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Holistic ways to support your body when feeling sick

HYDRATION with Electrolytes: Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Chloride, phosphate

Glucose/Carbs-acts as a transporter to help get electrolytes into the cells- sources: Sourdough bread, boiled potatoes, fruit, dairy.

Beef Liver- Organ meats, liver, heart, etc Organ meats contain an abundance of vitamins and minerals in an easily absorbable form! It’s the best whole food multivitamin you can eat/take! Brands: freeze dried beef liver from @getsmidge or the desiccated beef liver from @perfectsupplements 

Whole food Vitamin —necessary for adrenal and immune health, as well as copper utilization/regulation. Citrus fruit, broccoli sprouts, potatoes, papaya and whole food vitamin powder. NOT THE SAME AS ASCORBIC ACID!

Oysters/Oyster Extract- rich in Zinc and selenium are certainly key features of thyroid, & immune support.

Honey & Propolis- Research shows propolis has many healing properties, including antimicrobial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor qualities. Check out @beekeepers_naturals throat spray at the first sign of illness or the B. Powered Superfood honey.

Protein-Your body needs protein to help build and repair muscle, skin, and other body tissues, including the cells of immune system rely on protein! In particular, the amino acid glutamine: foods rich in this eggs, dairy, whey, radish greens and cilantro.

Magnesium- We don’t really think of magnesium when we are sick, but magnesium is the stress mineral. When we aren’t feeling well that is a stress on the body and down goes mag. Added topical magnesium is really helpful.
Ancient minerals magnesium oil or lotion from @perfectsupplements 

Red light- numerous immune system benefits but some more notable are the promotion of ATP production, stimulates angiogenesis and the lymphatic system, increases melatonin which is an important antioxidant, activates stem cells and supports the adrenals. Brands: @blubloxofficial & @lifebludco 

Hot Bath or Sauna-
Heat can be incredibly healing when we are under the weather because it raises the body temp to create an “artificial” fever. Remember, fevers are good!

Medicinal Mushrooms- Lions Mane & Turkey Tail Mushrooms both support immune system, anti-inflammatory properties

Rest and Re-evaluation- Sickness is often the result of STRESS. Take the necessary time when you are sick to rest and cut back in the areas of your life that aren’t serving you. More than anything, stress has the biggest impact on the immune system!