Boost Your Immune System: What Hampers, What Can Help

Having a healthy immune system does more than protect you from getting sick—it improves the overall function of the various organs in your body and promotes vitality—giving you energy and a feeling of youthfulness.

There are many steps that you can take to promote a healthy immune system, both by avoiding certain foods and consuming more of others, or by making lifestyle changes.

Nova Vita Wellness Centers also offers an infusion to boost your immune system, specifically designed to prevent and combat common illnesses such as the cold, flu, seasonal allergies, and food poisoning.

As Benjamin Franklin famously said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Here are a few ways that you can also take control of your immune system and promote health and well-being:


Fatty Foods: Oils can hinder white blood cells, which fight germs and infections in your body. Over time, high-fat diets can upset the balance of bacteria in your gut that can help immune response. Also, being overweight can make you more likely to get the flu and other infections, like pneumonia.

Too much time indoors: Get out and about when it is safe to do so! Sunlight may energize special cells in your immune system called T-cells that help fight infection. In addition, plants make phytoncides and other substances you breathe in that are believed to bolster your immune function.

Excessive Alcohol: Clinicians have long observed an association between excessive alcohol consumption and adverse immune-related health effects, including a susceptibility to pneumonia. In recent decades, this association has been expanded to a greater likelihood of acute respiratory stress syndromes (ARDS) as well as a slower and less complete recovery from infections.

Eat More:

Fruits and Vegetables: These foods can assist your body in the production of the white blood cells you need to fight off infections. Fresh produce has a lot of zinc, beta-carotene, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. These foods also contain fiber, which helps lower your body fat percentage, which can strengthen your immune response.

Low-fat dairy: Skim milk, yogurt, and cottage cheese

Lean protein: Seafood, turkey, chicken and lean cuts of beef are all beneficial

How Nova Vita Wellness Centers Can Help:

We know that sometimes life can easily get in the way of making time to change dietary habits or even get outdoors, which is why we have several infusions that can boost your immune system.

Whether you are looking to alleviate symptoms, or you are feeling great and want to optimize your health, our Wellness IV Therapies combine powerful antioxidants, essential vitamins, nourishing minerals and restorative amino acids to help the body revive, recover and thrive.

Here are a few that are tailored to boost your immune system and overall well-being:

In addition to a wide variety of drip formulations, we also offer a selection of targeted “boosters” to supplement and personalize your Vitamin IV Drip Therapy to meet your personal needs.

For questions or to make an appointment, give us a call at 512-387-5920, 512-200-7311 or contact us online.


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