Immune Support - Advice from Dr. Micah Yu

Boost your immune health with 3 wellness tips from Dr. Micah Yu, Integrative Rheumatologist and AMEC member.

This is the season to prioritize self-care. Dr. Micah Yu encourages us to set attainable wellness goals by providing advice on how to support our immune health during the winter season and the frenetic holiday stretch.

1. Adopt a plant-based diet and formulas.

Dr. Yu reminds us that much of our immune system resides in our gut. Favoring a plant-based diet of fiber-rich, anti-inflammatory foods, including fruits and vegetables, helps to regulate our digestive system, which is essential for maintaining overall health. Supplements provide nutrition that you wouldn’t necessarily obtain from diet alone. Dr. Yu recommends the elderberry plant for decreasing the number of days you experience cold symptoms and zinc for everyday immunity. Both natural remedies are the main ingredients in the Alurx gummies for immune support. The Alurx Elderberry Gummy is formulated with botanical extracts and natural flavors to boost your wellness during the cold season and delight your taste buds. Dr. Yu also recommends ginger and citrus fruits to help support immune health. Drinking a glass of water in the morning with lemon helps to support your liver function. Enjoy your citrus water while you brew your Alurx Energy Tea with lemon, ginger, yerba mate and 25mg of hemp-derived CBD. This herbal blend balances the strength of caffeinated tea with the health benefits and sparkle of natural herbs known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

2. Keep moving!

Adopting an active lifestyle contributes to supporting immune health. Dr. Micah Yu recommends exercising daily and choosing an activity that fits your fitness level. Taking a post-meal walk or participating in a yoga class helps to reduce inflammation in your body and support your digestive tract. For a high impact workout like boxing or running, it’s important to stay hydrated. The Alurx Energy Drink Additive helps you reach peak performance and prevents post-workout discomfort. The flavorless powder blends with any beverage for hydration and an energy boost, easy to prepare at home or on-the-go. Whatever your activity of choice, indoors or outdoors, the most important element is consistency.

3.  Get more sleep!

Dr. Micah Yu and Sleep Expert Sarah Moe agree that getting 7-9 hours of sleep a night helps both your immune system and your metabolism. The winter tends to bring new health concerns and stresses, especially around the holidays. However, this is also the season to relax, to recharge, and to celebrate. Taking time for a tea break or embracing a new sleep routine helps restore a sense of calm during this vibrant season. The Alurx 5 Herbs Tea Blend combines valerian root, chamomile, lavender, and hemp to promote a feeling of total relaxation before bed. These herbs are known to support calmness and ease stress and anxiety, so enjoy a cup in the evenings and wake up rested and ready for more holiday cheer.

In short, be conscious of your nutrition and lifestyle choices, boost your wellness with simple rituals and supplements, and allow your body time to recharge for the healthiest and happiest holiday!