Back to School - Immune Health
Maintaining a strong immune system has never been as important as it is right now. Eating a healthy balanced diet, getting quality sleep, and reducing stress are all important strategies to staying healthy.
Here are some additional considerations to boost your immune system:
Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients needed for immune health. Eating foods such as oily fish, egg yolk, and mushrooms can provide vitamin D, however, 90% of our vitamin D is made by our body's response to direct sunlight on our skin. In Colorado, most of us need to supplement to get an adequate amount of vitamin D.
Elderberry activates your body’s natural immune defenses and has been shown to improve cold and flu symptoms. Try New Chapter® Elderberry Force™ at the first sign of feeling sick for up to 5 days or until symptoms improve.
Probiotics - 70-80% of our immune system is in our gut. Probiotics (our good gut bacteria) can help restore balance to our gut microbiome and prevent other microbes from overgrowing.