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Natural Alternatives To The Flu Vaccine

Natural Alternatives To The Flu Vaccine

May 5, 2017 - By Mumazine Mums

Lifestyle changes that can boost your immunity and help to avoid the winter influx of colds and flu.

It’s that time of year when many of us start to worry about catching colds and flu and will consider getting the flu jab. Flu strains change and as a result new vaccines are required every year and many parents are now looking for a natural alternative to the chemically laden injections.

The best defense you can have for keeping colds and flu at bay is to keep your immune system in top working order and one of the best ways to implement this is through a healthy diet rich in nutrients and natural ingredients.

Along with increasing your intake of healthy immunity strengthening foods such as live yoghurt, oats, sweet potatoes, beetroot and garlic, there are a number of vitamin rich, immune boosting substances that may not be found in a regular diet which can play a huge part in helping keep illness at bay as well as helping to minimise symptoms.

Over the past few years we have done a great deal of research with the help of nutritionists to single out what have been shown to be some of the biggest supporting nutrients available such as:

  • Bee propolis - has potent antimicrobial actions and supports immune cells to combat bacterial and viral infections.
  • Black elderberry - contains high levels of vitamin C and phytonutrients, such as quercitin, which have clinically proven anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antihistamine and antiviral actions in the body.
  • Olive leaf -  enhances the body’s immune cell function against fungal, viral, bacterial and paracitic infections
  • Beta glucans  - support the body in creating antibodies against microbial infection and have been found to be 9x's more effective than Echinacea in enhancing immune response.
  • Astaxanthin - is one of nature’s most potent carotenoid antioxidants which reduce inflammation, support immune response, and encourage recovery.
  • Reishi  - has potent antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antihistamine and antioxidant actions in the body.
  • Acerola Cherry  -  contains high levels of Vitamin C and antioxidant bioflavonoids. Supports immune cell function.

All of these ingredients can be bought individually or combined in Bee Prepared immune support supplements and unlike some popular immune supporting ingredients they won’t over stimulate your immune system, instead the nutrients encourage your own natural defences to swing into action when germs and illnesses invade the body.

There are also a number of other lifestyle changes which can boost your immunity in the battle against colds and flu:

Avoid Sugar - Bacteria & viruses feed on sugar and just a few grams can destroy your white blood cells’ ability to resist infections for up to several hours.

Get plenty of rest - Sleep helps repair your immune system.

Eat more protein – Carbohydrates can spike sugar levels in blood which stresses the immune system. Nuts, lentils and houmous are good choices.

They also contain chemicals and synthetic ingredients. An overload of these can damage the liver. Also read the label….Several cough syrups we found contain chloroform, not to mention ingredients that have been shown to be carcinogenic.

Keep stress levels under control - Stress has been shown to be a major cause for a weakened immune system. Meditation and yoga can be helpful and also exercise (helping your lymph system cleanse impurities). So just try to stay relaxed.

So unless you or someone in your family is at high risk, why not consider a natural way of boosting your immunity instead of or in addition to, the flu vaccine. 

For more information on natural remedies go to Unbeelievable

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