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Supporting Immune System Function and Lung Health in Times of Change

Supporting Immune System Function and Lung Health in Times of Change

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In such challenging times, your immune system needs support more than ever before. Like everyone, we’re sure you’ve been thinking about what exactly an immune system does, and why it needs to be fully operational to meet the demands of changing seasons and new challenges.

Here are our top 5 tips for building strong immunity and keeping your lungs clear and strong.

Deep Breathing
Breathe deeply and fill your lungs. Walking in the open air allows our lungs to do what they do best, allowing oxygen into our bloodstream and replenishing us with every precious breath. Take the time to enjoy the fresh crispness of autumn.

Nutrition
Because we truly are what we eat, be sure to fill your plate with key immune nutrients. Quality proteins such as those found in fish, nuts and legumes are important for making antibodies and keeping your tissues strong. Fresh, bright fruits and veggies will give you important vitamins. Seafood, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds will help you stock up on zinc. Include superstar herbs and spices in your cooking for maximum immune support: garlic, turmeric, rosemary, sage, thyme and parsley are all kitchen essentials!

Sleep
Sleeping well is one of the cornerstones of good immune function. Numerous studies confirm that poor sleep suppresses many aspects of immune function, such as weakening your immune defence when exposed to viruses and increasing recovery time. Good sleep, hygiene and stress management are key, and if you need support, seek out quality, high potency herbal helpers.

Stress
Like too little sleep, too much stress plays havoc with immune function. Take the lessons of the lockdown with you to remember what’s important and how to live more simply.

Herbal Heroes
Taking a potent daily tonic for enhancing immunity makes sense in these challenging times, as does knowing what to reach for if you are prone to seasonal allergies, congestion or respiratory infections.

Here are some Kiwiherb products you may like to consider:

Kiwiherb Organic ImmuneGuard offers double support for both the respiratory and immune systems. It contains locally grown and certified organic herbs such as Horseradish and Elecampane to help clear airways and support immune function.

 Kiwiherb Lung Care Spray is a certified organic, antioxidant-rich tonic that works to enhance lung health by improving tone, vigour and function. ElecampaneGinger and Horseradish support lung health; combined with New Zealand-grown Blackcurrant to protect against free radical damage.

Kiwiherb De-Stuff for Kids and Kiwiherb De-Stuff - Elderflower and Ribwort are traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to soothe irritation in the sinuses, nose and ears and support easy breathing.

Kiwiherb Herbal Allergy Formula combines three powerful herbal extracts chosen for their ability to soothe irritated tissues and balance the overactive immune response to allergens.

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL AND USE AS DIRECTED. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, SEE YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. PHYTOMED, AUCKLAND.