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Boost Immunity While Getting Back Out There

As we return to a pseudo-normal lifestyle, going back to work, church, schools, gyms and restaurants, we increase our risk of exposure to the flu and other viruses. There are many steps you can take to prevent the flu from multiplying and taking hold.

1. Eat Well

Sugar tanks your immune system, and you can see that as our whole country gets sick throughout Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

If you are craving something sweet, make a good choice, such as a small square of dark chocolate or sparkling water with a splash of juice.

If you’re headed to a party, eat beforehand or bring a healthy dish for sharing.

There are also lots of options for yummy ‘treats’ for these holidays, such as nut-based power balls and healthy hot cocoa made with collagen powder and almond milk.

Besides avoiding sugar, aim for 6-8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day in all colors of the rainbow. A ‘cheat’ is to use a greens powder alone or in a smoothie. Drink plenty of filtered water and choose organic, wild and grass fed whenever you can.

2. Get Exercise

Exercise has so many benefits, and boosting immunity is one of them. It also helps move lymph, and when that’s moving, your immune system can communicate better.

If you can get outdoors to exercise, that’s even better. You’ll get a little vitamin D (although not enough in the winter in most US latitudes), fresh air, and the calming effect of being in nature.

Any exercise is good exercise, so if you only have the energy for a 10-minute walk, great! Ideally, though, do a variety of movements. Some options include living room dance parties, YouTube ab workouts, jumping rope or jumping on a trampoline, biking, and yoga.

3. Use the Sunlighten Sauna at Freshlife

You’ll feel great after using the Sunglighten Far Infrared Sauna at Freshlife. Stress reduction and improved sleep are just two of the benefits. 

You’ll also detoxify and repair or eliminate damaged cells. This creates a cleaner environment in which your immune system can better function.

Raising core body temperature is key. Although Sunlighten saunas heat you up differently than a fever, the increased body temperature provides the same benefits, including white blood cell and T-cell production to ward off viruses. Sunlighten saunas are the only ones to have been proven to raise core body temperature by 3 degrees. This not only helps fight off any viruses already potentially lurking in your system, but also boosts your immune system to be able to continue to fight them off.

4. Take Your Basic Supplements

Thanks to stress, environmental toxins, declining nutrition in food and more, it’s next to impossible to get all your nutrients from diet alone. Especially as you move into flu season, please be sure you are taking high-quality supplements so that your immune system has all it needs to function correctly. Send an email to Contactus@freshlife.com to request a copy of Freshlife’s Foundational Nutrients or visit the store to speak with one of our Wellness Coaches about which supplements may be right for you.

5. Do Some Extras

Doing the above will go a long way, but it is COVID / flu season, so why not get some extra protection going on?

We are big advocates for daily detox and DIY detox. We are living in a strange world these days, with EMF, chemical toxins, global pandemics, wildfires – you name it.

Take extra special care of your liver, a key organ of detoxification, which does the following:

  • Produces acute immune proteins

  • Kills antigen particles

  • Clears waste particles

  • Produces local inflammation

  • Deletes activated T cells

  • Induces tolerance to ingested and self-antigens

Add these practices that support the liver or direct immunity for an added boost:

  • Epsom salt baths

  • Dry skin brushing

  • Green drinks

  • Ginger turmeric tea

  • Bone broth

  • Nasal wash

  • Sovereign Silver throat spray

 Steps for Once You Are Sick

The truth is that you will likely get sick with something in the next 9 months while COVID is kicking around. Until you get a diagnosis, it’s important to act as if and be proactive.

Continue the above and:

  • See the comprehensive Freshlife Wellness Tips for Cold and Flu here

  • Stay home – don’t go to work or run errands

  • Avoid other people in the home

  • Get tested quickly

  • Keep the house clean with non-toxic cleaners 

  • Run essential oil diffusers to clean the air (lemon, tea tree, orange and clove are ideas)

  • If you have a home sauna, use it daily if possible

  • Use a castor oil pack daily

  • Do a coffee enema daily if you are up for it

  • Drink lots of fluids

  • Avoid any sugars or processed foods

  • Do partial fasting if it feels ok

  • Use a nasal wash daily

  • Use a steam inhaler with ½ tsp colloidal silver added for any lung symptoms

  • Get more sleep as needed

Visit Freshlife or Call to speak with a Wellness Coach about what options might be best for you. Immunity is in your control more than you might think, so be proactive with your immune boosting this winter and feel more confident about your health!