Ralph Waldo Emerson couldn’t
have been more accurate in assessing the priorities of life.
Health and well-being are far more desirable to most people
than having a fat bank account. But modern day living is insidiously
counterproductive to that goal, so we conclude that good health
must not be possible. Think again! We may not be able to literally
buy good health, but it is equally available to all of us with
the right knowledge and discipline, and it pays huge dividends.
Little Things Make a Big Difference
- Steam broccoli. A Spanish study found that microwaving
this wonderful green vegetable destroyed up to 97% of its
- Add fresh garlic to foods after you cook them
since heat reduces its effectiveness. The compounds in garlic
have long been used to promote immune system health. In addition
to allicin, garlic has measurable amounts of the powerful
trace mineral germanium.
- Avoid sugar as much as possible as it depresses the immune
- Exercise. It actually stimulates NK (Natural Killer) cells.
Overtraining dampens the immune system, though, so moderation
is the byword.
- Practice good oral hygiene—no kidding! Brushing,
flossing and rinsing with mouthwash or using an oral gel
Extract go a long way in promoting a healthy immune system.
- Don’t lose touch with friends. Although staying
active socially may seem like a drain at certain times, studies
show that it actually has a significant benefit on your health.
- Get some sleep. This is the time your body takes all the
good food you’ve eaten during the day and turns it
into immune system chemicals. DO NOT skimp on this one, but
get a full 8 hours or more each and every night!
A-Z Supplemental Support
research finds that immune system health is largely dependant
on the integrity of the intestinal tract, and for that, there’s
nothing better than the probiotic acidophilus.
(DIM) is a chemical compound in vegetables like broccoli
and cauliflower that offers significant support to the immune
system by increasing the activity of glutathione S-transferase.
It also helps metabolize excess amounts of estrogen in both
men and women.
Chlorella has a cell wall structure that imparts unique immune-enhancing
properties. The chlorella cell wall is made of complex polysaccharides,
and a series of Japanese studies have shown that they are
able to significantly stimulate interferon production. Chlorella
also helps keep the body’s internal environment at
pH level that fosters immune system health.
dozens of powerful immune factors including immunoglobulins,
lactoferrin, cytokines, and proline-rich polypeptides.
herb is now considered a classic for upper respiratory health.
It boosts the activity of macrophages, which are the immune
system’s first line of defense.
been used for centuries because it works. Elderberry
activates the immune system by boosting the production of
cytokines, which are small protein molecules secreted by
enhances NK (Natural Killer) cell activity resulting in a
stronger immune system.
get an A+ when it comes to increasing the body’s NK
(Natural Killer) cell activity. They also keep the guard
up by increasing T-cell function. Look for maitake, shiitake
and reishi, or a combination of all three.
- Olive Leaf Extract—An herb from
antiquity that is gaining new respect for its powerful
capabilities. As a head-to-toe antioxidant, its versatility
- Vitamin C—Assists in the production
of interferon to enhance immune response, and it helps
your body make thyroxin, a hormone that speeds the action
- Zinc—Essential to maintaining immune
system strength. It regulates the proteins that allow the
expression of genes so that cells get reproduced correctly.
Stress quickly depletes tissue levels of zinc.