Tips to Boost Your Family's Immune System

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I don't know about you, but I have been researching how to boost my immune system. I have been a work at home mom for a long time now, so I already am not exposed to as many germs as the rest of my family. Now, with everything going on in the world right now, we are told to stay at home and only go out for essentials because of COVID-19. So I have been staying at home even more. No gym, no school for the kids, my husband is considered an essential job so he has to work. We make sure he washes his hands as soon as he comes in the door, takes off his shoes before he enters the house, and changes his clothes/take a shower as soon as he comes in as well. But I have still been looking for tips to improve my family's immune systems as much as possible. And thankfully I was introduced to a new product that can help, but thought I would share what I have found in my research as well.


Tips to Boost Your Immune System




1. Eat certain foods. Certain foods that can boost immune system, but eating healthy fruits and vegetables while cutting back on the added sugar consumption. According to Health Line, there are 15 foods in particular that you should eat to boost your immune system. Some of those include; broccoli, red bell pepper, garlic, citrus fruits, turmeric, ginger, spinach, yogurt, and green tea.


2. Take probiotics. According to Harvard Health Publishing, "Probiotics have been shown to secrete protective substances, which may turn on the immune system and prevent pathogens from taking hold and creating major disease." Remember, 70% of your immune system is located in your gut!


Kyo-Dophilus Kids Probiotic Review


Finding the right probiotic for you and your family is key. I was recently sent Kyo-Dophilus Kids Probiotic to try with my children, YES! Your whole family should be taking probiotics. Kyo-Dophilus Kids Probiotic maintains good bowel regularity, relieves occasional digestive discomfort, and promotes healthy immune function. It contains human strain bacteria called The Friendly Trio™ that are documented in clinical studies to show various health benefits including: strengthening immune function, aiding a healthy inflammatory response, and restoring beneficial bacteria. My daughter has always had trouble with regularity so I decided to let her try these out. They are made for children 2 years of age (infants can have 1/2 a crushed tablet) and older plus they don't have to be kept refrigerated. We are also working on her water consumption which is important for regularity as well. Kyo-Dophilus Kids Probiotic are a vanilla chewable tablet (my daughter says they taste like a yummy marshmallow) which is easy to take and is free of GMOs, sodium, preservatives, artificial colors, dairy, gluten, and soy.

3. Stay Active. Working out is a powerful way to boost your immune system because it causes your body's antibodies and white blood cells to circulate more rapidly, which means they may be able to detect and zero in on bugs more quickly. Being active this way also lowers stress hormones, which reduces your chances of getting sick.


4. Get Enough Sleep. Each age group needs different amounts of sleep, but for adults, it's about eight hours. During sleep, your immune system releases proteins called cytokines, some of which help promote sleep. Certain cytokines need to increase when you have an infection or inflammation, or when you're under stress. Sleep deprivation may decrease production of these protective cytokines. In addition, infection-fighting antibodies and cells are reduced during periods when you don't get enough sleep. So, your body needs sleep to fight infectious diseases. Long-term lack of sleep also increases your risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease.


Practice Mindful Health to Support a Healthy Immune System


5. Try to Reduce Your Stress. When we're stressed, the immune system's ability to fight off antigens is reduced. That is why we are more susceptible to infections. The stress hormone corticosteroid can suppress the effectiveness of the immune system. Here are our tips to reduce stress and how meditation can help children as well.


6. Wash Your Hands Thoroughly. According to the CDC, they list when and how to wash your hands thoroughly.
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

More info on Kyo-Dophilus Kids Probiotic: Wakunaga of America developed Kyo-Dophilus Probiotics nearly thirty years ago with the goal of sharing the health benefits of "friendly bacteria" to help maintain overall well-being. Wakunaga of America is a family owned, privately held supplement company established in 1972. They are committed to promoting consumer health worldwide through the research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of high-quality medicinal herbs. Wakunaga of America's mission is to provide products of the highest quality, supported by truthful science and accompanied by helpful consumer information. 
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Do you take a probiotic? Did you learn anything about how to boost your immune system? Do you follow any of these practices already? Please share with me in the comments below!


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  1. For boosting immunity at home these are amazing tips but taking immunity herbal supplements helps to build strong immune system.

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