In these times, it is even more vital to keep your immune system strong and do everything you can do to stay healthy. I want to show you seven ways to keep your immune system strong; changing your lifestyle is essential.
Very soon, we will have hopefully lots of sunshine which is a great medium to keep us healthy. In the summertime, infections through viruses are less common due to the vitamin D3 we receive by staying outdoors, moving, or sitting in the sunshine. Did you ever notice that people are going outdoors as soon as the days get sunny? How about you? Do you love sunshine? Do you feel better and happier when the sun is shining? I do! 🙂
I will show you seven ways to keep your immune system strong!
Healthy Foods That Are Packed With Nutrients
If you have followed my blogs, you know how passionate I am about healthy foods, healthy diets, and green powders. In fact, we can’t stay healthy if we are not eating the way we are intended to. Our bodies crave real rich in nutrients food, like organic, seasonal grown and harvested vegetables and fruits, but also seeds, or sprouted seeds ( high in Vitamin B’s).
If we consume different vegetables and fruits, we have a high intake of antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals that help our bodies perform their tasks and renew their cells. Our immune system needs Vitamin C and D3( actually a hormone) to fight pathogens. If we can manage to consume about 80% of vegetables and fruits, we already do a great job where best would be to eat mostly raw.
I couldn’t manage to live a vegan diet consisting of raw vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, healthy fats, and beans. I tried it for some months, but I feel better on a Paleo diet containing about 80% vegetables and fruits and some meat and fish. Following this diet, combined with green powders and fresh juiced or blended vegetable juices, has healed my body.
I try to avoid any carbohydrates like pasta, cake, pizza, and bread high in gluten. The only gluten my body can manage to digest is some rice. But I try to live on real food, no industrial-made food at all. Animals need to be raised in a natural, organic way, not fed hormones, antibiotics, and grains.
If you can drink everyday green powder juice, you are performing really well and notice an increase in energy.
Sunshine And Vitamin D3
Summer in the city, yes, summer means sunshine, and sunshine means happy emotions, energy, well being. In Europe, summer means an overcrowded beach where people love to sunbathe and swim in the sea and the lakes. People are full of joy and energy. The body produces the hormone Vitamin D3 using the sun’s rays. Vitamin D 3 is necessary for many bodily functions, bringing calcium into our bones with Vitamin K2 and magnesium. It is essential for modeling our immune system.
Most people with autoimmune diseases have a deficiency of Vitamin D3, showing that their immune system is weak. There are other deficiencies in people who suffer from an autoimmune disorder like selenium, chromium, omega 3’s, Vitamin B12, magnesium, etc. Improving the level of Vitamin D3 is raising immunity about 65 %, which is quite a lot.
Breathing Oxygen – Go Outdoors
Spending much time outdoors is essential to get fresh air into our lungs. Oxygen is necessary for the body’s cells, creating energy. Our blood transports oxygen to all our tissues and brings carbon dioxide back, leaving the body via the lungs. There are even oxygen therapies to kill cancer cells.
Well, it is also used for improving your skin performing oxygen treatments. When you move quickly, like running, jogging, doing powerwalking, or cycling, you will breathe in very deep, but also breathe out very deep, releasing a lot of carbon dioxide into the air again.
It is the body’s mechanism of getting quality air using oxygen while getting rid of carbon dioxide. Walking along the beach or in the forest provides you with quality air, leaving you more focused, concentrated, and with great well-being.
Walking outside is better than taking a nap in the afternoon. You will improve your declined energy very much and feeling better to perform your afternoon tasks.
Moving Your Body
By moving your body, you bring more and faster oxygen into your cells, helping to energize you and keep the focus. Thinking is clearer; the pump movements are helping the body to detox on a higher level. The blood and lymphatic system reach the tissues quicker, resulting in our soldiers reaching the threatened areas faster where intruders are trying to overcome the immune system and eliminate them. Our blood can transport nutrients from the food we eat and oxygen quicker to the brain and all tissues, while waste is eliminated faster. Our metabolism works better; all organs are performing better. It is essential to move our bodies regularly.
Fasting- Reset Your Body and Brain
Fasting is a very beneficial method of clearing the body of waste, which improves the performance of the cells and the immune system. If you could do intermittent fasting, you already help your body very much. Fasting resets the functionality of the body. When you stop eating for a while, the body has to switch from using sugar as a fuel to fat, which clears out the waste in our cells and improves beginning insulin and leptin resistance that can lead to diabetes. Clearing the cells from toxins is essential; they can perform better.
We can reach this goal by fasting for some days while drinking many teas and pure water. However, we can also skip meals for some hours a day, reducing our intake to drinking much pure water; for example, if you stop eating in the evening around 19.00 o’clock, and start eating the next day again at lunchtime, you will have the same effect of the body eliminating waste. It is a vital way of preventing the development of inflammation in the body.
However, drinking freshly made juice from vegetables and fruits twice a week will also decrease toxins and help the body strengthen our immune system and improve its tasks. It is a great method to improve health in general.
Water Therapy Using Hot and Cold Water
If you love Sauna, you are really doing well for your immune system and your general well-being. Hot and cold water therapy is strengthening your immune system very much, improving temperature regulation, the flow of your blood and lymph; it cleans your skin, relaxes you, but also renews your energy.
If you can’t or don’t like to use public saunas, you could take a shower at home, changing the temperatures, which has the same effect on your body.
I prefer spending a morning in a public sauna, where you have a cold water basin and showers, sometimes even a lake to jump in.
It is fantastic when it is raining or snowing to use the outside area. Did you ever experience being in a warm water swimming pool while it is raining or snowing on your head? It is a great experience! 🙂
Grounding- Contact the Earth
Grounding is another healthy normality of improving your immune system. If you like to spend your holidays at the beach, enjoying the sun, sand and the sea, you might know exactly what I am talking about. Maybe you don’t know the expression “Grounding.”
Still, the feeling of well-being, relaxation, and energy you receive while staying at the beach on a hot summer day is from the grounding. The negative electrons of the earth hit the positive electrons of our bodies, neutralizing them, leaving a deep feeling of well-being. Most people are positively charged by all the electrical devices around them, including wifi from our mobiles and laptops.
We don’t wear shoe soles made of conductive materials anymore, which let the negative electrons of the earth come through, so we are creating inflammation in our body. Helping the immune system grounding your body is essential—something you can do at home as well, buying grounding sheets, mats, bands, and patches.
We weaken our immune system ourselves living an unnatural, unhealthy lifestyle.
It is not difficult to reverse inflammation, helping the immune system to fight pathogens. If you lead a healthy lifestyle, you can heal your body.
The sad thing is if the damage has been ongoing for years and destroyed already many cells in a certain part of our body, it is not reversible. However, you can improve it.
For example, my thyroid has already been destroyed for a big part of the tissue due to my body’s damage to the cells over decades. This will not grow anymore, but my thyroid can still manage to produce enough hormones to help my body to function well. I still have energy problems due to this fact, but it has been improved very much.
Autoimmunity is something we need to approach quickly, using natural methods to give the immune system a reset, stopping it from destroying healthy tissue, healthy cells.
If you are chronic sick, you better don’t see your doctor if he is not trained in the body’s natural approach. He will treat you the wrong way, giving you medications to improve the symptoms, but not doing anything to improve your immune system, leading to your healing.
However, there is so much to find on the internet on natural healing; you can follow the advice of changing your ill-making lifestyle by adjusting some points in your life. If you read my articles, you will find healthy ways to recover, re-energize, and renew your body and mind.
Please let me know how you feel; if you have any questions, please ask in the comment section below!
To Your Health,