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Supporting your Immune System

The immune system is our body's primary defense that protects us from viruses, bacteria, parasites and other harmful substances. When your immune system is suppressed, it becomes under active, which increases our chance of infection. When the immune is overactive, you may see issues like autoimmunity and allergies. 

Is your immune system so depleted that you need to focus on making it stronger and more robust? Or is your immune system in overdrive fighting something that can spark an autoimmune picture? Either way, you want to provide your body with the building blocks it needs to give off a healthy immune response under the right circumstances.

Why is the Immune System Important?

Because, you are only as healthy as your immune system! Our immune system is one of the main drivers in terms of our health. If you're struggling with immune dysfunction there are labs to test to figure out the root cause that is driving the dysfunction.

Labs I would consider: complete blood count (CBC), comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP), total immunoglobulins, inflammatory markers, GI Map, micronutrient testing and toxin panel.

*I ALWAYS start with a GI map test, because all roads lead to and from the gut and we know that the gut houses the vast majority of the immune system.

Immune Boosting Tips

First and foremost, an anti-inflammatory, nutrient-dense diet supports the immune system as a whole and improves the gut microbiome (aka the home of the immune system). 

In addition to a healthy diet, check out the graphic below for 5 more immune boosting tips!

Favorite Supplements for Immunity

You can access all of these high quality medical grade supplements through my Fullscript account. All highlighted supplements are clickable links to my practitioner dispensary that I use for all of my clients, and for you! (plus a discount is included when you order from my dispensary)

You will need to make an account, but then you can order any supplement in the dispensary as much and as often as you'd like.

Keeps your immune system optimal, especially important for overall health (and hormonal health!)

Studies have shown the importance of zinc in maintaining the activity of immune cells. Add zinc rich foods like oysters, red meat and pumpkin seeds.

Here is my top secret sworn by immune hack in a supplement! Just a couple sprays before traveling or being around a group of people will help support your immune system.

This is my favorite potent spore-based probiotic that can help support a balanced gut microbiome and protect against pathogens

NAC is a potent antioxidant that helps make glutathione (a critical component of our immune system) and tames oxidative stress

An immunoglobulin that supports the gut lining and the immune system housed within the gut

This is safe for all family members! It's a blend of zinc, elderberry, pre and postbiotics


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