Sunday, June 25, 2006

Natural Way To Boost Immunity

Natural Way To Boost Immunity
By Kevin Pederson

Sometimes, without doing any activity we end up feeling tired and exhausted. One of the main reasons for this is under-charged body, due to lack of a healthy lifestyle. As we all know our immune system destroys any foreign body which threatens to harm your body. Immunity helps to keeps your body healthy and perked up. Low immunity level causes lack of zeal, and body aches. White blood cells are one of the core elements of the immune system including the mucous membranes as well as the skin. The constant communication helps them to fight the bacteria or any foreign body. If your body's immune system is weakened it opens the door for innumerable diseases, which can lead to death.

Things To Do
- Avoid too much of antibiotics
- Stop smoking
- Sleep well, at least 8 hrs to get your body rejuvenated
- Drink plenty of fluids

Astragalus - This is a Chinese root which has been used in Far East as an excellent tonic food and medicinal plant. The root is sold all over the world in the form of six to twelve inch root. The root and its extracts are excellent immune system boosters. You can boil this root along with chicken broth to make an excellent soup. It has been used for lung problems, on and off cold bouts and shortness of breath. This is very useful for chronic ulcers and relentless external infections.

Echinacea is a highly recommended herbal plant used for various herbal remedies. It has been known to treat common cold, influenza and other kinds of infection. Echinacea increases the number of immune cells which helps in the act of increasing the immunity level. It is not toxic and does not have any side-effects making it such a useful herbal plant.

Have raspberries and plums as it contains Xylitol (sugar free sweetener) which helps to fight ear and sinus infection and tooth decay.

Increase zinc content in your diet. You can get your regular zinc supply through poultry, pork, fortified cereals, yoghurt, oysters and milk.

Vitamin A increase the level of immunity and you can have it in your diet by eating sweet potatoes, carrots, squash and pumpkin or any kind of orange vegetables.

Shiitake and maitake are best sources of mushrooms to increase your immunity level. It increases white blood cells to fight the bacteria.

Black or green tea also increases your immunity level. It has good source of polyphenols which helps in clearing the free radicals.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with this site or the author.

About the Author
Kevin Pederson has been managing a number of natural home remedies websites which gives information on
home remedies to help boost your body's immunity. Lethargy, tiredness and lack of motivation can be dealt by having a great diet.

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