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Sports Rehabilitation & Prevention

7 Ways to Prevent Cold and Flu this season

  1. Heal Your Gut: Your gut is 80% of your immune system. You want to make sure it is tunning in an optimal state. To do this, take a Multi-Strain probiotic with at least 20 billion units. This will make sure that your good bacteria is at a high enough level to fight off infections. We carry Transformation 42.7.

  2. Low Sugar Consumption: High sugar amounts of sugar can suppress your immune system and make it more difficult for your body to fight off any type of infections. At the same time, it sets you up for gut infections like candida and SIBO ( Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) that can weaken your immune system; which leads to a “Leaky Gut.” You can try a product called CinnDromeX which will help with sugar metabolism and support your insulin.

  3. Reduce Stress:  Stress plays a huge role in suppressing your immune system. Make sure to take time for yourself in your schedule. Meditation and yoga are great activities to help you decrease your stress. We carry great products that help reduce stress such as Rescue Calm and Fields of Flowers.

  4. Sleep: research has shown that there is a direct correlation between ‘enough’ sleep and your immune system. When you don’t get enough sleep, it weakens the immune system leaving you less protected from cold and flu. There can be many reasons for poor sleep, but a good place to start is trying Melatonin or 5-HTP.

  5. Antioxidants: Antioxidants are very important when it comes to immune function. If you tend to eat fewer fruits and vegetables, you can always take them in supplement form. We carry a product called N.A.C. (N-Acetyl Cysteine). Many antioxidants you can get from food, examples are below,
    • Vitamin A and beta-carotene: sweet potatoes, carrots,  and spinach
    • Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, red and green peppers, and tomatoes
    • Vitamin E: Safflower oil, peanuts, and almonds
    • Selenium: Brazil nut, Sunflower seeds, and brown rice

  6. Vitamin D: Vitamin D is key to fighting off infections and regulating things like autoimmunity. Optimal immunity levels of vitamin D should be in the 70-80ng/ml range. You should be taking a minimum of 5,000iu’s a day


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  7. Exercise:  This is a great way to not only boost your immune system, it also decreases your stress. Exercise increases your circulation which in turn helps your antibodies to travel faster throughout your bloodstream. This means that it’s easier for your body to fight off illnesses. A good recommendation for exercise would be to participate in.