Joyous Health Recipes Food
Joyous Health Wellbeing Well-Being
Joyous Health Beauty Beauty
Joyous Health Family Family
Previous Episodes 

How to Keep Your Immune System Strong

In my latest video, I share 5 ways to keep your immune system in tip-top shape!
Mar 5, 2020 | Joy McCarthy

I've put together this video to share ways to support your immune system and keep it strong.

The single best way to avoid getting sick is by keeping your immune system healthy with nourishing foods and a healthy lifestyle.

In my latest video, I share 5 ways to keep your immune system in tip-top shape!

These are the points I talk about in my video

1. Make rest a priority. Our body's ability to fight infection is dramatically reduced when we are sleep deprived. Sleep restores the immune system. 

2. Wash your hands. For at least 20 seconds - that is the amount of time needed to kill germs that fight infection. This is far more effective than wearing a face mask. 

3. Manage stress. Just like being sleep deprived, your immune system does not function optimally when you are in the stress response. 

4. Eat colourful immune-supportive superfoods. Kale, broccolicauliflowersweet potatoturmeric, winter squash are just a few of the foods that contain abundant phytonutrients that support your immune system. 


Here are some immune-supportive recipe ideas

Baked Salmon with Kale Pesto

baked salmon

The Best Paleo Vegan Meatballs

Harvest Veggie Soup

Beet Cashew Dip

beet dip

Creamy & Dreamy Kale Salad

5. Natural health supplements. If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know that I'm a huge fan of natural health supplements. I started using St. Francis Deep Immune more regularly a few years ago when my daughter started preschool. And I love the fact they have one for children as well because in the height of cold and flu season we are taking it every day. 

Here are all the products I mentioned in my video:

St. Francis Deep Immune 

St. Francis Deep Immune for kids

St. Francis EchinaSeal

St. Francis Echinacea Kids

And finally, it's important to have a healthy perspective and understand that coronavirus is NOT a deadly disease for most people.

The deaths compared to the number of people who have contracted it are still considered very low (95,000 cases as of today) according to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization. 

More on Joyous Health to Support Your Immune system

 Healthy immune system in kids

 More natural health supplements to support a healthy immune system

 Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System (podcast)

 Factors that lower your immune system

This post was sponsored by St. Francis Herb Farm but all opinions are my own. 

Here's a healthy happy rest of your month!

Joy xo


Lenora   •   March 5, 2020

Good tips!! Thanks Joy :) appreciate how you gave examples to get V to take the deep immune too. I’ve been struggling to find a good time to give it to our daughter on an empty stomach, as recommended.

Joy McCarthy   •   March 6, 2020

Judi Megarity   •   March 10, 2020

Joy, I absolutely love your posts/ videos/ recipes/ cookbooks

Joy McCarthy   •   March 10, 2020

Trish   •   March 10, 2020

Thank you Joy, for your wonderful tips! You are the best! Can this Canadian (from Newmarket) who now lives in Seattle buy St Francis products here in the states? Love that colour blue on you! 💙

Joy McCarthy   •   March 10, 2020

Nicole   •   March 12, 2020

Is deep immune safe to use during pregnancy?

Joy McCarthy   •   March 12, 2020

Maggie   •   August 31, 2020

Thanks for this great info Joy! I stocked up on St Francis stuff last month, they're such a great company. I really love their ear oil too. It's saved us many times - one of my babes is prone to ear aches and we've avoided antibiotics for years thanks to this product (in conjunction with other nutrition etc tactics of course). I couldn't get the Beet Cashew link to work and I need that dip in my life. Thanks!

Joy McCarthy   •   September 2, 2020

Brieana-Leigh   •   December 10, 2020

Hi Joy! Just coming across this article now. Thank you for sharing such great tips! Would it be safe to take Deep Immune while breastfeeding ?

Joy McCarthy   •   December 10, 2020

Post Comment

Welcome to thoughtful, organic beauty

Hello Joyous is an organic, plant-based, sustainable beauty brand here to bring more joy to your day.