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Immune Support

by Dave Foreman

Volume 7, Issue 4
- Repair And Recovery
- Homeopathy May Be The Relief You Are Looking For
- Antioxidants For Serious Health Concerns
- Acne (And Other Acne Related Skin Issues)
- Arrhythmias
- Using Tonics To Improve Your Health
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
Archives
- Herbal Pharmacist Health Update
- Smart Weight Loss Options
- Allergy Relief Alternatives
- Focus: Women's Health
- Menopause Symptom Relief
- Focus: Men's Healths
- Ask The Herbal Pharmacist
- Antioxidants for Blood Sugar Control
- Bone Health 101
- The Basics for Healthy Eyes
- Uterine Fibroids (revisited)
- Wait Before You Cut!

- Holiday Travel Tips
- Time for a Tune Up
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Energy: Who needs more?
- PCOS-Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Heavy Legs
- Stay Hydrated this Summer
- Lower Back Problems-Sciatica
- Antioxidants for Cardiovascular Health
- Prostate Health: not just an old manís concern
- Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Fats? Good for you?
- Prostatitis
- Superfoods
- Timing your Training Supplements
- Juice Up Your Life with Superjuices
- Infant Corner-Homeopathy
- Foundational Health
- Top Toxins
- Fall Cleansing
- Heart Health
- Protein Recovery and Repair
- High Blood Pressure
- Tart Cherries
- Infant Corner: DHA
- Healthy Digestion: Is it possible?
- Holiday Gift Ideas
- Herbal Tea
- Tired, moody, canít sleep? It might be STRESS.
- Infant Corner: Healthy Digestion
- Healthy Aging
- Breast Cancer
- Get a Jump on the Winter Cold and Flu Season
- Children's Essentials: No-Guilt Popsicles
- Infant Corner: Breastfeeding - Energize Yourself
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Hot Health Tip: Swimmer's Ear
- Infant Corner: Teething
- Understanding Homeopathy
- Green Foods Supplements
- Amino Acids
- Dry Eyes
- Infant Corner: Diaper Rash
- Blood Sugar Control
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Blood Sugar Concerns & More
- Sciatic Issues?
- Separating Myths From The Facts About Probiotics
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Infant Corner: Cradle Cap
- Swine Flu and Flu Season Worries:
- The Herbal Pharmacist Consultation:Weight Loss
- Quick Tips For Hypertension
- New Year's Resolutions
- A Natural Approach to Ear Infections
- Unraveling The Vitamin D Story
- Infant Corner: Prenatal Care
- Protein-Hype Or Hope
- Drug-Nutrient Interactions
- PMS-Something New
- Guide To Designing Your Supplement Regimen
- Why Can't I Sleep?
- Infant Corner: Developmental Support
- Hints for a Clearer Complexion
- Dental Tips
- Infant Corner
- Breast Cancer
- Healthy Aging
- Infant health corner
- Immune Support
- Secrets of Healthy Fats Revealed
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 4
- Chia seeds part II
- Healthy fats revisited
- Prostate health
- Infant health corner
- Fish oil & coq10
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 3
- Quick Tips for Women
- Bone Health
- Skin Health
- Quick Tips for Men
- Quick Fix For Allergy Sufferers
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You–Step 2
- Beauty Sleep
- Eye Health
- Weight Loss
- 4 Steps to Building a Healthy You
- Holiday Digestion
- Winter Dry Skin Tips
- Alzheimer's Disease
- TMJ Syndrome
- Breast Cancer Facts
- Bone Health
- Healthy Aging
- Children's Supplements
- Chia Seed the new superfood
- Understanding Chromium
- Water perhaps the most critical nutrient
- Stress! Tips to relax
- Allergy Tips
- There's A New CoQ10 In Town
- Tired? Quick tips for getting your energy level up
- Fats: Good For You?
- Flu Season
- Go Away Aches & Pains
- Oh!!My Aching Back
- Ear Infections
- How Sporty Are You
- No Bones About It
- Nattokinase
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- IBS
- Fiber
- Skin Cancer
- Sleep Problems
- Specific Herbs For Men
- Cleansing
- Nails
- PMS
- Probiotics
- Specific Herbs for Women
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Your Breath Stinks
- Blood Pressure
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS)
- Colorectal Cancer
- Uterine Fibroid
- The Eyes Have It
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-Putting Out the Fire
- Solving America's Energy Crisis
- Natural Gum Care
- Jazz Up Your Life with Juice
- Natural Relief for SAD
- Immunity Know-How
- Stop Smoking!!
- Let's Talk About Irregularity
- Free Radicals
- Asthma
- Memory Problems
- L-Carnitine
- Men's Health
- Women's Health
- The Four Pillars of Great Health
- Blood Sugar Control
- Probiotics
- Supplement Interactions
- Are You Consumer Smart?
- Digestive Blues
- Taking Control of Stress
- Heart Health
- Pycnogenol®
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Greens
- Is Beauty Only Skin Deep?
- Happy (and Healthy) Trails to You!

