Super Foods to Boost Your Immune System


Cold & Flu Season Already?!
Ready or not, we are moving into cold and flu season. Chinese Medicine offers effective treatment and prevention for colds and flus. And, the best time to start implementing these tools is now! Schedule an appointment for an acupuncture treatment and/or an herbal consultation. I am happy to develop a customized treatment plan to boost your immune system so that you can smoothly sail through this Fall and Winter.

In the meantime, here are some dietary tips to get started. A diverse diet of organic and fresh foods is essential for a healthy immune system. 

Fermented Foods. Did you know that 70% of your immune system is in your intestines? Fermented foods are packed with naturally-ocurring healthy bacteria that boost the health of your intestines. It’s crucial that the fermented foods are raw and unpasteurized, since cooking these foods will destroy the healthy-promoting bacteria.Include the following probiotic-rich foods in your daily diet: Sauerkraut, fermented vegetables, kim chi, yogurt, kefir, cottage cheese, miso, kombucha, beet kvass, rejuvelac, and naturally fermented sodas (such as kefir soda and whey soda).

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