Why Do I Get Sick So OftenBy Alane Stieglitz, ND, CNC

Doesn’t it seem like some people are a little sickly with a bit of somethin’ every time you see them? Many years ago, I used to wonder why do I get sick so often too. It seemed like every few weeks; I was suffering from some immune response. It could be a respiratory tract infection, a common cold, or something else. These frequent sicknesses I thought had to be from chronic conditions I had no answers of yet.

I can think back to my early 20s, and I was excited to be having my gallbladder out; my GI system was all messed up. The surgery was scheduled, and then, of course, I got sick. The doctor asked if I was catching colds often and if I had any long-term chronic stress. I said no, but again I had to wonder why I get sick so often.

This was at the same time I started working in the field of natural wellness. The lady I worked for taught me a lot of ways to avoid weakening the immune system so I would not get so may get colds and flu symptoms during the season changes up north and the cold winters.

Here are some things I did to help and have taught others to do.

1) I started with improving my daily diet. Before working in this field, I had a very poor diet. Growing up, “vegetable” was not a common word in my house. But when I started to have my own family and started working, I realized I wanted my children to be healthy and not sick all the time like I was. I began to chance but at my own pace. The main thing I did was reduce the number of snack foods I brought into the house. I had no idea how much sugar I was raised on! Then I started to buy foods that were “green” and started to eat them. Don’t laugh, but broccoli and spinach are not so appealing at first when you are raised on Twinkies and cookies. I had to re-train my brain.

2) The next area I had to fix to fix the problem in my head regarding why do I get sick so often was the hours of sleep I was getting. Lack of sleep and sleep deprivation when raising a family or simply wanting to go out and have fun weakens the immune system. Now that I had a family to raise, I had little ones that I needed to take care of, and I needed to function alertly, not tired.

3) Next, I learned about vitamins, minerals, and the importance of antioxidant levels to keep me healthy and help prevent those constant colds and cases of flu I was getting. I ran a vitamin test on myself and was shocked, but not really when I realized my antioxidant levels were deficient. No wonder I was sick all the time. It was so helpful that the test showed me exactly which antioxidants were low, so I did not have to guess at it; I took what my body needed. The result was I got through my first cold and flu season without a cold, flu, or upper respiratory infection!

4) Know your herbals! Studying herbology helped me know what herbal remedies to keep at home in my medicine cabinet when I felt like I was getting ill or had symptoms that I wanted to eliminate naturally. There are some excellent immune-boosting herbs.

If you are like me and ask yourself why do I get sick so often, consider making an appointment to figure things out and put you and your family on a healthier path.

Whether you’re making small changes or going all-in with an entirely new diet plan, you will quickly begin to see the benefits of your decision! Your body will thank you for it.

Energy, sleep, and overall health are all incredible motivators, and of course, our staff at Nutritionally Yours is always here when you need us!

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References: NutritionallyYours.net & drwillcole.com