5 Proven Ways to Naturally Boost Your Immune System!
5 Proven Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally
Posted by Redd Remedies on Tuesday, May 5, 2020
You’ve done your research, you’ve found your perfect blend of supplements, and you’re taking them consistently and diligently… So what else can you do to make sure you’ve given your immune system the best chance of fighting off potential invaders?
Watch the short video above, or read on for our top 5 ways to naturally boost your immune system, as compiled by our CEO and Founder, Dan Chapman!
First thing in the morning, drink a tall glass of water.
Dan has been doing this his whole life!
Before you go to bed, put a glass of water on your nightstand. When you wake up in the morning, before you do anything else, drink that water!
This is one of the best daily practices we can have for our bodies. Drinking a glass of room temperature water wakes our body up… it helps flush toxins from the body, it gets the digestive system ready to have breakfast, and it helps rehydrate the cells in your body and in your brain!
We need to breathe… deeply.
How ridiculous does this sound, right? Of course we need to breathe! Let us explain.
Breathing is an involuntary action that is essential for keeping us alive. But many of us don’t breathe nearly as deeply as we should!
We need plenty of oxygen-rich blood circulating through our body to keep it in optimal condition.
That’s why we recommend taking 30-60 seconds to simply sit and take deep breaths. Repeat this action twice a day, and you’ll be doing your body a world of good!
Get up and move!
Human beings need to move their bodies! Studies have shown that taking a 30-minute walk three times a week can stimulate our mood more than certain depression medications.
There are two circulatory systems in the body. The first is the cardiovascular system. With the heart operating as the pump, it takes charge of moving our blood all around our body.
The second system is used for removing toxins: the lymphatic system. However, there isn’t a pump for this system. Instead, lymph moves through the body when your muscles contract and release. This can’t happen unless you are moving!
If you don’t have time for a walk, you can try “rebounding.” This is a technique where you simply bounce lightly in place for a couple of minutes at a time.
Not only will this stimulate your lymphatic system, but it will also release endorphins, helping you feel good and energized.
If you can do this outside in the sunshine, that’s even better! Take a look at this blog we wrote on how sunlight can have a positive impact on your immune system!
The Chapman Rule of 9.
We eat food for a number of reasons, but we believe the two main ones are:
- Because we have to! We can’t go too long without food.
- Because we enjoy it! Many of our favorite foods are associated with childhood memories and happy times in our life.
One thing Dan learned growing up from his own mother was to appreciate different foods for more than their taste; that just because a food didn’t taste particularly ‘good,’ it didn’t mean it was any less useful.
Making an effort to try new and healthy foods is so important for keeping your immune system fit. Dan insists on trying a food 9 times before deciding if he likes it or not.
It may sound excessive, but he has found it particularly effective. The first few times we try a new food, our experience will be dictated by our expectation of it… how it will taste, feel, or smell.
So if we try something brand new and the reality clashes with our expectation, we won’t be pleased. But at this point, we are judging the food for what it is not, rather than what it is.
The next few times we will begin to appreciate the food for what it actually is, and beyond that, start to find qualities that really appeal to us.
The benefits of thinking positively have been preached for years. As Henry Ford said:
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t - you’re right.”
Believe it or not, the words that we think and speak deeply affect us and those around us.
Positive words, such as words of peace, have been shown to stimulate our frontal lobes that improve brain function.
On the other hand, the use of hostile and violent language has shown to disrupt neurochemicals that protect our body from stress. If you read last week’s blogs, you’ll know just how important it is to keep yourself protected from undue stress.
Excess stress has been shown to compromise many systems of the body, such as the gastrointestinal, the cardiovascular, and immune systems.
Give your immune system a fighting chance!
There is no “fool-proof” plan to prevent infection, but you can take the best actions possible to protect yourself.
On top of these exercises, you should also make sure to find an immune-boosting supplement that works for you. Our wide variety of immune-boosting formulas are designed to support the unique needs of every immune system.
Some of us need a formula to provide a little extra day-to-day care. For those who do, click here to make sure you are protecting yourself the best you can!
* Featured Image: Photo by Oluwaseyi Johnson on Unsplash