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The Immune System at a Glance Part V

Updated on June 29, 2008
Are you drinking your water?
Are you drinking your water?

Does your food affect your immune system?


Ok folks, we're going to finish this series on the immune system and the foods we eat; and how the foods we don't eat, affects our immune system. We've beat up a few of the common additives in our food source, just to give you a glance at how the immune system can become suppressed just by what we consume on the daily bases. However, the food part of this series wouldn't be complete without the mention of the need for adequate water and fiber.

So here we go, and I'm almost certain that most of you have heard this over and over again, so, one more time for affect...water.

The human body needs somewhere about 8-10 glasses of clean filtered water per day. I prefer, use and recommend filtered water in place of the tap water because, tap water, is found to have to much bacteria. Not to mention the chlorine, fluoride and the other contaminates (lately we been hearing that prescription medications are showing up in the tap water also). We need clean water to keep our immune system healthy.

How safe is fluoride?


Water cleans the cells, while maintaining and flushing out the whole body system. Without the 8-10 glasses of clean water per day, the body wouldn't be able to clean out the metabolic waste products, which block the flow of the much needed nutrients to the cells and organs of the body, to maintain the healthy immune system. Getting the daily supply of good , clean, filtered water, is what we call...a "have to". Remember, we have the should do's, could do's, would do's, wanna do's and the have to"s. Drinking the water is a ...have to!!!

It is necessary to eat breakfast!
It is necessary to eat breakfast!

Now don't forget your fiber!


Last on our list of "lifestyle habits" and the food we eat, would be... fiber.

In the American diet, we just don't get the proper amount of fiber in our diet to maintain a healthy immune system. Our body needs 30-35 grams of fiber per day for proper digestion. WE don't get the needed amount of fiber from our diet. With our American diet, we're lucky if we get 8-10 grams of dietary fiber per day. Not enough.

A diet low in fiber, with low water intake, adds to the problem of constipation. When constipated, waste matter in the colon just sits there, becomes toxic to the system, and the bowel system becomes a breeding ground for disease. If this condition persist over a prolong period of time, the intestines ability to function properly becomes impaired, causing the lack of nutrients to reach the bloodstream, which may in turn cause further disease.

Sooo, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, drink your water and eat lots of fiber; we just might begin to ...look better, feel better and have more energy. Who knows, give it a try works for me.

I welcome your comments!

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      gjcody 9 years ago

      Hi desert blondie always, good seeing your smiling face ...and good to see you are a fan of fiber and clean water. Fiber is something we do not get enough of in our diet ...and I think we are becoming more aware of the difficult time there is to getting really clean water.

      My son is in charge of a water filtration company ...they make filtration systems for cities world wide. He has said that some day there could be wars over clean water like there are over oil. That is really scary!!

      The latest is they are finding perscription drug traces in the water they did not realize there would be a such a problem. Now what??

      Again ..thanks for stopping by and come back again ...good seeing you and my best to your health!

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      desert blondie 9 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

      I've continued to enjoy this series...always good info. Here's to fiber and clean water!

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      gjcody 9 years ago

      Chaser4 ...makes one wonder ...A person wants to believe that things are done for the best of the people as a whole ...But today ...we have to wonder about that.

      I want to thank you for stopping by ...and please come by again ...My best to you and your health!

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      chaser4 9 years ago

      Hey gjcody...where did you go....we've been following along the series .....and yes, with all the bad press out there about flouride....why in the world, would our FDA allow this waste bi-product to be dumped in our water system......Hmmmmmm, makes one wonder what the "theys and thems" are up to, doesn't it? Keep it up...we like your Hubs.