Flu. Here are some natural remedies you can add to your daily regimen:

  • Astragalus - this immune boosting herb is safe for daily use. Add a dropperful of astragalus extract to your daily smoothie or to juice to help increase immunity.
  • Get plenty of Vitamin C and flax seed oil
  • Drink lots of water to keep your system flushed of impurities, germs, bacteria and toxins.
  • Add fresh, crushed garlic to your daily diet to increase immunity. Crush and let it set for 5 minutes to release the immune boosting oils.
  • Get plenty of sleep!
  • Keep elderberry extract and echinacea on hand to take at the first sign of cold and flu.
  • Do deep breathing and try to relax - stress tears down the immune system and leaves you vulnerable to illness and disease.
As you can see, most of these simple health tips cost little or nothing and your immune system, you first line of defense against illness and disease, will be strong and vital, protecting you from all the flu and cold germs out there. Just because "something is going around" doesn't mean you have to fall victim to it.
Strengthen your kids' immune systems this winter with these immune boosting tips.

Make these delicious recipes to increase your immunity to illness. Tzadziki or fresh garlic dip, warm lemonade and ginger tea all help keep you healthy during flu season.

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