The immune system is our first line of defense against invaders.

Here are some tips to build wellness during these uncertain times.

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Exercise Regularly
Do what you can to keep yourself in shape. Many diseases (diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and much more) are less likely by staying fit. Exercise indoors or outdoors, walks, bicycle or jumping jacks. Exercise helps immunity. There are many simple exercises online you can do at home.

Sleep Deeply
Sleep is when the body heals. Studies have shown that people become more susceptible to disease when they don’t get good sleep. Long-term lack of sleep increases your risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. A good 8 hours is all you need.

A little bit of sunlight goes a long way. Low levels of Vitamin D have been pinned as a contributor to respiratory illness. 10-15 minutes in the sun makes sufficient Vitamin D. If you can’t be outside, the supplement may be appropriate.

Gut Health
A healthy gut is essential to our immune system. Up to 80% of our immune system resides in our belly. Foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut and tempeh have been fermented and have lots of the good bacteria, who help us maintain strong immunity. Healthy and balanced foods feed your inherent immunity.

Eat More Vegetables and Fruits
Needed nutrients come from our foods. Citrus, broccoli, bell peppers, garlic, ginger, turmeric, blueberries are just some of the nutrient dense foods our body loves.

Herbal Supplements
Zinc, vitamin C, echinacea, goldenseal are tried and true boosts to our immunity. The supplements available through our clinic support immunity, energy and vitality. We carry a variety of supplements and classic herbal formulas for preventative as well as acute and chronic conditions.

Reduce Stress
Uncertainty increases stress. Acupuncture, acupressure, yoga, meditation, proper herbal formula can all help reduce stress, giving more energy to immunity as well as sleep, digestion, and mental clarity.

Now is the time to make changes in your life and bring in elements of preventative care.

These simple tips above can go a long way to getting you closer to your health goals.