7 Ways to Naturally Cleanse the Immune System
Moms are you tired of feeling so rundown in the winter?
Do you catch every bug the kids bring home from school?
The immune system is designed to work against diseases and sickness in your body. It has a resistive power that fights bad bacteria and viruses that can cause illness and sickness. The immune system is designed perfectly, but our negligence towards our health often weakens the system. If it is not properly cared for, it becomes so weak that even small illnesses like the flu or a cough can become severe. The immune system also becomes dirty by fighting too much bacteria. Cleaning is required to make it strong again. There are many ways to clean the immune system and boost its power. Here are some of the ways to do it naturally.
Turmeric is a yellowish spice used in many dishes in Asia. It has proven beneficial in the treatment and prevention of many diseases. Very high in antioxidants, turmeric helps in fighting against free radical damage. Some studies have shown that an active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, supports the action of B cells, T cells, and natural virus killers in the body. This effect provides support to fight against viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Add turmeric to your meals to keep your immune system powerful and clean.
Another option for adding turmeric to your routine is through “Golden Milk” which is a turmeric tea. Golden Milk is a soothing drink made from some of nature’s most potent medicinal substances. It is a combination of turmeric and warm milk (almond, coconut or organic whole milk) combined with a touch of black pepper and cinnamon. It’s warming, rejuvenating and soothing for the whole body and nervous system.
Golden Milk helps alleviate:
- Insomnia and restlessness
- Poor digestion, bloating, gas, stomach pain
- Sore and stiff joints
- Brain fog
- Poor circulation
Here’s an easy recipe for Golden Milk that you can make at home…
Golden Milk Recipe
- 2 cups of your favorite milk (almond, coconut or organic whole milk)
- 1 tablespoon turmeric, freshly grated, or 1 teaspoon powdered organic turmeric
- 3 or 4 black peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon ginger, freshly grated (optional)
- 1 teaspoon honey
Gently heat milk and stir in all the other ingredients except the honey. Strain and sweeten to taste.
Vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin. It helps to keep the immune system clean. Deficiency of Vitamin D results in a weak immune system and health problems. Vitamin D can be directly accessed from the sunlight. You need to be careful with sun exposure and the sun may be limited in the winter depending on where you live, so vitamin supplements are preferred. They are easily available and can be taken daily. Vitamin D3 is preferred over D2. You can request a test from your doctor to determine your vitamin D levels or there is one you can do at home from Dr. Mercola’s website.
Beetroot is a reddish vegetable with a lot of benefits for the immune system. It helps to restore your body’s PH balance with minerals like iron, calcium, zinc, and magnesium. These minerals have very strong detoxifying properties. The high content of pectin and betaine found in beetroot also works as an anti-toxicant against bacteria.
Beets can be eaten raw in a salad or juice. They can also be roasted in the oven with other vegetables. Here are some recipes from the Moms Fall Energy Reboot program.
- 1 cucumber
- ½ beet, without skin
- 4 carrots
- ¼ inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 medium beet, peeled and chopped
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 1 avocado, diced
- ¼ cup Lime Dressing
Roasted Veggie Hummus
- 2 large zucchini, chopped
- 2 cups cauliflower, chopped
- 1 large beet, chopped
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
- ¾ cup tahini
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Spread zucchini, cauliflower, and beet on a baking tray. Coat with coconut oil, sea salt, and black pepper. Bake for about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven to let cool for about 10 to 15 minutes.
When the roasted vegetables are cool enough to handle, place them in a high-speed blender or food processor. Add tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon, and cumin. Blend until smooth. Season with sea salt and pepper as needed.
Colloidal silver has a history of cleaning uses. It has been used as a water purifier and to clean wounds and medical equipment. There is concern that colloidal silver is bad for skin and health because it turns the body bluish-gray. This is due to a substance called argyria. But argyria is actually a result of silver abuse and excess consumption. Colloidal silver is best for the purification of an immune system but should be taken in very small doses. There are also nasal sprays that contain colloidal silver that can help with nasal congestion and allergies.
A Mixture of Apple and Ginger
The combination of apple and ginger helps to clean the body. The best thing is that it is very easy to prepare and store. Combine eight ounces of organic or freshly pressed apple juice with one teaspoon of ginger. Mix well or blend.
Green tea can cleanse your immune system and make your skin fresh. It is tasty and can be made easily. It has many antioxidants that help to flush toxins from your body. In addition, green tea is rich in catechins that improve liver function.
Lemon has natural cleansing properties. Although consuming lemon directly is slightly unpleasant, you can easily make a natural, healthy lemonade. Combine four tablespoons of lemon juice, a half teaspoon of maple syrup, and a half teaspoon of pepper in a ten ounces glass of water. Mix well. Drink it daily and you’ll notice a change in your immune system.
Are you struggling with having enough energy to get through the day or feel like you’re on an emotional roller-coaster? Not sure where to start or what to do? There might be hidden internal stressors in the body that are affecting your energy and mood (and much more!). Often these internal stressors can be identified through functional lab work. If you feel stuck and would like to investigate further you can contact me for a FREE 20 minute strategy session to discuss your situation.