Know Both What Strengthens and Weakens Your Immune System
According to a report presented to the U.S. Senate, infectious diseases are the leading cause of death among Americans. Each year, over 13 million people die from them, and they could have been prevented. Western medicine is fixated on having a pill to treat every ill, instead of educating people on how to provide the human body with nutrients needed to heal it and keep it strong.
Our immune system is constantly being bombarded by infectious diseases every day. Being overly stressed and eating poorly weakens the immune system. Americans in general are way over-stressed and consuming the vast majority of processed food, all of it which is unhealthy.
Stress reduces the immune system’s ability to fight off antigens. The stress hormone corticosteroid can suppress the effectiveness of the immune system. Stress is linked to headaches, infectious illness, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma and stomach ulcers.
Stress can do a number on your gut, which is your second immune system. It also strains your circulatory system since you’re so tense and your heart rate is constantly elevated. Not only are you prone to illness, you’re setting yourself up to develop heart disease.
A poor diet means you’re nutrient deficient across the board. Without those nutrients, your body isn’t performing as well as it can. Vitamins A, B6, and C, and zinc are needed to support the immune system.
Your body wants to protect you from pathogenic bacteria, viruses, allergens and all that can hurt you. To truly help against foreign invaders, you need powerful herbs proven through double-blind studies to bolster the immune system, friendly bacteria and anti-microbial enzymes.
Organic colostrum’s anti-microbial properties helps strengthen the immune system against viruses and bacteria. Echinacea purpurea helps protect against oxidants. DDS-1 lactobacillus acidophilus is an isolated and specifically cultured strain of friendly flora that inhibits the growth of 23 toxin-producing microorganisms, and is the most powerful probiotic in existence. Optimal Defense also contains antimicrobial enzymes proven to help strengthen the immune system and fight viruses and bacteria.