Boost Your Immune System Naturally: An Essential Guide to Fighting Infection and Nurturing Your Health by Beth MacEoin
Our bodies are generally equipped to fight the onslaught of harmful pollutants, however today many of us are faced with extremely high levels of pollution and additional threats to our health in the form of certain strains of bacteria that are immune to antibiotics. Often our immune system needs help to perform its job properly and Boost Your Immune System Naturally will show you how to improve your overall health to ward off illness and keep you fighting fit. This book shows you how to improve your immune system, and contains easy-to-follow diet, lifestyle and supplement plans including recipes for healthy, immunity-boosting meals. Top Tips for boosting your immune system; Eat cherries, strawberries and grapes as the contain ellagic acid which helps protect against some cancers. Broccoli contains sulphoraphane, a phytochemical with a powerful anti-cancer effect, especially against tumours of the digestive tract, lungs and prostrate gland. Live Bio yoghurt contains 'friendly' bacteria that inhibit the growth of harmful intestinal bacteria. Taking supplements containing selenium and vitamin E can boost antibody production by 40%. Regular exercise can boost your immunity and prolong your life. Exercise can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes and strokes by as much as 40%. Exercise also reduces the risk of some cancers such as those of the colon, rectum and womb by up to 25%. Exercise should be non-competitive however as people who train too hard put themselves under pressure and stress. Excess stress reduces immunity so it is important to rest and relax. Using breathing exercises, reflexology, aromatherapy and massage can all help.