Your immune system is your biggest ally. People with a strong immune system get sick less often with milder symptoms. A weak immune system can present a host of troublesome symptoms, including high stress levels, stomach troubles, frequent infractions and exhaustion.
There are simple, everyday things you can do to boost your immunity to stay well. Here are five science-backed tips:
1. Add turmeric to your diet to boost your immunity
Turmeric is a natural way to help strengthen immunity by increasing the body’s capacity to modulate the immune system. The main active compound in turmeric is curcumin – it’s the compound that gives turmeric its bright yellow color. A recent study, published in the journal Molecules, found that curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can help improve immune function.
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2. Take a cold shower for a stronger immune system
According to a recent study in the journal PLoS One, people who take cold showers are 29% less likely to call in sick for work or school. The study enrolled 3,018 people who took a hot shower then used applications of cold water for 30–90 seconds based on their research group.
Cold showers can also reduce chronic pain by 62%, because the cold water activates the body’s internal self-cleaning system, improving cellular repair and reducing inflammation.
3. Get your vitamins for immune system support
Recent studies have shown that vitamin D and vitamin K play an important role in boosting immune health. In one of the longest standing studies on generational health – the Framingham Offspring Study – higher levels of vitamin K were associated with stronger immune function and a more balanced inflammatory response.
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4. Strengthen your immunity with your favorite card game
A study at UC Berkeley revealed that an area in the brain used in playing the card game bridge stimulates the immune system – in particular the thymus gland that produces white blood cells called T cells, or T lymphocytes.
5. Take a daily supplement specifically formulated to boost immunity
Adding beneficial supplements to your daily routine can help bolster your immune system and provide a host of other health benefits. Your body often needs more than what your daily diet can provide, and supplements can help bridge that gap.
Even if you eat a varied diet full of nutritious foods, nutritional values for fruits and vegetables today are below what you could get in the 1970s. According to a report in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, soil is becoming less and less nutrient rich and lacking in the essential vitamins and minerals we need. The soils in America have been significantly deprived of vital nutrients due to commercial farming and all of the powerful fertilizers that are used.
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