Boost Your Immune System

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Immune Health=Physical Health=Mental Health

Today, more than ever stress is prominent in every day life.  

David L. Woodland, an immunologist at the Trudeau Institute, a nonprofit research center in Saranac Lake, N.Y. says the biggest drain on our immune systems in the modern age is stress. Taking the pressure off the immune system helps it build up, he says. Adequate sleep recharges your immune system, not to mention proper nutrition and exercise.  The market is flooded with sleep apps to help track your sleep, movement and exercise.   

Good nutrition does not mean more food—quite the contrary. Losing weight can help build immunity, according to a study by Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.  Garbage in, garbage out as they say.  The current environment is a great way to start healthy eating practices.  

Carrie Angus M.D. strongly recommends whole, fresh foods. “Fresh foods not only carry a diverse mixture of vitamins and trace minerals absent from most processed foods, they also have vitality.”   Where organic foods may need to be financed, fresh and local is always an option from famers markets and Co-Ops.   

Don't forget to hydrate.    Most of us just don't drink enough water.   The Mayo Clinic recommends eight, 8 ounce glasses today as a guideline.