Naturopathic Doctor, Erin Stokes, Shares Tips on Maintaining a Healthy Immune System

Friday, January 3, 2020 Alternative Medicine News
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Naturopathic doctor and medical director at MegaFood shares tips to support immune health this season.

NEW YORK, Jan. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- While it's known as the most wonderful time of year, the holidays and winter season can be overwhelming and have most of us feeling as if there are not enough hours in the day. High stress levels, busy travel schedules, overindulging on sugary treats, and lack of sleep can all impact our immune health. Recently, Erin Stokes, Naturopathic Doctor and Medical Director at MegaFood®, teamed with YourUpdateTV to discuss proactive steps to feeling your best this winter season.

A video accompanying this announcement is available at: LINK TO VIDEO

Here are several tips to ensure you're giving your immune system a fighting chance this season:

1. Getting enough restorative sleep is vital but often overlooked. Aim for at least 7-8 hours every night to support both immune health and whole-body health.*

2. In addition to being incredibly important for our physical health, exercise plays a big role in our mental health as it releases feel-good hormones that help to mitigate stress.* Weather permitting, try to get outside on nicer days – even a short walk during lunch counts!

3. Eating a wide variety (and colors) of fruits and vegetables feeds our bodies with antioxidants. Think foods like kale, blueberries, apples, tomatoes and citrus fruits. Also try incorporating more probiotic-rich foods like miso and sauerkraut or a probiotic supplement that can help your immune and digestive system,* like MegaFood Immune Defense* Shelf Stable Probiotic.

4. Try immune-supporting supplements when you feel the need. Certain vitamins and minerals can help nourish your body and support your immune health*

To keep you thriving through the long winter season, MegaFood Immune Defense* includes a team of immune-supporting ingredients* – elderberry, vitamin C, zinc and bitter herbs echinacea and andrographis.

Our sun exposure decreases this time of year which can affect your levels of vitamin D3 – the sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D3 is crucial for supporting immune health and nearly 90 million Americans are either deficient or have insufficient levels. MegaFood D3 Wellness Mixed Fruit Gummies, are a convenient and delicious way to maintain sufficient vitamin D3 levels and support your immune system*, are non-GMO and only 1 gram of sugar per serving.

When shopping for your supplements, remember that they are not all created equal. Look for brands, like MegaFood, who are focused on crafting quality supplements made with nutrients added to real food they believe your body can recognize.

For more information and to check out the full line of MegaFood immune-supporting products, visit

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.



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