Holistic Immune Boosters: Ways to Modulate Your Immune System
To develop a strong immune system, being proactive is more beneficial than being reactive.
The following steps are intended to equip and prepare our readers in a holistic way. There are no scientifically proven treatment remedies or medicines to specifically treat COVID-19 (as of the time of this posting). Instead, we believe that we can always focus on building our holistic health with all-natural immunity and herbal remedies.
The recommendations below are simple ways to support a healthy immune system, not to treat any disease. While the term “immunity boosters” gets thrown around a lot, we prefer to focus on immunity builders. For specific government information on treating COVID-19, visit the CDC on their recommendations.
Suggested Holistic Immune Boosters
As we continually look for ways to bring you, our Relyf reader, value we also have put together a list of herbs and products that we recommend and stand behind for holistic immune boosters. This storefront gives us the opportunity to share other amazing holistic products with you that we currently do not make.
The goal of this list to provide you with products that we enjoy that help promote your overall health and improve your immune system function.
If you will make sure as well to use our link, we also get a small percentage of any sales (at no extra cost to you) to continue to grow our medical advisory board, conduct research, and expand our product lines.
Remember, there is no substitute for a balanced diet, a holistic approach to health, quality sleep, exercise, and mental wellness.
Lifestyle factors that suppress the immune system:
1. Chronic sleep deprivation
Sleep deprivation is when you aren’t sleeping enough, or you aren’t getting quality sleep. When sleep deprivation happens over an extended period of time, it can cause disruptive symptoms that interfere with even the most routine activities. Long-term sleep deprivation can worsen many major health conditions.
2. Eating highly processed foods and/or inflammatory foods
3. Eating high amounts of sugar, especially added processed sugars
4. Stressful mindset
5. Lack of movement or regular exercise
6. Smoking and/or vaping
Foods that modulate or boost the immune system:
1- Anti-inflammatory foods- ginger, lemon, turmeric
2- Gut microbiome building foods- fermented foods and prebiotic foods
3- Foods high in vitamin C- broccoli, citrus fruits
4- Garlic- fresh raw garlic is best
Supplements that support the immune system:
1- Elderberry syrup
3- Mushrooms, specifically
- Oyster (Pleurotus)
- Reishi (Ganoderma lingzhi)
- Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
4- Vitamin C
5- Colloidal Silver
6- Oil of oregano
Steps to take to modulate immune health:
1- Breathe and Meditate - refer to our blog on handling stress for more.
2- Get high-quality sleep - look for a new blog coming soon from Relyf on this.
3- Stay active - refer to our exercise blog for practical tips.
4- Get in the sun- open windows, take a walk, sit outside at your house
5- Limit time watching the news or being on social media- schedule the time to get your facts in and don’t have it playing in the background
6- Use caution as to where you get your facts- not on Facebook or Instagram.
8- Connect with others in a meaningful and safe way- facetime, play remote games, check on friends through phone calls.
Additional mushrooms that can help modulate your immunity,
- Cordyceps (Ophiocordyceps sinensis) ...
- Lion's Mane (Hericium Erinaceus) ...
- Maitake (Grifola frondosa) ...
- Turkey Tail (Coriolus Versicolor)
- Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
Stay tuned to our Education page and social media for more great tips and practices for making these next few weeks as healthy as possible!