How To Strengthen Your Body's Natural Defenses

March 05, 2020 3 min read

 

We know you’re probably a bit worried lately and might be wondering how you can best protect yourselves and your loved ones from serious health threats.


We feel the exact same way and that’s why we wanted to share a bit more about the precautionary steps we may be able to take, together.

 

We think that in uncertain or frightening situations, it’s especially important to equip yourself with as much knowledge as possible in order to protect yourself.

 

Knowledge really is power in cases like these.


So what might these means of protection be exactly?

 

The CDC recommends staying away from sick people as much as possible, practicing good hygiene, covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, and washing your hands frequently.


Besides this, the best thing we can do is to boost our body’s illness-fighting capabilities by keeping our immune system as healthy and strong as possible. 


What is your immune system?

The immune system is a network of structures and processes within your body that protect against disease and dangerous foreign bodies. It does this by identifying threats, such as viruses and bacteria, differentiating them from your body’s healthy tissue, and then working to eliminate them.


Why is your immune system so important?

Your immune system is your biggest defense against bacteria, germs, viruses, cell changes, and other harmful substances. When healthy and strong, it actively attacks and destroys dangerous cells and protects your body from foreign invaders.

 

Strengthen Your Body's Natural Defenses

 

Here Are 7 Tips For Naturally
Strengthening Y
our Immune System

 

  1. Get plenty of sleep
    Your cells are not able to properly repair themselves when you’re sleep-deprived. Aim for about 8 hours of quality, uninterrupted sleep per night.

  2. Take a high-quality probiotic
    Over 70% of your immune system’s cells reside in your gut. Since your gut is unavoidably tied to your immunity and overall wellness, a probiotic supplement with the right strains (like the LA-14 in our Primal Probiotics) is an absolute must-have!

  3. Avoid alcohol and tobacco
    Excessive smoking and drinking can wreak havoc on your immune system. If you smoke, speak to your doctor about how you can construct a plan to help you quit as soon as possible.

  4. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
    Especially dark, leafy greens. Or if your diet is often less than ideal or you're constantly on-the-go, try adding a daily green powder to your routine to help prevent nutritional deficiencies.

  5. Decrease stress levels
    Increased levels of cortisol due to stress can damage immune responses. If you struggle to manage your stress, now is the time to research healthy stress reduction methods, such as yoga, meditation, journaling, or walking in nature.

  6. Take a multivitamin or immune booster
    It's important to eat plenty of immune-boosting foods containing essential vitamins like C, B6, D, and E, and nutrients such as selenium and zinc. A quality immune booster or targeted multivitamin supplement can help fill in the gaps with essential vitamins and minerals required for strong immunity. Learn more about our Immune Support Bundle here.

  7. Focus on a healthy lifestyle
    Studies show that regular physical activity and plenty of water can strengthen your immune system. This also means avoiding toxins contained in alcohol, overly processed foods, and the like. When you treat your body with the respect it deserves, your immune system will care for you in return!

 

Whether it’s the common flu or any potentially threatening illness or virus, boosting your immune system is vital to protecting the thing we all hold so near and dear to our hearts… our health.


That's why we've been working day and night to combine these most fundamental immune support elements into convenient, safe, and powerful holistic supplements, like our Primal Immune Defense and Limited Edition Primal Greens.

 

WE WANT TO DO ALL THAT WE CAN TO HELP YOU STAY HEALTHY REGARDLESS OF THE THREATS WE MAY FACE NOW OR IN THE FUTURE.

 

BECAUSE REMEMBER...

 

IT'S ABOUT YOU.  IT'S ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.  IT'S ABOUT RECONNECTING. 

Jennifer Sluzewski
Written by
Jennifer Sluzewski

Writer and Content Creator for Team Primal Harvest
As a former JMU Duke and graduate of the School of Media Arts and Design, Jennifer has been a writer and editor for multiple brands and publications over the past eight years. Currently residing in NYC, she can often be found in a coffee shop, yoga studio, or planning her next travel adventure!