Boosting Your Immune System
Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine Focused on Energetics of Food
Boosting your immune system can be done through nutrition, exercise, and supplementation.
Many of us are in the market for a product that will help boost our immune system. We want to protect ourselves not only from the ravages of serious illness but also from the effects of the common cold and other relatively minor maladies.
Your T cells, B cells, and white blood cells are responsible for keeping your immune system in check. There are certain nutrients that are helpful in boosting your immune system and reinforcing the work that your cells are already doing.
Vitamin C found in foods such as oranges, orange juice, citrus fruits, tomatoes, and whole food supplements help keep your immune system strong.
Flavonoids are vitamin like substances that have been shown to decrease the rate of immune system aging. You can find flavonoids in broccoli, tomatoes, apples, cranberries, strawberries, tea, grape juice, and red wine.
The whole food supplement we take contains broccoli, tomatoes, apples and cranberries.
Pumpkin seeds contain zinc and is one of the ingredients that's been shown to help reduce the average length of the common cold.
Echinacea has received a lot of attention these days for its cold fighting abilities. However, the most recent studies show it has no benefit of relieving symptoms or lessening the length of the cold.
The American Botanical Council (ABC), North America's leading nonprofit research and education organization on herbal medicines, issued a report recently prepared by some leading U.S. cold and flu and medicinal plant experts concluding that a new-generation cold and flu remedy from Canada demonstrated "impressive" benefits.
The product called COLD-fX® is believed to be the first natural medicine in Canada approved to fight colds and flu by boosting your immune system. You can learn more at www.cvtechnologies.com.
Good nutrition is important for normal function of the immune system.
Studies at both the University of Florida and the University of Arizona found that nutrition provided by whole food supplements supports several important markers of proper immune function.
You can learn more about the whole FOOD supplement we recommend in "Our Top Picks" section.
Boosting Your Immune System with Mangosteen
Over the last 30+ years, independent scientific studies from around the world have been focused on the mangosteen and some of its nutritional components.
Its an exciting field, with a lot of potential. Although mangosteen is relatively unknown in North America and Europe, the people of Southeast Asia have used this fruit for centuries in folklore remedies.
There has been extensive scientific research done on the antioxidants found in vitamins -- especially Vitamin C & E. Now science has discovered Xanthones - a new classification of highly active phytonutrients.
Xanthones are also known as "adaptagens" for their unique ability to adapt and assist the body in different areas.
Science has identified approximately 200 different xanthones. The Mangosteen has an amazing 43 just by itself, including some of the most dynamic xanthones yet studied.
Research on Xanthones, and Garcinia Mangostana (scientific name for the mangosteen), have shown some promising possibilities. We suggest you do some of your own research and look at what is being discovered.
For the latest research, go to www.PubMed.gov and search for "xanthones" and "garcinia mangostana."
Your search results will reveal some promising health benefits.
The U.S. government has spent billions trying to find a cure for heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.
Disease is easier to PREVENT than it is to cure.
Eat 7-13 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day.
Almost no one does.
Whole FOOD SUPPLEMENTS help fill the nutritional gaps.
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