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Take Your Health (and Immunity) to a Whole New Level With These 13 Powerful Tips!
June 25, 2015
Take Your Health to a Whole New Level With These Powerful Immune Boosting Tips!
Good morning folks and welcome to our June edition of Life Saving Health Solutions. Thank you for being part of our health circle and I hope you enjoy today’s newsletter and the information shared.
Top 13 Way's To Boost Your Immunity (and Energy)...
Firstly, it’s important to note again that once you do build your immune system back up to its optimum level, it’s still going to need a constant “top up” and “tune up” every day to stay at its peak. If you don’t do this, you will find that over time it will slowly fall back down to where it is now (or lower). The Medical profession talk a lot about building up your body’s “natural immunity”. This is basically allowing your immune system to gradually build itself up through its "natural immune response", which is usually kicked into gear by the body fighting off an illness or foreign pathogen. The theory is that your immune system becomes stronger by fighting off the illness or pathogen, so it then builds up its own natural immunity.
#1. Cordyceps mushrooms:This amazing immune boosting and performance enhancing mushroom is native to China and Tibet. Not many people have heard of it but its superior immune and energy boosting properties make it our #1 choice. The Cordyceps mushroom is mentioned regularly in old ancient Chinese medical books and is also found in Tibetan medicine. Traditional Tibetan healers actually recommend Cordyceps as a tonic for all illnesses. They say that nothing comes close to its astounding health and healing benefits. Cordyceps boosts immunity and energy levels, promotes normal sleeping patterns, and helps with digestion, stamina, libido and endurance.
#2. Support Your Gut:Did you know that over 75% of your immune system actually stems from your gut? Everything we eat and drink goes through the gut along the gastrointestinal tract. This tubelike GI tract is entrenched with millions of bacteria that live, grow, and metabolize (digesting and absorbing) in a complex ecosystem made up of both good and bad bacteria. However, imbalances within this “good and bad” bacterial ecosystem (too much unhealthy bacteria and not enough healthy bacteria) impairs the gut barrier and increases the risk of illness and disease substantially. Having healthy and balanced gut bacteria also produces a strong immune system, better digestion, and fewer allergies.
#3. Garlic:Who doesn’t love a bit of garlic in their food? (Well some people probably do I suppose). This herb has been well proven as a potent food that fights off virtually every bacterial and viral infection in existence. In fact, garlic’s medicinal properties have been treasured for centuries and it’s actually one of the most heavily researched plant foods… ever! Over 170 studies have showed garlics amazing benefits for over 150 different health conditions. The great thing about garlic is it exerts its benefits on multiple levels (because of its powerful anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties). This four pronged approach makes it one of the greatest immune boosters of all time. A compound called allicin is one of the immune stimulating nutrients in garlic that gets released when you cut, chop or crush the cloves. For this reason, always try and go with fresh garlic rather than powdered form.
#4. Cayenne Pepper:One of our favorite immune boosters and energy enhancers! Cayenne pepper is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, both of which are incredibly potent immune boosters and are well known for their ability to help fight off bacterial and viral infections such as the common cold. Cayenne pepper actually raises your body’s temperature to make you sweat, which increases and stimulates the activity of your immune system and gives it a powerful boost. The “heat” created also helps to speed up your metabolism and curb your appetite. This makes it the #1 food for anyone trying to shed those unwanted pounds. Oh, and cayenne pepper is also a tremendous blood purifier, circulation enhancer, blood pressure and cholesterol lowering, anti-stroke, anti-cancer, and anti-diabetes food as well!
#5. Ginger:Ginger is an extremely potent immune booster. In fact, it’s one of the first natural remedies recommended if you happen to come down with the dreaded flu. It doesn’t just help to quickly relieve the symptoms, it also gives your immunity a welcome boost. But why wait till you get sick to start using ginger. Cut up a few thin slices or finely grate some ginger and add it to your green tea every day. And of course, be sure to use ginger in your cooking as much as possible!
#6. Cinnamon:Cinnamon stimulates your immune defences in a big way. So whenever you get an infection, this spice will help to clear it up quickly. Cinnamon (along with ginger) is highly prized up in the cold damp climates of northern Europe and is used for treating chest problems and respiratory difficulties. But once again, why wait until you become ill to take advantage of cinnamons amazing health and healing benefits. One teaspoon in the turmeric tea recipe listed below and used in your cooking as much as possible will give your body’s immunity a super boost like never before!
