With the change of season also comes the flu.  Here are some ideas to boost your immune system.  This will help your body get strong enough to kick in and take care of it quicker. Exercise, sleep, sauna, laughter, love Remember the 5 S’s:  Salmon, Smoothies, Salads, Spices, Supplements It is important to get high antioxidants in your body. orangesVitamin C….oranges, grapefruits, kiwi, Brussels sprouts Beta-Carotene converts it into Vitamin A….carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, spinach, collard greens, kale, turnip greens, beet greens, winter squash, cabbagecarrots     Zinc….pumpkin seeds, crab, beef, turkey – dark meat, beans, oysters   Selenium…red snapper, tuna, shrimp, whole grains, veggies, sunflower seeds, Brazilian nuts, egg yolks, white meat of chicken, lamb chops Garlicgarlic Omega-3 fats…salmon, sardines, fish oil supplements, flax seeds, olive oil, avocado, hemp seeds, Chia seeds The gastrointestinal track is responsible for 65-70% of our immune system.  It is important to make sure your gut is in good health.  If you have reflux, gas, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea, this is a sign that your gastrointestinal track needs healing.  It is important to heal your gut and bring good bacteria levels up to stay healthy. Vitamin D also plays a role in our hormones and our immune system.  A level of above 50 is good.   How are you getting your fruits and veggies?  I want to help you stay strong and healthy.  Email Sue if you’d like health coaching or learn more about staying healthy.