Natural Medicine

Food as Medicine: How Can I Support My Immune System in the Winter?

Give your immune system a boost with healthful, plant-based foods. Download these immune-supporting vegetarian recipes and lifestyle tips from naturopathic doctors to help keep viruses at bay.

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Did you know that in cold weather viruses spread more easily? It happens because the outer envelope of viral cells hardens in colder weather. Just like a winter coat, this outer layer protects the virus, allowing it to readily spread. Which is why it’s crucial to support the immune system during the cold weather months.

And just how do you do that? It comes down to the basics of eating right, hydrating, exercising, lowering stress, and of course, washing your hands.

The Institute for Natural Medicine is offering this eBook, Winter Weather Foods for Immune Support, which includes practical ways to support your immune system including vegetarian recipes and lifestyle tips from naturopathic doctors.

In the book you will learn about:

  • Phytonutrients to ward off colds & flu;
  • Why healthy fats are important;
  • The power of mushrooms for immune system support;
  • Winter vegetables and fruits for optimal vitamin A, C and Zinc;
  • Spices and herbs that support cellular health, and;
  • Tips from naturopathic doctors on how your lifestyle supports the immune system.

Download our free eBook here.