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10 Ways to Boost your Immune System

Here are 10 easy ways to Boost Your Immune System

Create a Strong Immune System-Here's How

Create a Strong Immune System-Here’s How

 

 

 

 

 

 

A well-functioning immune system is the basic foundation for your good health. It’s your body’s natural defense system. It is made up of an intricate network of cells, tissues, and organs that all band together to defend your body against invaders.

The invaders are many. They can be bacteria, viruses, parasites, even a fungus. They all have to possiblity of making you sick. A healthy immune system protects you by first creating a barrier that stops those invaders, also called antigens, from entering the body.

If one happens to slip by the barrier, it’s the immune system that produces white blood cells, and other chemicals and proteins that attack and destroy these foreign substances.

Your immune system does an amazing job of constantly defending you against disease-causing microorganisms. It is able to recognize millions of different antigens. When it’s working properly, it can produce what it needs to get rid of nearly all of them.

Here are 10 simple ways to help boost your immune system so that you keep it in optimal condition.

1 Diet

Eat a diet that fits your needs. Be sure to include lots of fruits, vegetables, and protein that is low in saturated fat. There is also some evidence that various micro-nutrient deficiencies, like deficiencies of zinc, selenium, iron, copper, folic acid, and vitamins A, B6, C, and E — alter immune responses in animals, as measured in a test tube.

2 Get adequate sleep.

Our body heals and regenerates when we sleep. Take advantage of the benefits. The UCLA Cousins Center Research team  found that even a small amount of sleep loss can trigger an immune system response in the body that increases inflammation that can cause tissue damage.

3 Exercise regularly.

There are lots of options… from walking, yoga, stretching, working out at the gym. The main idea is to ‘keep moving’. Hundreds of studies demonstrate that exercise helps you feel better and live longer. Think about starting and maintaining an exercise program that suits your abilities and lifestyle.

4 Don’t smoke.

Smoking weakens the immune system by depressing antibodies and cells that are in the body to protect against foreign invaders. There is an association between smoking and the increased incidence of certain malignant diseases and respiratory infections, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

5 Watch your weight.

Maintaining a healthy weight definitely assists in keeping the immune system less stressed. Carrying extra pounds in a burden to your body an your immune system.
Certain immune system cells may play an important role in weight control. Scientists know that the immune cells may help ward off obesity in mice. New findings suggest the same is true in humans.

6 Control your stress levels.

During periods of increased stress, “the immune cells are being bathed in molecules which are essentially telling them to stop fighting,” according to Dr. Esther Sternberg. These molecules, namely cortisol, suppress the immune system and inflammatory pathways, rendering the body more susceptible to disease.

7 Drink moderate amounts of alcohol, if you drink at all.

Alcohol suppresses both the innate and the adaptive immune systems. Chronic alcohol use reduces the ability of white blood cells to effectively surround and swallow up harmful bacteria

8 Take vitamins and supplements

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They will enhance your sense of well-being. They can help fill in the gaps in your diet. Certain vitamins, herbs and supplements are known to help boost how the immune system functions. If you suspect your diet is not providing you with all your micro-nutrient needs, taking a daily immune support multi vitamin/mineral/herb supplement brings health benefits of many types including beneficial effects on the immune system.

9 Drink lots of water daily.

Staying hydrated can boost your immune health as well. Water helps your body produce lymph, which carries white blood cells and other immune system cells. Try not to overdo beverages that may make you dehydrated, like coffee.

10 Get regular medical screening tests for people in your age group and risk category.

The aging process somehow leads to a reduction of immune response capability, which in turn contributes to more infections, more inflammatory diseases, and more cancer. A reduction in immune response to infections has even been demonstrated by older people’s response to vaccines. Be sure to check in and find out how you’re doing.

Support Your Health This Flu Season with Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal Mushrooms Can Help You Fight The Flu

Mushrooms contain some of the most powerful natural medicines on the planet, especially for boosting your immunity during cold and flu season. If you want one immune booster to add to your arsenal this  flu this season, Garden of Life’s RM10  and RM10 Ultra are supplements you need to know about.

For centuries, medicinal mushrooms like Reishi and Cordyceps have been used in Chinese medicine. Only recently has research into the effects of mushrooms on the immune system put medicinal mushrooms into the spotlight.

