I get a bug every season which lasts a few weeks and is difficult to shake off. I need some advice about foods that boost one's immunity but are not full of sugar. I eat local honey on toast and have apples in my salad. I know garlic and spinach and kale are good and I use these. Any more suggestions would be gratefully received. thanks.
This is what I do and don't seem to get anything over the winter season.
I take a combo of Vitamin D3 and K2 from end of summer onwards. I get them from Oxford Vitality. You have to have the K2 with the D3 otherwise D3 on it's own will make your teeth sensitive.
I also take a probiotic, this boosts your immune system, protects the stomach lining from bacteria getting into your bloodstream, probiotics have many health benefits see this link from Dr Axe draxe.com/how-to-boost-your-immune-system/
I also eat fermented food, again they are good for your immune system. Kefir which I make from the grain, ferment it myself. Kimchi, which I love (fermented cabbage), Miso soup etc try and have 3 portions of fermented foods per week. I think Dr Axe gives a more detailed list of fermented foods but these are the ones I use.
Every morning I have a teaspoon of Manuka honey 10+ in some warm water with 3 teaspoons of Raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar(with mother) mixed in with it. You can buy both of theses in Morrisons. Again ACV is a fermented food and the manuka honey has anti-bacterial and healing properties
In the unlikely event of anything starting I immediately take Oregano oil (high dose) to kick it out of the park, which it does. Do not take Oregano oil if you are taking medication for blood pressure or warfrin etc as Oregano oil thins the blood.
Naturally which I'm sure you know, dark greens and dark red vegetables are a no brainer. I keep away from fruit as it contains too much sugar for my liking and bugs love to feed off sugar (as well as cancer does).
I saw that Linda mentioned cave man diet, I agree with that thinking..go Paleo
Also just as a side note, the older you get, the weaker your stomach lining gets unless you heal it or keep it healthy Try the Budwig Protocal for a couple of months to help with that or another way is to include broccoli, turkey, tuna, cottage cheese in your diet, can't think of the rest off the top of my head but these are some stomach healing things and of course the probiotics which I've already mentioned. XX