Boost your body's natural defenses against disease Good nutrition is a key weapon against colds and the flu. The foods, supplements, and practices outlined in Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies can boost your body's natural defenses against disease when they're incorporated into your daily diet and lifestyle. Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies provides hands-on techniques for supercharging your immune system to resist illness and prevent disease. Through diet, exercise, stress reduction, and nutritional supplements, the role of water, sunlight, and oxygen, you can harness the power of your immune system and help your body combat health issues that include: antibiotic-resistant bacteria, allergies, Hepatitis C, pre-menopause, menopause, cancer, Rheumatoid arthritis, dental, and autoimmune diseases. In addition, Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies includes tasty recipes for every meal of the day along with shopping lists and tips for stretching grocery dollars while still eating healthy!
* Expert advice and tips on living and eating healthy * Includes more than 40 healthy and tasty immunity boosting recipes * Shows you how to supercharge your immune system If you're looking for a resource that will help you improve your overall health by eating properly and exercising to drastically improve their immunity to disease, Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies has you covered.
Dr. Wendy Warner, a board certified holistic physician, is a nationally known lecturer and teacher of integrative holistic medicine. Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, who is a go-to expert in the nutritional field, helps patients build the strongest, healthiest bodies through her family-based workshops and consulting practice (www.drkellyann.com; Twitter @drkellyann).
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting to Know Your Immune System 7 Chapter 1: Immunity: Your Ticket to a Stronger, Longer, and Healthier Life 9 Chapter 2: Understanding the Parts and Functions of Your Immune System 19 Part II: What Happens When Your Immune System Gets Off Track 37 Chapter 3: Strengthening Your Allergy Defense System 39 Chapter 4: Autoimmune Disorders: Dealing with an Overactive Immune System 53 Chapter 5: Cancer: When the Immune System Takes a Vacation 77 Chapter 6: Immunodeficiency Disorders: When the Immune System Slows Down 93 Chapter 7: Uncovering the Influence of Immunity in Other Conditions 105 Part III: Laying the Groundwork for Super Immunity: Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Detox 117 Chapter 8: Improving Your Immunity with Nutrition 119 Chapter 9: Tapping the Immune Properties of Superfoods 149 Chapter 10: Getting an Extra Kick from Supplements and Herbs 167 Chapter 11: Living an Immunity-Friendly Lifestyle 185 Chapter 12: Exploring Detoxification to Refresh Your Immunity 205 Part IV: Cooking Up Recipes for Immunity and Wellness 219 Chapter 13: Planning and Stocking an Immunity-Friendly Kitchen 221 Chapter 14: Breakfasts to Start Your Day in a Healthy Way 237 Chapter 15: Lunches for a Midday Energy Burst 245 Chapter 16: Dinners and Side Dishes to Strengthen Your System 251 Chapter 17: Soups, Salads, and Sauces for Deep Healing and Cleansing 267 Chapter 18: Desserts and Snacks to Keep You on Track 281 Chapter 19: Tonifying Teas and Sensational Smoothies 293 Part V: The Part of Tens 303 Chapter 20: Ten Tips to Avoid Colds and Flu 305 Chapter 21: Ten Breathing Exercises for a Better Immune System 311 Chapter 22: Ten Boosting Exercises You Can Do Anywhere 319 Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Get Your Family on the Immunity Bandwagon 329 Appendix: Metric Conversion Guide 337 Index 341
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