It’s January. It’s cold outside. Chances are you or someone near you might get sick. Try these three quick, easy and effective immune boosters to keep illness at bay.

Bone Broth

Bone Broth can help fight inflammation and inhibit infection, it also contains a wide range of minerals in a form that are much easier for your body to absorb. Make your own on the stove or in a slow cooker. Just bring 1–3 pounds of bones to a boil and let simmer for 8+ hours.

Vitamin D

This is an important vitamin to take year-round, but is especially essential in the winter and even more so if you’re feeling rundown. Studies suggest there is a link between vitamin D levels and your chances of getting the flu. Talk to your physician and get your levels tested to make sure you’re getting enough to keep you in optimal health.

Garlic Shots

Garlic shots can keep more than vampires away! For immune boosting, take every other day or if you’re in contact with someone who is sick, or if you are already unwell, try taking two to three times per day. To create a garlic shot, finely chop or mince one garlic clove and then try to disguise the taste in some way; add to a shot glass in water; spread on toast; or on a teaspoon with a dollop of honey.

Jacqueline Banks

Jacqueline Banks is a certified holistic health counselor and busy mother. Her focus is on helping other busy moms in all stages of motherhood keep themselves and families healthy and happy. She uses natural...