With the number of COVID cases on the rise, I wanted to dedicate some time and energy to talking about ways we can stay as healthy as possible. Limiting our exposure and keeping our external environment as germ-free as possible are important, and there are also several natural and powerful things we can do to boost our immune system.
In this article, I’m going to share six powerful ways you can start boosting your immune system today.
Everything is energy
I believe that for any type of change to take hold, we must first understand the deep-seated why so that we’re motivated to stick with it for the long haul.
Okay, so here’s a little biochemistry meets metaphysics background. Stay with me. You got this.
You’ve probably heard me say many times by now that everything in our universe is energy, and has an associated vibration. Objects resonate at a certain frequency. Thoughts vibrate at a certain frequency. A healthy human body vibrates at a certain frequency. And disease resonates at a lower frequency than the frequency of a healthy body.
The goal is to raise our vibration as high as possible to create unfavorable conditions for viruses, bacteria, and other diseases to set in. As a result of partaking in vibration-raising activities, we embody a higher frequency, which enhances our immune system.
Here are the six powerful ways to enhance your immune system. Note that there are several more, but I wanted to select a manageable number that you could start to incorporate right away. After incorporating these, you will be well on your way to a stronger immune system.
1. Engineer your Body’s Ecosystem With Food
In my book SOAR, I discuss the importance of creating an ecosystem that promotes good health:
“The food we eat plays a huge role in creating an ecosystem within our bodies that either fights or fuels disease. The goal is to maximize our body’s alkalinity to create an environment that will make it difficult for diseases to flourish. Examples of highly alkaline foods include spinach, broccoli, kale, cucumbers, and avocados. At the other end of the spectrum are acidic foods that bolster a biochemical environment that encourages the proliferation of various diseases. Examples of acidic foods are dairy, meat, poultry, certain beverages such as alcohol or drinks with artificial sweeteners, refined sugars, processed foods, and fried foods.”
Every time you eat, you are making a choice. What are you choosing to eat? Are the foods you’re eating alkaline or acidic? Do they fuel disease, or fight disease? How can you start making choices to promote a healthier ecosystem within your body?
2. Fortify with Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins and minerals are important for your overall well-being. We can get some nutrients we need through the food we eat, and sometimes we may need to fortify our diet with an extra dose. Here are some vitamins and minerals that are great for bolstering the immune system:
- Vitamins A, B6, C, D and E
- Folate/folic acid
Try incorporating foods with these vitamins and minerals, and consider supplementing if you aren’t getting enough from your diet. Remember that you should always consult the appropriate professionals (doctor, nutritionist, etc.) before making any changes.
3. Manage Stress Levels
Manage stress levels – stress produces certain chemicals in our bodies that undermine the integrity of our immune system and impede it from functioning optimally. Here are some things you can do to minimize stress:
- Avoid or decrease nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol.
- Manage time commitments.
- Talk to someone you can confide in.
- Get adequate sleep.
- Maintain healthy boundaries.
Sometimes we don’t even realize how much stress we are carrying, as it gets piled on little by little over time. Mindfully carve out time each day to dedicate to healthily dealing with stress.
Any activity that gets you up and moving fits the bill here! Walking, running, lifting weights, swimming, yoga, stretching, and the list goes on. Pick your favorite!
5. Rest and Relaxation
There are many ways to recharge and rejuvenate the body. It’s an important part of the process, and often the least prioritized.
Firstly, make sure you set aside enough time in your day, and night, to rejuvenate. Secondly, read a book. Additionally, do something creative. You may also call a friend or watch a funny movie. There are many ways to power down, so pick your favorite.
And last but not least, sleep is so incredibly important, so be sure you get enough sleep every night. Put a nighttime routine in place, and prepare your room for optimal sleep – maintain cooler temperatures, listen to relaxing music before bed, eliminate distractions, and unplug from technology.
It’s always important to maintain a healthy immune system, but as stress and overwhelm are at all-time highs, it’s more important than ever to dedicate time and energy to keep ourselves healthy.
Sending you positive, healing energy!