The full breakdown of how to optimize your immune system.
The fact is, your immune system is so very important for your overall health and longevity - the very basics of enjoying an overall good quality of life. This info will unquestionably have great influence on your life, if you use it, and I'm excited for you to know why...
Diet, exercise, hydration, even sunshine and sleep - it's all connected. And one of the great results of living a healthy way of life? Taken care of properly, your body is less likely to suffer from illness of all kinds. By maximizing the things that strengthen the body and minimizing the things that weaken the body, naturally you'll be able to enjoy your life at its greatest potential.
While there's no guarantees you'll never feel under-the-weather, I can assure you that your body's immune system can become much stronger by just a few simple adjustments in your diet and lifestyle. These days the body is commonly underestimated when it comes to both prevention of illness and healing. We live in a society where often the first recourse is to turn to modern science, to depend on pharmaceuticals to fix what's ailing us. But a body well-taken care of has an extraordinary ability to take care of itself. Powerful life-force (ie your immune system) generated via a top-notch lifestyle is always the body's preferred remedy.
As we all know, making the body resilient to disease is largely about incorporating foods with vital nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc that strengthen the immune system. Equally important is cutting the weakening junk foods out. By now, after years of reading my newsletters, you can guess what the culprits are: processed sugar, low-grade animal protein, cheap oils, flour, and similar heavily processed food. It's helpful here to understand that rather than the immune system being an actual 'thing' in the body it's really more of an intelligence in the body - the immune system works hand-in-hand with the neurological system. The intelligence of the immune system is truly awesome, and it does a lot more than just fighting colds.
Cancer and the immune system
I'd like to jump to the top of the totem pole and share with you an important note about cancer since recently we've been receiving more calls from customers about this rising health concern. Cancer prevention (and healing), believe it or not, is primarily about strengthening the immune system. Vitamin C (the strongest antioxidant) we know to be an incomparable immune-system booster and is lab-proven to be the most effective anti-cancer nutrient. This is reason for giving the high-vitamin C foods some real attention, and of course is the purpose of the Infinity-C formula (click here to learn more about it).
Vitamin D is also a huge part of your immune system. It's quite ironic that the correct amount of sunshine for vitamin D has proven to help with cancer recovery. We know that of course too much sun should be avoided to prevent the opposite effect. (The relationship between sunshine, vitamin D, and cancer is a topic I cover extensively in my book, Infinity Health Manual.)
An important consideration is, since we get less immune support from vitamin D due to less sunshine in the winter, it's important to increase your intake of vitamin C. I am truly confident that taking Infinity-C on a consistent basis is highly effective for this purpose.
An important topic to address here is that the most common disease of our modern world, is now autoimmune disease. (I cover this topic in Infinity Health Manual, too.) The fact is, autoimmune disease affects at least thirty million people in the United States. That's over eight percent of our population. And it's rapidly increasing. As you may know autoimmune disease is when the immune system turns and attacks the body itself. In addition to the common allergies, some of the well-known auto-immune diseases include type-1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, thyroid disease, asthma, eczema, psoriasis, and celiac. The common denominator is the body's self-attack by the immune system.
Consider that just forty years ago, autoimmune disease was virtually non-existent. Interestingly, in third-world countries, it's still virtually non-existent. It exists almost exclusively in developed countries. So what's going on? The simple fact is, it's greatly correlated with diet and lifestyle. Yes, in some cases it's genetic, but still, various nutritive protocols can be implemented to repair even broken genes.
How do we fix it?
Believe it or not, adding a few things to your diet and removing a few others is what most often saves the day. Mostly it's about adding foods with the right nutrients that recover the intelligence of the immune system (like I mentioned, it's largely about the neurological system) while cutting junk out. Note - another factor is toxic household items like cleaners and air-fresheners that are proven to weaken the immune system significantly, especially with long-term exposure. Some might think 'boosting' the immune system would be the exact wrong thing to do in the case of autoimmune disease, given the fact that the immune system is already aggressively attacking itself. But what you're really doing is restoring your body's instinctive healing wisdom.
There's some psychology to it
There's another very important topic we need to address when it comes to maintaining a healthy immune system: stress. Stress is essentially anything that puts strain on the mind or body. This includes many things such as lack of sleep, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and even anxiety and anger - essentially anything that makes us feel less at ease. The reality is that periods of these challenges are all naturally part of life. Stress hormones, like cortisol, aren't always a big deal since the body knows how to remedy imbalances. But on a regular basis these hormones can have as much wear and tear as junk food.
The idea here is how we handle stress, like taking action to remove the common stressful circumstances that come up in daily life. Another vitally important part of reducing the effects of stress is exercise. Here's why: stress produces adrenaline. Adrenaline unused makes the body weaker and the mind irritable and more vulnerable to low moods, too. So the idea is to exorcise the adrenaline, booting it out of the body to leave everything stronger at the end, including your natural ability to cope with stress in the future. The big picture here is to live a life that reduces the stressors and incorporates restorative anti-stress elements such as a healthy diet, time in the outdoors, exercise, and spending more time with joyous companions. Hooray for the holidays!...might mean moderating time with the in-laws, though ;)
With regard to any malady, a truly healthy lifestyle cannot be emphasized enough. The potential healing powers of the body are awesome. Truly. Today, it's massively underestimated. Improving our diet, exercise, pure water, fresh air, and sunshine is simply what it takes (not easy, always, but not rocket science either).
Yours truly, and at your service always,
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