• Keiko Barringer, L.Ac., Dipl.OM

Simple Immune Boosting Herbs, Vitamins, & Tips

Not ready to venture out in public? You can still use some easy tips to boost your immune system. Here are some of my favorite recommendations:

Diet Recommendations for Immunity:

● Increase water and herbal tea intake

● Decrease caffeine intake

● Decrease sugar intake

● Decrease dairy intake

● Decrease processed food intake (“junk food”, soda, etc)

● Eat plenty of foods containing antioxidants and omega 3’s

● Make sure your plate is naturally colorful! The more color, the more vitamins and minerals are present in your food

● The following vitamins and minerals play a vital role in our immune response:

○ Vitamin A

○ B Vitamins (mainly Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, Folate, and B12)

○ Vitamin C

○ Vitamin D

○ Vitamin E

○ Iron

○ Magensium

○ Zinc

○ Selenium

Kitchen Herbs for Immunity:

● Sage - antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, diaphoretic

● Rosemary - antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, diaphoretic

● Garlic - anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, expectorant, diaphoretic

● Ginger - anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, expectorant, diaphoretic

● Thyme - antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, diaphoretic

If you're interested in an individualized consultation on nutrition or herbal medicine, we can help! Learn more about Keiko's specialities here.

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