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Boost Your Immune System: Survive Swine Flu

Dramatically Increase Your Ability to Survive Swine Flu
Avoid airplanes, subways, confined spaces and BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM!!!
Imagine that your immune system is your own personal army. Your troops guard against attacks from ‘alien’ forces, and they defend against invaders. If we ignore, abandon or mistreat this system, it weakens.
However, when we take care of our personal army, when we keep the troops happy, energized, and performing at their peak, we can boost our immune system and our chances of staying healthy are increased dramatically.
How to Defend Against Swine Flu and Boost Your Immune System
1. SLEEP DEPRIVED NATION – The body rejuvenates and strengthens itself when it is at rest. For the most part, we require approximately 8 to 10 hours per night. Sleep has been linked to balanced hormone levels (including human growth hormone and the stress hormone, cortisol). The right amount of sleep can help to keep weight down, clear thinking and reasoning, improved mood, and vibrant, healthy skin.
Specifically with regard to our immune system, a study published in the journal Seminars in Clinicial Neuropsychiatry indicates that “significant detrimental effects of immune functioning can be seen after a few days of total sleep deprivation or even several days of just partial sleep deprivation.” Get your zzz’s!
2. WATER, WATER, WATER – Staying hydrated can alleviate headaches, alleviate depression, hydrate skin – keep you youthful and happy! AND … Water flushes the body of toxins! You should be drinking daily, your body weight in pounds, divided by two = number of ounces of water per day.
3. ELIMINATE REFINED WHITE SUGAR. If you really want to boost your immune system, experts suggest that you eliminate sugar. Your energy levels will improve, your weight distribution will change, you will think more clearly, have less cravings, and your immune system will be strengthen … dramatically!
4. FILL UP YOUR PLATE (and YOU) with Fruits and Veggies! The nutritional value that you receive from raw fruits and vegetables is unparalleled. Their vitamins (with an emphasis on Vitamins A and C), phyto-chemicals that give fruits and veggies their color and antioxidants protect cells against environmental toxins and give your immune function a real big boost!
5. TEA TIME. Green tea is a rich source of a type of antioxidant called a catechin. Preliminary research has found that a specific catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (egcg), may give the beverage antigen-fighting abilities. In other words, it may well boost your immune system.
6. INGEST FRIENDLY BACTERIA. Foods that contain probiotics, bacteria that stimulate immunity cells in the gastrointestinal tract, are found in yogurt or kefir drink. One drink per day may well keep infections away! Make sure that you look for yogurt (or kefir) that contains ‘live active cultures.’
7. STRESS-LESS. Our bodies respond to our emotions, to stress and upset, to feeling anxious or harassed and can manifest a cold, sore throat or more. Do create a space within yourself, within your physical environment (home or office) in which you can relax, calm down, take in a deep breath and let it go.
8. SHAKE IT! Exercise makes our body stronger, it increases the circulation of blood and nutrients, and it helps flush the body of toxins.
More Immune Boosting Info:
Swine Flu: Avoid It Like the Plague
Will the Flu Kill You?
Failure Is NOT An Option!
Spread the ‘flu-fightin‘ word … NOT the icing!
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  • Pat

    Just want to say, that it’s nice to have you in my head. “Don’t Bring that Junk food in here, I don’t care who gave it to you, you don’t want that junk in your house, or car, or and no hiding the junk in your purse, girlie girl.

  • Anna M.

    You are so right that we are only as strong as our immune systems – and your list is fantastic. Happy to say that I’m (miraculously) doing all of the above, and urging others to do the same. It’s amazing what real, whole nutrition, exercise, and a balanced lifestyle (sleep) can do for your body! Personally, I take a probiotic supplement in the weeks building up to traveling and afterward to make sure I keep the balance of bacteria in my gut on the “good” side. My fav is iFlora Multi-Probiotic. They even have one especially for women!
    ~ Anna M.

  • Daniel

    Hi! My name is Daniel. I am a very active business entrepreneur. The wellness of my Immune System is a top priority. So your article is well-appreciated.
    As a vegetarian, it is a slight challenge to find all of the bells and whistles to have a balanced diet.I follow most of the recommendations you have shared in your article. I really enjoy drinking Silk (Soy milk). Does this qualify as a recommended protein source? In the last 2 years, I have discovered and have been using an undenatured Whey-Protein source which provides the precursors(building blocks)for GLUTATHIONE the body’s master antioxidant. GLUTATHIONE is naturally produced in our body. However, it can be severely compromised,at all ages, by the many pathogens which we breathe in and ingest. Of course, as we age, GLUTATHIONE is depleted, unless we provide the building blocks for our body to replenish it. If this undenatured whey protein source sounds interesting as an added tool to your Immune System arsenal, you can learn more on the site.
    Once again, thank you for helping me keep my Immune System in top shape!

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