Your immune system is a fine tuned ensemble of vessels and nodes whose purpose is to defend your body from assaults from the world around you. There are some things you can do to help keep your immune system in tip top condition and find an easy way to keep colds and flu at bay....
Garlic is known as the natures antibiotic and can help you beat off infection. Herbalists in the middle ages used it to fight off the plague! One clove contains 5 mg of calcium, 12 mg of potassium, and more than 100 sulphuric compounds - powerful enough to wipe out bacteria and infection (it was used to prevent gangrene in both world wars). Raw garlic, not cooked or dried, is most beneficial for health, since heat and water inactivate sulphur enzymes, which can diminish garlic's antibiotic effects. In clinical trials, the toxin-fighting staple seems to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and kill parasites in the body.
Antioxidants boost the immune system. These antioxidants are found in the pigments of fruits and vegetables with a colourful hue. Carotenoids are plentiful in carrots, apricots and sweet potatoes mangoes, squash, spinach, kale, tomatoes, guava, and pink grapefruit.
Bioflavonoids are more antioxidants that give fruits and vegetables a colourful hue. Bioflavonoids are plentiful in the white pith just beneath citrus peel of an orange or grapefruit, peppers, grapes, onions, garlic, berries, green and white tea and buckwheat.
There are also immunity supplements containing propolis available here
Echinacea - well known for boosting the immune system. Can be taken in tablet form, as tea or as a tincture.
Drink a 'green juice' every day - you can choose from one of the following or use a mixture of them:
Chlorella - a nutrient-dense superfood that contains 60% protein, 18 amino acids (including all the essential amino acids), and various vitamins and minerals.
Spirulina - the richest beta carotene food, with a full spectrum of ten mixed carotenoids. About half are orange carotenes: alpha, beta and gamma and half are yellow xanthophylls. They work synergistically at different sites in our body to enhance antioxidant protection.
Wheatgrass - a complete source of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It is rich in chlorophyll which has been proven to have a cleansing effect on the blood, which means that it can help your body rid of harmful toxins.
Mix your algae with a fruit juice, preferably freshly juiced but the ready made stuff is fine too!
Other things you can do to boost your immune system
Sleep - your body will perform better if it gets enough rest. Stress causes strain on the immune system so making sure you get enough sleep will enable it to function optimally.