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NATURAL WAYS TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

Updated: Jul 18, 2023




What is the Immune System?


THE BODY’S DEFENSE MECHANISM

· THE Immune system is the body’s defense mechanism.

· It is highly adaptive, and can be programmed & reprogrammed according to the new problems it encounters.

· It fights viruses & bacteria & clears out damaged tissue, destroys abnormal cells.

· Physical barriers are the first line of defense.

· If these are penetrated, Innate or Natural immunity provides an immediate non-specific response.

· Third line of defense. Adaptive immunity adapts its response to improve its recognition of the pathogens.

KEY CONCEPTS:

  • Common to all the response are the barrier structures (Skin/Epithelium) and the innate immune response located within.

  • A key tool in the process is inflammation- a natural response to damage or invasion that allows body to fights or repair it.

  • There are two broad types of responses-TH1 (chronic inflammation) and TH2 (Allergy).

  • The inflammatory response is controlled by a number of messenger systems: interleukins, T Reg. cells, histamines and prostaglandins.


BOOSTING IMMUNITY:

  • Gut Flora: Difference in the indigenous intestinal flora might affect the development and priming of the immune system in early childhood.

  • Lack of adequate macronutrients & selected micronutrients, (especially Zinc and selenium) can lead to immune deficiency and infections.

  • Respiratory infections may increase one’s risk of developing asthma especially in young children.

  • A history of bronchiolitis or croup in early childhood is a predictor or asthma risk in later life.

  • Common persistent and debilitating childhood infections include tonsillitis and otitis media.



PROTOCOL FOR STRENGTHENING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM:


1. Food is one of the best ways to keep and strengthen a healthy immune system: (Try to consume more Organic food and drink if possible)


  • Fruits such as All Berries, Oranges, Tangerines, Kiwi, Papaya, mango, watermelon, Pomegranate

  • Vegetables such as: Sweet Potatoes, Mushrooms, Spinach, Broccoli, Avocado, Tomatoes, Peppers, Kale, Swish Chard, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Green Beans, artichokes, chicory root

  • Garlic

  • Ginger

  • Turmeric

  • Chillies

  • Nuts - almonds and seeds - flaxseeds

  • Olive and Walnut Oil

  • Fish - Salmon, sacral, sardines

  • Organic Eggs

  • Kefir

  • Kombucha

  • Oats

  • Miso Soup

  • Cacao

  • Pomegranate Juice

  • Elderberry

  • Gingseng tea

  • Green, Black and White Tea

  • Chlorella

  • Spiralina

  • Wheatgrass

  • Barley Grass


2. Supplements to support a healthy diet:

  • A Good Probiotic supplements with varied species. (Improves Gut ecology)

  • Vitamin D3- sunshine Vitamin - has got receptors in our immune cells.

  • Extra strength Vitamin C with bioflavonoids. (Stops viruses from multiplying & improves macrophages, T, lymphocytes and increases levels of interferon and nitric oxide.

  • Olive leaf, Oregano and Astragulus Herbal remedies. (Anti viral, anti bacterial & anti microbial)

  • Macro Nutrients like Zinc & Selenium for maintain tissue integrity & immune function.

  • Elderberry extracts and many more. (Reduces the duration of any infections)

  • Vit E

  • B Vitamins


3. Therapies that can help boost Immune Health:


  • Yoga - Strengthens the body, relaxes the mind and helps to increase and boost the immune system

  • Ayurveda - Therapies, food and lifestyle helps to boost Immune health and wellbeing

  • Meditation - Allows the body and mind to relax creating space for the body to repair itself, balance and strengthen all areas of health and wellbeing including boosting the Immune System.

  • Reiki - Strengthens the Immune System and enhances wellness and increases vitality.

  • Hopi Ear Candling and Sacral Candling - Helps to boost the Immune System and improves gut health

  • Massage - The skin is the largest organ of the body and needs to be strengthened and protected. Regular massage helps to maintain the skins health and helps the body to function optimally.

  • Facials - Helps to detox the skin and the body, helps the body to rest and restore itself to maintain health and vitality.

  • Indian Head Massage- Helps to increase health and wellbeing boosting immunity in the body.

  • Reflexology - Helps by building good health and resilience and boosting the Immune System



4. Proper Sleep


5. Regular Exercise and Fresh air


6. Ditch Habits like Smoking and Drinking


7. Manage Stress


8. Stay Hydrated



Strengthening immunity is very essential and it is the need of the hour. It is imperative that our bodies are resistant to any new viruses and flu's.



If you would like more information on how you can help you and your family to have healthier Immune Systems, please contact Kelly at pureblissretreats@mail.com or Ravi Singh at rbsnutrition@gmail.com to get the help and guidance that you need.





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Keep Well



Kelly and Ravi Singh


xx

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