Ever wonder why some folks just seem to never EVER get sick and others seem to stay ill?
You eat healthy, exercise regularly, drink plenty of water and even take vitamins, RIGHT?
Well folks, I'm here to tell that yes genetics may play a roll in how well your body deals with exposure to elements and viruses, but did you know that there is a way to increase your body's ability to warn off common viruses?
We all have interferon. Here is the Wikipedia definition: Interferons (IFNs) are proteins made and released by host cells in response to the presence of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, parasites or tumor cells. They allow for communication between cells to trigger the protective defenses of the immune system that eradicate pathogens or tumors.
Disclaimer: Although I do not like to reference Wiki anything, the definition mirrored the medical dictionary definition however for us non MD's this is much easier to understand! However if you would like to try your hand at the medical dictionary, go HERE
Now that we have the legality of the definition out of the way, How can we increase our interferon you ask? Easy, consume a product discovered by a Nobel Prize winning Immunologist, Dr. Yasuhiko Kojima.
Video on Nutriferon
Dr. Kojima successfully isolated a combination of botanicals that naturally increase the body's production of it's own interferon. Dr. Kojima's patented formula is exclusively available through the Shaklee Corporation. (Yeah, we rock!)
You can order nutriferon HERE
As a member the cost is about $1 per day! I say that is a great price to ward off virsus?
NutriFeron™ is a dietary supplement designed to support the immune system of healthy adult men and women.* Two caplets contains 500 mg of a patented, proprietary 2:1 powdered botanical extract derived from the flowers of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), the seeds of pumpkin (Curcurbita moschata), and Asian plantain (Plantago asiatica).
Another way to help fight germs in general is using a disinfectant that kills the germs but not us humans. I have been using Shaklee's Basic G for years in my Childcare Setting and my personal home. I use this on everything: Floors, walls, counters, tables, toilet, sinks, diaper changing areas, toys, carpets.....you get the point. I have even used it outside on my siding to ward off the growth of algae. I posted specifically about Basic G HERE.
If you are sick, what do you do? Go to the doctors to get medicine? If it's the common cold or even the flu, medicine will NOT help. There is however a super charged nutritional supplement that can help relieve the symptoms. It's called Defend & Resist.
(sorry, it's a lil blurry, but I thought it was a cool pose, looks intimidating..haha!)
Defend & Resist Complex features four clinically proven immune-supporting ingredients. The immunoactive arabinogalactans in extracts of echinacea, black elderberry, and larch tree stimulate the body’s natural resistance, and zinc is known to support healthy immune function.
I have a powerful personal testimony abut how vitamins/supplements have greatly increased my body's natural ability to heal its self and to protect me from the dangers lurking in our environment. However I think it would be best to get the word of an actual M.D. instead of "Dr. Lehn" as my friends refer to me jokingly.
Dr. Jennifer Wurst M.D. (a real doctor!) suggests taking a close look into the supplements you use and to make an educated decision because if you decide to take supplements that are unsafe, you do more harm than good. Please go HERE and read her post.
I am working on my next post about the break down of my nutritional supplements as my case is a unique case indeed!
Until next time ~ be well,
Dr. Stacey Lehn M.D. (ha! only to my craziest friends!)