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4) Get good, quality sleep of 7-9 hours per night During your sleeping hours your body does a lot of its detoxification and repairing of cells. Getting enough, quality sleep is important for improving energy levels, recharging the brain, boosting the immune system, balancing hormones, regulating circadian rhythms and allowing the cells to repair themselves. Getting good, quality sleep of 7-9 hours per night will give the body the energy it needs to help fight off infections.

5) Exercise on a regular basis Our bodies were designed to move, we were not designed to have these sedentary lifestyles, where we sit at our desks all time and our mode of transportation is a motorized vehicle. Exercise helps with obtaining optimal body composition, improving brain function, improving circulation and oxygenation of tissues, boosting the immune system, boosting metabolism, balancing hormones, improving moods, increasing energy, promotes better sleep and has even been shown to increase longevity and happiness. Ideally we should do at least 30 minutes of movement that increases our heart rate and makes us sweat daily and we should do an activity that we enjoy. There are a number of vitamins and minerals that enhance the immune system such as Echinacea, vitamin C and zinc, by improving a person’s resistance to infections that can be included in your daily regimen. The benefits of building a healthy immune system go beyond helping you to fight off a cold or flu. It helps to prevent chronic disease and helps your body to fight off cancerous cells in your body.

Dr. Melina Roberts (@drmelinaroberts), Naturopathic Doctor and Clinic Director of Advanced Naturopathic Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta, she is a leading authority in the field of naturopathic medicine specializing in European Biological Medicine effectively treating digestive issues, hormonal balancing, autoimmune disease and cancer.

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