Updated: Apr 11, 2019
Here are some of the things I do to battle the "cold" season in Bend, Oregon. Keep your body strong and it will have a better chance to take down those bad bugs.
Exercise- 3-4 per week for at least 20 minutes. Studies have shown that that improves the immunity.
Colorful Fruits and Veggies- Adds a wide variety of vitamins and nutrients to your diet.
Garlic- Kills vampires and disease. Keep those hungry vampires and bugs away this winter.
Omega-3- This fatty acid helps improve your white blood cells.
Water- Make sure you are well hydrated
Sleep- Winter is time to hibernate after all!
Chiropractic Adjustments can help to reduce stress and lowering stress will help your immunity.
Supplements that help!
Vitamin D- The vitamin of the Sun! With less sun and most people staying in doors this is a great way to prevent/fight illness.
Vitamin C- A wonderful antioxidant that Oregon’s own Nobel Prize winning scientist Linus Pauling suggested as a means to health. If a nobel prize winning scientist in chemistry suggests vitamin C, we know it’s good.
Zinc- is another option that helps, though we got a lot from our Thanksgiving meals, it is a great vitamin to supplement to your diet. We don’t get it often enough in meals.
Probiotics- Keep your gut healthy with good bacteria and it can help keep you healthier.