Natural Immune Boosts For Cold/Flu Season

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Part of healthy and/or natural living is not only having natural remedies around for when we’re sick. We need to strive for having a strong immune system year round; so that when we do get sick, our bodies don’t struggle to fight off viruses and infections.

I think it’s important to take an extra supplement or two during cold and flu season. I also think it’s important to have a diet based on whole foods so that our bodies get as much nutrition as possible. In some cases, like my own, I have to take extra supplements year round in order to stay healthy. (Another thing I can thank Celiac Disease for…or not.)

Here are a few of my favorite supplements:

Probiotics: Gut health is extremely important. Hippocrates once said, “all disease begins in the gut.”

Vitamin D3: If you live in an area where there’s less sun in the winter like we do, it’s a good idea to take a supplement.

Zinc: This is a great mineral for boosting your immune system.

Vitamin C: Everyone knows about good old Vitamin C. This is one my parents always pushed when I was a child.

Elderberry: Elderberry is probably my all-time favorite immune booster. You can make your own or purchase it already made. Check out how Brittany from The Pistachio Project makes her own elderberry syrup!

Echinacea: This is a good one for reducing cold and flu symptoms, as well as boosting your immune system.



  1. October 16, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    Wow, I just wrote about this yesterday and completely forgot about echinacea! Thanks for sharing, I'll remember to stock my supp's with this too.

  2. October 16, 2014 / 7:33 pm

    Every time I hear the word Elderberry, I think of Monty Python. I never knew it was a real thing LOL.

  3. October 16, 2014 / 8:37 pm

    So important this time of year!

  4. October 16, 2014 / 9:01 pm

    I use echinacea as a cute for everything lol. It works well and really does help you feel better.

  5. October 16, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    Thanks for the information. I haven't seen this brand before. I often rely on Vitamin C, but need to add Echinacea to my world. Thank you!

  6. October 16, 2014 / 10:21 pm

    Now that cold and flu season is on the way, I'm definitely going to have to pick up some of this.

  7. October 16, 2014 / 11:41 pm

    Never heard of this before but i like things that are all natural.

  8. October 17, 2014 / 12:36 am

    Thanks for this information. It is that time of year where boosting your immune system is really needed.

  9. October 17, 2014 / 2:13 am

    This is such a great resource because my immune system is terrible and I always get sick. It's good to know that this is available.

  10. October 17, 2014 / 4:12 am

    I have never heard of Elderberry, I need to check that one out. We use natural remedies for many things so I am pretty stocked up for winter.

  11. October 17, 2014 / 5:06 am

    I have never heard of this before. But boosts in immune systems can't be a bad thing!

  12. October 17, 2014 / 9:53 am

    I'm glad that my family does not have to worry about Vitamin D, as we have plenty of sun all year around and so far we haven't needed any supplements. I haven't tried Elderberry before, but I have heard a lot of good things about it. Have to try it out.

  13. October 17, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    Oil of oregano is my go to whenever I start feeling under the weather.

  14. October 17, 2014 / 4:13 pm

    I have a girlfriend who loves Echinacea tea and is always telling me to try it. I'll have to check out Herb-Pharm to learn more about their Echinacea capsules.

  15. October 17, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    I need to stock up on this winter's various medicine and supplements ready for the germs and virus' attack. I love using Vitamin C as a cold preventative

  16. October 17, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    Echinacea is my go to herb all winter long. It really does work wonders!

  17. October 18, 2014 / 2:43 am

    These are what I need, I am always catching something and I hate for my kids to get sick 🙁

  18. October 18, 2014 / 3:06 am

    I don't get sick too often but it's good to know that there's something out there that would help boost my immune system.

  19. October 18, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    We have also loved Echinacea. I am going to be adding Elderberry syrup to our home apothecary this year as well…:)

  20. October 20, 2014 / 7:32 pm

    I hadn't heard of this before, but I knew elderberry was good for you. I need to try more vitamins and supplements to make myself more energetic!

  21. October 21, 2014 / 4:05 pm

    Seems like a great one. My dad could make use of this as a supplement.

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