Immune System Support.

- Nutrition: fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, and other chemical constituents that are important to down-regulate the inflammatory process. Down-regulates tumor/cancer pathways as well.

- Allowing illness to occur: don't suppress symptoms! Let the mucous run and the cough happen; excess mucous and coughing allow the body to get rid of the pathogen as well as dead cells. Fevers allow the body to initiate inflammatory processes that will kick-start the immune system and will raise the core temperature to kill the pathogen with heat.

- Sleep: lets the body restore itself so that each day it is in tip-top shape to combat pathogens.

- Stress management: it's not new news that stress is bad. Long-term elevated cortisol levels (a hormone released during stress) suppresses the immune response, making it sluggish in responding to pathogens, antigens, and/or tumors. Herbal adaptogens can help tho body better respond to stress on an internal level.

- Supplementation: Vitamin D, Vitamin C, and Zinc are all vital nutrients for the immune system. Talk to a health care provider about evaluating whether you should add these supplements to your diet/health regime.

- Probiotics: they important to keep a healthy balance of good bacteria in the gut to keep the bad bacteria in check. An unhealthy gut (bad diet, irregular bowel movements, lack of nutrients, dehydration, etc) will throw the bacteria balance off. Other ways to keep the gut healthy is to eat more fiber (both soluble (gooey) and insoluble (rough)), fruits & veggies, more water, food naturally containing probiotics (fermented foods), etc.

- Essential fatty acids: down-regulates the inflammatory pathway. Examples include hemp, flax, fish, and fish oils. Also improve the quality of skin, making it a better barrier against pathogens.

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