Immune Health

NUTRIENTS THAT SUPPORT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
The Center for Disease Control has issued a strong warning to stop over-using antibiotics.  This push comes in the form of guidelines from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which now believes that the overuse of antibiotics is contributing to an alarming rise in the number of diseases that are impervious to drugs.

Some Hints for Maximum Efficient Immune System
1.  Eat healthy foods … like fresh vegetables, salads that are more than just iceberg lettuce, fresh fruits, healthy protein, whole grains (although some people have gluten sensitivities which weakens the immune system)
2.  Avoid foods that weaken the immune system … especially sugar, alcohol, carb-y snacks, over-processed and packaged foods.  Stay on the outside of the grocery aisles where the fresh, unprocessed foods are.
3.  Avoid exposure to toxins … in our homes, food, air, water, cleaning and personal products that we use – toxic stress weakens immune system
4.  Stay active … play, run, exercise, yoga – exercise boosts immune response
5.  Get sleep … 8 hours of it – during sleep is when the body repairs and recharges
6.  And … Take supplements that help the body strengthen and rebuild the cells of the immune system

Shaklee Products for a Healthy Immune System
Scientifically Advanced Vita-Lea (with and w/out iron)
Provides a comprehensive balance of essential nutrients.  Vita-Lea’s bioavailability has been proven through independent clinical research.  Contains gentler, better-tolerated forms of zinc and protein-bound trace minerals for easier digestion.

Vita-D3
Essential nutrient promotes immune system health, strong bones and teeth by increasing calcium absorption, supports heart health support, facilitates healthy cell development, among many D3 benefits for overall health and well-being.  Depending on where we live, the time of year, our ancestry, and our lifestyle, our need varies throughout the year but most Americans need to boost their levels.

Premium Garlic Complex
Two-way odor control with a gentle, temperature-controlled drying process and with a pleasant blend of spearmint and rosemary extracts.  Historically, has been used for congestion, asthma, sinusitis and allergies, colds, flu and pneumonia, sore throat and bronchitis.  Has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and is effective against yeast infections (Candida).  Nature’s strongest natural antibiotic.

Optiflora
This advanced colon care system contains Acidophilus and Bifidus, essential friendly bacteria that ideally live in our lower intestines. 70% of the body’s immune cells are in the intestinal tract.  Research shows, however, that most adult Americans only retain about 15% of these microflora, rendering our bodies (and especially our immune systems) vulnerable to toxic build-up. The Optiflora system also includes the prebiotic FOS and inulin to provide nutrients that selectively feed the good microflora for rapid colonization.  It is the only product of its kind to guarantee delivery of live beneficial microflora to the intestines, due to its unique triple encapsulation that protects these essential bacteria (inner core) from the acidity of the stomach (outer layer), oxygen and moisture (middle layer) until released in the intestine.

Vita-C, 500 mg. Sustained Release
Antioxidant property protects the body against free radicals.  Boosts the immune system, infection fighter, natural antihistamine, increases the resistance to ligament and tendon injury.  Vitamin C is depleted by stress such as infections, illness, fatigue, surgery, anxiety, pollution and extremes in temperature.  As we age, there is a greater need to regenerate collagen that requires more vitamin C.

Zinc
Zinc is clinically proven to help optimize immune function.  It promotes normal growth and development.  There are over 200 reasons to add zinc to your diet – that’s the number of different enzymes in your body that depend on zinc. Their functions range from making genetic materials, DNA and RNA, to helping with the metabolism of fatty acids along with maintaining normal immune function.

NutriFeron
NutriFeron is a patented, clinically proven blend of immune strengthening plant extracts.  http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3295438/9275648   The formula for NutriFeron is proven by four published human clinical studies.  In a soon to be published study, shown to positively impact our body’s natural killer cells. (Natural killer (NK) cells are part of our first line of defense against cancer cells and virus-infected cells.)  NutriFeron was developed and extensively tested by immunologists in Japan.  Contains an exclusive, proprietary blend of natural plant extracts from pumpkin seeds, safflower flowers, plantago seeds, and Japanese honeysuckle flower buds, which has been clinically proven to support and stimulate the natural immune response process at the cellular level.

Supports and stimulates the immune system, by increasing the activity of macrophages and inducing natural Interferon production.  Optimizes immune response against environmental irritants and airborne substances.  Completely safe – no adverse reactions to these plant extracts ever recorded.

Defend & Resist Complex
Standardized extracts of four clinically proven immune-supporting ingredients:  Echinacea, Black Elderberry, Larch Tree, and Zinc.  Stimulates the body’s natural resistance and immune function.  Promotes production of white blood cells, enhances resistance to viral and bacterial infection, especially flu and herpes, reduces mucus.  Works best started at the onset of cold/flu symptoms.  Can be used effectively for up to 7 days at a time.

(Other nutrients to consider)
Alfalfa
Recognized for centuries for its healing properties, alfalfa offers a wide range of nutrients: calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, chlorophyll, bioflavonoids, trace minerals, and vitamins.

Vitalizer is a 30-Day Supply of 80 Nutrients
(Includes Vita-Lea multi, CarotoMax-E-Omega, B+C Complex, and Optiflora Probiotic.)  If you are just starting a supplement program, you may find the daily bubble strips very handy. The 6 tablets in the daily strip represent the highest level of nutritional science on the market today. Vitalizer carries 12 patents and its effectiveness has been proven in 12 clinical studies.

In addition … Basic-G® Germicidal Cleaner
Cleans, disinfects, deodorizes in one step for kitchen, bathroom, pet area.  Kills over 40 bacteria, fungi, and viruses including feline leukemia and canine parvovirus.  In laboratory conditions using E Coli resistant bacteria that contaminate meats, Basic-G killed organism and continued to work three days after initial use.  Household bleaches lose effectiveness within one hour.  EPA registered.

Source:  Lagoni Health Associates

The above is offered for informational purposes  and is not  intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

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