RM-10 is a combination of 10 tonic mushrooms that have been specially selected for their superior genetic heritage and then carefully cultivated to ensure they maintain their integrity and potency.

Medicinal Mushrooms in RM10 Immune Support

Blends of Mushrooms are More Effective for your Immune System Than any One Mushroom Alone

This blend is synergistically balanced with Cat’s Claw (an anti-inflammatory) and Poten-Zyme Selenium, a highly absorbable form of selenium. Selenium supports immune cell function and response.

Here’s What Mushroom Research Has Shown

Blends of Mushrooms are More Effective for your Immune System Than any One Mushroom Alone

For therapeutic purposes it’s best to combine several mushroom species.

Why is this? 

Stubborn pathogens in your body can build up a  resistance to one mushroom alone but unlikely to do so with a variety of several species. Secondly, each mushroom species has a unique arsenal of anti-infective and immune enhancing properties. Lastly, each mushroom also addresses unique forms of exhaustion and low energy.

 RM-10’s combination of 10 organically grown, tonic mushrooms have been specially selected for their superior genetic heritage and then carefully cultivated to ensure they maintain their integrity and potency.

The Medicinal Mushrooms Included in RM10 and their Benefits

  • Reishi:  potent antiviral and may be used to alleviate  influenza A viral infections as well herpes.  For a list of clinical research on the health benefits of Reishi mushrooms click here.
  • Shitake: helps body tissues to absorb cholesterol and lower the amount circulating in the blood. Shitakes also have antiviral and anticancer effects.
  • Maitake: has anticancer, antiviral, and immune-system enhancing effects. Also helps control both high blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
  • Lion’s Mane: displays nerve-regenerative properties. They also significantly improve brain function and memory.
  • Turkey Tail: capable of stimulating the immune system.

RM10 Immune Support will help you fight the flu.

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Choose from any of the three supplements and fight the flu this season. Read Our 7 Tips to Boost Your Immune System this Flu Season Click Here.

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Glutathione – Why It’s So Important

Reg’Activ, the Probiotic that is known to produce Glutathione.

Ross Pelton, Essential Formula’s Scientific Director recommends taking Dr. Ohhira’s Professional Probiotics along with Reg’Activ Probiotics. Here’s why… “These two probiotics work together very synergistically. They both provide gut benefits while at the same time working differently to promote rapid microbiome restoration”.

“I personally take two of the Reg’Activ capsules daily along with 2 capsules of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics”, he says.

Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3

Reg´Activ contains the revolutionary probiotic strain Lactobacillus Fermentum ME-3. Studied for over 20 years, This ME-3 strain supports healthy glutathione levels. Glutathione is the body’s “Master Antioxidant” that is used by every cell in the human body. It’s particularly vital for heart health.
Reg'Activ Probiotics strain produces glutathione

Listen to Ross Pelton explain why this probiotic strain is so unique and how it works synergistically with Dr. Ohhira’s Professional Probiotic. Ross also shares his therapeutic dosage levels, and safe dosage levels for children.

There are 3 Unique Reg’ Activ formulas tailored to meet different needs.

Reg´Activ Cardio Wellness Formula

This formula pairs this powerhouse probiotic strain with additional heart specific nutrients:

  • B vitamins-Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels already in the normal range
  • Coenzyme Q10  – Supports healthy energy production in heart muscle tissue

Reg´Activ Detox and Liver Health Formula 

This probiotic strain is pared with additional liver health nutrients:

  • L-selenothionine (easy-to-digest selenium) – Promotes healthy levels of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which supports liver tissue health
  • L-methionine & N-Acetyl-cysteine – Act as glutathione precursors
  • Milk thistle extract – Supports production of super antioxidant enzymes in the liver

Reg’ Activ Immune & Vitality Blend

A Japanese strain called Lactobacillus brevis KP08, which supports the health of the immune system, is added to this formula along with:

  • L-Carnitine tartrate – Supports healthy energy levels
  • Essential B vitamins – Additional support for healthy energy and metabolism
  • Vitamin C – Well-known support for a healthy immune system

Reg’Activ  Recommended Dosage:

2 capsules daily, 30 minutes before a meal.

