Flu season is approaching and in the middle of a global pandemic, the best thing you can do is to fortify your immune system. If you are generally healthy and not a big fan of medication, there are some powerful natural ways that can give you an immune boost.
1. Have your home deep cleaned
It may seem irrelevant to many, but having your home deep cleaned at the beginning of autumn has a direct impact on the residents’ health. It is a process of fully cleansing the living environment from microorganisms that can cause physical harm. But it also brings mental and spiritual release benefits. Deep cleaning will give your immune system a boost by removing allergens, dust and bacteria or viruses living in different spots of your home.
2. Wash the pillows, bed linen, duvet and arrange carpet cleaning
Better sleep leads to a stronger immune system. Cleaning your bedroom regularly is a great way to maintain the air quality high, which is essential for deep sleep. However, to be fully protected and relaxed during the night, you need to wash all bed linen, as well as the duvet and the pillows.
Carpet and upholstery cleaning is just as important! Arrange a professional clean for the mattress, the sofa, the armchairs and the carpets in all rooms. It will help you breathe easier, remove harmful particles and microbes and let your immune system focus on fighting dangerous villains coming from the outside.
3. Eat lots of fruits and veggies
Once you have taken care of your environment, it is time to take care of your body. Alternate your diet to include a lot of fruits, veggies and nuts. They contain lots of vitamins and minerals, essential for the proper function of your immune system. Especially crucial during the flu season are vitamin C, iron, zinc and magnesium. You can get those from citruses, bananas, greens and most nuts.
4. Go out in the sun
We will be less and less blessed with the appearance of the sun as the autumn and winter months approach. So, take every opportunity to go out and walk in the sun. This is a natural source of vitamin D, which plays a crucial part in the formation and protection of most body organs and systems. Also, exposure to natural elements like wind, rain, soil and more is very important for the strengthening of your immunity.
5. Invest in quality essential oils
As you may recall, we previously wrote about the role of essential oils in building a natural immune response. Different oils have different healing properties, however, before the flu season starts, you should invest in quality tea tree, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, rosemary and ginger oils. If you want to learn more about the types of essential oils and how they may help, have a look at this article.
Which of these methods is your favourite? Why not try them all?