Let’s discuss the best things to boost your immune system. Yeah?
OK. We’ll break down into categories what the best things to boost your immune system are, beginning with food. Because proper diet is always the first line of defense against sickness, as we know.
But first look at this image of a blue eunuch:
What Are the Best Foods to Support Immune System Function?
Some of the best foods to boost your immune system are going to be quite obvious, I think. Others might surprise you.
- Olive Oil
- Skinless Apples
What to NOT Eat:
Foods to avoid, or at least limit in your diet if you are trying to strengthen your immune system:
- Sugar. Sugar is the worst. But it’s in nearly everything nowadays. You might as well just stop eating and starve to death.
- Alcohol. Wow, this is sucking a lot already.
- Energy drinks. Sugar and chemicals and caffeine. If you’re bouncing off the walls, you’re not resting, and lack of rest is almost as bad as sugar is, for the immune system, which energy drinks also have a lot of.
- Fried foods. (we’ll include potato chips here). Because of their high fat and grease content, things like french fries and bacon have a negative effect on the gut microbiome, which plays a crucial role in a person’s immune function. And they’re just plain bad. Which sucks, because bacon.
- Salt and salty stuff. I love salt a lot. I like mine with extra sodium! I’m going to pretend this one’s not on the list.
- Fast food. Fat and grease and sugar and salt and chemicals. See above.
- Coffee. OK, that’s it. I don’t care if I get sick for the rest of my life! This list is out the window!!
Other Things to Avoid For Good Health:
Most of these things are hard to avoid. But we don’t have to let them control us. We can’t always avoid stressful situations or terrible circumstances. Stuff is definitely going to happen, but it is how we respond. We can make a habit out of being enslaved to them by thinking that we have to come under their control.
Circumstances aren’t the boss! I know some people who would be in constant misery if they let their circumstances dictate their measure of happiness. But they determine in their hearts, when tragedy hits them like a shovel to the head, to stand tall and look it in the eye. That doesn’t mean they don’t grieve, or acknowledge that something terrible has happened. It means they know there is something in them that is bigger than it, and it will not destroy them, just as it didn’t the last time. Or the time before that. It doesn’t have the final say, in terms of my peace, and my lot in life.
I also know some people who don’t confront hardship and stress and trials in these ways. They choose to let it have it’s way with them, and believe that they are cursed, and take to self-pity. And guess what?
They are always sick!!
Anxiety, fear, worry, rage… they are things that can enslave you if you keep letting them have their way with you. If you keep accommodating them.
What Is the Best Supplement to Boost Immune System Function?
Okay, but also this:
What Are the Best Vitamins for Boosting Immune System?
First of all, you don’t actually want to Boost your immune system too much.
Furthermore, “Boost your immune system” is something of a misnomer. Trying to help your immune system too much can cause adverse effects to your health. Your immune system requires “balance” to function optimally. The main thing to be concerned with in terms of a possible deficiency, in regards to your immune health would be a lack of Vitamin D.
Other than that, the focus of our concerns should be more on the things to avoid, rather than things to try to fortify our immune system. It is actually very well designed to do what it does, if we are not constantly bombarding ourselves with all manner of garbage.
Nevertheless, there are some things that you don’t want to be deficient in:
- Vitamin C. An antioxidant, vitamin C will help reduce lung inflammation, IE; congestion.
- Vitamin B Complex. Essential to cultivating general wellness. A lack of Vitamin B12 and folic acid (B9) is well-known to produce auto-immune disorders, such as anemia.
- Zinc. Will most certainly shorten the length of a common cold, or other virus, and helps alleviate their symptoms. You know, sore throat, stuffy nose, general congestion.
- Vitamin D. A deficiency of Vitamin D will result in a much higher likelihood of getting viral infections like influenza, tuberculosis, and upper respiratory tract infections.
Here is a thorough article on Vitamin D as it relates to immune health. Your body produces Vitamin D naturally when you go outside in the sunshine.
- Probiotics are essential too. Because all the vitamins in the world won’t do any good if your body cant absorb them. Probiotics promote gut health, which in turn allow for proper absorption of the other things.
What’s the Best Way to Boost Your Immune System, Period?
We’ve gone over some of the best foods to “boost” your immune system, as well as what to not
eat, and all the other things to avoid.
We’ve also gone into some of the best things to assist your immune system in terms of vitamins and supplements.
Getting enough sleep, reducing stress, and regular exercise are also very important. And again I have to mention maintaining a sense of humor and wielding joy as a weapon in the face of whatever may come with the intent to cause you to succumb to stress or fear or rage, etc., which ultimately cause physical sickness.
But by far, without a doubt, the very best way to help your immune system naturally is…
Are you ready…?
LETTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM DO WHAT IT WAS DESIGNED TO DO!!
You don’t avoid working out to avoid having sore muscles. The soreness is how you know that what you are doing is working! “No pain, no gain”, as they say.
You exercise and use your muscles to keep them strong. You use them to keep them remembering what they are for.
This is not a great analogy, actually. The immune system doesn’t really need to get stronger (and you don’t want it to be too strong), but it needs to be allowed to do what it does, and we can come along side it by doing things that are good for us (or not doing things that are bad…).
A Gladiator Metaphor, For Fun:
If you knew your purpose in life was to be a gladiator, and your whole life was spent in preparation for …gladiating…
… And you found your self in a Colosseum, ready to gladiate the crap out of the other gladiator, and you were suddenly stripped of your sword and shield, and a big brick dome was lowered over you. This dome would not be removed for four days.
When the dome was removed, you would not be in any shape to be able to gladiate yourself out of a wet paper bag!
I did an image search on Google for a “weak, half-starved and tapped out gladiator fighting his way out of a wet paper bag”, but nothing came up, oddly. So let’s just go the other way. Here is what an immune system is supposed to look like …If it was a gladiator…
There you have it.
Blessings and health to you!
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