Colds, Flu and Immunity
Some people never seem to get colds, while others
seem to always be sick. The same is true of the flu. You learned about the causes of the infections in my
last article. Here you will learn how to strengthen your immune system naturally.
Some immunity comes with age, unless a person suffers from
an immunodeficiency disease. Some immunity can be lost with age, due at least partially to poor nutrient
absorption. As we age, it can become harder for our bodies to absorb nutrients from the foods that we
But, what do nutrients have to do with immune system
function? That depends on the nutrient in question. Let’s look at a few important nutrients and how they help to
protect you from viral infections of all kinds.
The omega-3 fatty acids are a group of unsaturated fats, some of which are
particularly healthy, all of which are healthier than saturated and trans-fat. Both the omega-3s and omega-6s are
essential and must be present in the diet, but the popular food trend has caused many people to suffer from a
dietary imbalance. They get many times more omega-6s than omega-3s. This leads to inflammation throughout the
Inflammation is one of the symptoms associated with viral infections. If a person
is already suffering from low-grade inflammation due to an unhealthy diet, they will suffer more severe symptoms.
You can increase your intake of the healthiest omega-3 fatty acids by taking Omega3/DHA Fish Oil.
Vitamins and minerals are used by your body to create elements responsible for
immune system strength. White blood cells, for example, are diseases fighters. When a virus is detected, they rush
to the scene of the infection and work to encapsulate and deactivate the pathogen before it can make you
If you get enough vitamins and minerals every day, you will find that you have
fewer colds and if you do get sick, you will find that you recover faster. Some multi-vitamin and mineral
supplements are better than others, of course.
I recommend Total Balance a
multi-nutritional supplement that also contains extracts like turmeric. Turmeric is a spice plant with natural
anti-viral, anti-fungal and antibacterial activity.
Olive leaves were among the first medicines. They were the only medicines
mentioned in the Bible. Modern researchers have found that the leaves contain various phyto-nutrients with
antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-pathogen activity. Taking OLE every day can further reduce your risk of
colds and flu.
Milk thistle extract supports the health and function of your liver. Your liver is
responsible for cleansing pathogens from your bloodstream. Once elements of the immune system have encapsulated and
rendered the viruses inactive, they will eventually end up in the liver, where they are prepared for disposal from
Referred to colloquially as Indian Echinacea, andrographis is very effective for
preventing and treating colds, the flu and other viral infections. It may also be effective against bacterial and
some parasitic infections.
You can take each of the last three extracts separately. But, it makes more sense
to choose a supplement that contains all three, along with a good extra helping of vitamin C.
Immu-Stay is the
supplement I recommend for at-risk individuals and anyone who wants a stronger immune system.