Autumn weather has hit in full force and germs are attacking from all sides. Protect yourself from them and strengthen your defenses. The basis is the proper functioning of the immune system, which acts as a shield against microbes. We will advise you 7 tricks that will help maintain immunity and avoid autumn colds.
1. Eat right
The basis is a varied diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Even if you’re trying to eat a balanced diet, it’s a good idea to get your vitamins and minerals in the form of supplements in the fall. The absolute basis – vitamin C or ascorbic acid, which strengthens the body’s defenses and reduces susceptibility to infectious diseases. You can find it turally in sea buckthorn juice, elderberry juice, sauerkraut, fresh fruits and vegetables, or buy it at a pharmacy. The vitamin D we get from the sun is also important. As winter approaches, you can find it in dietary supplements or increase your intake of oily fish, eggs, butter, and beef. From minerals, bet on zinc and a strong antioxidant selenium. Both are part of important enzymatic processes in the body and their absence weakens the defenses. Zinc also has an anti-inflammatory effect and stabilizes blood sugar levels.
2. Try Homeopathy
You can also support your immune system with homeopathic remedies., which are very useful for the prevention of diseases, and can also be supplemented with vitamins or nutritiol supplements for immunity. Some of the most commonly used by physicians include, for example:
Silicea 9 C – the drug strengthens the general immunity, 5 granules are administered daily during periods with an increased incidence of infections. Oscillococcinum – This is a medicine that supports antiviral immunity in general. It is also used to treat the flu. For preventive purposes, take 1 dose (i.e. 1 tube) 1 time per week. Echicea angustifolia 5 С – dries up mucus on the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and stimulates primarily antibacterial immunity. We give 5 granules 1 time per day at a dilution of 5 C. Flu 9 C – is prescribed during viral and especially influenza epidemics at a dose of 5 granules per day.
3. Get enough sleep
The ideal duration of sleep is individual, but indicated about seven to eight hours a day. Not only the duration but also the quality of sleep is important. The bedroom should be dark, quiet and, above all, free of distractions such as bright screens that block the secretion of the hormone melatonin, which tells the body to fall asleep.
Movement is useful not only for strong immunity. Everyone likes different forms of exercise, but what matters is that you move. You can try walking in the autumn ture, working out in the gym or just stretching.
5. Don’t Overeat
Alcohol, cigarettes and late nights are not good for anyone, so avoid parties and drink alcohol infrequently and in moderation. Also, be careful with your daily dose of caffeine.
6. Be cool
Stress and anxiety lead to the release of the stress hormones cortisol and adreline, which weaken the immune system. Learn relaxation techniques and proper breathing to help you deal with stressful situations. The already mentioned homeopathy can also help you with mental well-being very well. “The number one drug for those who are “drunk” with stress, where the main source of stress is primarily overload at work, is the drug Nux vomica 15 C,”advises MUDr. Eliska Bartlova, general practitioner and homeopath.
7. Take care of your gut
Protection is in the gutwhere 70% of all immune cells are located. So take care of them and give them a serving of probiotics. You can find them in yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, but you can also buy probiotics in supplement form.