13 Ways To Boost Your Immune System Naturally
Boost your immune system and enjoy better health and wellbeing.
Your immune system is your body’s defense against illness and infection. It identifies cells that are unfamiliar and destroys them. This is vital for protecting your body against germs and bacteria. A weak immune system makes you vulnerable to colds and flu. Today I’m going to share ways that you can use to boost your immune system naturally and enjoy better health
Laughter really is the best medicine
Laughter is a great way to raise your vibration and boost the immune system. It decreases levels of cortisol the stress hormone and boosts levels of endorphins. Stress is a major cause of many health problems so laughing every day will not only help you feel calmer but keep you healthier as well.
Laughter is also a great pain killer, and relaxes your whole body. Some types of pain are caused by muscle tension, so laughter can help release this. Watching a funny film or your favorite comedy show are great ways to get yourself laughing.
Get plenty of sleep.
During sleep your body repairs itself and lack of it depresses your immune system. Staying up all night once in a while is ok, but making it a regular thing will harm your health. You’ll be more prone to catching colds and will need more days off sick.
If you suffer from sleep problems try playing natural sounds such as wind or birdsong when you’re in bed. Binaural beats are also very effective as they can slow down your brainwave frequency to a theta or delta level. Delta is associated with the deeper restorative stages of sleep.To get the best benefit you’ll need to wear headphones. This is fine if you sleep on your back, however, if you sleep on your side there are special headphones available especially for sleeping in.
Spend time socializing
Just a few minutes a day talking to a friend or loved one lowers your risk of getting sick. Humans are social animals and we all need interaction with others.
Giving someone a hug is a great way to boost your immune system. Scientific studies have shown that hugging can actually make you less vulnerable to cold germs.
Volunteer your time
You may not associate volunteering with health, but giving your time to help someone not only benefits them but you as well. You get a sense of satisfaction or wellbeing that helps reduce levels of stress. It gives you a feeling of purpose or being needed.
This can have a positive impact on your mental health, raising your self esteem. And as I’ve mentioned before in this article, feeling positive boosts your immune system.
Adopt a dog or cat
This is particularly important if you live alone. Apart from giving you a purpose in looking after your pet, you’ll also benefit from all the joy they give. Stroking a dog or cat will boost your immune system, and the purring sound of a cat is very healing. If you don’t have a pet consider adopting one from a rescue center.
Spend time in natural surroundings
Spending time in a green space such as a park or woodland is great for boosting the immune system. Scientific studies have shown the benefits to be enormous. Those who spend time outside in wooded areas or near lakes have lower levels of stress and feel happier.
If you live in the city consider taking regular breaks to the countryside. You’ll also benefit from being away from pollution for a while. This will also have a positive effect on your immune system.
Play your favorite music
Music can have a positive effect on your wellbeing. Studies have shown that listening to soothing music can boost levels of antibodies in the immune system. It’s also been shown to reduce levels of pain, and even help women during childbirth. Music can transport you back in time and trigger happy memories, and this in itself will release endorphins in the body making you feel good.
Take up yoga and meditation
Practicing meditation daily not only makes you feel calm and more positive, but also boosts levels of endorphins in the body.
Unlike other forms of exercise yoga focuses on mind body and soul. The health benefits of yoga are wide ranging. It helps with depression, lowers anxiety and normalizes blood pressure. Combine yoga and meditation making it part of your daily ritual and you’ll benefit from a stronger immune system.
Take a quality probiotic supplement
Many diseases start in the gut due to an imbalance of gut flora. Large amounts of bad bacteria weaken the immune system making your body vulnerable to infection. A diet high in processed foods and sugar promotes the growth of bad bacteria. Probiotics restore the balance of friendly bacteria. You also need to introduce fermented foods in your diet to maintain friendly gut flora.
A healthy gut will also improve your wellbeing. You’ll have more energy and won’t suffer daytime tiredness as much. You may also feel happier in yourself and be less prone to depression.
Boost your immune system with juicing
Juicing is an easy and convenient way to get your five a day. Start your morning with a healthy bowl of muesli and glass of juice. You’ll kick start your metabolism as well as boost the immune system. There are a ton of recipes online and all you need is a blender to get started!
Show gratitude and you’ll raise your vibration as well as improve your immune system. Feeling grateful increases levels of happiness making you in a more positive frame of mind. People who are more optimistic tend to have stronger immune systems.
You can use the law of attraction for health to work in your favor by thinking about all the things you have in your life. Even if things seem to have been going wrong for you there’s always plenty to be grateful for.
Use the power of positive thought
Being optimistic and thinking positively can boost the immune system. It can be hard to feel positive if you’ve got a lot of problems in your life but changing the way you see them can make a big difference. By this I mean if you can’t change a situation accept it and find a positive angle to it.
If you’re worried or depressed your body will produce stress hormones. Over the long term this can have a negative effect on your immune system, so by approaching things with a different mindset you can improve your health and wellbeing.
Practicing mindfulness can’t make you think positively but it can make you live in the present moment. You’ll feel happier in yourself and less inclined to worry. Mindful activities can include coloring which has become very popular in recent years. Unlike meditation it doesn’t require a lot of practice and results can be instant.
I hope I’ve inspired you with ways to boost your immune system and that you take action on some of them.
Wishing you health and happiness