Health News (Week 44 – 2012)
By Robert Redfern
It’s coming around to that time of year again – winter and festive season. And between the changes in weather, increased social activities and last minute running around… for some people it’s also “Flu season”.
In this email I’m going to share with you my Number 1 immune “balancing” supplement and give you a 3-pronged attack for keeping your immune system extra strong this season – so you don’t have to succumb to any sickness downtime.
But firstly I’ve got to address an important question…..
I constantly receive emails asking whether flu shots are a good thing and are they really needed.
The truth is Flu vaccine effectiveness is overestimated, according to numerous reports — including a recent study from University of Michigan stating flu shots provide only moderate protection and, in many cases, no protection at all.
The fact is only those NOT following a really healthy lifestyle will develop Flu.
You may be wondering if a Flu shot isn’t the way to protect yourself from sickness then what is?
The single best way to protect yourself is a healthy immune system – through a really healthy lifestyle and known nutrients that support a health immune system.>
Some of you might be thinking “that’s all well and good for those ‘naturally healthy people’ but my immune system is weak – I catch a cold at the sight of another person sniffling”.
If that’s you, or if you want to get your immune into shape, then don’t despair… keep reading, you’ll love what I’m about to share with you.
A healthy immune system is probably the greatest health asset you can have but it’s also turning out to be one of our greatest health challenges in our modern society.
It’s a beneficial goal and certainly a worthwhile investment – Given a healthy immune system will protect against viruses like the common cold or flu which are a critical consideration for the upcoming season.
Immunity is more about health than strength.
An often overlooked aspect is our immune system needs support from many healthy body systems.
These healthy systems include:
- Cognitive health
Along with friendly bacteria.
In fact, researchers are constantly unravelling the intriguing and far-reaching powers of immune function.
It’s much more than simply protecting us from foreign invaders and germs… a healthy vital immune system is core to nearly every aspect of our long-term health, such as anti ageing and vitality.
And in today’s world, we need to stay strong and healthy more than ever.
Unfortunately there are many factors working AGAINST your immune health: unhealthy diets, lifestyle habits, emotional stress, exhaustion, environmental factors, and the pharmaceutical drugs that supposedly promise to protect us from pathogenic (disease causing) germs.
For example, recent studies report the failure of antibiotics in the case of the most dangerous pathogenic germs.
Other reports demonstrate that mutating bacteria are evolving into deadly, drug-resistant forms.
Luckily, there are numerous ways to effectively support our healthy immune system that, in turn, support many other aspects of long-term body health and vice versa.
My Number 1 Recommendation For A Healthy Immune System
I decided a long time ago to create a research based supplement to support and balance the immune system – whether it’s against infection or balancing with allergies.
The result is D.I.P – Daily Immune Protection.
While many other immune health products “boost” or “stimulate” the immune system, D.I.P. is in a category all its own because it “balances” immune response for optimal performance.
Research shows that the D.I.P. formula supports the function of both the innate and adaptive immune systems.
It also works to “educate” the immune system by promoting the proper immune response when the body is being inappropriately attacked, as in the case with allergies.
I have recently improved this And the new formulation includes:
|INGREDIENTS|| Amount per serving
|% Daily value|
|Vitamin C (from Ascorbic Acid)||120mg||199%|
|Vitamin D3 (from Cholecalciferol)||1,000IU||250%|
|ExSelen (2% Selenium)||100mcg||143%|
|Zinc Glycinate Chelate 20%||5mg||33%|
|EpiCor® (Dried Yeast Fermentate)||500mg||♦|
|Elderberry Fruit Extract 4:1||200mg||♦|
|Larch Arabinogalactan Powder||200mg||♦|
|Immune Assist – Micron Powder||80mg||♦|
|Beta Glucan 1,3 (Glucan 85%)||60mg||♦|
To see the full details go here
As you can see it packs quite a punch with a unique formulation of proven ingredients specific to Immune Health.
This super nutrient combination contains EpiCor® and eXselen™ Selenium with a strong dose of Vitamin D3 to protect against infections, boost immune response against allergens, and provide extra support for healthy cell growth.
With a winning combination of ingredients D.I.P. Daily Immune Protection will support you when you need it the most.
DIP really is a great foundation to having the healthiest immune system possible.
Get your immune system working at it’s full potential with DIP by clicking here
Let me share with you the other ways my family and I help protect our immune system.
3 Steps To A Healthy Immune System:
1. Diet and Digestion
Healthy digestion forms the foundation of a strong immune system.
It requires healthy nutrition from a diet filled with vegetables, dark skinned fruits, nuts, seeds, healthy fats and protein.
This also includes good hydration with plenty of filtered water all day long.
The worst dietary assault to immunity is overconsumption of grains, cereals and other high sugar foods and drinks.
But even if you eat well, if you have poor absorption due to impaired digestion you’re missing out on an abundance of nutrients needed for health. It’s not just what you eat – it’s what you absorb!
In addition, friendly bacteria is essential for supporting immune function.
It’s important to support these friendly flora with supplemental probiotics as well as prebiotics.
Not just any old probiotics will do. It needs to be full of multi-strain, soil based full organisms (SBO’s) and proven in studies to do the job correctly.
There is only one with 29 SBO’s (both probiotic and prebiotic), with double blind, cross over studies, peer reviewed and a 12 month follow-up for efficacy – I’ll let you know my recommendation at the end of the email.
Problems with circulation can lead to other unwanted health complications.
Unless the body has a strong circulatory system, nutrients aren’t conveyed to immune cells, germs and wastes build up, and communication between various aspects of immunity breaks down.
Poor circulation also contributes to chronic inflammation and vice versa, creating a vicious immune-suppressing cycle.
Daily exercise (even just a brisk walk) and proper hydration can help improve circulation.
Plus certain circulation-boosting nutrients can increase immunity.
A growing collection of research shows that stress may be one of our greatest immune killers.
Chronic physical and mental stress, anxiety, lack of sleep and even pessimism have been shown to detract from health in numerous ways, including a reduction in immune function.
On the other hand, happiness, laughter and strong social networks boost immunity and protect against chronic and acute illness.
Loving pets can provide a critical boost to immunity as well.
Do what brings you joy and satisfaction: Spend time with people who uplift you.
And remember that kindness and love are great healers and protectors all on their own.
Please get back to me anytime you need help by clicking Contact Me at the top. All questions come to me directly and will be answered in the strictest of confidence.
P.S. Besides my NUMBER 1 recommendation for your immune system, D.I.P – there are some other great supplements to add to the ‘3 step immune approach’, to really ensure your immune system is in the best health possible.
1. Diet and digestion problems can be helped by combining the powerful probiotic Prescript Assist with Essential Digestive Plus™ – a research based professional strength formulation of eight high strength digestive enzymes with Fruta-Fit® Inulin to create a powerhouse of digestive support. Take this before any cooked meal to ensure proper digestion.
2. For circulation issues you can’t beat the formula in BlockBusterAllClear . This contains 16 unique nutrients (including serrapeptase) which work together to support circulation, boost immune function, reduce inflammation and provide antioxidant protection. As well as serrapeptase it contains a particular enzyme called nattokinase which is very beneficial for blood flow & circulation and therefore immunity, along with other super nutrients such as Pycnogenol, Amla, Olive Leaf Extract and Grape Seed Extract to name a few, in this effective formulation. Remember how circulation can help with immunity?
3. Finally, If you suffer from a “busy/stressful” mind and/or struggle to sleep at night then RelaxWell is the perfect supplement to help get you back on an even keel. Again, all of these are linked to a healthy immune system.