3 Natural immunity boosters

Do you find yourself getting sick after times of stress? While I was in school, I’d inevitably get sick right after exams were over. My body would just give up in exhaustion and I’d succumb to sickness. Leading up to the wedding, I was worried about getting sick. It seemed like everyone around me was coming down with something, and I was experiencing a lot of stress at work, and with the wedding planning, of course.

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I took a week off work for the holidays before the wedding, and I was concerned that once I had that opportunity to slow down, that I would be hit by my usual post-stress sickness. I definitely didn’t want to be sick on my wedding day, so I made an extra effort to wash my hands frequently, I kept my distance from anyone that was coughing or sniffling, and I gave my immune system an extra boost with these natural immunity boosters.

Flu-fighting green tea

This flu-fighting green tea is packed full of flu-busting ingredients and tastes delicious. There’s green tea to boost the immune system, turmeric for its anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties, lemon for vitamin C and to support detoxification, ginger for nausea, cayenne pepper to clear out respiratory passages and honey for sweetness.

Flu-Fighting Green Tea
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 tbs loose-leaf green tea
  • 2" ginger root, peeled
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ tbs turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 3 cups hot water
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients, except honey, to a tea pot infuser basket and add boiled water. Allow to steep for 2-3 minutes, add honey and enjoy.

Green smoothies

A well-nourished body is so much more equipped to fight off any bugs, so I make sure to double my dose of green smoothies. Dark leafy greens are a great source of vitamin C. I add extra ginger for it’s antimicrobial properties. Click for my favourite Low-Sugar Green Smoothie recipe.

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Oil of oregano

Mike introduced me to oil of oregano early on in our relationship, and now I totally swear by it. When I wake up with a sore throat or feel the slightest bit of sickness coming on, I turn to oil of oregano and more often than not it totally nips it in the bud.

Oil of oregano can be taken as a drop under the tongue, but the stuff can be pretty harsh, so I prefer to take a few drops of concentrated oregano oil in a cup of water a few times a day (use a straw to prevent it from burning your lips!). I also use a Q-tip to apply the oil directly to the back of my throat for an extra boost.

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Do you use any of these natural immune boosters? How do you ward of sickness?

2 Comments

  1. When i started to feel sick I would almost always pop oil of oregano pills. they were like the concentrated stuff but without the awful taste! also green tea i swear by as well 🙂

  2. I’ve never heard of using oil of oregano before! That’s fascinating! And that tea sounds delicious too.

    I was the same way before my wedding. My nieces had pink eye and I told my brother to keep them away from me, lol! I know that sounds awful but I was determined not to get sick. I’m glad you didn’t either!

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