September 1, 2023

Seasonal Wellness Tips: Immune System Support For Fall

As the crisp autumn air sets in, it’s the perfect time to start fortifying your immune system in preparation for the impending cold and flu season. Be aware that your immune system is responsible for helping you avoid infections, but also helps neutralize many harmful substances and kills cancer cells before they can become established.

At WellCentric Health in Reno, NV, we believe that the best defense against illness is prevention. Our approach focuses on holistic, foundational support for your immune health.

Nutrient-Dense Foods for Immune Support

One of the most effective ways to bolster your immune system is through your diet. Consuming a variety of nutrient-dense foods rich in vitamins and minerals is key. Some of these foods include:

  • Bell Peppers: Orange and red bell peppers are packed with vitamin C, beta carotene, and antioxidants that support immune function.
  • Citrus Fruits: Grapefruits, lemons, limes, and oranges are excellent sources of vitamin C, essential for white blood cell production and infection-fighting capabilities.
  • Herbs and Spices: Incorporate flavorful ingredients like ginger, garlic, turmeric, cilantro, rosemary, and cinnamon into your meals for added micronutrient benefits.
  • High-Quality Protein: Opt for wild-caught fish, grass-fed meats, and shellfish to provide your body with essential amino acids for overall immune function.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Sunflower, pumpkin, hemp seeds, and walnuts offer ALA, phosphorus, magnesium, B-6, calcium, fiber, potassium, and healthy fats, supporting cell membrane health.

Supplements for Added Immune Support

In addition to a balanced diet, supplements can play a crucial role in maintaining optimal immune health. At WellCentric Health, we recommend the following foundational supplements:

  • Mitocore (Ortho Molecular) Multivitamin: This comprehensive multivitamin provides enhanced mitochondrial and detoxifying support, promoting cellular energy production.
  • Ultra Pure Fish Oil 800 by Vital Nutrients: Formulated in a triglyceride form, this fish oil supplement is rich in EPA and DHA, which help maintain cell membrane health.

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Immune Supportive Supplements

For additional immune system support, consider these foundational supplements:

  • MycoActive from Ortho Molecular: This blend of six mushroom extracts has a history of supporting human health and contains adaptogenic compounds that balance and strengthen the immune response to stress and microbial challenges.
  • OrthoMune from Ortho Molecular: A blend of quercetin, vitamin C, N-acetyl cysteine, vitamin D, and zinc to promote healthy respiratory and immune function.
  • N-Acetyl Cystine (NAC) by Ortho Molecular: NAC boosts antioxidant function and supports respiratory, hepatic, and immune systems while aiding in detoxification.
  • Vitamin D3/K2 by Seeking Health: Essential for immune function and bone health, this vitamin D3 supplement also contains vitamin K2 for circulatory health and bone mineralization.
  • Liposomal Vitamin C by Body Bio: Highly absorbable vitamin C that supports the immune system, brain, adrenal health, and detoxification pathways.

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  • One more reason that exercise is so essential to good health is its ability to strengthen the immune system. Aim for 30-60 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.  Exercise that is too vigorous or prolonged can temporarily weaken the immune system.

Sauna Use

  • Sauna use is another modality for boosting immune function–benefits that can last up to 72 hours after exposure. Sauna use requires acclimatization but most studies reveal benefit occurs after 20-30 minutes at 160-180 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prepare your immune system for the challenges of the upcoming season by visiting WellCentric Health in Reno, NV, and exploring our range of immune-boosting solutions. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward a healthier, more resilient immune system. Your well-being is our priority.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.