The Perfect Immune Booster
The holidays are just around the corner, and that means the cold and flu season has arrived. While I respect your decision to use methods such as getting a flu shot or the use of medications to get over your cold or flu, the reality is your best line of defense (or offense) is prevention — THE BEST CURE!
Sadly, even if you do get a flu shot, the odds of you getting sick are pretty high. We all need to boost our immune health to avoid the common cold and flu, and a healthy immune system also reduces inflammation (the cause of our aches and pains) and prevents diseases, including fighting off cancers and the viruses that circulate in everyone’s bodies every day, just waiting for the opportunity to sneak in and take over. When we allow ourselves to become run down by not getting enough sleep, eating too much sugar, drinking alcohol, and exposing ourselves to excessive amounts of stress while not getting enough laughter, all set us up for a weakened immune system.
In this blog article, I’m going to share with you how we can all boost our immunity this year to fight off a cold or flu, and whatever else is lurking ... naturally. If you're like me and hate being sick, your gonna want to make sure you have the following supplements to help boost immunity. And, if you should get sick, they help shorten the duration, so a typical cold or flu doesn't last as long.
There is no biological reason we have to catch a cold or get the flu. In fact, each time we get sick or have surgery for that matter, we stress our immune system, weakening it. This also happens by itself as we age, making it critical to protect our most precious asset — our health!
Did you know that contracting a cold or getting the flu is usually a sign of a weak immune system that weakens as we age? As important, it also occurs when our bodies become deficient in certain essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and of course my favorite, the amino acids that are the core of a healthy game-plan, regardless of what your goal is: Weight loss, general health and wellness, anti-anxiety, recovery (whether it be pre or post-surgery), or stress from daily living.
The solution is to nourish your body with the right amounts of the essential micronutrients it needs (vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and amino acids). You can create and strengthen your immune system, so it's capable of doing its job — keeping you vibrantly healthy and feeling naturally energized. You'll save yourself the annoyance, pain, and discomfort of dealing with these illnesses, and you also won’t miss work or the fun holiday festivities you were looking forward to going to. You'll also have more energy to do all the things that need to be done this time of year, like shopping (pssst, buy your family a Daily Health Essentials Kit so they are healthier and then they can't get you sick LOL).
Here is a dirty little secret most people don't realize ... there is a good reason why the cold and flu season peaks during, and immediately after, the holidays. It's overeating and excess sugar and carb consumption that weakens our immunity, making our bodies more vulnerable to getting sick, among other things like clogged arteries, heart attacks, anxiety/panic attacks, and the list goes on and on.
The best part about this fun time of year, besides shopping, is the delicious foods we indulge in. Sadly, for me, it's almost always something with sugar (I’m human just like you). Think about it for a second ... just about everyone you know is eating carbs, cookies, gourmet coffees loaded with cream and sugar, cakes, candy, and of course bread, rice, and potatoes that all break down to sugar in our body, raising insulin levels and lowering our immune response. Sugar, even from so-called healthy sources like juicing, excess fruit (avocado is a fruit), alcohol, and even whole grains, all break down to sugar.
Sugar is the main ingredient in all of those creamers, milk, yogurts, as well as other protein bars you might be eating. Sadly, just about every processed food we eat is filled with empty blood sugar-spiking, metabolic-damaging calories. And, It gets worse; those foods not only spike insulin levels and are devoid of the essential vitamins and minerals our body needs, but most people also don't know that sugar depletes/robs our body of certain nutrients too.
For starters, it competes with vitamin C for receptor sites in our cells, blocking our cell's ability to absorb vitamin C. When your body becomes lower in vitamin C, not only is your immunity weakened, but you also become susceptible to catching all the nasty bugs going around. Even the health of your skin, hair, and nails are negatively affected.
It's not the cold weather, or even being in lots of crowds, that causes colds; a weakened and low immune system does. The excess sugar we consume, among other things like taking certain medications, not only slow metabolism, causing you to gain weight and store fat, but it's also one of the biggest reasons cold and flu rates peak after the holidays or eating large meals. (I hope you stocked up on the one supplement that can kill your cravings for carb-filled sugary foods ... Keto Carb Edge/Accelerator Advanced!)
When most people get sick, they grab over-the-counter cold medications or even prescription medications. Some even give themselves permission to indulge in carbs, but this the exact opposite of what we should be doing. When over-the-counter or prescription medication is taken most of us assume that it will make us feel better; however, what most people don’t realize is that these medications actually deplete the uber-important essential vitamins and minerals from our body. Most times, the nutrients it depletes are the micronutrients that are needed to keep the immune system strong. Here are a few examples (what's in your medicine cabinet?):
- Aspirin depletes the critical immune-boosting nutrients vitamin C and zinc
- Ibuprofen/NSAIDs (includes Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Meloxicam, and there are more) depletes zinc, folic acid, and glutathione
- Antacids not only inhibit digestive enzymes (making it easy to gain weight, store excess fat, and cause fluid retention/bloat) depletes vitamins b12, D, and zinc
- Antibiotics deplete just about all the essential micronutrients, including COQ10. They also destroy the good gut bacteria where all health is made.
I could go on and on, but I’m sure you get my point.
Your best line of defense is your offense, and food is always your best medicine. If you're following the LynFit Metabolic Boosting Weight Loss Program (Lose 1 Pound Per Day Diet) or drinking LynFit Protein Shakes to replace a meal (even if you don't want or need to lose weight) you're already way ahead than most people because it helps lower the sugar and carbs found in foods. Compete Protein is also one of the very best ways to boost immunity, including hair, skin, and nail health. A LynFit Complete Protein Shake-a-Day keeps the bugs away by supplying our body with all the amino acids it needs to stay healthy, in the exact amounts needed for maximum results. It's also the best absorbed, so your body gets what it needs faster and easier.