#7. Turmeric:Yet another strong immune booster that’s rapidly gaining popularity. Originally a native spice to India, turmeric is now one of the top 10 foods recommended for treating immune deficient illnesses, along with diseases such as cancer. Turmeric’s extremely high antioxidant capacity is primarily what gives it its superior immune boosting powers. Here’s some other things turmeric can help with…
It’s important to note that a recent study found that having some black pepper with your turmeric actually increases its effectiveness by a whopping 2000%! And when it’s combined with ginger, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and of course, black pepper, you have yourself 5 of the most potent immune boosting herbs and spices ever put together. So be sure to make yourself a nice turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and black pepper tea every day. It’s easy to do and tastes yum! Here’s a simple recipe on how to make it… Turmeric Tea Recipe
#8. Olive Leaf Extract (OLE):Olive leaf extract works at the cellular level to significantly strengthen the body's immune response. The main substance in OLE is oleuropein, which is a natural broad-spectrum antibiotic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal agent. Unlike synthetic antibiotics, it destroys only the bad bacteria and protects the good. Medical research shows that when olive leaf is taken orally, it searches out and "inactivates" bacteria and viruses. It does this by first dissolving the outer lining of the infectious germ and then penetrating the infected cell. This stops further replication of the bacteria or virus.
kills a wide range of pathological microbes including viruses, bacteria, retroviruses, fungi, yeasts, worms and molds. Use it every 3-6 months for 6 weeks at a time to boost your immune system and kill off any pathological microbes that have taken up residence in your body.
#9. Coconut Oil:Coconut oil is loaded with lauric acid. Once lauric acid enters the body it quickly converts into another substance called monolaurin. Monolaurin is found in human breast milk, and this is what helps to strengthen a baby’s immunity. Coconut oil has been well researched for its immune boosting properties. Only ever buy certified organic virgin coconut oil and consume two tablespoons daily mixed in your tea or in a smoothie.
#10. Green Tea and Matcha Tea:Both of these teas are incredibly rich in antioxidant polyphenols. These substances are 25-100 times more powerful at scavenging free radicals than vitamin C and vitamin E. They also support immune health and give your energy levels a nice boost, along with enhancing brain power and contributing to weight loss. Matcha tea is definitely the preferred option if you can get it as it’s more nutrient dense than plain green tea.
#11. Fermented Cod Liver Oil:Fermented cod liver oil is rich in immune boosting vitamin D. Your T-Cells need vitamin D to function properly. Of course, without T-Cells to fight off illness and disease, your body is left defenceless. Fermented cod liver oil is also incredibly high in vitamin A and the DPA and DHA essential fatty acids, which are all crucial for immune health.
#12. Chlorella:This remarkable green algae is able to bind to toxins and heavy metals such as mercury and drag them out of the body (mercury is an immune system “clogger”). It’s extremely high in chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants which plays an essential role in oxygenating and cleansing the blood. Other benefits of chlorella include; boosting the immune system, enhancing concentration, stabilizing blood sugar and blood pressure levels, increasing energy levels, and improving digestion. Once only found in Japan, you can now find chlorella supplements in virtually any health food store or online retailer.
#13. Eat Healthy and Do Some Moderate Exercise:I couldn’t finish without throwing these two in. Eating plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, along with lots of seeds, nuts and grains (organically grown if possible) and grass fed beef (if you’re not vegetarian of course) is pretty much the standard. Substitute pasteurized cow’s milk for whey protein and avoid refined and processed foods and processed oils (clear bottled oils such as Crisco, etc) as much as possible. And finally, get out and get some exercise! Doing some light moderate exercise 4-5 times a week is extremely good for boosting your immune system. And it doesn’t have to be fancy either. Just get “huffy and puffy” for 30-40 minutes a day. This can be something as simple as taking the dog for a brisk walk or getting out on your bike with the kids.
This Just In...
New report reveals… “Cocktail of Common Chemicals May Trigger Cancer”
I don’t know why it’s taken so long for this to happen but finally researchers and scientists are now confirming the cocktail of hazardous chemicals we are all exposed to every day are causing as many as one in five cancers. It’s not rocket science really but now that studies are underway to actually prove it, we may one day see a reduction in the amount of chemicals sprayed on our produce and added to our foods, along with the amount of hazardous chemicals allowed to be released and float around in our water and atmosphere. I’m sure corruption giant and chemical manufacturer Monsanto won’t like any of this. But you know what… tuff titties! These rotten sods have gotten away with polluting this planet (and us) in the name of profits for far too long!
Anyway, here’s what the article stated…
“A global taskforce of 174 scientists from leading research centres across 28 countries studied the link between mixtures of commonly encountered chemicals and the development of cancer. The study selected 85 chemicals not considered carcinogenic to humans and found 50 supported key cancer-related mechanisms at exposures found in the environment today.”.
Even professors and a cancer biologist have weighed into the debate by calling for more “urgent” research into the effects of chemical carcinogens and their connection to diseases such as cancer. Let’s hope this is just the beginning.
You can read the full article here… Cocktail of Common Chemicals May Trigger Cancer
Well that ends this months newsletter. Until next time, stay safe and stay healthy,
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