NATURAL HEALTH MATTERS with Dr. Laurell
Five ways to stay healthy during cold and flu season
1. Get your sleep.
Lack of sleep contributes to elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which suppresses the immune system.
2. Watch your stress levels.
I know this is easier said than done, but even a little change can help. Again, this is about keeping those cortisol levels balanced.
3. Eat your vegetables.
Fruits and vegetables are filled with vitamins and antioxidants that can help boost your immune system in numerous ways. And we think mom will be happy to know you are eating your fruits and veggies.
4. Take a probiotic
Yes, it’s true; our gut bacteria play an important role in our immune health. In one study, athletes who took probiotics had about 40% fewer colds and digestive episodes than when they took a placebo.
5. Keep Peaceful Mountain’s Ionic Colloidal Silver at the ready!
I find our Ionic Colloidal Silver to be invaluable when I start to feel under the weather. I get the best results when I use it regularly, or even at the first hint of symptoms. With all of the recent interest in colloidal silver for fighting viruses, Peaceful Mountain’s Ionic Colloidal Silver is at the top of my list for staying well this fall.
Dr. Laurell Matthews, ND has a bachelor’s in biochemistry and received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University.