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How to Jumpstart - Or Kill - Your Immune System

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This time of year, germs seem to be everywhere. Whether it's the common cold, the flu, a stomach bug, a mystery respiratory virus, or something much, much worse, it seems like coming down with some sort of sickness is inevitable. It doesn't have to be.

Below are two lists: one containing the best things you can do to preserve and promote a healthy immune system, and another containing the worst things.

Beneath that, we have a list of things around the house that are most likely to be germ hot-spots, and things you'll want to clean very, very well.

BEST:

  • Probiotics: gut health comprises 80% of the immune system. Keep the gut healthy, and the immune system will be, too!
  • Exercise: this boosts white blood cell activity to fight off infection.
  • Weight Management: make it a goal to obtain and maintain a healthy weight. Obesity cripples the immune system and several other processes and organs in the body.
  • Diet: eat organic whole food - mainly fruits and vegetables. These are high in antioxidants and nutrients the body needs to support healthy immune function.
  • Supplement: some of the best natural, herbal supplements to support a healthy immune system include ionic silver, elderberry, echinacea, vitamin C, and garlic, though there are many, many more!
  • Water: stay hydrated and drink half your body weight in water daily. This will allow the body to better flush out toxins.

WORST:

  • Smoking: this inhibits immune function and can leave the body more susceptible to disease.
  • Alcohol: prevents the body from absorbing nutrients necessary to proper immune health. As a result, this causes the immune system to be sluggish in response to infection.
  • Stress: it's no secret that stress damages the body. The immune system is no exception. Stress reduces immune response, weakens white blood cells, and causes inflammation. Relaxation techniques and calming herbs can help relieve tension.
  • Sugar: it's no secret sugar is bad for you. Aside from meeting all the requirements of being an addictive drug, sugar also prevents white blood cells from killing germs and bad bacteria.
  • Processed Foods & Sodas: the chemicals, preservatives, and pesticides used in the growing and processing of these foods are toxic on the entire body, not just the immune system. Combine this with sugar and you can say goodbye to your immune system.
  •  Prescription Medications: both prescribed and over-the-counter medications are very foreign and toxic to the body. They weaken the body rather than heal, and prolonged use of antibiotics can have severe damage on the immune system.

THE TOP GERM HOT SPOTS:

  • The Kitchen Sink
  • Kitchen Washrags/Sponges
  • Children's Toy
  • Telephones
  • Keyboards/Remote Controls
  • Toothbrushes
  • Public Soap Dispensers
  • Vacuum Cleaner

The best, most effective cleaners for problems such as  these are GNLD's Green, and Nature's Sunshine's Silver Shield. Both can be diluted and sprayed on objects, surfaces, and even pets! They're gentle and extraordinarily safe. We carry both!

For more information on immune-boosting supplements or any other questions you may have about this article, please feel free to contact us. We're always more than happy to help.

Reach us by phone at (423) 899-8422 or by email (naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com). Or feel free to check us out on our website or on our Facebook page. We hope to hear from you soon!

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

 

Sources:

 Sourav. "What Causes a Weak Immune System?" Published 04 May, 2010.

< http://healthmad.com/health/what-causes-a-weak-immune-system/ > Accessed 21 October, 2014.

Anonymous. "6 Easy Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally." Published 11 September, 2014.

< http://www.budwigcenter.com/6-easy-ways-boost-your-immune-system-naturally/ > Accessed 21 October, 2014.

Alyssa Shaffer. "10 Worst Germ Hot Spots." No date.

<; http://mom.me/home/3760-10-worst-germ-hot-spots/ > Accessed 21 October, 2014.

White Flour vs. Whole Grains, and the Importance of Tre-En-En

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We hear a lot about whole grains these days. Some people say they're good for us; others tell us to avoid them at all costs. Here we'll take a closer look at both whole grains and white flour, and see what roles they play in our diets. Until the invention of steel rollers in 1839, grains were ground by hand at a slow speed and low temperature. With rollers, the process quickened and it became easier to separate out the different parts of wheat: the germ, endosperm, and bran, and hence came the emergence of white flour.

Since this and the processing of three other staples of health (sugar, fats, andtre-en-en2 dairy), there's been a highly-documented rise in degenerative health issues, including:

  • arthritis
  • allergies
  • asthma
  • cancer
  • depression
  • mental disorders
  • and heart disease.

Furthermore, the more we consume white flour, the greater the research grows against it. For one thing, white flour cannot support life.

This is why it's so popular among manufacturers. Insects will flourish in anything that supports life, but they won't touch white flour. There is no nourishment to be found in it. In fact, in a recent study, of a group of rats fed solely enriched white flour for 90 days, two-thirds died of malnutrition, and the remaining third was on the brink of death, growth severely stunted.

Even more interesting is the fact that during World War II, the wheat germ was added back into bread rationing in Britain to keep the people healthy. White flour was banned in almost all bakery products and replaced with "wheatmeal," a nearly whole wheat flour with the germ and bran added back in. Because of this decision, the British people were healthier than ever before, and the healthiest they've been ever since.

Once the war was over, the bran and germ were removed, and Britain's health declined again.

So, what's so great about whole grains?

Whole grains:

  • are high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals
  • are rich with iron, magnesium, and fiber
  • reduce the risk of heart disease
  • assist diabetes management
  • lower the risk of stroke
  • fight/prevent cancer development
  • support weight management
  • boost energy metabolism
  • reduce cholesterol and blood pressure
  • and more!

While you'd think it'd be simple to add more whole grains to your diet, it isn't as easy as you think. Often, products marked as containing whole grains only contain half whole grains, half refined. And even those that DO contain mostly whole grains, don't possess the nutrients the body needs to stay healthy.

That's where Tre-en-en comes in. Literally meaning "three-in-one," Tre-en-en is the oily, waxy residue found when the Vitamin E is removed from wheat germ. High in proteins, vitamins, minerals, unsaturated fats, lecithin, lipids, and sterols, this collection of oils, fatty acids, and other nutrients is completely missing from our diets.

Only NeoLife has the patent for Tre-en-en as a supplement, and their research on grain lipids, sterols, and their effect on the human body is astounding.

After over sixty years of research on the subject, they found a direct link between grain lipids and sterols, and chronic fatigue.They also found that without the grain concentrates now lacking in our diet, cell membranes within the body cannot function properly to the point that nutrients can't get in, and waste can't get out.

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Tre-en-en nourishes the body at the cellular level to energize, correct hormone imbalances, promote cardiovascular health, and boost cellular growth and activity. In addition, this powerful grain concentrate helps the body absorb other vitamins, minerals, and nutrients from food that are otherwise slipping through our bodies, unused.

As an added bonus, Tre-en-en is cholesterol, yeast, and gluten-free, making it safe for those with gluten intolerance.

To purchase Tre-en-en, click here. For more information on this or other questions, contact us by phone at (423) 899-8422, by email (naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com), or feel free to check us out on our website or on our Facebook page. We hope to hear from you soon!

 

 

Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.

James W. McAfee. "The Story of Tre-en-en." 2006. <http://www.imageawareness.com/treenen/treenen.pdf > Accessed 14 July, 2014

Gloria Tsang, RD. "Whole Grains Guide." Aug, 2007. <http://www.healthcastle.com/whole-grains.shtml > Accessed 14 July, 2014

"British Wartime Food: How Britain Fed Itself During World War Two." CooksInfo.com. Published 05/03/2011. Updated 11/11/2012. Web. Accessed 14 July,2014 from < www.cooksinfo.com/british-wartime-food >