The immune system is the body’s natural defense network. It is comprised of many organs, cells, and proteins that work together to protect against outside viruses, bacteria, and other unwanted invaders. When functioning correctly, the immune system identifies which cells are yours and which are foreign. It then organizes to kill any invaders that could cause the body harm. Your immune system does this complex work naturally, but, like anything, it requires a healthy environment in order to thrive. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help bolster your immune system.
You probably know all about the dangers of refined sugar. It rots your teeth, increases your risk of chronic disease, causes weight gain, and much more. But quitting refined sugar doesn’t just allow you to avoid these adverse effects, it also allows you to enjoy a range of benefits. Today's blog highlights five of the top benefits you can enjoy by quitting refined sugar.
Welcome to the first full day of Autumn where we can "officially" start our pumpkin spice consumption. Well really, who am I kidding, I started a few weeks ago. But now that the weather is cooler and the days are shortening, we start to get into the warm flavors of fall. Hello, pumpkin everything!!🎃 This ain't no traditional smoothie recipe... this will warm you from the inside out. Jennifer says "The perfect transition from cold smoothie season into fall... it was magical."
Do you have an immunity booster secret, Nicole? I've been getting a lot of questions about immunity for the last few weeks. It's definitely a hot topic. Reducing your exposure to viruses and bacteria by washing your hands, covering up when you cough, and avoiding contact with your eyes, nose, and mouth is important. There is also a certain level of exposure that you cannot prevent. When this exposure occurs it is important for the immune system to be up to the challenge. We can actively strengthen our immunity and natural defenses with immunity boosters. I curated a delicious Immunity Boosting Meal Plan with nutrient-dense and immune-boosting ingredients. The Immunity Booster Smoothie is by far one of my recipes smoothies in the meal plan! These delicious, anti-oxidant packed recipe will help you stay healthy! Let me know how much you love this recipe... and if you add vanilla protein powder, the smoothie tastes like a creamsicle. Also, check out the Immunity Boosting Meal Plan to boost your immune system all week. https://nicolecamba.com/product/immunity-boosting-meal-plan/
Boosting your immune system is one of the best ways to prevent getting illnesses like the common cold, flu, and similar viruses. There are many ways to improve your immunities, including some natural remedies that are very easy to accomplish. Try out some of these easy and natural ways to boost your immune system.
With the holidays over, we may find ourselves in need of a little TLC. I know I may have rubbed shoulders with a few people fighting a cold.... and being the holidays... extra stress, late nights and indulging a little more than usual (yes I ate truffles), my immune system was compromised and welcomed some uninvited guests. At the first sign of a cold, I infuse my body with liquids, preferably warm nourishing teas and bone broths and eat a lot of roasted and raw garlic (sorry if I smell extra nice). Check out the Roasted Garlic recipe on my site!! Supplementation is important when battling infection, including probiotics & Vit C along with essential oils like clove. Most importantly rest, early bedtime and reduced sugar and low-carb diet (sugar will suppress your immune system) is key to reducing the duration and severity of illness.