Ways to Boost Your Immune System During "Back to School" Season
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As summer winds down, now is the time to be proactive to keep your body healthy. Our team at the Lamb Shoppe & Wellness Center, is here to help keep you on track on your path to wellness.
There are a number of preventative steps you can take as defense strategies for supporting immune response to infections. The first thing to keep in mind is that you should think in terms of basic foundational health. The stronger your body is, the better it can fight off invaders such as viral infections. In addition, a variety of herbs, botanicals and nutrients contain vigorous antiviral properties that can improve immune function when presented with a viral challenge.
Let’s start with the basics that your body needs on a regular basis. Below is a checklist of items to have on hands to take daily.
Multi-Vitamin & Mineral – Our all around Top Pick is: PrimalMulti.
Omega 3 Fatty Acid (with Vitamin D3 & K2) – We recommend either of these Customer Favorites, depending on if you prefer a liquid or pill.
All-Inclusive Pill Form: OmegaAvail Ultra.
Tasty Liquid Omega 3 for children or those who do not like to swallow pills: OmegaAvail Smoothie.
Probiotic or Fermented Foods
Top Pick Shelf Stable, High Potency, Dairy-Free: ProbioMed.
EXTRA SEASONAL SUPPORT
Elder Berry Tincture – Many people are benefiting from using Elderberry as a preventative since it supports the immune system.
Astragalus Root Tincture – Its main use is to support the immune system, as it has antiviral capabilities. It also supports the cardiovascular system. Astragalus is a well-known adaptogen which is helpful in stressful situations.
Immunoberry Liquid – Provides immune support in a pleasant tasting liquid, with the key ingredients elderberry, shiitake, and wild cherry bark – all known for their beneficial effects in supporting a healthy immune system. This formula is perfect for children!
Immunitone Plus – An herbal formula designed to support healthy immune system function during cold and flu season. It contains herbs that support normal natural killer (NK) cell activity and the balance of cytokines, which re the regulatory proteins released by immune cells as part of a normal immune system response. The standardized herbs in this formula contain optimal and consistent amounts of the most active ingredient.
Zinc Supreme – Made with chelated minerals by Albion Advanced Nutrition, the Leader in mineral technology. They are ideal chelates with a 2:1 molar ratio of two amino acids of glycine chemically bonded in liquid to one mineral ion of zinc or molybdenum for optimal absorption.
Liposomal Vitamin C – This form of vitamin C has enhanced delivery and absorption, nutrients delivered in liposomal form offer superior absorption and bio-availability.
Allicillin – This is a soft gel that contains 200 mg of a blend of garlic oil and parsley oil along with other bioactive compounds from garlic. Garlic is in a family of plants that contain a protein lectin shown to inhibit viruses. It has a strong activity in the lungs, mouth and throat.
Don’t forget about HERBAL TEAS!
The Lamb Shoppe’s specialty tea blends are specifically designed with the intention of using your foods as medicine. We have an excellent selection of supportive teas including Chaga, Gypsy Cold Care Tea Blend and Immuni-Tea.
DIET & NUTRITION SUPPORT
Taking your health seriously means avoiding packaged foods and dietary sugar. Think about making your own nutrient packed foods like traditional bone broth, grass-fed meats and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. The Lamb Shoppe now carries all of the basics you need to stock your kitchen pantry. We also have a nice selection of fresh produce as well as grass-fed beef, lamb, chicken and eggs. You will also want to check out our wild-caught Alaskan salmon.
Here are some more tips:
Foods rich in Vitamin D – wild caught salmon, fatty fish, egg yolks, mushrooms and cheese (if tolerated)
Foods rich in Vitamin C – oranges, kiwis, strawberries, papayas, organic green leafy vegetables, peppers
Foods rich in Vitamin A – liver, mackerel, wild caught salmon, sweet potatoes, winter squash, carrots
Foods rich in Zinc – seafood, pumpkin seed, sea vegetables, beans, lentils, and legumes
Eat plenty of fermented foods – raw sauerkraut, kimchi, raw pickles, beets
Add plenty of sulfur-rich foods to your diet – garlic, onions, leeks, broccoli, cabbage
Drink plenty of water
WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO?
Get plenty of restorative rest, balance your physical activity and try to manage stress!
Do You Need Help Putting Together Your Health Plan?
We are here to help you, just give Connie a call to set up a personal consultation to make your wellness plan easy and doable so you can stay healthy during this difficult time.