Our Current Healthy Obsessions: Immune Boosters
Winter is coming and you know what that means. Cold and flu season. The last thing we need in our busy day to day is a cold holding us back. So instead of getting the flu shot why not do everything we can to boost our immune systems naturally. There are plenty of awesome products these days that can help us not only get over a cold quicker but prep our immunity to stop one in it tracks before it starts. Take a look at some of the functional medicine team’s favorite immune boosting tools.
Andrea Cogley – Amazing Herbs Honey Straws
With the cold months upon us it’s super important to be thinking about your immune system and the best ways to boost it. Being stuck indoors, people being sick, traveling, etc. – there’s a reason this is the time of year we often get sick. A simple thing that I do is add some immune boosting honey to my tea! These honey straws not only have raw organic honey, but other immune boosting properties with the addition of echinacea! I throw a couple in my purse or my travel backpack for plane rides to be extra prepared – plus they taste great!
Ashley Lees – Levoit Humidifier
My favorite thing to use to help build my immune system is a humidifier. Humidifiers help purify the keep moisture in the air which in turn will help boost and protect your immune system. They are easy to set up and all you do is just keep it on in whatever room you would like. These are perfect for all ages especially using it for young kids and babies. Depending on which one you purchase they are normally very quiet and makes it perfect for sleeping and resting. My favorite humidifier is Levoit.
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Yvette Johnstone – Four Sigmatic Mushroom Matcha Mix
This is the ultimate cold fighter. Not only does it taste great it is packed with the most powerful immune boosting herbs. Astragalus and ginger have long been known for their intensive immune benefits along with being antiviral and antibacterial. Matcha is also powerful in it’s own right containing the most EGCG antioxidant levels out of any type of tea. The added Lion’s mane mushroom gives me the extra brain and energy support I need to start off my day strong.
Emily Miller – Sovereign Silver Colloidal Silver
As the seasons change and the colds and sniffles start to emerge around us, the one product I made sure to have on hand at all times is True Colloidal Silver. Colloidal Silver is great to use for the whole family when you are surrounded by or feel something coming on. It is antibacterial and antiviral so, its uses are very versatile. From the common cold to an ear infection you better believe I always have my silver ready for action!
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Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.
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