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Steps Toward a Stronger Immune System

Updated on July 29, 2019
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I worked alongside top natural health professionals and experience as a fitness instructor educated me on health tips I am proud to share.

Defeat Disease

People cannot live without their immune system.

Inside the human body is an immune system ready to defeat any single threat to the body`s existence, including burns, bruises, cardiovascular disease, the common cold, cancer, and infections.

If someone is healthy, the immune system is successfully working hard every minute of the day, twenty-four hours a day, and seven days of the week. People cannot live without their immune system. Boosting the immune system keeps the body healthy. Information convinces taking these steps to boost the immune system to improve the body`s ability to fight disease.

Antioxidants

The antioxidants prevent disease, boost the immune system, and slow the aging process. Antioxidants are beneficial elements in the food supply. They prevent disease, boost the immune system, and slow the aging process.

Three points to know when adding antioxidants to your food supply:

  • Add high-antioxidant food into your diet.
  • Eat plenty of apples, oranges, leafy greens, broccoli, cantaloupe, brown rice, and olive oil.
  • Protect the body from arthritis, allergies, cataracts, cancer, the common cold, the flu, and heart disease by eating antioxidants.

“The gut is the seat of all feeling. Polluting the gut not only cripples your immune system, but also destroys your sense of empathy, the ability to identify with other humans.”

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Minerals

Some minerals like iron build up the body's resistance, and other minerals like calcium maintain the strong bones while cleaning up the body. Minerals also support the endocrine system that helps clean the blood and keep the hormones working for the proper function of the body. Follow these three steps to increase minerals in your food supply.

  • Eat vegetables, whole grains, beans, fruit, leafy greens, and roots.
  • Include fish, red meat, and poultry in your diet.
  • Study and understand the importance of balancing your minerals intake and vitamin intake.

Iron Helps the Immune System

Iron helps the body carry oxygen to cells. I discovered Active Iron High Potency Supplements. They not only build up my immune system they help keep my energy levels up because they maintain adequate iron levels throughout the day, so I am not as tired from exercise.

The supplement helps women keep their energy levels up while on their menstrual cycle or pregnancies.

The supplements can digest on an empty stomach, which is helpful when I am on the go. Active Iron uses a protein formula, so my body absorbs the supplement. I highly recommend these supplements. Packaging of the capsule is convenient because they are in individual packets. I highly recommend these supplements.

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Jane Fonda Exercise

The immune system is ready to defeat any single threat to the body`s existence. It is all about making smart choices because smart choices maintain a healthy body.

Jane Fonda shares her love of blogging (on janefonda.com) and social media with her longtime commitment to fitness.

Eating right is vital for anyone who wants to be healthy, she told the LA Times, ``Older women are the fastest-growing demographic for apps, for iPads. I was told that yesterday by someone I`m going to start working with on a much greater digital [project].``

Fonda, who is now in her golden years, commits to getting boomers and seniors in shape. Her main concern is that people are more out of shape today than when she first started the trend of working out and staying in shape.

I wonder if social media gets an out-of-shape person out the door on the jogging trail or on their way to the gym.

Whatever Fonda posts or promotes social media workout scene, we are sure to hear about it when the fitness app arrives at the market.

In the meantime, they can view a clip from one of her Jane Fonda fitness DVDs.

It's never too late - never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.

— Jane Fonda

Vitamin D

For some reason, today, people are staying inside more, wearing sunscreen, living in polluted cities with high buildings that block the sun. They are not getting enough sunlight, and they are deficient in Vitamin D. One way to boost their immune system is to get some sunlight every day. It’s good for them and fights diseases. They get vitamin D from the sun. Getting outside makes people happier, too.

However, a naturopathic doctor advised me to take a vitamin D supplement. Explaining that people get moody or depressed if they lack Vitamin D. Studies proved people who felt depressed or moody took vitamin D and felt better.

Otherwise, being deficient in vitamin D causes long-range effects on preventing the body from being healthy. People are more likely to come down with the flu or develop heart disease and other serious health issues if they are deficient in vitamin D.

They need a vitamin D supplement because it will guarantee they are taking enough to keep them healthy. It is best to consult a doctor and discover the correct amount of the vitamin to take.

Either way, get out in the sun more. Soak in the rays. Besides, the fresh air will do us all some good.

Be Active

Eating all the healthy food in the world will not guarantee a vibrant immune system unless you get outside and move, exercise or take a walk. Exercise is part and parcel to maintaining your body's health and the ability to ward off diseases.

© 2015 Kenna McHugh

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