Do colds and flus leave you and your family suffering from runny noses, sore throats, fevers and fatigue over the winter months? These symptoms can keep you away from school, work and play. Now is the perfect time to give your immune system a boost and to keep well this winter. If you frequently catch colds and flu it may be that your immune system is out of balance and making you more susceptible to catching infections that are shared at this time of year.
Viruses are the most common cause of these colds and flu. Antibiotics target bacteria and are not effective against viral infections. There are lots of options to help support your immune system defend against these viral infections and prevent or reduce the severity of your illness.
The gut holds 70 – 80 % of our immune system. Your diet and overall functioning of your digestive system will affect your immune system. By supplementing with specific probiotic strains found in Inner Health Immune, you can increase resistance to infection and boost immune function.
Eat a well-balanced diet with seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fish and lean meats. Reduce inflammatory foods that can suppress immune function and are mucous-forming, such as dairy, sugar, white breads, cakes and soft drinks.