How strong are your defenses?
Are you supporting your seven
systems of immunity?
Your skin is your first line of defense. Its
surface is naturally acidic to prevent harmful
micro-organisms from attaching and penetrating. What keeps
Protect the skin from damaging sunlight. Vitamin
C helps make collagen, the "glue" that strengthens
skin, muscles and blood vessels. Beta
Vera & Gotu
Kola support healthy skin. .
Lining the nose, throat and lungs, mucous membranes trap
invaders from the air you breathe. What keeps these
C improves mucous fluidity. Fenugreek
contains mucin, a protective component of mucous
have traditional use in supporting respiratory
Friendly flora in your GI tract defend against ingested
micro-organisms. How can digestive immunity be
FOS (Fructooligo-saccharides) and
Arabinogalactan feed friendly flora, while probiotic
strains such as Lactobacillus & Bifidobacterium keep
the GI tract on alert. Goldenseal Root &
Oregon Grape stimulate production of bile salts that aid
You're constantly making immune cells (white blood cells,
mascrophages and neutrophils). How are healthy levels
Also see Immune
Support products - Children's Probiotic Powder,
D and Zinc
are essential for production, while Vitamin
Leaf and Myrrh
Also see Echinacea,
Blood flow transports immune cells to the area of
inflammation and infection. Upon arrival immune
cells engulf invaders and attack by releasing
enzymes. What keeps circulation healthy?
is a powerful cardio antioxidant that's also essential
for building glutathione -- the body's most potent
immune cell protector. Western Botanical's Vascular
Fresh garlic is always best. We chop it and
swallow like a pill or put on salads, baked potatoes,
sandwiches etc. If the odor is offensive you can
take parsley or chlorophyll to kill the odor.
Your cells defend themselves by releasing powerful
chemicals known as cytokines. What keeps this
cell-mediated defense strong?
Arabinogalactans support cytokine production.
& Reishi mushrooms provide beta glucans that
increase cellular immune response. Inositol
protects cell membranes.
In the lymph nodes, lymphocytes (T-cells and B-cells)
identify, attack and dispose of infections. How can
you support your lymphatic system?
Mullein and Plantain contain compounds that support
lymphatic pathways, while Vitamin
A maintains the integrity of lymph
membranes. When engaged, the lymphatic system
consumes a tremendous amount of energy. This is
why you may feel fatigued when under immune
stress. Gugulipids and Eleuthero support the
thyroid and adrenal glands that provide optimum immune
energy during recovery.