Dave Foreman, RPh, ND is a pharmacist, Naturopathic Doctor, author, television commentator, radio host and practitioner of natural living and holistic approaches to better health. His weekly radio program is broadcast throughout North America. Dave is currently a contributing columnist for Pharmacy Today magazine and several other natural health publications.

I can't believe it is almost here - cold weather and the winter months. This might be the September/October edition of my newsletter, but I thought this year we would get a jump on cold and flu season. Too often we wait until it is too late to address our immune system. You may not be aware that the incubation period for the flu can vary from days to weeks. Exposure today may mean that you don't develop symptoms for weeks. This year, I am suggesting that you get ahead of the game. Here are some simple tips for avoiding winter bugs: would be Echinacea and Vitamin C (higher doses). These types of supplements would be used at the first onset of symptoms, but really provide no benefit for "preventing" problems this season. They are more for the "pay me later" people who don't like to be proactive and use preventative measures.

"Support" supplements, on the other hand, are slower-acting (take at least 3 days to start working) and can be used for extended periods of time (months). These supplements provide key nutrients or components to make or Nordic Naturals. All are what I consider the highest quality.

Lastly, make sure you follow my 4 Pillars of Great Health which include the rest of the dietary supplement pyramid. Taking supplements is just part of ensuring healthy aging. Getting enough activity, eating right and being connected spiritually/mentally will take care of the rest. For many reading this article, listing just antioxidants and fish oil might seem simplistic (you may be wondering, "Did he leave something out?"), but healthy aging doesn't have to be complicated. If you understand how your body works (physiologically and biochemically), and incorporate my suggestions, you should age "gracefully" and healthfully. Too many times people wait until it is too late to begin making changes. You can either pay now or pay later, but sooner or later you will have to pay! I choose to pay now and live a happier and healthier life as I age.

Supplements: Using certain supplements can give your immune system the added support it needs to fend of foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. The key word is "support." There are two basic ways to address your immune system and its needs: stimulation and support. Supplements that stimulate the immune system are for short term use (a few weeks) and will cause an increase in production and activity of certain immune cells. Examples of stimulating supplements sure your immune system is functioning optimally. I prefer to use combination formulas to achieve this. Combination formulas address multiple facets of your immune system, giving you the broadest approach possible to preventing immune challenges. My preferred formulas are: Advanced Immune Support, Host Defense, Life Shield and Immunactive.

Diet and Activity:

These also play an important role in your longterm immune health. Eating more whole foods (fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, etc.) and consuming little to no refined foods (white foods - rice, breads, pasta, sugar, honey, etc.) will have a profound impact on your immune system. Refined foods hamper the effectiveness of certain immune cells and in some cases can decrease your immune function by 50 percent. Why do you think our children get sick after birthday parties, holidays, Halloween, etc.?

Increasing your activity (exercise) has been shown to notably improve your immune shield. 30-45 minutes of brisk walking 5-7 days per week will add another significant component to your winter immune support.

Combining approaches is the key to staying healthy throughout the cold weather months. Just eating right, exercising or taking supplements alone is good, but combining all three together will assure you that you're doing everything you can to avoid being sick during this year's cold and flu season.

 
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