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7 Immune Boosting Tips To Support Your Daily Routine

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Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Apr 14, 2020

It’s more important than ever that you look after your immunity during these present times, as it is your first line of defence against viruses, as well as bacteria, environmental toxins and pollution.

Steph Lowe, founder of The Natural Nutritionist and resident Nutritionist at Melrose, shares with you how to nourish your immune system and therefore decrease your susceptibility to illness.

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Immune boosting tips: Read about how to make your own turmeric, here.

Here are Steph’s seven immune boosting tips to add to your daily routine.

  1. Eat a whole food diet with vitamin C from vegetables including broccoli and capsicum and fruits such as berries, lemon and lime.
  2. Support your microbiome with probiotic rich foods, as this is where 80-90% of your immune system lies. Some great examples include coconut yoghurt with live cultures, sauerkraut or beet kvass.
  3. Add raw garlic into your meals for its antimicrobials benefits. Some really simple ideas include in a salad dressing or basil pesto. 
  4. Supplement daily with vitamin C, and increase your dosage during times of stress, travel or exposure to unwell people. I love Melrose Health Essential C + Immune, or their Vitamin C + Bioflavonoids if you are pregnant.
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Immune boosting tips: Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin D to help boost your immune system
  • 5. Include apple cider vinegar as it downregulates excess acidity, which is crucial for a healthy immune response. It’s also rich in probiotics and enzymes to further compliment your gut health.
  • 6. Get some sun, the best source of Vitamin D. Vitamin D plays an important role in regulating immunity as it triggers an antimicrobial response and acts to protect the body from bacterial and viral agents. When exposed to pathogens, adequate vitamin D enables you to quickly fight off these invaders before it becomes a full-blown infection.
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Immune boosting tips: Good sleep is essential
  • 7. Sleep well. An abundance of research shows how important sleep is for your overall health, including your immunity and specifically, how well you can fight off infection. Aim for 8 hours a night and establish a good night time routine by avoiding technology in the 60 minutes prior to bed time.  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

By Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Robyn Foyster is the owner and publisher of the lifestyle websites TheCarousel.com, GameChangers.com.au and WomenLoveTech.com. She is the only person to edit and publish Australia's three biggest flagship magazines - The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and New Idea. Robyn was Group Publisher of Bauer Media's most successful and prestigious magazines including Woman's Day, Good Health, Grazia and ran Hearst in Australia including Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan and madison. Voted one of B&T's 30 Most Powerful Women In Media at the Women in Media Awards Robyn was a keynote speaker at Pause 2021, Cebit & J&J Women In Leadership. Robyn was also the winner of the prestigious Magazine Publisher Association’s Editor of the Year award.

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