Autumn and winter are seasons when the circulation of viruses is strong. To strengthen your immune system and avoid getting sick, follow the advice of our experts.

Colds, coughs, flu ... To get through the illnesses of fall or winter and avoid a red nose, watery eyes or a sore throat, you need to know how to protect yourself and yourself. Natural remedies help you keep fit and relieve symptoms.

Focus on probiotics
"You can optimize your strong Immunity, it's scientifically proven," says Dr. Eric Lorrain, phytotherapist.

However, 70% of our immune system is found in the intestine.

Hence the idea of taking a course of probiotics (lactobacilli) to strengthen your intestinal mucosa, before the circulation of viruses intensifies, especially if you are old or weakened by a lot of stress, an old bronchitis or a chronic disease such as diabetes.

Drink a glass of fresh orange juice
Think about it every morning to keep fit:

"But also thiamine, an amino acid, folate, vitamins of the B group, potassium and sugars which give energy to start the day", underlines Dr. Philippe Goeb, consultant in natural therapy.

The best is to squeeze a few oranges; you can keep your orange juice for two or three days in the refrigerator, the loss of vitamins is low.

Relax with magnesium
Some studies indicate that magnesium chloride stimulates white blood cells. But it is above all for its anti-fatigue action that Dr. Philippe Goeb advises it.

It favors foods that contain it:

sardines in oil,

Get enough sleep
A sleepless night is enough to weaken the immune system because it reduces the number of a certain family of white blood cells.

Even if the time of sleep remains a specific data for each one, the doctors still recommend to sleep at least 7 to 8 hours.

Take breaks to de-stress
Yoga, gardening, reading, movies, outings or meals with friends… The nature of the activity does not matter. What matters is to relax because stress, fatigue and overwork weaken the immune system.

Practice regular physical activity
Moderate exercise, i.e. 30 to 60 minutes of walking per day , most days of the week, is beneficial and immunostimulating. It reduces the risk of respiratory infections by about 40%.

Fill up on vitamin D
It activates white blood cells (T lymphocytes) needed to make antibodies and destroy microbes. In food, it is mainly found in fatty fish:

cod liver and its oil,
smoked herrings,

Dr Lorrain advises postmenopausal women and elderly people who, for the most part lack vitamin D, to take a larger dose, three to four times the recommended daily dose (1000 units), in the form of drugs or supplements. food. Two forms are the most common, D2, of plant origin, and D3, of animal origin. No need to prefer one over the other, there are few differences in efficiency according to current work.

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