- The human body is constantly under attack from
millions of microorganisms with which we share the
planet, which is why it is important not to take your
immune system for granted.
What can you do to help keep your immune system
healthy and ready to shield your body from infection? To
answer this question, Shaklee Corporation recently
formed the Center for Immune Research, which offers
these important tips:
Find ways to
relax. Because stress produces many
different effects on the endocrine system,
scientists believe that immune function may be
diminished by chronic stresses. There are a number
of techniques to help you relax, such as deep
breathing or yoga, which can reduce mental and
physical stress as well as lower blood pressure and
slow down your heart rate.
Besides leaving you feeling sluggish, irritable and
forgetful, inadequate sleep can temporarily reduce
the activity of certain cells in your immune system
by up to 50 percent. Strive to get seven to eight
hours of sleep each night.
Feed your immune
system well. Not getting enough calories
and getting too much dietary fat may weaken immune
response. This is one important reason why
nutritionists recommend a well-balanced diet that
includes plenty of fruit, vegetables, low-fat dairy
products, and whole grains.
active. Regular exercise helps strengthen
your immune system, cardiovascular system, heart,
muscles, and bones. Being active also stimulates the
release of endorphins, improves mental functioning,
concentration and attention, and cognitive
performance, lowers cholesterol, and blood pressure,
and may lower cortisol and other stress hormones.
interferon. Although most Americans have
never heard of interferon, this natural protein
helps protect the body from the daily exposure to
millions of germs that can possibly lead to serious
infection. Activated when an invading virus attacks
a cell, interferon signals neighboring cells into
action and triggers their resistance mechanisms.
Interferon also activates other immune cells that
kill invading pathogens.
Because interferon plays such an important role in
immune health, Shaklee Corporation is raising awareness
about NutriFeron™, a new dietary supplement that
increases the body’s production of its own interferon
- naturally. The Japanese scientist who originally
discovered interferon in the body - Dr. Yasuhiko Kojima
at Tokyo University - developed NutriFeron after more
than 40 years of research on natural interferon-inducing
For more information from the Center for Immune Research
about enhancing and strengthening the body’s natural
defense systems, visit ImmunityFacts.com.
To learn more about the benefits of NutriFeron™, visit
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