• Immune Boosting Foods
    Nutrition Articles

    5 Nutrients That Boost Immunity

    With worries of coronavirus, I thought it would be a good time to talk about the role nutrition can play in building immunity. While proper nutrition will not cure any cold/flu, making sure your immune system has everything it needs to fight illness, mitigate symptoms, and decrease the risk of getting sick in the first place is essential. Research shows that people who are deficient in one or more nutrients are generally more susceptible to infection, and these infections can be more severe and last longer. Help your immune system out during this time by making sure these 5 nutrients are included in your diet Zinc recommended intake: 8-11 mg…

  • Elderberry Syrup

    Elderberry Syrup

    Elderberries are one of the most tried-and-true remedies during the winter months to promote wellness and healing. Rich in vitamin C, flavonols, and anthocyanins, these compounds all help to boost immunity and studies have shown that elderberry syrup preparations can reduce length and severity of cold/flu symptoms. This is so much cheaper to make than buying elderberry syrup and health and wellness stores, and it’s entirely customizable in terms of what other herbs and species you can add to it. I chose to add cinnamon and ginger but other delicious ideas include cardamom, vanilla bean, nutmeg, etc. Be creative! 1 tbsp of this finished syrup can be taken up to…