Breathing and being mindful is the best medicine during stressful times. As we watch the news and witness this public health scare, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Oxygen is nutrient #1 for keeping our immune system healthy. We recommend alternate nostril breathing, good old-fashioned deep breaths, and mindfulness. When you think you can’t take any more bad news, take some downtime to garden, spend time with your pets, organize something at home or take a walk.
2. Eat a diet rich in phytonutrients
We always say “Food is Medicine” and there’s no better time than the present to take this advice. You are what you eat, and your immune system starts in your gut. Eating Pharm Table and an anti-inflammatory diet with alkaline foods helps ensure the right environment in your gut so that phytonutrient-rich ingredients can work their magic. Ginger, turmeric, and citrus create a powerful triad for your immune system.
Something as simple as taking a walk, bike riding, skating, dancing, or a rigorous workout yields similar benefits for destressing. Studies have shown that people who exercise regularly are happier and healthier. Combining exercise with a diet rich in phytonutrients and anti-inflammatory foods equals a winning recipe for boosting your immunity.