Tips for Protecting Your Immune System While Living a Busy Modern Life

December 5, 2017 Published by Leave your thoughts
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One of the more disturbing trends of modern life is that we’re all getting less and less sleep. Eight hours of sleep has long been held to be the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. And extended periods of insufficient sleep have been shown to stress out the body in a number of ways, decreasing the efficiency of organ systems and metabolism, making it harder to hydrate, etc.

 

While our collective average sleep has been trending down for years, we’ve also been continuing to spend more and more time in others’ company. This inevitably leads to colds, flus, stomach bugs and so on. These are issues in and of themselves, but they also contribute to the further taxing of your system. Also, these little bugs sometimes require strong antibiotics, which further stress your system by depleting your important gut biome.

As you can see, it’s not an exaggeration to say that modern life is practically designed to grind down your immune system. That being the case, it’s simply prudent to take measures to counteract the immune-suppressing effects of modern life to ensure you live a long, healthy life.

When paired with a foundation of regular sleep and drinking lots of water, the following supplements and foods can greatly increase your health—and all are available at your local nutrition store in Eau Claire, WI.

Vitamins C, D3 and K2

Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants and natural antibiotics in the world. Vitamin C is also crucial in the repair of veins and arteries, and is healthful for a variety of other body systems as well.

Vitamin D3, meanwhile, is important in your metabolic system, it helps your body collect and absorb calcium, is important to a high-functioning immune systems and, beyond that, healthy levels of D3 are shown to correlate strongly with overall good moods and high levels of life satisfaction. When you take D3 with Vitamin K2, the calcium that the D3 helps your body collect is placed at higher levels into your bones and teeth.

Astragalus root

A longtime remedy in Chinese traditional medicine, astragalus root has been shown to boost your body’s immune system, act as an overall anti-inflammatory, slow the growth of tumors, protect your heart, help regulate diabetes and increase the speed at which wounds heal, along with a variety of other benefits as well.

Oregano

Oregano as a supplement to a normal healthy diet is extremely healthful for your skin, hair and lungs. If these systems are healthy, your body has more energy to put into the upkeep of other systems.

Elderberry

Elderberry is best known for its immune-system-reinforcement properties. It also has a variety of other benefits, including better skin, fewer sinus infections, allergy relief and the management of blood sugar.

Probiotics

The latest research suggests that the diversity of an individual’s gut biome is highly correlated to that individual’s overall health, happiness and satisfaction. More depressed people have, on average, far less diverse gut biomes. There’s much more research to do, but the early results suggest that every individual should devote energy to developing a diverse, robust gut biome. The best ways of doing that are to eat lots of fermented vegetables, take probiotics and eat the most diverse diet you can manage. Each type of gut bacteria looks for different nutrients and phytonutrients.

At Mother Nature’s Food, we have the most natural vitamins, supplements, probiotics and natural foods in the area. If you’re looking for a nutrition store in Eau Claire, WI, we’ve been serving the area since 1971. During that time, we’ve served the nutrition needs of stressed-out people living an ever more demanding modern life. All this time, we’ve stayed up to date on the latest research in human health, and have made it the mission of our nutrition store to design our inventory and approach based on what science and common sense says is best for the wellbeing of our customers. If that sounds good to you, come visit our nutrition store today. We’re always happy to have you at Mother Nature’s Food.

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