If there’s ever been a perfect time to look after your health and boost your immunity, it’s now. The events of 2020 (and now, 2021) really impressed upon the world that health and wellbeing should never be taken for granted and that things can change in the blink of an eye. Here at Edible Earth, we’re passionate about strong immunity and how it can help achieve a better picture of health overall.
We’ve put together our top tips for building immunity and how Edible Earth can fit seamlessly into your daily wellness rituals for your healthiest year yet.
Supplement your system
First and foremost, incorporating our LIFE and DEFENCE Elixirs (or any of our amazing formulations for that matter!) into your daily health and wellness routine is going to work wonders when it comes to supporting healthy immunity.
Boasting strong antimicrobial properties, research has shown that bee pollen is highly effective at warding off infections and disease. Highly anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants, bee pollen aids in wound healing and can also help to lower the risk of several cancers as well as reducing the severity and onset of allergies and killing harmful bacteria in the body.
Bee pollen is one of the most nutrient dense superfoods on earth and has been officially recognised in Germany for its potent medicinal properties. Just a spoonful added to your breakfast every day is one of the most effective ways to thrive from the inside out.
Medicinal Mushrooms lion’s mane, reishi, maitake and chaga found in our Defence Elixir Adaptogen formula are essential for supercharging immunity all year long. For example, Lion’s mane mushroom is packed with antioxidants and strengthens the immune system like most medicinal mushrooms. But lion’s mane is rare in the fact that it fosters the production of the bioprotein nerve growth factor (NFG) and myelin (an insulation around nerve fibres). Both NFG and myelin are absolutely crucial to brain health. An imbalance in them can contribute to neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Multiple Sclerosis (MS), making lion’s mane some serious brain food! This miraculous mushroom has also been shown to improve cognition and memory in many human studies, increase concentration, and alleviate anxiety and irritability.
Take a holistic approach
It’s no secret that we’re huge advocates for a holistic approach to life, especially when it comes to your dietary protocol. We believe that focusing on a natural, grain free, organic diet with minimal meat is a sure-fire way to keep the body free from toxins and preservatives whilst supporting a healthy immune system. A diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables will allow your body to absorb the essential nutrients, antioxidants and minerals required to not only keep it functioning at its best but will also go a long way at keeping illness and nasty bugs out of your system. Eat the rainbow!
Move your body and your mind
Incorporating daily movement for both your mind and your body is another wonderful way to build a strong immunity. Research shows that regular physical activity can help to flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways as well as causing a change in antibodies and white blood cells and slowing down the release of stress hormones.
Staying mentally fit and strong with regular educational activities, such as podcasts, mind puzzles and reading is also a fantastic way at keeping your brain sharp and strong, which will contribute to strong overall health and wellbeing in the long run.
One of many reasons we should be sweating it out in these hot boxes is not only does it reduce inflammation, slow down aging and burn excess fat and toxins, The heat generated by an infrared sauna stimulates energy at a cellular level which, in turn, increases the body’s production of white blood cells. These cells form a component of your blood and act as your immune system's first line of defence when infection strikes. Let’s get sweaty girls!
What are you doing for your immunity? If you think your system could benefit from some of our life changing elixirs then click here to stock up for the months ahead!