Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies

Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies


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ISBN-13: 9781118402009
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/04/2013
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,247,128
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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 (; Twitter @drkellyann).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting to Know Your Immune System 7

Chapter 1: Immunity: Your Ticket to a Stronger, Longer, andHealthier Life 9

Chapter 2: Understanding the Parts and Functions of Your ImmuneSystem 19

Part II: What Happens When Your Immune System Gets Off Track37

Chapter 3: Strengthening Your Allergy Defense System 39

Chapter 4: Autoimmune Disorders: Dealing with an OveractiveImmune System 53

Chapter 5: Cancer: When the Immune System Takes a Vacation77

Chapter 6: Immunodeficiency Disorders: When the Immune SystemSlows Down 93

Chapter 7: Uncovering the Influence of Immunity in OtherConditions 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 Herbs167

Chapter 11: Living an Immunity-Friendly Lifestyle 185

Chapter 12: Exploring Detoxification to Refresh Your Immunity205

Part IV: Cooking Up Recipes for Immunity and Wellness 219

Chapter 13: Planning and Stocking an Immunity-Friendly Kitchen221

Chapter 14: Breakfasts to Start Your Day in a Healthy Way237

Chapter 15: Lunches for a Midday Energy Burst 245

Chapter 16: Dinners and Side Dishes to Strengthen Your System251

Chapter 17: Soups, Salads, and Sauces for Deep Healing andCleansing 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 System311

Chapter 22: Ten Boosting Exercises You Can Do Anywhere 319

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Get Your Family on the ImmunityBandwagon 329

Appendix: Metric Conversion Guide 337

Index 341

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