Three tips to improve your immune system

As we enter the cooler months our risk of catching a cold or flu increases. Here are 3 tips you can start today to support your immune system:

  1. Sleep

Our circadium rhythym is disrupted when our sleep is disrupted and this can then lead to a disturbed immune response.

  1. Stress

Chronic stress disturbs gut microbiota and triggers an immune response.

  1. Increase Vitamin C rich foods to reduce inflammation.

Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, paw paw, pineapple, strawberries, sweet potato, tomato, citrus fruit, parsley, guava, capsicum.

Sometimes the body needs extra support and our Naturopath and Yoga Teacher Kim has a range of liquid herbs and vitamins to support your mind and body to help you cope with feeling unwell and to bring the body back to balance.

Here are 5 herbs that can support your health:


Turmeric has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions as well as having a soothing effect on the stomach and stomach ulcers. Turmeric also supports the liver, reduces high cholesterol and supports rheumatoid arthritis.


Passion flower is a beautiful plant that reduces restlessness, irritability, anxiety, has a mild sedative effect and reduces spasmodic conditions like asthma, whooping cough, epilepsy and dysmenorrhea.


Bacopa is known for improving concentration, mental performance, memory, nervous disorders, insomnia and alleviating anxiety and epilepsy.


Withania helps to support the body to adapt better. It has a mild sedative effect, reduces inflammation with asthma, bronchitis, psoriasis and rheumatic pains, arthritis, modulates the immune system, tonifies the body by promoting wellbeing, promotes learning, memory and supports conditions exacerbated by stress.


Supports the gastrointestinal tract by reducing spasms and inflammation associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), flatulence and bloating. Topically chamomile can be used for wound healing, eczema, leg ulcers, skin inflammation and Chamomile is also beneficial for travel sickness, nervous diarrhea, restlessness, anxiety, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea and has a mild sedative effect.

If you would like our Naturopath Kim to make a personal blend of herbal liquid extracts for you contact Embrace Life on (07) 3491 6533 to make an appointment. Appointments can also be booked online.



  1. Bone, K. (2003) A Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs, Churchill Livingstone, St. Louis, Missouri.
  2. Osiecki, H. (2006) The Nutrient Bible 7th, Bio Concepts Publishing, Eagle Farm, Queensland.