Good nutrition is a key weapon against colds and the flu. Thefoods, supplements, and practices outlined in Boosting YourImmunity For Dummies can boost your body's natural defenses againstdisease when they're incorporated into your daily diet andlifestyle.
Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies provides hands-ontechniques for supercharging your immune system to resist illnessand prevent disease. Through diet, exercise, stress reduction, andnutritional supplements, the role of water, sunlight, and oxygen,you can harness the power of your immune system and help your bodycombat 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 includestasty recipes for every meal of the day along with shopping listsand tips for stretching grocery dollars while still eatinghealthy!
- Expert advice and tips on living and eating healthy
- Includes more than 40 healthy and tasty immunity boostingrecipes
- Shows you how to supercharge your immune system
If you're looking for a resource that will help you improve youroverall health by eating properly and exercising to drasticallyimprove their immunity to disease, Boosting Your Immunity ForDummies has you covered.
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 (www.drkellyann.com; Twitter @drkellyann).
Table of ContentsIntroduction 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