There are simple things you can do to support your immune system. The time to boost/support immune isn't when we are in the middle of a health crisis. Learning simple things to support immune function every day is a way to take your health into your own hands. We are in the middle of summer right now, which most have a little more time to focus on themselves. Little less stress time to enjoy family and access to the sun which is a great form of vitamin D. I am going to be sharing simple actions you can take to support your immune system over the next while in a series of ways to support your immune health.
You are going to want to take an honest look at your day-to-day what is causing the immune to be weak? Not eating well? Too much stress? Toxic stress? If it is multiple things you are going to want to start with the heaviest factor to you.
I am going to start with stress we all have it. Stress works like sugar and it stunts the immune system. There are simple things that can help deal with stress and boost the immune. Things like how we are breathing can impact our stress greatly. The first step is learning to breathe right is learning to breathe through your nose, 30-50% of adults breathe through the mouth which is stressful on organs and can negatively impact sleep. Breathing through the nose we can regulate the autonomic nervous system, calming the body. Breath in 6 seconds and out for 6 seconds is taking us out of sympathetic to a parasympathetic state, why would I want to do this? It helps us to get in rest, digest, and rebuild this is where our immune system does what it needs to repair.
Breathing through your nose can lower stress which supports the immune system. You can also digest your foods better which helps the body to have nourishment to repair. Digestion is flowing and uninhibited cause you are in a parasympathetic state. It can also help you sleep which is when the body is repairs, rebuilds, and detoxifies.
Start today trying to breathe through your nose, if you are congested and struggle to breathe through your nose you may need extra work with histamines. I recommend doing Antronex with a Zypan to open up airways and rid the body of histamines. Breathing is a great practice to start with for immune and overall support for your health. I recommend reading a book called Breath my James Nestor it can help you have great insight into all the ways nasal breathing is good support to good health. I will also link a podcast with Dave Asprey with Patrick Mckeown who talks about nose breathing and the benefits.