How to Boost your Immune System for Optimal Wellness
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Hey, I get it. We all want to have a strong immune system and feel really great 24/7, right? I know that is not always an easy task, but we can get there and give our body, mind, and soul a boost and stay healthy all the time. We might have trouble or need a few of these habits to add to our lives such as:
- an easy daily regimen we can stick to
- easy meals or food to eat
- fast workouts that are effective
- great supplements to take and combine with a healthy diet
Let’s take a look below at some powerful ways to boost that immune system, gain optimal wellness, feel badass, and LOVE YOUR LIFE! Sound good? Let’s Go!
Soak up that Sunshine
Vitamin D and the lovely sunshine will give your immune system a huge boost! Spending 30 minutes outside in the morning hours will get you super energized for the whole day.
Most of us can be deficient in Vitamin D without even knowing it and need to supplement as well. If you do use an extra Vitamin D supplement, make sure you get your levels checked first with your doctor so you know what action to take. I was on 10,000 IU for a while and need to get my levels checked again. Get the lab results first! Spending time outdoors every day is the answer!
Take Probiotics Daily
Probiotics are super important for a healthy life, optimal digestion support, and a strong immune system. The good and beneficial forms of bacteria in your gut are probiotics and they promote a healthy microbiome and fight the harmful organisms and bad bacteria.
70 percent of your immune system is in your gut, so maintaining that balance of good and bad bacteria is vital, and boosting your immune system with fermented foods can keep your gut and immune system running smoothly.
Fermented foods are a natural source of probiotics, and a few to try for optimal gut health include fermented vegetables, sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi(spicy for me please!), kefir yogurt or milk, miso, and kombucha.
For probiotic supplements, I use these below and they are both amazing.
Health and Fitness Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed medical professional and never claimed to be. Any information or tips I share in my blog, posts or on social media are from my own experiences and journey, so please do your own research to find out what works best for you. See you doctor for information related to your own health, medication, etc. See other disclosure for more information.
Move your Body
You need exercise. DAILY. Movement is medicine and you will boost your immune system, feel lighter, energized, and keep you feeling incredible every single day. Move it several times a day and change up your workouts.
What are your favorite ways to gain energy, get fit, and lose weight? Check out my 5 Favorite ways to move your body for energy Here.
Did you sleep enough? Get Yo zzzzz’s
I cannot stress enough how important sleep is. Get your 8 hours. 7-9 hours is ideal. Your immune system will thank you. And your overall health. Sleep is nourishing and healing for your mind, body, and soul. It is like hitting a reset button every day.
Getting the extra zzzz’s is super beneficial for your brain as well so you can be refreshed, energized, and focused for the next day.
Supplements that Rock
Eating tons of raw, organic greens, fruits, and vegetables are simply the best way to boost your immune system, but some of us simply cannot break down food and nutrients properly. It depends on our body, digestive process, and our current gut health. That being said, we might need extra supplementation to help move the nutrients where they need to go.
See the related blog posts below for the full lists of the best adaptogen supplements for hormone balance and supplements that help your thyroid function beautifully.
Always check with your primary doctor, functional doctor, or healthcare professional first before starting on a ton of different supplements. See my health disclaimer at the top and bottom of this post.
Eat Energizing Foods
Stay high vibe and full of energy all day by eating energizing foods that boost your immune system, keep you healthy, and give you glowing skin.
If you are not on the organic or greens train yet, it is ok. Just start small and change up your nutrition changing one thing at a time. Replace something bad with something energizing!
Instead of potato chips, eat kale, or sweet potato chips. Eat a salad filled with veggies instead of hitting up a fast food joint for a burger. Juice some delicious celery juice in the morning instead of eating a biscuit. Making the small daily changes will turn into having a new badass and healthy lifestyle that you love. You will feel amazing!!
Beets, Broccoli, Dark Leafy Greens, Kale, Squash, Zucchini, Avocados, Sweet Potatoes, Yogurt, Ginger, Peppers, Oranges, Blueberries. Blackberries. Grapefruits, Lemons, Limes, Spinach, and Tumeric Root just to name a few! They are all powerful tools for optimal wellness. You can saute or roast veggies in the oven, or pop them on the grill. Yum!
Do you Juice? I started juicing over a year ago and I love it. Juicing is the absolute best thing you can do for your immune and gut health. Raw fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants and vitamin C to give you that daily boost of nutrients your body craves. Once you start juicing, you will want it every day. Benefits include balancing your hormones, gaining energy, fueling your cells and skin, healing your thyroid, and glowing from the inside out.
Celery Juice and Beet Juice are my two favorites and I love to add fresh ginger, green apple, and lemon. It is endless the recipes you can make and try.
My favorite juicer that I use personally is here It works flawlessly and I have never had an issue. Choose a juicer that is dependable and works well because you will want to use it every day!
See my favorite green juice below Organifi. This is my DAILY go to when I am not juicing organic vegetables myself.
Dump the Stress
All of these tips and suggestions given today all come back to this bad boy. Stress. The key to a healthy immune system and reversing your age is to take action on reducing daily stress.
It is hard to avoid and we may be stressed from career, finances, lifestyle, relationships, family, health, environment, and the latest worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19). It is hard to process it all.
Your immune system will not function with all of the mental, physical and emotional stress going on and it can take you down fast. Do not let this happen.
Follow all of the tips given in this post to keep your immune system strong and functioning smooth. Also try adding in daily breathwork, meditation, and spiritual practice. I have a wonderful blog post discussing all of the ways to reduce stress and anxiety here and below under related.
Related: 11 Ways to Reduce Stress and Anxiety
My Favorites for Focus, Brain Energy & Boosting my Immune System
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I have been using Organifi Green Juice for 2 years and it is powerful stuff! It is loaded with essential nutrients and superfoods & it gives you energy, focus, and super healthy life! All the products are incredible. Use the code JBAUCOM15 for 15% OFF. It’s a win-win!
Also, please check out my shop page for all the products I personally use and recommendations on supplements, juices, and my best store finds in The Best Version of Her Shop including hormone balance tips, thyroid health, and fitness, books, juicing options, and a ton of other goodies! Enjoy it!
Health and Fitness Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or licensed medical professional and never claimed to be. Any information or tips I share in my blog, posts, or on social media are from my own experiences and journey, so please do your own research to find out what works best for you. See you doctor for information related to your own health, medication, etc. See other disclosure for more information.
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Jennifer Baucom is a Spiritual Entrepreneur and Spiritual Wellness Coach helping women find the root causes of fatigue to heal the body, mind, and soul. Jennifer offers a holistic and naturopathic approach for a balance of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual chakra practices to achieve optimal wellness and success in every area of life. She holds a master’s degree in IT computer science and currently completing her NLP, hypnotherapy, reiki, and life coach certifications.
When she’s not working with clients or blogging about everything wellness and chakra balance, you can find Jennifer hanging out with her 5 fur babies, cycling outdoors, taking photos of sunrises & sunsets, or traveling with her husband.