Did you know your immune system takes a blow every time you have just a teaspoon of sugar? And that dairy and bananas increase mucus production that will further aggravate cold and flu symptoms and can even launch you into a cold if your body has been exposed?
My food rules for a healthy immune system:
- Avoid added sugar and eat fruit in moderation
- Avoid dairy (a little butter is usually fine).
- Avoid bananas
- Avoid alcohol
This habit is essential!
7-8 hours of sleep – your body heals at night.
Supplements that I swear by:
- Vitamin D – get yours tested and make sure it is in the optimal range of 75-85ng/dl
- Cytozyme-Thy – I use this religiously since learning about it last fall at a conference. I have felt symptoms coming on many times in the last year. When this happens, I increase my dose immediately. I have not had any illness take hold since starting this regimen. My body has even resisted multiple 10-day bouts of illness that my whole family has succumbed to – it is the most important supplement in my immune basket right now. I have started crushing the tablets when I notice my kids needing a little boost. I see the same thing happens with my patients if they increase their dose with the first inkling of symptoms.