Our immune systems are just that, complex systems. There are many ways to support that system so it can function properly and keep our bodies healthy. We have listed some tips below backed by studies and officially recognized health organizations.

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Whole Foods

Eat fresh fruits and veggies. Avoid added sugars and processed foods

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Detox your Home

Get rid of environmental toxins like household cleaners, candles, fragrances, and detergents.

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Epsom Salt

Epsom salt baths can improve the body's natural detoxification process and promote healing.

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Avoid Toxins

Smoking and drinking not only have long term effects, but also harm your immune health.

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Gut Health

Work more fermented foods into your diet. Learn more from this article by Harvard Medical School

Medical Prescription

Avoid Acetaminophen

Pain relievers all come with risk but acetaminophen can decrease glutathione levels.

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Elderberry

Elderberry can have a beneficial effect against the flu and colds by stimulating the immune response

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Clean Hands

Hand washing will always be one of the top ways to stop the spread of germs and bacteria.

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Vitamins/Supplements

These add a little help in addition to eating foods rich in nutrients. Learn more here and here.

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Rest!

Averaging <7 hours of sleep per night has been shown to result in ~3x risk of developing a cold

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Honey

Honey has been shown to have antimicrobial & antibacterial properties. It also helps with cough.

Garlic

Garlic

Garlic enhances immune system function by stimulating certain cell types. Learn more here.