Autumn, the best part of the year, for every lover of the home, books, blankets and a hot fireplace.
The air starts to smell fresh, and goosebumps appear during the first autumn walk.
The kitchens are filled with autumn spices: ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and baked apples. The sweet smell of cakes permeates through the premises, tempting and inviting you to try autumn delicacies.
- But there is another side to the beautiful golden Autumn which can often bring the unsettled weather with wind, rain, frosts, snow, and cold & flu symptoms. And then, my lovely, there is a right time to start thinking about our immune system which cares about the safety of our body.
Did you know, Your immune track has an important relationship with your digestive system?
The gut accounts for 70% of the immune system.
An important condition for maintaining health is well-functional intestinal flora. To achieve this, we must Provide good bacteria to our digestive system.
To help good bacteria, you need to give enough food, filled with minerals, good fats, fibre, and antioxidants.
1) A varied diet rich in vitamins and minerals:
Vitamins: A, B6, C, D
Minerals: Zinc, Selenium, Calcium, Magnesium
Herbs: Astragalus, Echinacea (thought to increase white blood cell production)
Spices: Turmeric, Garlic, Cinnamon, Cayenne pepper, Licorice,
Bee products: Propolis, Honey, Bee pollen.
Supplements: probiotic, Omega-3, Cod Liver Oil.
There is nothing better than a cup of warm water in the morning, to warm up and hydrate our bodies after getting out of bed.
In, the late afternoon when our bodies are wrapped in sweaters that’s the perfect time to drink the elixir with ginger and lemon—that will warm up our souls.
1 mug water
Chamomile tea bag
1 teaspoon Manuka Honey
2) Treat food as a medicine. One of the best ways to strengthen the immune system is to continue packing our body with nutrition that comes from food.
Simple breakfast oatmeal in the morning can boost your immune system from the beginning of the day:
40g Oats, (helps boost your intake of starchy foods and fibre)
Coconut milk + 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon turmeric (helps bolster the immune system by increasing the immune modulating capacity of the body)
Fresh orange juice (1/2 orange) (rich with vitamin C-it has potent antiviral properties and is antibacterial) + 1/2 orange and red grapefruit on the top
Bee pollen (it has Vitamin B Complex, A, C, and D), chopped pistachios, pomegranate, and fresh mint.
Then lunch/dinner…. try to enrich in:
Marine fish (which are a good source of omega-3)
Black rice (“forbidden rice” or “longevity rice”, contains 18 amino acids, zinc, copper, and carotene) or Brown Rice (which is a good source of iron, zinc, magnesium, B3, B5, B6, B9(folic acid)
Avocado (which is a good source of Glutathione)
Sweet potatoes (are rich in vitamin A.) with coconut oil (as a lauric acid and monolaurin which have the ability to kill harmful viruses and bacteria)
Nuts and Seeds (enrich in Zinc, Selenium and Vitamin E)
Sacha Inchi oil (rich in protein, omega 3, 6, 9, vitamin E, carotenoids vitamin A)
Green vegetables (enrich with vitamin A)
Sprouts – I.m in love with sprouts! (full of vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, C, K, iron, Potassium, Copper, Phosphorus.)
3) What about Smell?
Essential Oils can also boost immunity and help you relax during cold Autumn nights.
Their antimicrobial action works directly against pathogens that attack our bodies. They have a powerful stimulating and boosting effect. They boost phagocytosis, lymphocytosis, lymphocyte production and promote lymphocyte activity.
Taking a nice warm bath with Rosemary oil (which can help in fighting colds, sinusitis, rhinitis and bronchitis), will make you feel more supported, help with block nose and a light cough.
Grapefruit oil works for toning and as an antidepressant.
While Tea Tree oil is a wonderful bacterial and antiviral agent.
Ginger oil brings on feelings of courteousness and self-assurance.
Eucalyptus oil is an anti-viral and anti-bacterial healing properties.
4) Don’t let them disappear !!! and Use sunny Autumn and Winter days for a walk.
That will up to your activity levels and charge your “good mood” battery.
The article is only illustrative and does not exhaust the special issues related to the main topic. The information contained herein should not be the basis to carry out self-diagnosis or self-treatment. If you suspect any of these conditions then this information cannot be considered medical advice and must not replace visiting a doctor.