There are so many threats that our bodies face every single day. Our immune system protects us, but there are times where our immune system is compromised or weak. We often focus on treating threats rather than strengthening our immune system to fight off those threats even better. I hear so many scary stories about threats to our immune system since being in the health and wellness industry. It has taught me that we are so focused on the threats that we are losing sight on building our immune systems up. This is not an easy thing to do, it requires commitment, dedication and discipline. Which all require intentional focus to develop.

At this point in my life I am overweight, struggling with physical health issues and mental health issues. I have no clear health goals to overcome these health issues so I have been doing the same things I have been doing. Eating whatever I want, regardless of the time, little to no physical activity each day and struggling to be motivated to do anything about it. In short, I have become a stagnant, complacent and unwilling. Every once in a while I catch a glimmer of hope, a glimmer of motivation, a glimmer of change and a glimmer of fight left in me. So, what’s holding me back?

In short, I am stuck looking backwards rather than living in the present and looking towards the future. It’s a lot like driving a car, you are present in the vehicle that is moving towards your destination but only glancing in the rear view mirror. I am in the car, not moving, just sitting there with my navigation on and looking in the rear view. I don’t know if you feel like that too, but I think it’s time we’ve done something about it. It’s time we take the threats to our immune system, our physical health and our mental health serious. It’s time we take action to build up ourselves so we can show up as the best version of ourselves for the people around us who need us the most. It’s time I sacrificed my pleasure of eating whatever or whenever I want. It’s time I sacrificed my pleasure of watching shows or movies I want. It’s time I got outside with my kids and played even when I don’t want to. It’s time I sacrificed my comfort. What about you?

The following was published by doTERRA to help us boost our immune system with essential oils.

A healthy immune system works like body armor, protecting us from the threats that constantly bombard us. They’re on your hands, on the food you eat, and in the air you breathe. Like air, we don’t pay much attention to the immune system until something slips through a chink in the armor and we feel under the weather, we suddenly realize how much depends on it.

BOOSTING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM TIPS

Essential oils and Your Immune System

There are many ways to make sure your immune system functions properly. Washing your hands before eating limits the number of germs that you are exposed to. You can also use essential oils to boost your immune system.*

Scientific study demonstrates that diffusion of essential oils can purify and cleanse the air, providing added protection. doTERRA On Guard and Lemon contain powerful cleansing properties that purify the air we breathe, delivering positive effects on the immune system.

What Essential Oils Help the Immune System?

Known as the protective blend, doTERRA On Guard contains Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils for powerful immune support.* The doTERRA On Guard product line makes it easy to incorporate the protective essential oil blend into your life at various times in the day. From brushing your teeth to washing your hands, keep doTERRA On Guard at your fingertips.

Taking essential oils internally is a good way to utilize their immune-boosting properties.* Oregano, Frankincense, and Copaiba are powerful essential oils for supporting your immune system. Take a drop of each in a veggie capsule every morning for immune support.* Take one to two drops of Oregano internally as needed.*

What Else Supports Healthy Immune Function?

Exercise and proper nutrition keep your body healthy and strong, which is important for a healthy immune system. You can help your body get the nutrients it needs by incorporating the doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack into your daily routine.* When added to a healthy diet, these supplements have a powerful, beneficial impact on your immune system.*

Getting enough sleep each night helps make sure that your immune system has the energy it needs. Diffusing oils like doTERRA Serenity®, Lavender, or Roman Chamomile at bedtime can help support restful sleep.