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HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

The immune system protects the body against disease and sickness. It detects pathogens and decides whether it is bad or good organisms. When the immune system is not working at its peak, it can result in getting sick. Our immune system does the best in can defending you against disease causing microorganism, but sometimes the germs invade successfully, and you become sick

Every day you are faced with things that can lower or heighten the function of your immune system. You want it to be able to fight at its best, so here are some suggestions:

Be careful on how much sugar you eat.

Get enough sleep.

Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.

Stay away from preservative or manmade processed food additives.

Try to minimize stress.

Maintain healthy weight.

Don’t drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes.

Stay away from caffeine.

Take only the Prescription drugs you need.

Exercises regularly.

Make sure you are drinking plenty of water.

Wash your hands often.

When we are young, we build our immune system strong, but as we age our immune system can’t fight the germs as efficiently. A reduction in immune response to infections has been shown by older people’s response to vaccines. For example, studies of influenza vaccines have shown that for people over age 65, the vaccine is much less effective compared to healthy children over age 2. However, vaccinations for influenza have significantly lowered the rates of sickness and death in older people when compared with no vaccination.

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There is always going to be germs, virus, and outside influences that our immune system has to fight every day. I try to take care of my body the best I can, but there are days I don’t eat healthy or I don’t make the time to exercise, and sometimes I buy foods that have preservatives in it because it’s easier. You guys know what I mean. I defiantly have room for improvement. We all do.

Because Life has many obstacles that can affect the immune system, I’m grateful for product that can help out. There are so many products that help, but I picked 6 that I felt really make the biggest impact. In no particular order, here are your immune supporting products:

Thieves Essential Oil:

Thieves Vitality essential oil blend combines Lemon, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Cinnamon Bark, and Rosemary essential oils to create one of our most popular products.

These ingredients work together synergistically to offer overall wellness and support for a healthy immune system. Use this blend as an addition to your daily wellness regimen.

Daily Use:

-Add a drop of Thieves Vitality to your morning cup of tea to support a strong immune system.
-Apply a drop of Thieves to the bottoms of your feet morning and night to live above the wellness line.
-Diffuse Thieves daily to create a calm and clean environment in your home. Plus, it smells amazing!
-Combine 10 drops each of Thieves, Lemon, and Frankincense to create a custom wellness roller.
-Add Inner Defense and Immupro to your wellness regimen if you need to kick up immune support up a notch!

Inner Defense Supplement:

Inner Defense may help reinforce systemic defenses, create an environment that is unfriendly to yeast and fungus, and promote healthy respiratory function. It’s the perfect supplement for any time of year you wish to support your healthy immune system.

Inner Defense contains potent essential oils such as Oregano, Thyme, and Thieves. These oils are rich in constituents such as thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol for immune support. Lemongrass, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata, Rosemary, and Cinnamon Bark essential oils are also included in this amazing supplement.

Due to the strength of Inner Defense, it is best to take it with food or with a fatty liquid like almond milk. Essential oils are fat soluble and taking it with something fatty will help the oils sit better in your stomach.

This supplement can be taken daily but is more commonly used as needed.

Life 9 is a great complementary product to Inner Defense because more than 70 percent of your immune system is in your gut. We recommend that you take Life 9 eight or more hours after taking Inner Defense because it may kill the good bacteria in Life 9. For best results, take Inner Defense in the morning or at lunchtime and take Life 9 before bed.

Immupower Essential Oil:

ImmuPower is a powerful blend of essential oils with an aroma that encourages positive energy and can help eliminate unwanted odors. It contains many powerful essential oils, including Hyssop, Mountain Savory, Cistus, Camphor, Frankincense, Oregano, Clove, Cumin, and Dorado Azul.

Cistus is believed to be the biblical rose of Sharon, and its honey-like fragrance is soothing and uplifting. Frankincense promotes feelings of relaxation and tranquility, has an uplifting aroma when added to a personal fragrance, and can be diffused during meditation for increased spiritual awareness, grounding, and purpose.

How to use ImmuPower:
• Diffuse around your home during the fall and winter months.
• Apply topically on your feet and chest.
• Dilute and create a roll-on to use topically on your kids at night before bed.
• Apply on the bottoms of feet throughout the day.

