With colder weather comes cold & flu season–ICK! Since it’s an inevitable time of year it’s important to be educated on proper ways to prevent & heal it, as well as the effects of the flu shot so that you are informed when going into this pesky season.
Let’s start with your immune system this is the barrier in your body keeping you healthy from bacteria & infection, in this case the cold & flu. A compromised digestive & immune system increases your susceptibility to catching these nasty bugs. Remember we talked about the digestive system holding 70-80% of your immune health here. In addition, things like inflammation & hormone imbalances can cause your immune system to decline, making you more susceptible to illness.
When we inject ourselves with the flu shot, particularly the multi dose strands, we are exposing our immune system to the following ingredients: egg protein, formaldehyde, therimosal (which contains mercury), heavy metals, detergents, other chemicals that are known to be allergens, . & sugar! Yes sugar! Which is the #1 food in nutrition that cases a decline in your health. Not to mention the efficacy rate of flu shots is really low, you can read more about this in the article here.
Supporting yourself during this season is quite simple! Be sure to eat as healthy as possible. Here are the top 5 things you can do!
You can also explore supplementation! A few supplements that everyone can benefit from both for immune & overall health are homemade bone broth & vitamin D. Bone broth will seal your gut lining as well as provide mineral rich nutrients to your body. Vitamin D supports hormone health & aids in the prevention of inflammatory diseases. Since many of us become deficient in the cooler months it never hurts to add in a bit of this vitamin during cold & flu season.
Still caught yourself a bug & feeling under the weather? That’s okay! It’s your body working to keep you healthy so let’s help support it! Try supplementing with some of the following: