Wellness Wednesday – How to boost your immune system
‘How to boost your immune system’
Are you feeling run down or tired after the festive period? Nurse Fiona talks us through 4 steps that we can take to boost our immunity this January.
The immune system is a network of organs, cells and proteins that protect the body from foreign substances, including toxins, bacteria, viruses and fungi. Supporting our immune system is vital to optimal health.
4 Steps to support our immune system
Nourish Lounge Immune Booster drip
Here at Nuriss we have launched our Nourish Lounge Immune Booster IV drip. This infusion contains a high amount of Magnesium, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin C, Arginine, Glutamine, Lysine and Taurine to improve fatigue and boost immunity. (1)
Many believe that we should be able to get all the nutrients we need through our diet. This is certainly the case if we can source local, organic foods prepared in the correct way. This is usually not the case living in London due to our increasingly busy lifestyles combined with the consumption of foods that lack essential nutrients due to soil depletion. Nurse Fiona has seen exceptional results in patient’s general health and wellbeing after having their course of Nourish IV Immune Booster drip. This treatment only takes 30-45 minutes and a great way to get those Immune Boosting nutrients directly into our system.
Did you know that 60-80% of our immune system resides within our gut? Probiotics can keep the gut healthy to ensure the immune system functions well. Some recent studies support the significant role of probiotics as a barrier against microbial infection. Nurse Fiona recommends looking for the strains Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG or Bifidobacterium bifidum to boost immunity. (2) One product she likes is Optibac Extra Strength Probiotic– a super high potency probiotic. Each dose contains 20 billion live beneficial bacteria which colonize the GI tract with optimal amounts and types of bacteria to protect against inflammation and support immunity and healthy digestive function.
Colds and flus can be more common in winter due to the lack of Vitamin D synthesised from sunlight. Nurse Fiona recommends having your Vitamin D levels checked twice a year to ensure you are getting enough of this essential fat soluble vitamin. At Nuriss we can provide a quick Vitamin D blood analysis with results seen in 1-2 days. We can recommend an appropriate brand and dose of Vitamin D to support your immune system.
It’s believed that ginger helps to break down the accumulation of toxins in our organs due to its warming effects. It’s also known to cleanse the lymphatic system, our network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. Nurse Fiona recommends adding 1tsp of ginger grated with 1tsp manuka honey infused in 500ml of hot water daily.
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2) Healthworld Australia (2009). Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG. Brisbane.