Since the arrival of COVID-19 into our lives, there’s been a lot of talk about our immune system and how a strong immune system can be vitally important in protecting us against viruses and infection.
There are many ways to naturally boost your immune system, sunlight, moving your body, having fun & ensuring you are getting adequate rest & relaxation are a few of the simple ones we mostly forget about being beneficial!
Here are a few more to consider:
Detoxification: Cleansing and detoxing ourselves can be a great boost to the immune system. If you are planning to undertake a detox, colon hydrotherapy can be a great way to remove toxic waste from your body to ease those detoxification side effects, such as lethargy, headaches, muscle aches and fatigue. Ideally is recommended to have a series of colonics during your detox regime.
Probiotics: Almost 70% of your immune system resides in the gut. Probiotics can help balance the gut microbiome. Most of us have up to 80% non-beneficial bacteria and around 20% beneficial bacteria that reside in our gut. Colonics are a great way to cleanse the colon of waste matter which will include bacteria. At the end of you colonic its important to take a probiotic, which will introduce billions of beneficial bacteria into your gut and help to change the balance inside the gut to larger numbers of beneficial bacteria. Working with a good Naturopath who can recommend an appropriate probiotic for you is ideal to enhance this process even more.
Avoid constipation: Constipation causes waste matter to stay longer than is ideal in the colon, where it can be reabsorbed into your system, weakening the immune system & causing an extra burden on your liver, whose job it is to keep the blood in your system as clean as possible. Colon hydrotherapy can be of great benefit to constipation sufferers. During the session, as accumulated waste is gently removed, your colon is also being hydrated which allows more impacted waste matter to soften. When the warm water is introduced into the colon, it encourages the colon to increase its peristaltic action, in effect giving your colon a workout which strengthens with each subsequent colonic. This in turn may increase the transit time of waste matter through the colon, providing you are hydrating adequately.
Hydration: Hydration plays a big part in our immune system health. Most of the water your body needs for your blood supply is absorbed from your colon. If you are dehydrated, your body has no option but to use the water available, which can be quite putrid due to the stagnant and toxic waste matter that may accumulated in your colon due to dehydration and or constipation. Aim for at least 2L of water a day, and when you go to the bathroom, get in the habit of checking your urine colour. It should be a very pale-yellow colour, almost clear…. If its not….. get some H2 O into you quickly!