5 Simple Ways to Boost Immunity

1. Keep Colds, Coughs, Fever and Sore Throats at Bay

Thieves Oil + Elderberry Syrup are tasty herbal remedies for coughs, colds, flu, sore throats and fever. Kids love this natural cough syrup. Take at the first sign of illness. Rub the thieves oil on the bottom of feet at night, diffuse or take a drop or two in water and gargle to help sore throat. Can be taken daily as a preventative measure. You can add it to tea or water. “It’s like a miracle we didn’t get sick all winter using Elderberry!” said a happy mum. 

2. Boost Energy and Brain Health

Desiccated Liver. When sourced from healthy, grass fed cows, liver is loaded with a wide spectrum of vitamins, minerals, proteins and fat. It is particularly rich in the key nutrients that help keep our brains healthy. These include the essential fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docasahexaenoic acid), and AA (arachidonic acid), as well as vitamin B12. Contains all of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Nature's most concentrated source of vitamin A, which is rapidly depleted during periods of stress, as well as by consuming a low-fat diet All the B vitamins in abundance, particularly vitamin B12. One of our best sources of natural folate A highly usable form of iron Trace elements such as copper, zinc and chromium; liver is our best source of copper CoQ10, a nutrient that is especially important for cardiovascular function and brain health. A good source of purines, nitrogen-containing compounds that serve as precursors for DNA and RNA. 

3. Improve your Sleep and Anxiety 

Magnesium L-Threonate, Passion flower root, Holy Basil. All good options for helping increase sleep quality, promote calm sleep, relieve restlessness, and as a nutritive tonic for the nervous system. The kind to get is bi-glycinate — it’s best for sleep. Magnesium powder, such as Natural Calm, can be taken as a hot tea at bed time and also helps with constipation. 

4. All Round Immunity Booster

Trace minerals: Fact: we are all deficient in trace minerals. Chemical and electrical processes are occurring in your body at every moment. These processes only function correctly if the proper balance of minerals is continually being supplied to your system. For example, Iron for your blood, Sulfur for your muscles, calcium for your bones. Ideally, minerals should come from eating raw and traditionally prepared foods. However, even eating a completely raw food diet isn’t enough since researchers have proven that soils are depleted of minerals. Mineral deficiency can be the root of many diseases. Here’s how to do it: add to the water bottle especially good during a hot yoga session. Take the morning after a night out. Drink on an empty stomach first thing in the morning for a boost of energy given to your kids in water or a small amount of juice. 

5. Hack a Hangover

Activated Charcoal and Vitamin C 

What you drink : Pure spirits. Some alcohols have a lot more toxic by-products from fermentation than others. They are, in order from best to worst: Vodka, gin, tequila, whiskey, other distilled spirits, dry cider, dry champagne, dry white wine (hello bloat!), white wines (more bloat!), red wines, dessert wines, beer. Charcoal can also be used for stomach flu and other sicknesses as it is a purgative. At first sign of stomach upset take a few and it can cut sickness time! 

What you do: 

Hydrate heavily by drinking a glass of water (extra points for mineral water) for every serving of alcohol you consume – ideally at the same time or right after. Before you can eliminate toxins, your body dilutes them with water so they don’t harm you on the way out. The water either comes from your tissues or water you drink – so drink water. 

What you take : 

(Critical) Block the conversion of alcohol into aldehyde, the most hangover causing metabolite that also causes very fast ageing, wrinkles, etc. Before each drink, take one Vitamin C capsule. 

Last and Key Step: 

Mop Up Take 4 capsules of Activated Charcoal after you’re done drinking (or if you choose beer or wine, take 1 capsule with each drink). 

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