There are many things that keep our immune systems working hard, ranging from bacteria to viruses to a variety of toxins. Mold is one of these toxins that can be potent and insidious. Some molds are benign, while others are highly toxic and can cause massive health problems. Helping your immune system recover from mold toxicity can be a long and challenging process, but now there is another immune regulator that can help – it’s called Transfer Factor Enviro.
This is the time of year when many of us have lots of things going on – family visiting, travel plans, parties, school holidays – and at the same time, it’s winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, which tends to lend itself more to health issues anyway. I thought I’d share five immune boosters to get you through the holidays – these are my favorites and the ones I use myself. I try to take them consistently through this more busy seasons and periods of lots of travel; at other times of year I might just pull them out if I feel a sniffle coming on, but right now it’s such a busy time that the last thing I want is to be sick and not feeling good to enjoy it.
This past weekend we flew to Australia to see family, to arrive and find out that they had all been sick and/or were currently sick with upper respiratory infections. It’s winter there so many people have the winter colds and flus. My nieces had it, passed it to my sister, who passed it to Mum, then on to me and Dave. Valentina has stayed the healthiest of everyone – not even a cough or a sniffle (touch wood!). Must be the preschool immunity she has built up. I have a few favorites that I reach for when I’m exposed to germs, and this week was no different. Here are my favorite three remedies for staving off a cold and this is how I’ve not gone down in a heap this week. Granted I’m still coughing and sniffling a bit, and I feel that my immune system is working pretty hard, but I haven’t got “properly” sick as the others have. [Read more…]
The lymphatic system can be though of as the drainage system of the body – a series of vessels that runs alongside the veins and arteries, bringing wastes back to the large vessels from the periphery of the body. Remember when you have a virus and your lymph nodes get swollen? That shows that they’re working hard to clear infection and inflammation. The lymph nodes are like the train stations, and the lymph vessels are the tracks. Where the circulatory system (veins, arteries and capillaries) has the heart to pump blood around, the lymphatic system does not have such a pump. It is dependent on physical movement and muscular contraction to move it through the body – that is why if you’re immobile in hospital they put those weird squeezy things on your legs. Since the lymphatic system is an important part of immune health and detoxification, it is good to give it a helping hand where possible. Here are four ways to boost the lymphatic system:-