This post is sponsored by MegaFood®. All opinions, as always, are my own.
Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and noses are sniffling. Seasonal changes can
cause our immune systems to go a little off track and, sometimes, into a fast, downward spiral
that can be hard to bounce back from.
When it comes to maintaining a healthy immune system, I find it best to be proactive rather than
reactive. You can help your body fight off inevitable germs that linger in the colder months by
taking a few simple precautions and by being mindful of immune health. Here’s what you can
How to Stay Healthy During the Changing Seasons
1. Get enough sleep.
Getting good sleep is the most important thing we can do for our health. Studies have shown
that quality sleep has a strong influence on immune functions and lack of sleep negatively
impacts the immune system. (source). Did you know that people who don’t get quality sleep are
more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus? Lack of sleep also takes a toll on how
quickly you recover from illness.
I know how hard it can be, especially when you’re a mom and your only time alone is after the
kids go to bed. I like to have that time too, but our health depends on proper sleep. We have to
turn off Netflix and go to bed! In addition to getting in bed early, I love to use Dream Release TM
from MegaFood as it helps promote that deep, restorative sleep we all seek.*
2. Eat well.
We all know this one, but it’s easier said than done, right? Fuel your body with foods that will
support your immune system on a consistent basis.*
Focus on eating a lot of vegetables, healthy fats, and whole grains while cutting back on refined and processed carbohydrates.
3. Take a quality multi-vitamin.
Even with the best intentions to eat well, it’s easy to have nutritional gaps in our diet. A good,
quality multivitamin can help fill those gaps and keep your immune system functioning at a
I reviewed my favorite, best multivitamin for women here, MegaFood Multi for Women. It’s doctor-
formulated and crafted with a blend of vitamins and minerals that support a woman’s unique
physiological needs, including normal hormonal fluctuations.*
MegaFood is my go-to brand for supplements because they are made with whole foods sourced from quality farms. They are also the first supplement company to have their entire line be certified Glyphosate Residue Free. You know how important this is to me.
MegaFood also just debuted a Daily Multi Powder for Women, which makes it easy to take your
daily multivitamin in your favorite juice or smoothie. This multivitamin in powder form is
formulated especially for women, with 9mg of iron to replenish iron lost during your menstrual
It also has B vitamins to promote healthy energy levels (Yes, please!), and it supports a
healthy response to changes associated with normal hormone fluctuations.*
Taking a multivitamin is an important piece of how to stay healthy year-round and especially
during the winter season and I trust MegaFood supplements to also provide much-needed extra
nourishment for my body!*
4. Wash your hands.
I know this should be a total given, but it’s just a friendly reminder to wash your hands often and
wash them well. Soap and hot water is all you need.
5. Manage your stress.
Stress is another lifestyle factor that can affect your immune system. I have found meditation to
be extremely beneficial in managing my stress. Slowing down and taking breaks from work and
responsibilities can be helpful.
Another technique for managing my stress is writing things down. Sometimes it’s journaling and other times, it’s simply jotting down lists or plans to help calm my anxiety. It can be very personalized, but finding ways to manage your stress can help keep you healthy so make it a priority.
6. If you feel something coming on, fight back!
When the temperature starts to drop it’s important to make sure your immune system doesn’t!
MegaFood’s new Acute Defense™ supports immune health when you need it most.* It is made
with Vitamin C, zinc, Black Elderberry, together with bitter and phytonutrient-rich herbs,
including Echinacea and andrographis. All of these work together to support a quick immune
What’s your secret to staying healthy during seasonal changes?
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is
not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.