With experts predicting the 2020 flu season to be one of the worst on record, what are some ways to boost your (and your kids’) immune system?
There are nearly 330 million people in the USA. Nearly 25% of the population—74 million—are under 18 years of age. When we hear on the news that a child has died because of flu or flu-like symptoms, perhaps for a fleeting moment, we empathize with the grieving parents. But within seconds, we get on with our day, back to work, or running errands. No child’s death from flu should be regarded as a statistic. With this in mind, let’s take a minute to really grieve for the 32 children that have died from the flu as of January 13, 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control…
...Our intention for this post is to give you some useful tips for boosting your family’s immune system.
We’ll share these tips in just a bit. But first, here’s what you need to know about this year’s flu season.
Alarming Facts About the 2019-2020 Flu Season
This year’s dominant strain of flu is B influenza (Victoria strain).
The flu vaccine, though highly recommended by medical experts, is predicted to not be an effective match for B-Victoria.
B-Victoria is more likely to affect kids than adults.
A study in Pediatrics concluded influenza B virus is more likely to cause death in hospitalized children aged 16 or younger.
Experts predict flu rates among kids will spike because school is now back in session after winter vacation.
Health officials say 2019-2020 could be as bad as 2017-2018, regarded as the worst in 10 years. (In that season, nearly 80,000 died from flu-like complications.)
If you’ve already been sick this winter, chances are good that you’ll be sick again. In fact, the CDC reports the average American succumbs to 2-3 cases of rhinovirus every year (usually in winter).
“Adapt” To Stress And Give Your Immune System The Tools It Needs To Succeed
Nearly every article that talks about ways to prevent colds and flu offers these no-brainer tips: wash your hands frequently, exercise and eat a good diet.
But these tips aren’t particularly helpful. Just ask anybody who follows this advice daily and yet still gets knocked down by the flu. Highly-contagious viruses can strike Crossfit junkies and couch potatoes with equal severity.
In order to protect yourself from viral attacks, your immune system needs to not only be shielded from bad germs, it needs to also be strengthened. And one of the easiest ways to strengthen your immune system is by using adaptogenic herbs on a daily basis.
If you’ve never heard of adaptogenic herbs, you’ll be hearing more and more about these miracles of nature. For thousands of years, these unique therapeutic plants and mushrooms have been used as Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet.
Adaptogenic herbs, or adaptogens, represent a tiny fraction of all the medicinal plants in the world. Out of approximately 50,000 medicinal plants thus far identified, less than 1% can be classified as adaptogens.
What Are Adaptogens?
Adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms meet the following criteria:
- They are safe and completely non toxic to consume in recommended dosages.
- They normalize the body’s response to stress (all kinds of stress) without causing side effects.
- They act on the body non-specifically.
This third criteria means that unlike pharmaceuticals, which are created to elicit a certain response in the body (example: lower blood pressure), adaptogens affect different tissues and organs in different ways.
If you’re hyper, adaptogens can act to calm your nerves. If you feel fatigued, adaptogens can exert an energetic influence. Because most of us live hectic lives, our bodies struggle to produce enough stress hormones to help us cope. Adaptogens come to the rescue by eliminating or reducing negative responses to stress, and by normalizing the output of stress hormones.
How Do Adaptogens Support The Immune System?
Research shows that adaptogens support adrenal gland function. Because of chronic stress, many people have overworked adrenal glands, which can cause fatigue and weakened immunity.
Adaptogens also support the immune system by stimulating the action of white blood cells called macrophages. Macrophages, the body’s first line of defense, gobble up pathogens in the blood.
Essential Oils For Immunity
Aromatherapy and the topical use of essential oils shouldn’t just be used occasionally, such as when you get a massage or spend the day at a luxurious spa. Rather, essential oils should be used everyday. In fact, certain essential oils demonstrate the ability in research studies to support the immune system.
For example, the vapor in eucalyptus oil kills the influenza virus after just 10 minutes, concludes a study in Essence Journal. And if you’re already stuffy and can’t breathe, eucalyptus is great for opening the nasal passages, reducing inflammation in the lungs and stimulating macrophages.
Rosemary oil assists in the body’s detoxification process. If your system is backed up with toxins, you’re more vulnerable to getting sick.
Research shows lemon oil improves lymphatic function and repairs the immune system after being weakened by stress. Taking a deep breath of lemon oil also has been shown to elevate the mood.
Get The Immune-Supporting Benefits of Adaptogens & Essential Oils With One Click
Look, there’s no guarantee that taking adaptogenic herbs and using essential oils everyday will prevent you from being sick. But with this year’s severe cold and flu season, you need Mother Nature’s most powerful immune-supporting compounds.
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