Another great read from Frank Lipman, MD on tips to stay healthy this winter season.

alttagstaywellinwinterBelow are some highlights from his article and you can read the full article using the direct link below!

Here are a few of my favorite tips to keep you in top form until it’s time to put the snow boots away:

 

1.) Show sugar the door

If you do nothing else this winter, dump sugar – it’s the most important thing you can do to help yourself stay well. It’s weakening your immune system at the time of year when you need it working overtime.

 

2.) Dig into fermented foods

As it houses roughly 70% of your immune system, a happy, healthy gut will be less vulnerable to every wave of cooties that sweep through your office. How to feed it well? Add fermented foods, like sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, kefir and raw, organic apple cider vinegar to your menu.

 

3.) Gobble up greens

Doing so will deliver the phytonutrients and fiber that make your good belly bacteria thrive – and keep your immune system defenses strong enough to fight off opportunistic bugs.

 

4.) Stock up on garlic and onions – and use liberally

Garlic is packed with anti-viral, antibacterial and antifungal compounds that help repel the bad guys and onions are especially strong in the antibacterial department.

 

5.) Give your body some extra TLC

  • Don’t skimp on sleep 
  • Drink a lot Of water that is, not alcohol.
  • Keep moving
  • Unwind more often
  • Take a wintertime sunbath

6) Send in the supplement cavalry.

To make sure those wintertime ills don’t have a fighting chance, stack the deck some more in your favor. In addition to eating and treating your body well, add a few supplements to the mix. Among my favorites to support wintertime immunity:

 

  • NAC (N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine)
  • Probiotics
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D3
  • Antiviral Herbs
  • Myer’s cocktail

Read Dr. Lipmans Full Article for all the details on How to Stay Well!

Source: 6 Ways To Stay Well – and Not Get Sick This Winter – Frank Lipman MD

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