Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Updated 09 February 2015 Don't let summer get you down 0 We're at that wonderful time of year, summer, most people's favourite season, is finally, indubitably here. The sun is shining and soon the beaches, parks and rooftop bars of South Africa will be alive and kicking. Be wary, though. The changing of the seasons is always a tricky time for your body. Air that's chockful of pollen is one problem, but there also always seems to be an uptick in the number of bugs and viruses going around while we shift into the summer mood.Don't worry, this doesn't have to be a problem. Simply giving your immune system a little helping hand is usually all that's need to ward off the nasties. You don't need to break the bank either, there are a whole load of things in your kitchen right now that can give you all the immune-boosting help you need. Find out what they are here, and go into summer as healthy as ever.Also read: Why did the Ebola outbreak have to hit west Africa? More: Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour?Daily Dose: Can you really be allergic to alcohol? advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news News You won't believe what Viagra was used for before ED Mental health Quick survey: Would you tell your boss about your mental illness? Medical 5 ways to protect yourself against fungal infections this summer News SEE: 7 gripping facts on surgery Fitness Are women naturally fitter than men? Medical Shhhh! Patients are sleeping From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.