Seven Immune System Hacks for the Fall Season

Seven Immune System Hacks for the Fall Season

  1. Love (opposite: fear or hate)
    Love affects our physiology and our resilience.  Love actually changes the way our heart beats, lowers cortisol, improves immune dysfunction.  Love feeds our bodies in a way God intended (and instructs us).

  2. Sleep (opposite:  striving)
    In order to sleep, we need to surrender.  Surrender means to “let go,” relax, be quiet.  Sleep will refresh us to begin again the next day.  Sleep needs to be a priority too for healing.

    Be still.  God ministers to us in our stillness.  We rest in Him.  Psalm 46:10

  3. Clean water (opposite:  soft drink, sugary drinks)
    Keep a water bottle with you always, preferably not plastic.  Gauge your intake daily and aim to consume half your body weight (in ounces).  Our bodies require a lot of water daily.  Use a filter for best results.

    Sugary drinks will give you a lift, but you will also feel the crash afterwards.

  4. Vitamins and minerals (opposite:  none)
    We need vitamin supplements because we will not get enough from our food sources.
    Vitamins B, C, D are probably the best vitamin choices for the fall season.  Vitamin B helps with energy, nerve health, and brain function.  Vitamin C is good for our immune health, cell repair, and more.  Vitamin D (powerhouse vitamin) strengthens our immune health and helps with weight loss and mood regularity.  Zinc and magnesium are recommended minerals for the detox process and immune function.

  5. Eat clean and fast regularly (opposite: overeating & eating junk food)
    Clean means ORGANIC.  Eliminate processed foods.  If it’s in a package or if it’s preserved or if it has more than 5 ingredients, it’s not healthy, choose something better.  Eat fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and clean proteins are good for our immune systems.

    Fasting allows us to rest our gut.  This allows our immune system to take a break from toxins that pass through the body even when we eat clean.  Fasting is good for us physically, emotionally and spiritually.

  6. Exercise wisely (opposite:  slothfulness)
    Pay attention to your body during a new season.  High stress life situations can be made worse from high intensity workouts.  It adds inflammation to the body.  Listen to what your body is telling you and adjust your workout accordingly.

    Exercise is necessary for our health (physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally) but we need to pay attention to our bodies.

  7. Renew your mind
    Our minds and our bodies are tightly connected.  Our minds can direct our bodies and if they are out of alignment, it will affect our health.  Step away from things that fill your mind with toxins such as the daily news.

    Fill your mind with things that feed your soul in a way that encourages love, health and a spiritual relationship with God.


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