Do you need more zinc?

Increased susceptibility to colds and flu is one of the first signs that you may need more zinc. Eat more zinc-rich foods.

Increased susceptibility to colds and flu is one of the first signs that you may need more zinc. Eat more zinc-rich foods: Oysters have more zinc than any other food, but pumpkin seeds, oats, peas, and eggs are also a good source of the mineral. Try a zinc supplement, too: A typical dosage ranges from 15 mg to 25 mg daily. Avoid taking more than 50 mg daily, unless you are under a doctor's care. For a blast of zinc, try this surprisingly yummy recipe for trail mix bars, made with spirulina and pumpkin seeds!

Try our Trail Mix Bars Recipe.


Eat more Yogurt!

Eating more yogurt (or kefir) can result in fewer sick days! The healthy bacteria in yogurt and other fermented foods help enhance immune system function.

You might not think about zinc, but this mineral is vital to your health—and the symptoms of depletion are easy to overlook.

16 Signs You Need More Zinc

Zinc is required for more than a thousand different chemical reactions in the body. Yes, a thousand! So when you’re not getting enough, your health suffers. Here’s how to recognize and fix low zinc levels.

Take Vitamin D

Do you catch colds or the flu easily? One possible cause may be low levels of vitamin D. Ask your doctor to test your vitamin D in your next blood test.

Homey, fall-inspired organic meals

Boost immune system function with homey, fall-inspired organic meals. Here's a recipe to try tonight (from one of our favorite food blogs!): Roasted Acorn Squash with Dates, Pumpkin Seeds and Goat Cheese.

Use Camu Powder

Add a scoop of camu powder to beverages, yogurt, smoothies, and other foods for an instant vitamin C boost-important for counteracting stress, fortifying immunity, protecting bones, and more.


Iodine: Do You Need More?

If you have a sluggish thyroid, low energy, or other health concerns, including asthma or fibrocystic breast disease, iodine supplements could help you feel better.


Magnesium: Why You Need More

Most of us don't get enough of this precious mineral from food, and a deficiency can lead to numerous health issues, from anxiety to diabetes. Here's how to use supplements

Check thyroid levels

Another hidden cause of colds and flu? Low thyroid levels. If you feel like you are always battling a cold, flu, or some other illness, get your thyroid checked.

Lemon Balm Bath

Super Immunity Tip: Try a relaxing Lemon Balm Bath tonight. We like the following recipe from master herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.