Autumn and winter season are the viruses. Not to catch them and strengthen your body's defenses, follow the advice and treatment of our experts.
Cold, Cough, Flu ... To get through the disease fall or winter and avoid the red nose, watery eyes or sore throat, you should know to protect themselves and heal. Natural remedies can help you stay fit and relieve symptoms.
Focus on probiotics
"We can optimize its immune defenses, is scientifically proven," said Dr. Eric Lorrain, herbalist.
Or, 70% of our immune system may be found in the intestine.
Hence the idea to make a cure of probiotics to strengthen its intestinal mucosa, before the circulation of virus intensifies, especially if one is elderly or weakened by a lot of stress, bronchitis or an old disease chronic like diabetes.
A study has shown that taking a mixture of lactobacilli, daily for 12 weeks, reduced the risk of catching a cold. They are found in yogurts at a rate of 1 to 2 per day, or in food supplements.
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Drinking fresh orange juice glass
Think about it every morning to keep fit:
"Orange juice is a source of vitamin C, but also thiamine, an amino acid, folate, B vitamins, potassium and sugars that provide energy to start the day," says Dr. Philippe Goeb in natural therapy consultant.
It is best to squeeze some oranges; it can retain its two orange juice, three days in the refrigerator, vitamins losses are low.
If défatiguer with magnesium
Some studies indicate that the magnesium chloride stimulates the white blood cells. But it is mainly for its anti-fatigue action Dr. Philippe Goeb advises.
It emphasizes foods that contain:
- sardines in oil,
- the coffee,
- dark chocolate with 70% cocoa,
- spices ,
- the breads and rice,
Read also: How to know if you are lacking magnesium
Getting enough sleep
A sleepless night is enough to weaken the immune system because it reduces the number of a certain family of white blood cells.
Although sleep time remains clean given to each, doctors recommend anyway to sleep at least 7-8 hours.
Take breaks to de-stress
Yoga, gardening, reading, cinema, outings or meal with friends ... The nature of the activity is irrelevant. What matters is to relax because stress, fatigue and overwork weaken the immune system.
Regular physical activity
Moderate exercise, that is to say 30 to 60 minutes of walking a day, most days of the week, is beneficial and immunostimulant. It reduces the risk of respiratory infection by about 40%.
However, do not make it too intense and prolonged exercise can weaken the immune system, facilitating the entry and multiplication of virus in the body.
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Fill vitamin D
It activates white blood cells necessary to produce antibodies and destroy microbes. In the diet, especially those found in fatty fish:
- and cod liver oil,
- anchovies ...
Dr. Lorrain advises postmenopausal women and the elderly who overwhelmingly lack of vitamin D, to take a larger dose, three to four times the recommended daily dose in the form of drugs like Uvestérol D or Sterogyl drop or food supplements.
Both forms are the most common, D2, of plant origin, and D3, of animal origin. Needless to prefer one over the other, there are few differences in efficacy according to the current work.
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