Dr. Nammy Patel from San Francisco Green Dentistry discusses secret recipes to boost your immune system, including sleep, tea, and yoga.
What are some secret recipes that you can give us to boost our immune system?
So, my favorite things to boost my immune system is number one, sleeping is really, really key.
The second is using doTERRA On Guard (an essential oil) is my favorite tea. So, I usually take a cup of hot water and I put a couple drops of On Guard in it. I actually use it in my toothpaste too, and my secret recipe, and it works really great because it has a lot of different spices in there to raise the temperature in our body and boost our immune system.
The last thing that I recommend is actually heat. So, like sauna or hot yoga, especially doing Surya Namaskars (a yoga move) is great because, again, we are generating heat in our body. So, when we’re doing Surya Namaskars in the morning, it really activates our body to increase our blood flow. Also, the lift to take out any bad stuff and also raise our body temperature which, again, fights any bug.
A graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of California’s School of Dentistry, Dr. Patel is a leader in the movement to bring environmental sanity and well-being into the dental world. As a trusted dentist, Dr. Patel provides her patients with more than just world-class dental care — she helps them recognize the vital connection between dental health and whole body health. She is also a ForbesBooks and Amazon best-selling author.