As we move towards the cold, winter months we also tend to become more susceptible to pathogens that can cause undesired illness. Your innate immune system helps protect you from viruses, bacteria and germs that can lead to chronic illnesses. Your health habits and lifestyle can greatly affect how well your immune system works. Embracing a more natural and holistic approach can support an optimally functioning immune system, improving its crucial protective function.
Viruses cause coughs, colds, the flu (influenza) and COVID-19; and antibiotics do not offer protection against viruses. However, there are many natural ways to boost your immunity, reducing your susceptibility to developing undesired winter illnesses.
At Advanced Wellness we have several alternative approaches that support immune function and minimize your risk of developing coughs, a cold, the flu or even covid.
Eating clean, nutrient dense foods; drinking plenty of hydrating fluids (specifically, purified water); spending time in nature with fresh air and sun exposure for Vitamin D; and prioritizing deep, restorative sleep can all make a significant difference in protecting against getting sick.
Infrared sauna therapy is one of the most effective solutions to boosting your immune system. Research shows that regular use of an infrared sauna can help reduce the incidence of cold and flu.
In a FAR Infrared Sauna, heat penetrates the subcutaneous layers, dispersing evenly throughout the body, creating an internal fever and raising core temperature several degrees. This fever-like state creates an inhospitable environment for viruses and bacteria, while stimulating white blood cell production (the immune system’s soldiers).
Most people's lifestyles are characterized by:
Lack of Sleep
Lack of Exercise
Any of these can compromise the immune system. Infrared sauna therapy can help mitigate these unhealthy behaviors, while improving cardiovascular function, helping to detoxify the blood, enhancing metabolism, reducing inflammation and releasing endorphins to improve mood.
At Advanced Wellness, our Halotherapy Salt Lounge uses a state-of-the-art Halogenerator to emit fine salt air that is highly absorbent, acting like a sponge and attracting foreign substances throughout the respiratory tract. It ‘sweeps’ and cleans the respiratory system, removing secretions and stimulating self-cleaning mechanisms of the lungs. Dry salt also attracts moisture, loosening mucus and allowing for easy expectoration, or coughing it out.
Salt is also anti-microbial, creating an inhospitable environment in the mouth, nose, sinuses, throat, lungs and skin for allergens, bacteria and other pathogens that can lead to respiratory illness or allergic reactions.
Dry salt is also anti-inflammatory to the respiratory tract and can widen airways. Improving lung function, oxygen intake, increasing energy levels and encouraging optimal immune function.
Halotherapy has proven to be effective as an alternative treatment for many conditions, including:
Allergies, Rhinitis and Sinusitis
Colds and Flu
Covid-related Cough and Lung Damage
Respiratory Infections, i.e. Chronic Bronchitis, Pneumonia
Asthma and Wheezing
COPD and Emphysema
Skin Conditions - Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Itching
Moisturizing and Anti-Aging for Skin
Safe for Kids - Ear Infections, URIs, etc.
Smoker’s Cough and Improved Respiratory Function
Better Sleep and Relaxation via Nervous System Modulation
Tension and Stress
Detoxification and Combatting Current Air Quality
Energy, Vitality and Overall Wellness
Stress can decrease immune function, leaving the body susceptible to colds, coughs, COVID-19 and other illnesses. Our Vibroacoustic Sound Beds are an effective stress management solution. The technology uses sound vibrations to alleviate stress, release muscular tension, improve circulation, rebalance blood pressure, invoke relaxation and allow the mind to deeply rest.
Audible sound therapy works on the principle that external vibrations can affect body function. This therapy is also effective for pain management and insomnia, while helping to promote overall well-being, creativity and expanded consciousness through meditative brain waves.
Evidence shows mushrooms can help fight cold and flu. Medicinal mushrooms are available in everything from pills, to tinctures, to moisturizers. There are thousands of mushroom species with strong immune-enhancing and antiviral properties.
Medicinal mushrooms include maitake, shiitake, reishi, cordyceps, lion’s mane and turkey tail. The beta glucans in mushrooms amplify the body’s immune function naturally. A mushroom blend is a good way to get overarching immune support through supplementation.
Vitamin D is an immune modulator and studies show it can protect against acute respiratory infections, reduce the frequency of colds and provide defense against the flu.
Daily or weekly supplementation boosts immune system function, especially in winter months where sunlight exposure is reduced.
Other natural remedies for colds and flu include honey, garlic, Echinacea, menthol, oregano oil and probiotics.
To schedule your immune boosting services during winter months and times of peak sickness; or for personalized supplement support recommendations, contact Advanced Wellness in Newnan, Georgia at 770.253.5040 or schedule at www.advanceyourhealth.com.