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Super C:

Super C chewable tablets contain 250 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C per serving! Super C also combines pure Orange essential oil with a proprietary blend of camu camu, acerola, cherry, and rose hip fruit powder to create a powerful, immune-supporting supplement. Together, these premium ingredients deliver polyphenols, carotenoids, and optimal amounts of vitamin C in a convenient, DELICIOUS chewable tablet. No one, not even your picky children, will complain about taking these because they taste so good!

Camu camu is harvested by hand from canoes in the Amazon region of South America. It contains phenolics, antioxidants, and amino acids.

Rose hip contains vitamin C and is rich in carotenoids and phenolics. Europeans have used it in herbal teas for many years because of its rich vitamin C content.

Super C contains whole-fruit powders and no added fructose, which makes it taste great and a great option to support children and adults.

Ningxia Red:

Ningxia Red is a nutrient rich drink infused with antioxidant-providing super fruits AND essential oils, and is also one of Young Living’s most popular wellness supplements! This is an absolute MUST in every home, and a DAILY supplement we all should be using. It is packed with superfoods to support normal eye health and your immune system. It contains plum, aronia, cherry, blueberry, and pomegranate juices and extracts, plus Lemon, Orange, Yuzu, and Tangerine essential oils.

So what are Antioxidants and why are they important? We can’t talk about antioxidants without mentioning free radicals. Every day our bodies go through a process called oxidation where, unfortunately, free radicals can be produced. (Have you ever seen a diced apple turn brown? This is a great example of the oxidation process.) Free Radicals have been linked to things like aging and illness. They cause damage that can be accelerated by pollution, stress, toxins, smoking, and alcohol. That’s why our bodies NEED antioxidants, because they help fight the damaging effects of free radicals!

Ningxia Red contains the puree from the Ningxia wolfberry, a berry harvested in Northern China high in fiber and protein (it’s protein content is approximately 13%). The Wolfberry also contains all the essential amino acids, is high in antioxidants, and is the HIGHEST whole food source of potassium. Young Living is also unique in that we use the ENTIRE berry—the seeds, juice, peel, and fruit—to ensure that we offer a product that contains an optimal blend of ALL of it’s amazing nutrients.

Mightyvites:

MightyVites include a full range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that deliver whole-food multinutrient support to your child’s general health and well-being, which is important to every parent, especially for school age students.

Just one serving of MightyVites is packed with whole-food, non-synthetic nutrition from fruits, vegetables, antioxidants, and polyphenols.

Your child would need to eat the following to get comparable nutritional benefits:

-1 cup of cooked broccoli to get the same amount of folate

-4 cups of asparagus to get the same amount niacin

-1 whole avocado to get the same amount of B5

-3 bananas to get same amount of B2

-1 cup of black beans to get the same amount of thiamin

-3 ounces of salmon to get the same amount of B6

-½ a cantaloupe to get the same amount of vitamin C

-4 whole eggs to get the same amount of biotin

-5 ounces of sunflower seeds to get the same amount of vitamin E

MightyVites are also free from synthetic folic acid and are formulated with Orgen Kids, which includes Orgen-FA®. Orgen-FA is the BEST naturally derived folate we have found, it is 100-percent USDA Certified Organic, and it does not contain synthetic folic acid or additives. It is extracted using hot water—no solvents—and is no different than the folic acid that is produced when boiling broccoli.

Formulated without preservatives and artificial colors and flavors, these delicious, berry-flavored chewables give your children full nutritional support.

Other Essential oils that may help regulated and support your immune system:

Cinnamon bark, Clove, Cumin, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Hyssop, Lavender, Ledum, Lemon, Melaleuca, Oregano, Ravintsara, Rosemary, Thyme

Inhaling essential oils will help support our immune system. Applying them topically and internally is a more aggressive route when you need to regulate and support proper immune function. The best way to start incorporating your essential oils for immune support is to use them daily. Take several oils you like and create a rollerball and roll on the bottom of your feet and nape of your neck every day.

When you find yourself needing even more immunity support you will want to support it from multiple angles. Eat well, drink water, get more rest, and use those essential oils. Use a cold-water diffuser, apply topically, and create an immunity capsule.  Take 3 or 5 of the above oils, put one drop of each oils in your capsule, then top off with carrier oil. (only ingest oils that are labeled for consumption) take 1-2 times a day.

With you using essential oils in these three different ways, using these products, and applying what you have learned in this blog; your immune system will be well on its way to being strong and healthy.

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