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How to Boost your Immune System

Gene Lentz

Posted on March 19 2019

Immune System

Simply stated, the immune system is a complex system system processes within an organism that protects against disease which which may originate externally or internally. To function properly, it  must detect a wide variety of pathogens, from viruses to worms, and identify these as different and harmful from the organism's healthy tissue. 

 

How to to strengthen your Immune System

 

Choosing a healthy lifestyle is the single best step you can take toward naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy. These are some daily tips to boost your immune system and prevent illness:

  • Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables
  • Exercise regularly
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation
  • Get enough sleep
  • Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
  • Try to reduce stress

 

Immune System booster foods

 

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) also known as Black Elderberry, has an antioxidant effect and has been used to treat colds, flu, HIV/AIDS, ‘swine’ flu and many other immune challenges (WebMD). Chemicals in the flower and berries reduce swelling of the sinuses and improve nasal congestion. Some studies reveal that Elderberry properties may include antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.  Elderberry organic herbal supplement is also available as a tincture (liquid extract) and is part of our Immunity Factors formula. It is a great addition to your family’s natural medicine cabinet for back-to-school and and to offer support in cold and flu season.

Our Organic Alfalfa supplement is also a source of vitamins A, C, E and K4, as well as the minerals calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron. Alfalfa supplements contain high amounts of vitamin K, used by the body to slow blood clotting. Alfalfa supports a healthy immune system, and contains natural plant estrogens, which some researchers believe to be beneficial for menopausal conditions. Alfalfa can assist with supporting the oxygenation of blood and enriching red cell count.   

Both the olive leaves and the olive extract have been used to treat infections, inflammation, diabetes, and hypertension. A major component of olive leaf, oleuropein, has antioxidant properties.. Because of its hypoglycemic effects, the leaf extract can induce insulin release and improve peripheral uptake of glucose. Further, the leaf extracts demonstrated antimicrobial properties, anti-HIV and anticancer properties. Animal studies showed antiarrhythmic, spasmolytic, diuretic antihypertensive analgesic, and cholesterol lowering effects.

 

 

 

 

Clinical studies referenced at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) show that garlic can help you to catch less colds, has positive effects on cardiovascular health, reduces cholesterol, reduces blood pressure (for 80% who tried it) and can exert a blood-thinning effect.  (See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11697022 and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4103721/). 

Garlic has been included for decades in many families' 'home remedies' kit!

Ginger root has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine. Ginger root is an effective nausea relief medication that is safe for children, adults, the elderly, and even pregnant women. Ginger soothes upset stomachs. Doctors often recommend that their patients use a combination of ginger and their prescribed anti-nausea medications when they are having surgical treatments such as chemotherapy. Ginger does not produce a lot of side effects and it does not interfere with the effectiveness of most medications. Ginger’s active ingredients are found in the root. Therefore, a supplement made from ginger root extract is recommended.

 

 

 

 

Kudzu, is a fast growing vine. It can be found growing in the Southeastern portion of the United States. It has been used in China for its medicinal purposes since about 200 B.C. It is used to treat a myriad of health conditions and symptoms. For a flu it will help alleviate: headaches, fevers, nausea, vomiting, upper respiratory infections, diarrhea and intestinal issues, muscle pains, stiff necks.

 

Be healthy and well with the Immune Power Pack.

 

 

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