Of course, you can't eat an entire cake and drink a shake, thinking it will erase the damage, so it's always best to avoid foods that cause sugar cravings, make us sick, and pack-on the holiday pounds.
If you're struggling with carbs, cravings, and sugar, you can put an end to it using Keto Carb Edge/Accelerator Advanced. Regular daily use can help you put an end to the vicious cycle, while also nourishing your body with the essential nutrients it needs to stay healthy as well, which is sometimes the underlying issue that is making you crave the wrong foods.
Everyone should have a bottle of Keto Carb Edge/Accelerator Advanced to navigate this festive time of year. You can take it before holiday meals to block 65 percent of the unwanted carbs and fats from being absorbed without causing gastric distress. It also helps lower and rebalance sugar levels, making it easy to lose the weight gained after overindulging.
Break Up With Carbs and Boost Immunity with the Right Breakfast
This can be as delicious as it is nutritious. Swap out your seemingly healthy yogurt and berries for "Faux Yo" or your favorite LynFit Protein Shake recipe. My favorite is Mochaccino, which not only nourishes my body and brain, but it also satisfies my cravings for comfort food that I tend to get more of this time of year.
Not a breakfast eater? That's okay. Grab a LynFit Lean Bar, so you have a healthy immune-boosting breakfast. That also makes sure your good gut bacteria is strong enough to improve health and boost immunity.
Forget overzealous workouts or endless sit-ups to stay healthy ... you need to make sure that the good bacteria in your gut is working efficiently. Lean Bars (as well as Complete Protein Shakes) do just that thanks to the prebiotic fiber they contain. At least 80 percent of our immune system resides in our gut.
See why you should never skip your LynFit Complete Protein Shake or Lean Bar every day for breakfast, even if you don’t need to lose weight?
The Power of Prebiotic Fiber and Amino Acids
The prebiotic fiber used in LynFit's Lean Bars and Complete Protein Shakes has the power to keep the gut and intestinal tract free of disease-causing germs and keep your system running clean. Countless studies prove that those who consume prebiotic daily increased their immunity and took 33 percent fewer sick days.
Amino acid deficiencies do more than weaken our immune systems. It also makes us feel tired, weak, and run down. It can also be noticed by the health, or lack of it when it comes to hair, skin, and nails. A Shake or Lean Bar each day is all you need to boost immune health, weight loss and also improve eye, brain, hair, skin, and nail health too.
WARNING: Not all protein shakes or bars are created equal. The LynFit brand not only cares about your metabolism, but we also prioritize your health because without it, how you look doesn't matter! Most common store-bought protein shakes and bars are sugar-sweetened (despite label claims) and do not contain this powerful prebiotics or the amount of amino acids needed to boost immunity.
Now, for the biggest army of disease-fighting soldiers!
The Daily Essential Nutrients Everyone Should be Taking
I wanna start out by saying that when it comes to nourishing your body, NO, you CANNOT get what you need from a gummy vitamin. While I could write a book on this, I’ll leave it at that ... NO!
Daily essential nutrients are nutrients our bodies cannot make, which is why our bodies rely on our diet. And our diet needs to be healthy in order to get them. Today's busy, stress-filled world makes it impossible to keep up with our body's nutrient demands. As we age our bodies get worse at assimilating the essential nutrients from our food, making it even more important to use the right supplements.
I made this easy for you by putting together the Daily Health Essential bundle. It has everything your body needs to stay healthy and also provides a mega-boost for your immune system. If you think you can get these nutrients by eating your fruits and vegetables, think again.
As we age, our body requires more of certain nutrients. Not only that, it becomes less efficient at absorbing and assimilating these nutrients, meaning it can't extract the nutrients or get them where they need to go in order to be helpful. If that's not bad enough, it’s important to consider that most of the best sources of produce that we would need to consume (yes, even if you spent a fortune on organic) have already lost too many of their vitamins and minerals during transport and are loaded with pesticides. This is especially true of vitamin C-rich foods, which are a great source of immunity-boosting vitamin C.
Here's a closer look at the products in the Daily Health Essentials. More detailed and specific information can be found on each product's page at LynFit.com.
Daily Power Shot has it all! You’d have to consume more than 20 pounds of produce to match the level of nutrition in one shot. Daily Power Shot is specifically formulated with co-enzymatic B vitamins for superior assimilation, meaning your body actually gets more of what it needs faster.
Pure Omega 3 contains the exact amount of clinical strength essential fatty acids your body, brain, and metabolism need. It is so pure we are able to put more of the essential fatty acids your body needs into each serving and contains three-times more omega 3 than store-bought common fish or krill oils. Why settle for less when you don’t have to?
Did you know that omega 3 also improves dry eyes and protects eye health from the damage caused by our phones and computers?
Make it Melatonin (LynFit Lean Sleep) at Night Versus Anything Else
Last, but not least ... LynFit Lean Sleep! I'm sure you're wondering why the heck is Lean Sleep in the Daily Health Essentials. While there isn't an RDI (recommended daily intake) for melatonin in today's world, it's become a must-have for numerous reasons, starting with a natural way to fall asleep and sleep deeper, which is where all health and healing happens. Also, melatonin (pure melatonin, like the kind we use and not mixed with anything like chamomile or kava) has proven to be one of the best antioxidants you can take. That's why I started taking it when I was diagnosed with melanoma. It also helps improve fat burning, specifically belly fat, which is dangerous to our health because it causes all kinds of endocrine mayhem, from blocking weight loss to elevated blood sugar levels. Lean Sleep is a great way to protect your health while you sleep!
So hurry up ... with the holidays here you need these "must-haves"!
- Lisa Lynn