ThinkstockWe talk about health and beauty as having an inner wholeness and balance that offers resilience against the external pressures of your environment. Among other things, this means that you can be exposed to certain infectious agents and not necessarily get sick.
As you go about your daily life, you will come into contact with germs-it can't be avoided, no matter how hard you try.
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Sure you need to wash your hands and cough into your sleeve, but what are some ways to shore up immunity during this time when infections of all kinds seem to rear their ugly head?
Here are five tips for entering the cold and flu season to keep your body resilient during this time:
- Optimize Vitamin D levels. This hormone (it's not actually a vitamin) has receptor sites in every area of the body including the immune system and respiratory tissue. Studies have linked vitamin D as necessary for the production of antimicrobial proteins from immune cells