INFLAMMATION and Immune Function

INFLAMMATION and immune function are at the heart of resilience.  We want our bodies to be resilient when it comes to getting sick.  We want to be able to bounce back quickly.  CLEARING is a great way to support overall immune function in our body.

I am currently in a program with  the Functional Nutrition Alliance and we are talking a lot about COVID-19 since that is the hot topic of our current time.  We all want to support our clients in the best way that we can now and always.  One way we as individuals can protect ourselves or limit the effects of COVID-19 is to really focus on reducing inflammation and boosting our immune system.

As I mentioned above, clearing is a great way to start this process.  There are 4 main ways to do the clearing process.

  1. Clear body waste.
  2. Clear contaminants from your environment.
  3. Clear inflammation.
  4. Clear stress and anxiety.

I’m only focusing on the clearing portion of all that we can do at this point.  We can CLEAR, CALM, ENHANCE, and MODULATE.

Clearing body waste is the first thing we can start with to help boost our immune system and reduce inflammation.  So this week,  I would like you to focus on:

  1. Hydrating well.  Use water, herbal teas, fresh vegetable juices, broths, coconut water.
  2. Eat water rich foods (soups, stews, fruits, vegetables)  Whole plant based foods are great for this.
  3. Eat plenty of fiber.  Eat good quality fiber such as whole grains.  Avoid simple carbohydrates.
  4. Consider digestive supplements if necessary.
  5. Take probiotics and prebiotics.  (Start with foods that contain these first, then supplement.

Probiotic rich foods: Kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, kombucha, natto, raw cheese, apple cider vinegar, pickles, tempeh, miso,

Prebiotic foods: bananas, asparagus, onions, garlic, cabbage, beans and other legumes, whole grains, artichokes, leaks, root vegetables, apples.

You can be healthy.  I am not sure where you are in your journey, but you can make changes starting with this one to make your body healthier.  We all need healthier bodies, and especially now, since it is even more important to have a healthy immune system.  If you need help make changes to get healthy, I would love to help you in that journey.  I do health coaching and nutrition counseling that is customized to each individual.  Please contact me at for more information.  I will also be doing FREE calls the week of March 30-April 3rd 2020 to discuss with anyone who is interested on taking the steps to start CLEARING your body.  Please contact me at to get scheduled for a FREE call.

Stay healthy,