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Foods that Support Immune Function – part 2

Have you been interested more and more about what you can do to support your immunity? Here is promised part 2 written by Dr Gary Lindner.

“By choosing healthy over skinny, you are choosing self-love over self-judgement.”

— Steve Maraboli

Does your body run on regular or premium?

In my last blog, we talked about different foods that can either support or hinder our body’s immune system and highlighted a couple of recommendations.

Let’s do a little review. There are foods that support and some that have detrimental effects on our immune efficiency.

If you eat a lot of foods and beverages high in sugar or refined carbohydrates, which the body processes as sugar, you may be reducing your body’s ability to ward off disease.

Foods and drinks that compromise your immune system include:

  • Processed foods

  • Foods and drinks high in sugar

  • Refined carbohydrates

  • Alcoholic beverages

Eating or drinking too much sugar curbs immune system cells. This effect lasts for at least a few hours after downing a couple of sugary drinks or eating high sugar content foods.

More fruits and veg

Eat more fruits and vegetables, which are rich in nutrients like vitamins C and E, plus beta-carotene and zinc. Immune system support foods include almonds, bell peppers, broccoli, citrus fruits, dark leafy vegetables, garlic, kiwi fruit, barley grass, green tea, and medicinal mushrooms.

Not all mushrooms are the same

Medicinal mushrooms have been used throughout the history of mankind. They have been used medicinally since at least 3000 BCE for the treatment of various diseases including cancer. Currently, they have been intensively studied to reveal the chemical nature and mechanisms of action of their biomedical capacity.  Mushrooms are reported to have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular-protective, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, and anticancer properties. It is well-established that mushrooms are adept at immune modulation and affect hematopoietic stem cells, lymphocytes, macrophages, T cells, dendritic cells (DCs), and natural killer (NK) cells.

Why medicinal mushrooms?

Medicinal Mushrooms are used worldwide to fight cancer and enhance and modulate the immune response. Certain species act as immune stimulators by raising cancer- and virus-fighting T Cells and Natural Killer Cells and prolonging the life of white blood cells, improving the resolution of infections.

The Wellness Home can help

The Nikken Wellness Home contains many immune support foods within the Nikken Wellness supplements. Our next Healthy by Choice class will be on Tuesday, April 7th at 6 pm PDT. We will be discussing ways to support our immune systems. To join the broadcast click this link and follow the prompts www.theroyalalliance.com/live, see you on Tuesday. If you are interested in watching the recording, please contact me.

If you’d like to find out more information about how to order the Immunity, feel free to reach out to me.

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Yours, Lucie

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