Plant-Based Nutrition

9 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Getting sick is anything but fun.

I’m a busy mom of three boys. If you can relate in any way, you know you really can’t afford to get sick.

Even if you don’t have kids, getting sick sets you back. You might have to miss work, skip the gym, and as a result, you not only feel gross, but unproductive.

I hate being set back, so I do everything I can to make sure my immune system is strong.

I’ve got nine proven ways to boost your immune system that I’m going to share with you PLUS a new IdealRaw product I absolutely love.

But first, let me give you a little lesson on the immune system.

What Is the Immune System?

We all know what the immune system does. It fights off bad bacteria and pathogens to keep our bodies running the way they should.

But do you know what the immune system is? What it’s made up of?

This is important, so bear with me a moment while I briefly give you a rundown of this complicated system.

Your immune system is a network of cells and organs that work to keep you healthy.

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 9 Ways To Boost Your Immune System

Boost your immune system all year long with these nine proven ways. Backed by science, they are sure to help you stay healthy and strong!

  1. Exercise Regularly

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Turns out there’s yet another reason to get your sweat on!

Studies suggest that physical activity not only boosts your metabolism but your immune system too!

Researchers believe exercise clears away sick cells and boosts the growth of healthy ones. These healthy cells are better able to fight foreign bodies and keep you feeling your best.

Whatever type of exercise you enjoy, be sure to do it often.

If you need a fun workout plan to follow PLUS a meal plan, sign up for my FREE 15 day Mommy Fit Challenge!

 2. Eat Plenty of Plants

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Your diet probably has the biggest impact on boosting your immune system.

The vitamins, minerals, and probiotics you get (or don’t get) from your diet are super important.

Eating a healthy and balanced diet full of plant-based foods is the best way to ensure you’re getting enough of the right vitamins and minerals.

Your body needs a variety of healthy foods to keep your gut and immune system functioning at its best.

Since 70 percent of all your cells that make up the immune system are in the gut, eating healthy foods and plenty of probiotics can help keep your immune response strong.

On the other end of the spectrum, eating lots of junk food weakens your gut and your immune system.

A poor diet encourages the growth of unhealthy bacteria and yeast; making you feel sick, gain weight, and not happy.

Do yourself a favor and eat a healthy vibrant diet full of fruits and veggies. Your gut and immune system will thank you!

 3. Manage Your Stress

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Stress, big and small, can weaken your immune response.

Studies have found that when you’re stressed out, you produce less natural killer cells–the type of cells that fight off infection and illness.

It can be super hard to manage stress, especially when it comes unexpectedly, but here are some ways to help you chill out a little more!

  • Go for a walk or workout
  • Take some deep breaths
  • Meditate or do yoga
  • Keep a gratitude journal
  • Laugh (more on this later)
  • Find a friend or support group to talk to
  • Take time for YOU each day

You deserve some time to yourself each day, don’t forget that! Managing your stress will only help keep you healthier.

 4. Get Some Sleep

Sleep is one of the best things you can do to boost your immune system.

Have you ever got sick and then “slept it off?”

There’s a reason why sleep can help you feel better! Sleep is our bodies way of cleansing and repairing the body.

Getting enough quality sleep can help your immune system run properly. Make it a priority!

If you have little ones, something that helped me a ton was sleeping when my babies slept.

Even if it’s just a quick nap, it can help!

5.  Wash Your Hands

Sounds obvious, and you might be thinking, “Who doesn’t wash their hands?”

Surprisingly, many people don’t! According to one survey’s findings, 62% of men and 40% of women don’t wash their hands.

Another study found that 95% of people who do wash their hands are doing it wrong.

Make sure you wash your hands after being in a public place and wash them with plenty of soap and hot water.

Use hand sanitizers often too. This will stop the spreading of germs and keep your immune system safe.

 6. Laugh

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Yep, you read that right! Laughing can actually boost your immune system!

Pretty cool, right?

Remember how I mentioned those natural killer cells and how they fight off infection in the body? Laughter increases those types of cells!

Laughter is also instant stress relief, which as you now know, protects the immune function.

Do yourself a favor and spend some time laughing each day. It’s good for your health!

7.  Try Herbal Teas

Several herbal teas can help strengthen your immune system, plus who doesn’t love a soothing cup of tea now and then?

Teas that can boost the immune system are:

  • Chamomile tea for calming and stress relief
  • Dandelion tea for cleansing
  • Ginseng tea for boosting healthy white blood cells

 8. Get Some Sun and Vitamin D

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Don’t over do it, but getting some sun exposure and vitamin D can help keep your immune system strong and healthy.

Some German researchers found that vitamin D can increase your immune function 3-5 times!

So how much of this sunshine vitamin should you get?

It depends on your skin tone, but as little as five to up to twenty minutes in sunlight, with hands and face exposed can help your body get that needed vitamin D.

 9. Take a Super Supplement

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Now you know some awesome ways to keep your immune system healthy, and that’s awesome!

But let’s be honest, we aren’t going to be able to do all of these preventative steps each and every day.

What can you do each day to make sure you’re giving your immune system the protection it needs?

Take IdealRaw Defense, IdealRaw’s natural immunity boosting supplement!

Defense has everything your immune system needs to stay strong all year long. Defense includes powerful herbs and vitamins proven to keep you feeling your best.

What you’ll find in IdealRaw Defense:

  • Ashwagandha
  • Turmeric
  • Vitamin C and E
  • Zinc
  • Astragalus
  • Echinacea
  • Ginger
  • Elderberry
  • Probiotics

And MORE!

What I love about Defense is each one of its ingredients protects and boosts your immune system in a unique way. And you don’t have to take eight different pills to get these benefits either!

I like to take Defense every morning with my breakfast for all day immunity protection.

It’s a game changer, because now I can stay healthy for my kids all year long. I don’t have to worry about missing a good nights sleep now and then or days when I feel stressed.

I know IdealRaw Defense is going to help me stay healthy and feel my best.

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Nicole Wilder

Nicole Wilder

Nicole Wilder

As a proud mother to three busy little boys, I specialize in helping women look and feel their healthiest. I love a good workout session. I enjoy exploring the beautiful PNW where I live and spending time with my family.


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