This weird weather we've been having--muggy and unseasonably hot, has been doing odd things to people who tend to have allergies, and who may be prone to illness with the changes in weather. In times like these, I always like to prepare myself by adding immune boosting foods and supplements into my daily routine. As a health care professional, I am exposed to many people on a daily basis, so it's extremely important for me to take the right precautions so that I remain healthy, and also do not pass on germs to my patients.
There are literally hundreds of foods and supplements that claim to have a boost to the immune system and prevent colds and flues. From anti-oxidant superfruits to alkalizing drinks, from mega-doses of Vitamin C to B12 injections, it can get pretty confusing for people to determine what will actually work for their bodies and what may just be a passing fad in the health food industry. There's no one right answer or method that fits every individual. But I want to talk about just a few things that I personally use, and that I have found to be extremely successfully for my patients.