During late 2015, I was getting sick what seemed like every other week. From horrible sore throats to 102 degree fevers, I was miserable for a good six months. I had two blood panels done, which both came back saying nothing was wrong. My doctor told me, I just have a weak immune system and need to take extra care of myself.
Even though I already eat really healthy (think vegetables, fruits, whole grains, water, tea,) there are a few things I add to my weekly food intake to make sure my immune system is in tip top share to ward off anything that could make me sick. I’m all about natural remedies! I even refuse to go to the doctor until I’ve tried my remedies for three days to see if I can kick whatever sickness I might have before having to resort to antibiotics.
These are some of the natural immunity boosters I use on a weekly basis:
Echinacea: From pill to liquid form, I have this in my pantry and take it a few times a week. Derived from the daisy family, it’s believed that echinacea can shorten the time you have a cold and reduce inflammation.
Ginger: If you know me, you know I love ginger. From ginger tea to ginger kombucha, can’t get enough of it. Which is a good thing, because it’s one of the best antioxidants and a great immune booster.
Turmeric: A great anti-inflammatory, making it another awesome immune booster. It helps ward off things that are foreign to your body.
Source Naturals – Wellness Formula: I found this gem through Instagram a year ago and have been obsessed ever since. It’s a powerful herbal formula that combines echinacea, elderberry, and goldensea.
Garlic: Be it raw (in my juices) or cooking a whole head with a little bit of olive oil, garlic is one of my go to’s when I’m starting to feel sick. Garlic is a germ fighter and helps keep your immune systems in tip top shape.
A few weeks ago I started feeling a little run down and came across this juice at my local juice bar: Can’t Afford To Get Sick
- 1 large green apple
- 2 ginger wedges (I like a lot)
- 3-5 cloves of garlic (Again, I like a lot)
- A dash of cayenne pepper
- Juice from one lemon
- Teaspoon of honey