One of my goals for living a healthy lifestyle was to strengthen my immune system. I was constantly getting sick, and taking medication any time I had a stuffy nose or sore throat. It took time to heal myself, but through healing my digestive system, eating less sugar and more greens, drinking plenty of water, sleeping at least 8-9 hours, and working out, my immune system has become more resilient and stronger than ever. Even if I feel under the weather now, I resort to natural remedies like raw garlic, oil of oregano, and other powerful foods that kill bacteria but do not weaken my immune system like antibiotics do over time.
Having a healthy relationship with food is really important for you overall health and well-being. As as as choosing the most nutritious foods that provide you with your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. It is well worth looking to our foods when it comes to times of ill-health.
Garlic for example kills nasty pathogens, bacteria, fungus, and viruses. It does this without ever harming your beneficial gut flora. In addition to this, it can clear up any sinus issues, guard against DNA damage and is also a strong antioxidant. For a more detailed look at foods that can help your health (including oils, extracts, herbs, and spices), have a look at this info graphic that has been created by Evoke.ie.