For optimal digestive health, pair this product with 2 capsules daily of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics Professional Formula.

If you are wondering about giving probiotics to children and what their dosage should be be sure to watch our interview with Ross.

Click Here to be directed to all of our interviews with Ross Pelton on exciting new discoveries about your microbiome and the benefits of probiotics.

How Can You Fix Your Gut? Bacillus Spores

Bacillus Subtilis

What are Bacillus Spores?

Bacillus subtilis is a bacteria that is commonly found in water, soil, air and decomposing plant residue.

This spore has an extraordinary ability to survive harsh environments such as extreme heat and acidity. More importantly this spore is found in your gut. 

In fact, it’s one of the “good guys”. You want bacillus subtilis spores in your gut.

These are the spores which produce endospores that make positive changes to your gut and support your immune system.

You’ve probably heard that increasing the diversity of your gut microbes is a good thing. You’ve maybe even taken different formulas of probiotics. Maintaining a proper ratio of good spores in your gut is crucial for maintaining good gut health and a strong immune system.

That’s a big reason why many people take probiotics for conditions like Leaky Gut, IBS, Crohn’s, and Ulcerative Colitis. If you have been taking probiotics and still not finding relief you may want to consider taking Bacillus Subtilis spores and here’s why.

Why Bacillus Spores?

  • Bacillus Spores are resistant to the harsh stomach acid environment which allows it to get into the digestive system and do its work.
  • Bacillus Spores are able to suppress the growth of harmful bacteria.
  • Bacillus Spores strengthen the mucosal lining and enhance the growth of other good strains such as lactobacillus spores in the gut.
  • Bacillus spores significantly repair damage to the intestinal lining in the gut. These tight junctions, when not performing optimally, allow toxins to leek into the bloodstream. (Leaky Gut) Click Here to Read More
  • Bacillus spores play a role in reconditioning the body’s metabolism. When combined with a diet rich in healthy fibers and low sugar, this spore turns the body into a fat burning machine. Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan has been studying spores for the last 15 years, he says, “If there wasn’t reason enough before to improve gut health, this probiotic spore might now be the one “magic pill” we’ve been seeking for long-term, healthy and sustainable weight management”

Which Probiotics Contain Bacillus Spores?

We recommend Perfect Pass Probiotics to our clients. Perfect Pass contains 3 pharmaceutical grade strains of bacillus spores.

These bacillus spores are able to survive stomach acid. They make lasting changes in the gut to heal the gut and provide relief of symptoms.

Each of these bacillus spores has a distinct function and synergistically contributes to the combined effectiveness of this probiotic.

Click Here to Read More

Probiotics and Our Immune System with Ross Pelton

SporesWe are excited to share the latest information on the Microbiome with you where we interview Ross Pelton, the Scientific Director for Essential Formulas. He is a Health Longevity Coach, Pharmacist and Clinical Nutritionist. Today we asked Ross to talk to us about the role probiotics have in supporting our immune system.

In addition, Ross  is also a clinical nutritionist and helps people with diet, nutrition and natural therapies. He truly is an expert in his field.

In case you missed out, we have posted all our  interviews with Ross in one convenient place. He shared with us exciting new information on gut health, the Microbiome and the Pathobiome. Click Here to see all of our videos in the Microbiome Series.

How is Your Immune System Supported by Probiotics?

We asked Ross how spores in Dr. Ohhiras formula support our immune system. Heres what he had to tell us:

  • First of all the bacteria in Dr. Ohhiras probiotics support the growth and proliferation of your innate bacteria which gives them the capability of transforming your microbiome.

 

  • Spores produce Short Chain Fatty Acids. These are slightly acidic compounds produced by the probiotics which create an optimal acid balance in your intestinal tract. This acid balance supports the growth of good bacteria and suppresses  growth of the bad bacteria.

 

  • Spores also produce bacteriocins and defensins. Think of these as natural  antibiotics in your system.

 

  • Spores produce hydrogen peroxide which suppresses  the growth of candida yeast.

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics have a broader number of different bacteria. A broader range of bacteria means a healthier microbiome and immune system.

 

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are truly unique, they have a different beginning than other probiotics on the market. Their spores are fed from natural ingredients like mountain spring water, organic fruits, and vegetables that have been fermented for three to five years.

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