Australian winters are incredible, although I still miss my childhood English winters. Crunching snow under my feet, hours on the sleigh pulled by my pony, my Grannies sheepskin gloves, cosy hats, scarves, baggy jumpers, boots, roaring log fires, and delicious warm cups of tea. I suffered endless colds and flu. Whenever I was sick one of Grannies old remedies included onion in white sauce, I adored it! I treasure those moments when I was sick and being looked after by my Granny and Grandad. They were my rocks. As a mum, I have bent over backwards to implement all the wellness tricks of the trade to strengthen my kid's immune system and here's what I have found to help. For a rock star immune system, there is no way around it; you need to get your gut right!
If you experience digestive symptoms such as constipation, bloating and gas, or your immune system lets you down, you may be feeling the effects of imbalances within your gut microbiome. Describing the trillions of bacteria, yeasts and other microorganisms that colonize your digestive tract; these mini soldiers support health and wellness by regulating your digestive processes, bowel function and immune health. Restore the balance of your microbiome with a dietary supplement featuring a proprietary blend of 18 enzymes to help support a flatter stomach and healthy digestion. Specially formulated with a full spectrum of digestive enzymes and a herbal blend, these capsules are designed to help optimize protein, carb, fibre and fat breakdown while helping with nutrient absorption and giving you relief from indigestion and bloating.
Gut bugs, good bugs or beneficial organisms, whatever you call them, they may be screaming for some help. You have heard it a thousand times, and I am going to sing it out again from the rooftops, "probiotics may have a positive impact on your health, digestion and yes your immunity". Search for a good quality multi-strain probiotic formula that contains 16 billion probiotics per serving to help support optimal digestive health and immune function.
Ora Organic Trust Your Gut supplement holds some of the most clinically documented and acid-resistant, vegan probiotic strains mixed with organic prebiotics. Prebiotics serve as fuel for probiotics and help the good bacteria
Poor diet, stress and overuse of antibiotics are some of the drivers that can alter the composition of the microbiome, leading to a myriad of digestive and immune ailments. In these instances, probiotic strains that influence resident gut bacteria and promote restoration of the microbiome can get you back to your fighting best. If your life is very busy and your energy and digestion needs some help I find I thrive with a daily shot of Raw Beauty Skin & Energy Green Superfood Powder.
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Remove sugar from your diet, yes that includes fructose as well. Reduce canned food, breakfast cereals, baked goods, desserts, sweetened dairy products, condiments, fruit juices, lollies, chocolate and fast foods as most contain sugar which encourages the growth of harmful pathogens in the gut.
Stress negatively impacts your digestion and nervous system. Your brain and gut are excellent communicators with each other, and both have an enormous influence on your digestion and immunity. Try yoga, meditation and massaging a De-Stress Body Oil into your body before bed. An oil that works to leave skin looking and feeling smooth while leaving you relaxed. Infused with vetiver, chamomile and ylang-ylang, this luxurious natural body oil is easily absorbed into the skin while also calming your body and mind to prepare you for a comforting and peaceful night's sleep. It's infused with a therapeutic blend of arnica and lavender to gently ease muscular aches and pains.
Be mindful of pharmaceutical overuse. While over-the-counter medicines may be required in some circumstances, unnecessary overuse of these agents may compromise the microbial balance within the gut.
Investing in good quality probiotics that are specific to your wellbeing can make all the difference in winning the battle when it comes to gut and immune health.
Daily use of a multi-strain probiotic to maintain optimal balance may give you the fighting-edge to improve digestive health, reduce gut pain and constipation, and enhance immunity.
Fall In Love With Moving Your Body
To gain immunity benefits from your exercise program try a daily dose of an hour of light aerobic activity such as swimming, walking, jogging, vinyasa yoga or cycling. Studies suggest that increasing your circulation boosts your white blood cells and other flu-fighting cells. The trick for immunity-boosting benefits is the time. Try to ‘move it’ for 30 - 60 minutes. Apparently, 75 minutes of continuous exercise causes your body to start producing your stress hormone cortisol which may weaken your immune system. So try to work out smarter, not harder.