How To Improve Your Immune System?
It isn’t easy to measure immune health. There isn’t a test that you can get from your doctor YET, that measures immune health. The following are just a few questions you can ask yourself to see if your immune system needs a boost.
- Do you get long lasting, chronic infections, respiratory problems or allergies?
- Have you had chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia or Hashimoto’s?
- Chronic diarrhea, constipation or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (I.B. S.)?
- Diabetes or liver disease?
- Do you have candida or yeast infections that don’t go away?
- Acne or rosacea?
- Have you been on long term antibiotics?
- Are you exposed to metals, chemicals and mercury from your work?
- Do you suffer from stress, anxiety, sleep disorders?
- Still smoking?
With the job market as it is today as well as the real estate market decline over the past few years many of us have incurred more stress into our lives than we anticipated. Nine out of ten people a day come into the store complaining of at least one of the symptoms listed above. Here is what’s important to understand:
Easy Ways To Boost Your Immune Health Fast
Lymphatic system health is the foundation of good immune response. Your lymphatic system acts like a secondary circulatory system. This flushes waste products from cells and tissues and then carries them to organs of elimination. The valves of the lymph system depend depend on breathing and muscle movement to drive them. That is why exercise improves lymphatic circulation so it can remove waste materials that block immune response. The health of your lymphatic system largely depends on the health of your liver. A sluggish liver invariably means a sluggish lymph system.
Some examples of a sluggish lymphatic system are:
- You get frequent colds and flu.
- Feeling sluggish, poor memory and low energy?
- Eating a diet high in refined carbs and saturated fats?
- Leading a sluggish life?
- Using aluminum cookware which stresses the lymph system?
Here are some LYMPH healing protocols:
-Boost nutrients. Protein and B12 deficiency especially effect lymphatic efficiency.
Make a lymph builder drink: 1 handful parsley, 1 garlic clove, 5 carrots and 3 celery stalks.. add two tsps of green super-food like spirulina, Kyo- Green. Eat lymph boosting veggies like cabbage ,kale, bell peppers, collards or these fruits:apple, pineapple, berries, and grapes.
Drink lemon water first thing in the morning.
Avoid coffee, sugar, dairy products and alcohol as they contribute to lymphatic stagnation.
Optimize liver health: Herbal bitters like turmeric, cardamon and lemon peel regenerate both liver and lymph system. Swedish Bitters, Oregon Grape root ,dandelion root tea help the liver.
Boost lymphocyte formation: Silica and other trace minerals.
Cleans lymphatic: Echinacea is one of the best lymph cleansers. Red root and astragalus also support echinacea to cleanse the lymphs. Liquid minerals, vitamin c 3000 mg daily, B complex, Vitamin E and Zinc.
Lymph supporting therapies: Energy healing– circulates chi, prana, life force throughout the body. Massage therapy, mini trampoline and dry skin brushing.
Elevate your feet ten minutes a day and use some essential oils. Cypress is excellent for circulation.
Remember, your stomach is not a refrigerator and be good to your liver daily and you will acheive a longer healthier life.
Gedaliah Genin Naturopath Consultant/ Energy Medicine