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Oct022009

5 Ways to a Healthy Immune System

The immune system is your body's natural defense network - when it is weakened or compromised, you are more susceptible to disease and infection. You can encourage your natural healing response by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, managing your stress levels, and with the prudent use of supplements, including:

  1. A daily antioxidant. A quality antioxidant supplement can fill nutritional gaps (even in a healthy diet) and help support overall immune function.
  2. Astragalus. This root of a plant in the pea family has antiviral and immune-enhancing properties and a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine to ward off colds and flu.
  3. Echinacea. The dried root and leaves of the purple coneflower can help stimulate immune activity and boost resistance against bacteria and virus.
  4. Immune-enhancing mushrooms. Maitake, reishi, agaricus, and enoki all provide immune-strengthening benefits. Combination products are often more effective than individual species.
  5. Arctic root or rhodiola. Also known as "golden root" or "roseroot," this is traditionally used in Eastern Europe as a general tonic and can help reduce the harmful effects of stress on the immune system.

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Reader Comments (8)

Simple straight-forward suggestions..I am realitively new to Blogging but health has been the focus of my work as well as my personal endeavor to stay fit and healthy..I am glad to have stumbled upon your blog today..thanks for putting it togeather.
Carl

October 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarl

Greetings Carl
So glad you are enjoying the blog!
Check in daily.

October 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermoderator44@drweil.com

I just took 50 drops of Astragulus for the first time. I have had 3 sneezing bouts in the past fifteen minutes!
A bit weird ~ I am hopeful that this will be good for boosting my immune system....time will tell. I was warned by the "vitamin advisor" at the health store not to use it longer than about a month.

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Liz
How is it working for you now?

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermoderator44@drweil.com

i like your web because it's really helpful to me by using it for my project :)

October 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterXeemie Xiong

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October 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterxeemie

Good Heavens, I'm not taking any of those supplements. I guess I'm lucky to still be alive :) I'm going to look into these.

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDee

I will be taking several trips over the holiday season, do you reccommend taking all, or is one better over the other? How much and for how long? Is this something you should do just before during and after travel?

December 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGerri

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