Immunity

Tips to Prevent Cold & Flu

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Extreme fluctuation in weather can put stress on immune system.  Lower immune system means easy to catch cold & flu.

Here are some tips to prevent flu:

  • Avoid sick people
  • Wash your hands often
  • Breathe clean air (air purifier)
  • Keep your hands away from your face
  • Keep warm (wear a scarf)
  • Get more movement, sun, and fresh air
  • Get 8 hours of sleep
  • Avoid negativity
  • Preventative natural medicine (boost immune system)

The best prevention during cold & flu is to get your immune system stronger.

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Pollution!

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How to Deal with All the Pollution?

Limit your exposure.

Replace the substances in the house, yard, and skin care products with clean natural alternatives.

Avoid processed food, eat fresh and organic.

Tune up the body’s natural detoxification ability. Supplement with Vitamins and Minerals to boost your immune system.

Perform a whole body purification/ detoxification a minimum of once per year.

 

Benefits of Cod Liver Oil.

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Cod Liver Oil is better than ordinary Fish Oil because it has naturally occurring vitamins A and D along with omega-3 fatty acids and also small amounts of naturally occurring CoQ10.

Other Benefits of Cod Liver Oil:

  • Supports immune system response
  • Supports healthy eyes and skin
  • Supports epithelial tissue
  • Supports bone and tooth health
  • Supports musculoskeletal system
  • Supports the body’s natural inflammatory response function
  • May support mood challenges and liver function

So instead of only consuming EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty, Cod Liver Oil has many benefits for healthy living.

Your Microbiome!!

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In Human Body 90% of cells are Microbes= 3% of our Body Mass

In Nasal Passages, Oral Cavity, Skin, Gastrointestinal Tract and Urogenital Tract.

Your Personalized Ecosystem: Your Microbial thumbprint

(Each Individual have a Personalized Microscopic Ecosystem)

10,000+ Microbial species= Human Genome

2,000- 4,000 genes each= Bacterial Genome

Only .1% if our Genes are Human DNA

20 Million Bacterial Genes

100 Trillion Bacteria in Our Intestines

Many Factors influence Microbiome:

Age, Gender, Environment/ Demographics, Stress and Diet, illness, Genetics and Antibiotic use.

 

Healthy Joints with Herbs!

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Joint health is one of the important aspects to keep a healthy body as it ages. There are many different stages of joint support- Acute, Subacute or Long-term joint support.

For Acute Joint health- Recommend use of Turmeric, Boswellia, Ginger and celery seed. These help reduce inflammation, stimulate circulation, promote healing and provide antioxidant activity.

For Subacute Joint health- Recommend use in addition of above also add Gotu Kola complex, Rhodiola & Ginseng complex, and Ashwaganda complex. These herbs reduce inflammation and provide antioxidant support, stimulate circulation and to improve Healing and repair. Rhodiola & Ginseng also enhances strength, endurance and recovery in athletes and work performance.

For Long-term Joint health- Also use Tuna Omega oil and Glucosamine help maintain healthy connective tissue and supports the body’s normal connective tissue repair.

Key to healthy joints it to support healthy circulation, reduce inflammation and support the body’s normal connective tissue repair and synthesis processes.

Zinc!

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Zinc is an essential part of hundreds of enzymes utilized throughout the body. Zinc is essential to the synthesis of DNA, RNA, Proteins, insulin and enhances wound healing. Zinc is important to the senses of taste and smell. It also plays a role in supporting the immune system.

Zinc test is an oral test used to determine zinc status in the body. One teaspoon (5ml) should be held in the mouth for 10 seconds and it could then be swallowed or expectorated. If immediate grimace and bitter metallic taste is detected, Zinc is adequate. If it tastes like water and then builds to a metallic taste, then zinc status may be borderline or inadequate. If there is no metallic taste, then zinc status is low. A daily intake of zinc is required to maintain a steady state because the body has no specialized zinc storage system.

Stress and Adrenal Glands!

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Adrenal glands play an important role in the body’s stress response.

The adrenal glands are small triangular glands located on top of the kidneys. The distinctive layers produce specific hormones that are essential to everyday life and help respond to stress.

Adrenal Cortex: Outer Layer

Hormones produced– Mineral and glucocorticoid hormones like cortisol, aldsterone, and others.

Actions/ Functions– Fuel multiple actions in the body’s response to stressors such as blood pressure regulation, an immune system challenge, and consumption of a high-fat meal.

Adrenal Medulla: Inner Layer

Hormones produced– Adrenaline (fight-or-flight chemical) and noradrenaline

Actions/Functions– Provide energy and push blood to the brain and muscles.

The human body was designed to handle stress with a specific set of physiologic reactions. When we are faced with a stressful situation, we go into “fight-or-flight” mode. When the perceived threat is gone, systems are designed to return to normal. However, the chronic prolonged stress often experienced in modern times tricks the stress-response system into constant action. This prolonged stress is taxing on the adrenal glands and doesn’t allow them time to recover, which may be very harmful to one’s health.