Insight by Dr. Nicole Mastando

Your Immune System

Posted: March 4, 2015
By: Dr Nicole Mastando

Did you know that some 70% of your immune system lives in your digestive tract or gut? Our gut flora is the security that takes action when it finds any foriegn bacteria that presents a threat to our health. It is a very important function that we want functioning at it's optimum.

Here are some tips to help enhance your immune system:

1. Eat as clean as possible. Remember to put whole nutritional foods in your body and be aware of sensitivities to dairy, wheat.

2. Fish Oil, taking fish oil can be  so benenficial for systemic inflamation.

3. Probiotics. These are a live microbial food supplement  that improve the host's (you) intestinal health. You don't have to take it everyday of your life if you have a healthy lifestyle but it is recommended during stressful times, after antiobiotics or if you're feeling under the weather.

4. Get enough sleep. Your body needs to rest, reset and recharge. Five hours is not enough you should shoot for eight hours, use dark shades avoid artificial light and interruptions.

Keep your immune system healthy and it will do the same for you!