We are in the midst of cold and flu season. If you’re looking for ways to cleanse and boost your immune system naturally you need to read further. The cold and flu season typically starts in October or November and can last until May. Of course, it would be ideal to practice these tips until after the cold and flu season has come to an end. I live in the real world, so if you could be 80% consistent, I think you’ll stay ahead of any nasty virus.
I like to find ways to cleanse and boost my immunity naturally without having to get a flu shot or taking a lot of supplements.
3 Ways to Cleanse and Boost Your Immune System
Drink Warm Lemon Water
Drink a glass of warm lemon water every morning as it can flush out toxins to help maintain a healthy immune system. Drink warm water rather than cold or hot. You want to wake your body up slowly and not shock it with too hot or too cold. I just grab a glass of warm water right from my faucet and squeeze a 1/2 of a lemon into it. I use a lemon squeezer to get the most bang for my buck, here is the one I use. For a natural boost of anti-viral protection, add a dash of cayenne or cinnamon to the water and drink daily.
Dry brushing has lots of benefits. It provides excellent exfoliation, and it cleans your pores, helps reduce cellulite, is a natural energy boost and most importantly provides lymphatic support. The Lymphatic system is a significant part of the body’s immune system. According to Dr. Mercola, “In your body, your lymphatic system is the system responsible for eliminating cellular waste products. Hundreds of miles of lymphatic tubules allow waste to be collected from your tissues and transported to your blood for elimination, a process referred to as lymphatic drainage.
When your lymphatic system is not working properly, waste and toxins can build up and make you sick. Lymphatic congestion is a major factor leading to inflammation and disease. By stimulating your lymphatic system and helping it release toxins, dry skin brushing is a powerful detoxification aid.”
Dry Brushing Technique
Begin at the ankles and brush upward using light but firm strokes. Brush toward the heart because that is the way your lymph flows. After you finish your legs, brush your stomach, arms, and shoulders. Your skin may be a little red afterward. If it hurts, ease up on the pressure and try to avoid irritated skin, such as cuts, eczema, and psoriasis.
Tea can boost the immune system and cleanse the body during the cold and flu season. Drinking teas is a wonderful way to support the body through detoxing process. Be sure to let your tea steep for at least 5-10 minutes, and then enjoy. Drink tea to boost your immune system. Over and over again, Green Tea with Matcha is always highly recommended as a good overall tea, some even claim it has magical powers. This is the one I drink, and it is really good with a nice mild flavor. I have been drinking it for years and haven’t found another green tea I like better.
Try and remain consistent with these three things to stay healthy this cold and flu season. It is also essential to get enough rest and wash your hands frequently with hot soapy water. Stay healthy my friends!