Also, I have found it very effective to use herbs like echinacea, dong quai, astragalus, and elderberries in the fall and winter to boost the immune system or when I have a cold or flu. And that is why I make sure these herbs are part of my herbal immune formulas that you can find on my website. Mushrooms are also great to boost immunity, in particular Shiitake and Reishi. Some studies have shown that shiitake mushrooms even kill the HPV virus! Yet, another reason why they are one of the ingredients in my immune formulas.
Ah, and don’t forget vitamin C and zinc, as they are supplements that also promote immune health.
All these suggestions sound simple, but they are essential to keep your immunity strong, so do not disregard them!
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.