BREAKING NEWS AFFECTING HEALTH TODAY: Medical nutritionist, Dr Naomi Newman-Beinart PhD, recommends five of the best natural immune boosting tonics to keep you well! #health #wellness #immunity .

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BREAKING NEWS AFFECTING HEALTH TODAY: Medical nutritionist, Dr Naomi Newman-Beinart PhD, recommends five of the best natural immune boosting tonics to keep you well! #health #wellness #immunity .

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Struggling to get over a cold or cough? Or feeling run down all the time. Dr Naomi Newman-Beinart picks her four of the best natural immune boosting tonics to help you get well and stay well.

“Working long hours, sleepless nights, excess alcohol, stress and even training for a marathon can all cause our immune systems to weaken and leave us stuck with a cold, cough or flu. Although it can be normal and hard to avoid a cold or flu every once in a while, catching everything going around, or struggling to get over a cough or swollen throat that lingers for far too long can knock you back for weeks. Taking care of your immune system with natural remedies can be valuable for those who need an extra top up – especially when work and family life gets busy”.

Here are Dr Naomi’s favourites.

Pukka Elderberry & Echinacea tea www.pukkaherbs.com/shop/organic-teas/elderberry-echinacea-with-elderflower/ – £2.99 for 20 teabags. Available from Ocado, Amazon and Holland & Barrett stores – “Drinking teas made with antiviral and antibacterial herbs is a good way to support immunity and respiratory health overall, particularly to help the immune system fight off and recover from sore throats, chesty coughs and cold. Echinacea is a renowned immune tonic, which can be particularly helpful for fighting infections of the respiratory tract. It may have a preventative action but also help relieve symptoms and speed recovery. Elderberry is a powerful plant shown to ‘de-activate’ viruses, helping to stop them spreading through the body. It may also help the immune system in a similar way to Echinacea”.

Tonic Health Lemon & Ginger www.tonichealth.co/ £5.99 for 10 sachets

“Tonic Health Lemon and Honey contains 150mg of lemon juice powder, 200mg of ginger extract and natural honey flavouring is a naturally delicious drink to help you beat the bugs and keep your immune system topped up with essential vitamins that have been scientifically verified to support immune health. Lemon, ginger and honey are a well-established natural remedy for the cold and flu, helping recovery. Used for generations, this trio has stood the test of time. Honey is more effective as a cough suppressant for children when tested against dextromethorphan (used in many cough medicines). NHS UK now recommends honey first, rather than antibiotics for treatment of coughs. Tonic is packed with nature’s powerful immune supporters including high dose Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Zinc to strengthen your immune system and is made with real plant extracts, which contain natural benefits that can’t be replaced by artificial flavouring or additives”.

Unbeelievable Health Bee Prepared www.unbeelievablehealth.co.uk/bee-prepared-daily-defence/ (£11.99 for 30 capsules. Available from Holland & Barrett, Boots and various online retailers).

“UnBEElieveable Health, uses bee super foods with plant based nutrients all of which have proven benefits for immune well being. The hero ingredients include bee propolis and bee pollen which have been the subject of over 2,000 studies for their benefits on health, immunity, skin conditions, and it’s antibiotic and antiviral properties. Bee Prepared Daily Defence may be taken daily or as needed- for colds and flu, before and during travel, during intense fitness or sports training, when run down or when recovering from a serious illness.

Link Nutrition’s Mushroom Plus linknutrition.com/products/mushroom-plus (£18.95 for 60 capsules. Available from LinkNutrition.com)
“Mushrooms really are quite magical for your health! While their benefits have gone under the radar for some time, people are starting to wake up to the pronounced benefits they have to offer a person’s immune system, energy levels, and brain health benefits. Mushrooms have been show to have excellent benefits on a person’s immune system. They also contain specific antioxidants, which help regulate healthy inflammatory response systems. Mushrooms are also well known adaptogens. Adaptogens are plants that are known to help regulate energy and fatigue, providing an energy boost when it is needed, and reducing stress when it threatens to overwhelm”.

Pukka Andrographis www.amazon.co.uk/Pukka-Herbs-Andrographis-Organic-Capsules/dp/B01HZEY6EE/ref=nosim?tag=pukkaukwtb-21 £7.95 for 30 capsules, available from Amazon and health food stores

“Andrographis is traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine an immunostimulant and an immunomodulator. It stimulates the immune system through increasing the production of anti-bodies and enhance immune response. Andrographis, therefore has the ability to reduce the severity and duration of an infection. Its strong anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic activities have given this herb a proven track record in treating influenza, upper respiratory tract infections and sore throats”.