How to Build A Healthy Immune System
What is a key ingredient to help you build a healthy immune system?
Have you struggled with catching everything that is going around? Do you suffer with irritable bowel syndrome, stomach cramps, irregularity, acid reflux? Are you frustrated with what to do to feel your best as you get older?
Good news – there is hope and it stems from building a healthy immune system.
Did you know that 80 percent of your immune system is located in your digestive system? This means that you need a healthy gut if you truly want to maintain optimal health. This can be achieved by the delivery of 500 million warriors, also known as friendly bacteria, in the form of probiotics.
Building a healthy immune system is paramount to us for all the germs and potential attacks our bodies receive daily.
The number one defense against all disease is a robust immune system. This is because the nutritional root of many health concerns is directly related to an imbalance of the intestinal bacteria. The optimal balance for good health is about 85% good bacteria to about 15% bad bacteria in our small intestines.
Healthy, organic food choices that have no GMOs in them will help with the bacteria balance. But, similar to keeping your yard covered with green grass, you might need to “reseed” areas that have become a bit barren for whatever reason.
I like to call these “good bacteria” as warriors for our our body’s immune system.
The warriors for the healthy immune system you are striving for have several important functions:
* Digesting and absorbing certain undigested starches, sugars, and fiber, and then converting these carbohydrates into sources of needed energy and nutrients.
* Helping to produce vitamin K and B vitamins, promoting mineral absorption, and also aiding in metabolism and the breakdown of toxins.
* Keeping bad bacteria under control.
* Preventing allergies by distinguishing between pathogens and non-harmful antigens, and helping your body to respond appropriately because of these friendly bacteria.
* Providing vital support to your gut’s immune system and your systemic immune system.
Probiotics (i.e. warriors) perform many functions to help you build a healthy immune system.
A few of them include help with:
* food and skin allergies
* vaginitis or candida
* inflammatory bowel disease
* recurrent ear and bladder infections
* chronic diarrhea or constipation
* acid reflux
* flatulence and bloating
* taking antibiotics
* stomach ache & digestive disorders
Look for these features in your probiotics:
* Doesn’t need refrigeration
* Has a long shelf life
* Has good protection to survive stomach acid and is able to reach your small intestine
* Live cultures arrive safely in the small intestine where they can be effective
The probiotic that I use has 500 million warriors to help you build up your immune system. Each capsule contains 250 million Bifodobacterium Longum and 250 million Lactobaccillus Acidophilus. The triple layer encapsulation guarantees survival through the stomach acid and the arrival of live cultures to the small intestines where the friendly bacteria is needed.
It also comes as part of a daily vitamin packet to ensure you are getting all the vitamins, minerals, fish oil, and more along with your probiotic.
My friend who has Lyme’s disease goes to at Lyme’s specialist for her medical care. That doctor told her he wanted her to get on Shaklee’s Optiflora Probiotic. She told him that she was already on a probiotic from a nutrition store. He responded, “No, I want you to get Shaklee’s Optiflora Probiotic. It is the best out there because the live cultures really do make it to your small intestines where they are needed.
I love to hear candid doctor endorsements like this!
Building a healthy immune system is so important to maintain good health. Rally your own 500 million warriors and get your gut ruled by friendly bacteria!
Remember, folks, this post is the opinion of the author and is not meant to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your health professional for all your health concerns and how to build a healthy immune system.