Episode #030: Boosting Immunity (Encore)

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Episode #30 Show Notes

Back-to-school means back to germs! We chose to air this encore episode before school starts so that we can build up our immune systems and be ready. There are many foods and lifestyle practices that can help support your body and immunity.  We talk about several of them in addition to some helpful vitamins and essential oils.  Various things that you may not associate with a healthy immune system such as cold exposure, gut health, and fermented foods are discussed. There are even some tips on experimenting with making your own pickles, sauerkraut, and bone broth.  The “what, why, and how" of these different areas are addressed so that you feel empowered to implement them in your day-to-day life.


[01:43]    Kim and Laurie share about Kim’s birthday and life in our 40’s 

[05:50]    Shifting perspective on being sick and taking care of yourself

[08:45 ]   Lifestyle practices to boost immunity — detoxifying body, hand washing, sleep, decrease stress, meditate, say “no”, exercise, socialize, laugh, sauna, cold exposure

[17:45]    Gut health, probiotics, prebiotics, fermented foods, and bone broth — 75% of the immune system is in the gut. Avoiding antibiotics unless necessary. 

[31:26]    Foods that support the immune system — soups, vitamin C-rich foods, seasonal foods (gut microbiome shifts with the seasons), garlic, mushrooms, honey, spices, Brazil nuts, salmon, herbal teas, lots of water, pastured/organic poultry, sunflower seeds. Avoid — alcohol, sugar, processed foods

[40:12]    Essential oils potency, quality, and usage — oregano, cinnamon, clove, orange. Diffusing, topical application (esp. bottom of your feet), carrier oils

[44:00]    Vitamins discussed— multivitamin, vitamin D3, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, selenium, ALA, quercetin, turmeric curcumin, echinacea, elderberry


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