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Well of Life Center for Holistic Healthcare

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by Associate Clinician Kate Amato

Cold and flu season is upon us, and this year clients have been exposed to MANY strains of illness. One of the questions I have been asked frequently is, “What can I do to boost my immune system?” This is a great question, and the answer lies right in our kitchen… FOOD! Yes friends, there are a TON of immune-boosting supplements found in nature. Could you take a supplement? Sure! But why would you if some of the best remedies the good Lord created are right at your fingertips? What are these great foods you may ask? Here are a few….

Garlic: Naturally fights immune stresses like bacteria and viruses. High in vitamin C and vitamin B6.

Ginger: Antioxidant. Helps support digestion and inflammation. Ginger works best when consumed in its raw, natural form.

Green Veggies: Kale, spinach, chard, and beet greens all have green immune-supporting benefits. They help fight infection and are high in antioxidants and vitamins.

Almonds: High in vitamin E; this is essential for the body to absorb immune-boosting, fat-soluble vitamins.

Turmeric: High in anti-inflammatory properties, as well as an antioxidant. Also has anti-bacterial, -fungal, and -viral properties.

Citrus: Vitamin C galore! Essential for immune systems.

Bone Broth: AKA “Liquid Gold.” Bone broth is full of amazing vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are essential for the body. Plus, it is healing on the digestive system, which is where a huge portion of that immune system is rooted.

Here is a great recipe to get in a lot of these awesome foods in one sitting. Enjoy!

Immune Boosting Drink
1-2 cups green veggies (spinach, kale, chard, etc.)
¼ cup berries
1-2 cloves garlic
Piece of ginger (cut to your taste preference)
Piece of turmeric root (go small to start with)
4-6 almonds
1-2 cups water, coconut milk, or coconut water

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth.

 

Kate Amato, NTP
Kate is an Associate Clinician at the Well of Life Center for Natural Health. The Well of Life Center is a holistic wellness center that specializes in nutrition, chiropractic, massage services, and more. Celebrating their 11th year in business, the Well of Life Center has locations in Doylestown and Bethlehem, PA. For more information, please visit welloflifecenter.com.

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CHEMICAL PEELS

A chemical peel is a technique which involves the application of a variety of chemical solutions to remove the damaged outer layers of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface.

FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture may be used to nourish, rehydrate, and tone your skin, while reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and improving the skin’s elasticity.

MICRODERMABRASION

Microdermabrasion removes dead and flaking skin and stimulates the production of young skin cells and collagen.

INFRARED SAUNA

Our infrared sauna creates a blend of wavelengths that have been shown to lower blood pressure, increase core temperature, aid in weight loss, and so much more!

IONCLEANSE FOOTBATH

This relaxing, therapeutic foot bath helps detoxify the body at a cellular level and restore balance to all of the body’s systems.

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