6 Easy Ways To Boost Your Immune System Naturally
Whenever the immune system successfully deals with an infection, it emerges from the experience stronger and better able to confront similar threats in the future. Our immune system develops in combat. If at the first sign of infection, you always jump in with antibiotics, you do not give the immune system a chance to grow stronger – Dr. Andrew Weil, MD
Would you like to boost your immune system so that you can fight cancer and many of today’s most dangerous diseases?
In this article, I’m going to show you how you can do just that. Using simple lifestyle changes and by using ingredients straight from mother earth’s natural pharmacopeia.
There can be no doubt that our immune systems are the first line of defence when it comes to fighting any form of disease.
So why wouldn’t you want to make sure it’s at the top of its game?
Your immune system acts as an internal defence system and helps prevent bacterial and viral infections, toxins, microbes, parasites and other infectious diseases. It does this by starting a collection of immune responses which react to any potential threat to our health.
For the most part, our immune system goes unnoticed and goes about its work in protecting us around the clock. Most of us though are guilty of neglecting our immune system, until of course, we need it the most.
When it breaks down due to illness, nutritional deficiency, lack of sleep or sometimes due to stress; we open ourselves up to a host of potential illnesses just waiting to evade our defences and disrupt our health and wellbeing.
If you are a cancer patient or are suffering from any form of chronic disease, you will understand the importance of building a strong immune system. In fact, countless research has shown that having a strong and fully optimal immune system cannot only prevent disease; but in some cases cure it!
If your immune response is not strong enough, disease can run riot and cause lasting damage and in many cases, death.
This is why at the Budwig Center, we believe it’s vital that our patients focus on building their immune system at the very outset.
If you have elected to undergo chemotherapy or radiation, you will especially want to take note, as these forms of treatment will almost certainly destroy your immune system!
The good news, is that getting the immune system back in tip top condition can be done both easily and naturally without the need for antibiotics.
How Can I Boost My Immune System Naturally?
Supplementation is Vital
If you have a tumor or other serious illness, you will most definitely need to use a proven immune boosting supplement. Diet alone, will not be enough!
Age is another major factor. As we grow old, our immune response becomes far weaker and needs an added boost in order to effectively fight any potential threats.
At the Budwig Center, we have done many years of research in how to boost the immune system. For the thousands of patients that visit our center each year or choose to do one of our distance programs, building the immune system using one of the supplements below is always the first step.
- Astragalus – Reduces side-effects of chemo and increases the number of white T-cells which identify bacteria, viruses and rogue cells. Read more about this miracle herb here.
- Artemisinin – Has been shown to kill some breast cancerÂ cells in only 16 hours. Find out more.
- Transfer Factors – Derived from colostrum, transfer factors help to increase the body’s response time to infection.
- AHCC – Greatly increases the number of cytokines and natural killer cells in the body by as much as 800% dramatically boosting the immune system. Find out more.
- Selenium – Possibly the most powerful anti-cancer agent around. Selenium is an essential mineral for health and has been proven to inhibit tumor activity. Learn more about Selenium.
- Vitamin D3 – A vitamin D deficiency has been shown in multiple studies to be one of the major causes of cancer. Vitamin D is absolutely vital to our overall health.
- Isoform Vitamin B-15 – Vitamin B-15 has been shown to increase antibody production by as much as 400%. Find out more.
All of the products are readily available from our secure online store and have produced somewhat startling results when boosting the immunity of even our most poorly of patients.
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Get at Least 20 Minutes Exercise Each Day
In some cases you may be too unwell to do much physical exercise, which is understandable. If you can though, just a few minutes exercise each day is a great way of boosting the immune system.
The good news, is that you don’t need to do hours of vigorous exercise each day, weight training or half marathons.
Just 20 minutes walking, playing ball with the children, cycling, gardening or even taking the stairs instead of the elevator, all help to give us gentle yet beneficial exercise.
Regular exercise will also help you de-stress, feel better about yourself and may also help you to lose weight and avoid many obesity related diseases.
Avoid Obesity and Maintain a Healthy Weight
Rates of obesity, especially in the West are at epidemic proportions.
Obesity is the root cause of many of today’s most deadly diseases, such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Research has also shown that obesity also has a detrimental effect on the immune system. 1
It’s hard to imagine a more destructive risk factor than obesity!
Try to make sure you maintain your ideal weight. Cut out the carbohydrates, sugars and trans fats. Get used to ditching the processed foods and replace them with nutritious whole foods.
Eat Nutritious Whole Foods and Eliminate Processed Foods
Malnutrition leads to a weakened immune system. This is why, many of the worlds poorest people are so prone to contracting disease. They are unable to feed themselves with nutritious, healthy food which could potentially protect them from many of today’s most devastating diseases.
Your army of immune system T-cells are like any other part of your body, they need regular nourishment to thrive.
The healthy foods that we eat provide us with an abundance of micronutrients such as selenium, zinc, copper, folic acid, vitamin A, B, C and D. All of these and more help keep the immune system running continuously.
Some of the most micronutrient dense foods that have been proven to help boost immunity include:
- Garlic – Contains Allicin which actively fights infection and bacteria.
- Probiotics – Kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut contain good bacteria.
- Green Tea – High in epigallocatechin (EGCG) catechins.
- Mushrooms – Boosts white blood cell neutrophils that fight infection.
- Cruciferous Vegetables – Such as kale, cabbage, lettuce and broccoli.
- Ginger – Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that also activates immune fighting T-cells.
- Berries – Blueberries, raspberries, acai and goji berries contain immune boosting phytonutrients and antioxidants.
- Chicken Soup – Not tinned. Make from scratch using fresh ingredients.
- Oily Fish – Rich in Omega 3 essential fatty acids.
Whenever possible, remember to use fresh, organic ingredients when cooking. Avoid processed foods wherever possible and cook from scratch using whole foods.
If you cook from scratch using fresh ingredients, you should be getting all the nutrition your immune system needs.
Alcohol and Smoking Reduce Your Immune Response
It’s a fact that both acute and chronic exposure to alcohol can lead to a suppressed immune system and lead to a reduced response time when it comes to fighting infection. 3
It does this by impairing the ability of infection fighting white blood cells (neutrophils) from reaching the infected areas of the body.
Smoking not only fills your organs with toxic smoke, but also impairs the body’s ability to combat disease. 4
Those who give up smoking have been shown to significantly increase the number of natural killer cells (NK) in the body which help to eliminate cancer cells. 5
Learn to Eliminate Stress
Stress is a killer! There is no other way to really express just how serious it can be to your health.
Research has confirmed that stress has a negative effect on the immune system, so de-stressing is an important measure in boosting immune response. 2
Ways to de-stress include:-
- Walking in nature
- Watch a funny movie
- Do EFT
- Listen to some music
- Forgive someone
- Get some exercise
- Take up a new hobby
- Deep breathing exercises
If you need any help with boosting your immune system, the Budwig Center would be happy to help. Feel free to contact us via our site or Budwig Center Store to purchase any of the supplementsÂ listed above.
You may also download our FREE Budwig diet guide which contains a wealth of information on boosting the immune system and fighting all forms of disease.