Keep Healthy This Cold Season

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With the cold season hitting us hard this year, it’s difficult not to succumb to the sniffles. Not to worry, however, we’ve got some helpful tips you can start implementing today to keep your immune system on track this season!

Simple is Powerful

We really shouldn’t underestimate the simple things to keeping healthy including:

  • Sleep (getting a healthy 7-8 hours each night)
    Getting a good night’s rest may be one of the oldest remedies in the books, but there’s a reason. It’s the time of day your body can get to work on healing itself while not having to maintain other functions when you’re awake.
  • Eating good foods
    Staying away from ‘junk food’ might be hard, especially when those cupcakes are calling your name. However, staying away from the processed sugars and fats will help your body function properly and keep your system running strong.
  • Exercise
    While there are obviously many benefits to having a regular exercise routine, one of the best reasons is for the increased blood flow it encourages in your body. This helps increase the amount of nutrients that will actually get carried to parts of your body that need them.
  • Hydrating
    Making sure to get your daily intake of water goes hand in hand with exercise. Our bodies are made up of 90% water, so it only goes that drinking it can be incredibly beneficial for your immune system. It helps by flushing out toxins, delivering the nutrients from food and vitamins through the system, and keeps everything moving.
  • Vitamins
    Our bodies need vitamins on a daily basis to function at their best and taking a daily supplement is never a bad idea. We highly recommend the Xymogen line of supplements which you can read more about on our website.

    One of our favorite supplements to give your system an extra boost is the Myer’s Cocktail. Given through IV, it delivers vitamins directly to your bloodstream so they can get right to work. Myer’s Cocktail is effective when you’re already sick and need help with recovery, but is also an ideal preventative measure – especially when you’ve been exposed to something or will be/ have been traveling.Another immune boosting supplement we recommend is our Super B injection. This packs a power punch of Vitamin B1, B3, B12, C, and more. Not only does it help to boost your immune system but also offers several other potential benefits as well, including: energy boost, increased metabolism, elimination of toxins, improved sleep, support for organs, and more.

  • Destressing
    We all struggle with the daily workload and the stress from jobs, personal stress, and the daily grind. It’s easy to push through and just keep going, but it’s incredibly important to take some time to relax and destress. It doesn’t have to be expensive or too time consuming. Even taking that extra five minutes in the hot shower each morning can give you a moment of mental and physical rest.

Those are just a few things you can easily do right from home to keep your immune system up and running this season.

About Kristi Fury-Hazen, CFNP

Kristi Fury-Hazen is a certified family nurse practitioner and bio-identical hormone therapy provider. She chose Family Medicine as her specialty because it allows her to treat the whole person and to develop long-term, caring relationships with her patients.

“I have always had an interest in supporting people on their journey through health.”