No one likes being sick!🤒 This is why self-care is vital in helping using your body's immune system to help defend off both viruses and allergies. In this post I wanted to provide you with five good ways to help boost your immune system and keep illnesses at bay.🤢🤺
1. HEADED FOR HEALTH: Doing a daily 10 minute scalp massage can be more beneficial than you may have ever realized.💆♀️ In fact, it can actually help heighten your ability to ward of viruses by up to 32%.
How you may ask? It's to do with a gland called, “thymus gland". Massaging the various nerve endings around your scalp helps to stimulate that particular gland. It ends up releasing immune cells that actually destroy invading viruses on contact. How cool is that?!
For the best results, use a firm touch with small circular motions to massage these vital areas:
• Your Temples
• Behind your Ears
• The Base of your Skull
Those are the areas where the nerve endings are most exposed.
2. A HUG A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY: A simple hug or cuddling with another person or pet can help in tapering down body-wide inflammation. The hormone oxytocin can surge blood levels by 22%, just from physical touch. When your immune system begins clearing up the inflammation, it can end up killing the germs 40% faster.😊
3. THE GREEN TEA ADVANTAGE: We all know about gargling salt water when sick with a sore throat, but did you ever hear about gargling green tea?🍵 Yes, gargling with a strong green tea can actually cut your risk from the flu by 31%! That's because of an antioxidant In the tea called EGCG, and what it does is coat any invading viruses in you mouth and throat, making them so slippery that they cannot latch on to any of your tissues, which can then lead to them sneaking into your bloodstream. An easy way to make a strong green tea is to seep a green tea bag into boiling water for 20 minutes.
4: THE ALL NATURAL SOLUTION: Garlic is one of my daily routines I do to stay healthy. I swallow a clove of chopped raw garlic with a glass of orange juice. Garlic holds many health benefits, but it can also cut colds by 53%. The sulfur compound within the garlic, will help in producing virus-killing antibodies. This can allow you to recover up to 2 days faster than you would have without taking it.💪
5: SICK-FREE STORYTIME: Another clever and easy way to ward off germs is by taking 20 minutes to read.📕 Yes you heard that right! Reading something that helps you relax and unwind can reduce your risk of cold and flu by up to 40%! This is due to a plunge in your cortisol level. So when levels of this hormone are low, your body does a better job of releasing antibodies to fight invading germs.
🥰🥰🥰I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU TO KEEP THOSE PESKY GERMS AND VIRUSES AT BAY!
I LOVE YOU ALL AND WISH YOU HEALTH AND HAPPINESS!