YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS KEY TO VIBRANT HEALTH
There are many different natural protocols that I follow in order to avoid getting sick. The one most important protocol I was taught early on was to build up my defenses. What I want to discuss today is how to strengthen the immune system and tell you the natural ways I personally go about doing it.
I have learned that a vibrant and healthy immune system is extremely vital for over all good health. When strong it can prevent, and in some cases cure, things like the cold and flu, other viral infections and many types of autoimmune disorders. Without it you will eventually die. Not something I would ever want for myself or anyone else for that matter.
When you have a weak defensive posture you can get overrun in an attack. That may sound a little military-like but that is how I look at it. In order for a nation to have a strong defensive posture they have to have a strong military. So I equate the immune system with that of a nation’s military.
WHY SHOULD I EAT A HEALTHY DIET?
Anyone who knows me knows how I like to eat as much organic foods as possible. Organic fruits, vegetables, grains, grass fed free range meat, wild caught salmon, Sure it’s a little more expensive but I think I am worth it, besides it’s way more healthy than the conventional mass produced way. Think about it! “Farm Raised” fish? Do you go to a farm to go fishing? Those words should not be paired up with fish. Why would I want to eat that? So because of that and all the other unhealthy food choices available is one reason why I eat as organic as possible. When you put good foods into you, you really do feel better.
Eating healthy is just the tip of the iceberg. I also take a daily multiple vitamin and mineral supplement with dosages that are 2 to 3 times the RDA. People fail to understand that the RDAs do not promote vibrant health, they only prevent malnutrition. If you want a stronger immune system, then you need to take therapeutic amounts of certain nutrients. Don’t worry it is safe to take more than the RDA. This is not only scientifically proven true but it is what I have been doing for more than 27 years and with my doctor’s blessings.
VITAMIN D3 IS THE BEST!
But the one specific nutrient that I take in addition to my daily multiple and to eating organic is Vitamin D or more specific, Vitamin D3. I have been taking Vitamin D3 for about 11 years now and in that time I have never caught the flu without getting vaccinated. This doesn’t make me unique or special. There are hundreds of thousands of people all across America who don’t get the flu vaccine and still do not get the flu.
Medical science has proven that Vitamin D not only helps the body to absorb Calcium but it is vital to a strong immune system. It is good for so many other things that I do not have enough space here in this post to list them all. There have been many medical journal reports, books written, stories told – like I am doing – touting the benefits of vitamin D to overall good health and healing.
Antioxidants are the most powerful nutrients the body uses for a strong defense. Vitamin D is not actually a vitamin by definition, it is more like a hormone, but medical science calls it a vitamin so that is what I call it too. Vitamin D is just one of many antioxidants that I take and also consume through food to keep my defense strong and free from the flu. Like Hippocrates (the father of western medicine) said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
If you have any questions about how to strengthen the immune system, please leave them in the comments below. I will respond with an answer within 24 hours.