She has been getting colds for most of the last 6 months. In this post I explain the steps she should take to strengthen her immune system and get back onto the road to health.
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can be the cause of poor immunity. I had a period were I was sick for about 3 months with various ailments about 3 years ago, it turned out that it was caused by a zinc deficiency. I was back to strength quickly once I had identified the problem. In most cases mineral supplementation for a limited period is a no risk or low risk and low cost option so once you have ruled out anything obvious by visiting a doctor it should be the next step .[tabs style=”1″] [tab title=”Vitamins and Minerals”]
There are two other websites I found that recommend other things about blood tests that could be worth a look
Colds could be caused by high levels of toxins in the body. In addition illness can cause a build up of toxins (due to the body not taking care of cleaning up when your ill ). An anti toxin diet could help (one with high levels of antioxidants – fruit and vegetable such as broccoli).
Gut health is likely to have taken a hit if you have been on antibiotics so taking a probiotic or eating homemade sauerkraut would be a good way to restore the health of the gut.
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Some foods to avoid when you are sick would be
Some foods to eat when you are sick would be
Getting cold has been shown through trials to increase ones likelihood of getting sick significantly. I have seen it suggested that viruses live longer in colder environments (but not found any credible evidence of this). So keeping warm and the air warm may be something you may want to try.
Light exercise can be good if you are feeling ill (depending on how bad you are) light yoga and things like Tia chi have been shown to boost the immune system.
A few places I like to go for health information