Our 6 Best Winter Immune-Boosting Tips

Naturopathic medicine has many tools to help our patients recover from colds and flus. Vitamins, minerals, herbal medicines and IV vitamin C can all work wonders to get on top of symptoms and speed up healing.  

What we love to do even more is prevent illness in the first place! Here’s our recipe for a strong immune system in the cold and flu season.

1. Exercise Outside Every Day

Yes, we know you don’t want to. Try it.

2. Drink Water

Lymph fluid is the fluid that flows around the body to collect bacteria and waste. It transports all collected waste to the lymph nodes which serve as filters.

Drinking water works like a waterfall for lymphatic organs. The higher the amount, the stronger the push to the edge where the waste can be dumped over!

3. Avoid Sugar

Sugar inhibits your immune system. We know it’s true because Dr. Kendra said so. (No, really, there’s also research.) Avoid it.

4. Sleep

And, it turns out that sleep deprivation does the same thing as sugar–suppresses immune system function. Get more–you’ll be glad you did.

5. Check Your Vitamin D Levels

It’s easy to test your Vitamin D, and it’s sooo important. How’s yours?

6. Supplement, Supplement, Supplement

There’s research to support the use of vitamin D, probiotics, astragalus, echinacea and vitamin C in immune support. We also use monthly IV vitamin C infusions and our patients swear by them. Contact the clinic at any time to learn more!

This picture is from our latest monthly chalkboard in the clinic cloakroom. Drop by to check it out!