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3 Natural Solutions that can Fight Infection

Updated: Aug 22

1. Strengthen Immune System

  • Superfoods

These superfoods can help strengthen your immune system: garlic, oregano, ginger, tumeric, natural probiotic (yogurt, miso, kimchi, tempeh, kombucha caution: yeast infection/overgrowth), vit C foods citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables.

  • Essential oils

Plants that have natural antimicrobial properties that are concentrated in their essential oil includes lemon, cardamom, cypress, coriander, graperfruit, clove, pine, niaouli, thyme, lime, lavender, peppermint, cedarwood, tea tree, eucalyptus, cinnamon, lemongrass.

These oils can be used in a diffuser aromatherapy, mix in water to soak your feet or in a bath and can be used in massage. Check if you need a carrier oil before applying it on a skin. Consult with a wholistic kinesiologist to check the dose and the oil that is safe & beneficial.

  • Exercises that can improve your gut

kaegel exercises(a contraction of abdominal muscles), yoga, and pilates can improve and strengthen your abdominal, lower back, hips, and buttock (core muscles of your body).

  • Massage

Massage can loosen tight muscles and help promote relaxation. Body massage, abdominal massage, hand massage, ear massage, and foot massage can be beneficial.

  • Sunlight exposure

Ultraviolet rays from the sun can kill germs such as bacteria and virus.

Walking before 10:00 am when UV rays exposure is not damaging is recommended to avoid skin cancer, premature aging of the skin, cataract, and other side effects.

2. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

Get enough sleep and rest. Possible Health Benefits of sleep include: Improve immune system, helps concentration and aids brain function, repairs the body and decrease inflammation, support better decision making, and boost memory and recall.

Practice a healthy eating habits.

Reduce Artificial sugar, hydrogenated oil, food coloring, HFCS (high fructose corn syrup),

and greasy foods. · Decrease processed food and white foods (sugar, bread, pasta, potatoes, white rice). Eat more organic foods such as meat, fresh vegetables and fruits.

Be mindful of suspicious food that are common allergens such as dairy, egg, nuts, corn, tomatoes, soy, wheat, gluten, etc. Chew food well, stop eating when 80% full and don’t dilute your food by drinking too much water. This will help breakdown and digest the food.

Maintain a healthy weight.

What is a healthy weight?

Body mass index (BMI) is a common indicator for an appropriate body weight. It measures a person’s weight in relation to their height.

According to the National Institute of Health:

A BMI of less than 18.5 means that a person is underweight.

A BMI of between 18.5 and 24.9 is ideal.

A BMI of between 25 and 29.9 is overweight.

A BMI over 30 indicates obesity.

Practice proper hygiene. Wash hands frequently & avoid touching unhygienic surfaces then touch your face & body parts. Use gloves if necessary if you can’t wash hands. Take a shower and change your clothes daily.

3. Detoxification

  • Maintain a regular bowel movement everyday.

  • Drink lemon water before breakfast on empty stomach to cleanse the liver blood if you are not allergic to lemon.

  • Drink adequate water daily. How much water? Depending upon your size, weight, activity and temperature where you live, generally drink at least 1/2 or equal to you weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 100 lbs., drink at least 50 oz - 100 oz of water daily.Water nourishes the cells, removes toxins, improve concentration, provides hydration, regulates body temperature and boost energy.

  • Eat healthy and detoxifying foods rich in Vitamin B, C, and E.

Vitamin B are important for liver health for various reasons‚ since each vitamin provides

unique benefits. Vitamin B-1 (thiamine) can help the liver regenerate‚ while vitamin B-2

(Riboflavin) works as an antioxidant by fighting free radicals in your body while assisting

in the production of red blood cells. Vitamin B-12 also helps your body form red blood


Vitamin C works to prevent free radical damage‚ while vitamin E contributes to the

formation of red blood cells and helps the body properly utilize vitamin K.

N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine—commonly known as NAC—may increase microcirculatory blood

flow‚ promote antioxidant activity‚ help with liver detoxification‚ and greatly reduce

nasal congestion. Milk thistle is also good for liver cleansing.

  • Soak your feet in the warm water with epsom salt for at least 20 minutes. Epsom salt contains magnesium that can relaxes muscles, helps removes toxins, reduces stress, and relieves pain.

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