How to Get a Grip On Your Immune System!
Recently, taking pain meds is what I had to do
to cope with pain management from several recent oral surgeries this past couple of months. I am not a fan of taking any medication unless absolutely necessary.
What I didn’t realize is how much my IMMUNE SYSTEM WAS BEING AFFECTED after consuming ALOT of ibuprofen, antibiotics, and other anti-inflammatory medications for about 2 months, off and on.
This past week, I got super congested, and just could not shake it like I normally would. I started doing some research and found some incredible information that makes sense, and I am going to start applying it right away.
Our gut is responsible for about 80% of
the immune system and is commonly referred to as our second brain. So, what I failed to do when taking all these antibiotics and pain meds is to feed my gut with good bacteria to help balance things out.
So many of us get pain-free from meds, fight off infections with antibiotics, and find ourselves feeling not ourselves soon after.
Obviously, everyone has a different gut biome, but as a general rule, you should consume a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables as the fiber in plant foods feeds your gut and helps keep your microbiome in balance.
A quick way to ramp up your immune system
is to take a probiotic that is recommended by your nutritionist since some probiotics help with different issues going on with your gut.
The other thing that you can start eating right away is fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, and grass-fed kefir. I have been amazed at how much better my gut has felt after consuming some of these foods.
It is best to focus on sleep, healthy fats, moderate exercise, and staying hydrated for your overall health. Ultimately, the most important thing you can do is to stay away from stress the best you can…
Moving forward, I know that I will not always make the best eating choices, however, I can plan on adding these foods to my diet if I am taking any of the meds I mentioned earlier. This could have made all the difference in keeping my immune system strong while dealing with pain.
Drinking a couple of flu bombs helps a lot too. Here is an example of the recipe I use:
- 1/2 warm filtered water
- The juice of one lemon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- One (1) minced garlic clove
- A tablespoon of honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
I hope this information is helpful to anyone that might be experiencing some cold or flu symptoms during this fall season. I wish you well!