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					      The seasons are changing… time to become
      Immune Strong for the coming colder
      months.



THE SYSTEM
    The main function of the immune system is to protect the body against infection and decrease the possibility of developing
        cancer. It is comprised of your lymph system, white blood cells, and several organs – the thymus, spleen, tonsils and
        lymph nodes. They work together to produce
        and release a wide range of hormones that boost the „good‟ factors in the immune system
          and suppress those that depress immunity and increase your susceptibility to infection.


FOODS FOR STRENGTHENING
We are a culture that is overfed, but undernourished. Nutritional inadequacies plus nutritional excesses such as too much
processed food greatly reduce immune function. Incorporate these practices to you‟re your immune sytem healthy and strong.
     16 – 24 ounces of fresh fruit or vegetable juice daily
     5 – 6 8-ounce glasses of water
      Staying hydrated maintains moist mucous membranes, which physically block the entrance of viruses through the nose,
      eyes, and mouth.
     AVOID sugar (a.k.a. glucose, fructose, sucrose, honey, pasteurized orange juice) it lowers immune funtion.
     Increase your intake of carotenes = dark green leafy vegetables (kale, collards & spinach), yellow-orange fruits and
      vegetables (apricots, cantaloupes, carrots, sweet potatoes, yams & squash)
     Eat GARLIC (allium sativum) 1 raw clove per day or add at the end of cooking process increases
      your body‟s resistance to disease by stimulating the immune system.




   FREE RADICALS: are by-products that form in our bodies, when molecules of fat react with Oxygen. They steal
   electrons from other bodily tissues which usually leads to degenerative diseases – such as arthritis, cancer and
   cardiovascular disease. Fight them with antioxidants.
   Free Radicals are Formed By Exposure To:
   toxic chemicals (food, air, water)               cigarettes               radiation                          cooking oils
            excessive sun                             car exhaust                                                    prolonged stress
                              TOP TWENTY TACS                              (total antioxidant capacity foods)
                     per serving:1 piece fruit, etc. ½ C. beans/dried fruit, 1 C. berries/artichoke hearts, 1 oz. nuts
 small red beans           13,727           dried plums(prune) 7,291                       russet potatoes               4,649
 wild blueberries          13,427           raspberries                         6,058                black beans                 4,181
 (red) kidney beans 13,259        strawberries                 5,938                       plums                         4,118
                         AROMATHERAPY                                 FOR STRENGTHENING
                             Geranium Lavender                  Rosemary        Ti-Tree

HERBS FOR STRENGTHENING
        Echinacea augustifolia for 1 month only in fall & spring (transition seasons)
                “Wellness formula”
                        Immune Strengthener Recipe (from Rosemary Gladstar)
        ¼ pt. Echinacea Root                                            4 pts. Sassafras
        ¼ pt. Yellow Dock Root                                          2 pts. Licorice
        1 pt. Burdock Root                                              1/8 pt. Don Qui
        1 pt. Raw Dandelion Root                                        ½ pt. Astragalus
        2 pts. Roasted Dandelion Root                                   2 pts. Ginger


                                                         SUPPLEMENTATION CONSIDERATIONS
Essential are: vitamin A, B6, C, zinc, selenium and iron (decreased amounts can lower immunity)
probiotics can come from an active culture yogurt or capsusles/powders/liquid
They MUST BE CONSUMED SEVERAL TIMES PER WEEK TO BE BENEFICAL! Probiotics inhibit the growth of bacteria, produce
natural substances that kill infectious microorganisms, colonize the gut with healthy balance of intestinal flora, & enhance the
activity of several immune system cells.

                  EXERCISE
                                    at least 30 minutes of activity or aerobic exercise daily – walk, run , swim {practice for
                                     WCRC‟s Swim-A- Mile}
                                    5 –10 minutes of passive stretching daily deep-breathing
                                    REST to recharge the immune system, most people need 7 to 8 hours of snooze-time
                                       each night. You‟ll know you are well rested if you don‟t need an alarm to wake up in
                                       the morning.

One Final Note: Get at least 6 to 8 hours of Sleep. Create a practice or strenghten your form of Relaxation for the mind
    (meditation, prayer, so on). Be sure to have time for Play and enjoy family and friends.

				
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Jun Wang Jun Wang Dr
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