THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Life dishes out a cold here and there, perhaps a disease comes about. Doctors say that an underactive/overactive immune system is part of the equation over 90% of the time.
Whether you decide to engage the assistance of your medical doctor for advice and recommendations to support your health, you should always consider the role you play in managing your own health. When you are personally engaged and committed to your health YOU on your own can have a powerful impact.
Interested in supporting a healthy immune system in a natural way?
Let’s review the basics to a healthy immune system (not in order of importance):
1. Eat Well. Feed your body as much fresh whole organic foods, which include a healthy amount of raw vegetables and leafy greens. Avoid refined sugars (i.e. High Fructose Corn Sugar), processed foods (i.e. cereals, crackers, etc.) and chemicals (i.e. artificial sweeteners, food colourings, etc.) including carbonated beverages. Consume pure water, an amount that is right for you and your lifestyle.
2. Exercise. Move your body! Most will agree that they feel better after exercising. Remember that exercise is a stress on the body so if you're already overwhelmed with life, stressed, and/or sleep deprived, adding an intense workout to the plate will actually be unfavourable to your immune system. So use common sense.
3. Sleep. Get enough of sleep, rest and relaxation. Aim for 7-8 hours each night. This common saying may ring true - early to bed and early to rise makes you healthy, wealthy and wise.
4. Common sense. Wash your hands. Practice food safety. For additional support you can gargle with salt water and also lubricate the nasal passageways.
5. Take your supplements. We need essential nutrients every day to support a healthy immune system. It has been proven that our foods today do not contain the same nutritional value. Make sure that you’re taking quality products from a natural source and not synthetic. This is tricky because you can’t always tell by reading the label so use the same guide as Eat Well – purchase supplements that are derived from fresh whole organic foods.
6. Vitamin D. Vitamin D is one powerful nutrient also known as the sunshine vitamin. According to Dr. Russell Blaylock and many others, Vitamin D is the best protection we can give ourselves, like sunshine is to plants. Regarding a presentation on vitamin D at the
the studies indicate that a lack of vitamin
D may contribute to higher risks for a number of diseases including
colorectal, breast and prostate cancers, autoimmune diseases such as multiple
sclerosis, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases. The common
thread and agreement throughout the day was that with the right levels of vitamin D, the possibility exists to
stop these diseases in their tracks. Health University of Toronto is currently reviewing the
benefits of vitamin D and the
Canadian Cancer Society also recommends a daily dose of 1,000 IU. Canada
Vitamin D3 Supplementation. If you live in
you can consider yourself deficient as we most likely don't have enough
sunshine to make the levels the body needs. If your body naturally makes
10,000 IU of vitamin D from absorbing
sunshine, then you can certainly consider the 400 IU recommended by Health Canada (to
fight off rickets) as an insufficient amount. Again the Canadian Cancer
Society recommends 1,000 IU of vitamin D
a day but you will find many practitioners recommending more. Canada
As important as knowing how much vitamin D3 you should be taking, is finding a natural source that is effectively absorbed (vitamin D3 is a fat soluble means) and a brand that you can trust. My vitamin D3 of choice is from Auum Inc. The 1,000 IU of natural vitamin D3 (from sheep's wool) is blended with a mammalian source of omega which is another powerful nutrient that our body requires to support our immune system health and to help with the absorption into the cells. The Auum product is a raw whole source and a sublingual product (held under tongue) with natural lemon oil allowing the body to utilize the maximum amount unlike easy to take capsules. There is supplementation for everyone. Decide which one is for you.
Are you ready to build your immune system naturally?
For more information on optimum health, vitamin D3 supplement options and health related topics contact me or you can access my websites below.
Your health…my passion!
Cheryl Millett has a degree in Holistic Nutrition, and a diploma in Iridology with a specialty interest in digestion, and for over 19 years, she worked for one of
largest grocery retailers with in depth experience in the food processing area.
Alongside consulting and being a presenter, she is also the Director at Auum
Omega 3 Canada with over 5 years of experience and research in the area of
Cheryl Millett BSc NNCP CCIr
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