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How to support your immune system  

The immune system is a complex array of organs, cells and proteins that provide resistance to pathogens (bacterium, viruses, parasites, yeasts) and toxins to preserve the integrity of the body.

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How to Support your Immune System

If a cold or flu is stopping you from performing at your best, we can recommend herbal or nutritional formulations with antiviral, anti-inflammatory and decongestant to help get you back on track. Try our cold & flu survival package to prevent and shorten the duration of cold or flu, with a full set of instructions. We will even include a 15-minute free phone consultation with each kit sold. Only available to Australia clients contact us to order a cold & flu survival package.  

If you have any concerns or want to know what your can do to reduce your risk of catching the cold or flu contact us.

The Immune System relies on Gut health 

The immune system has to know the difference between your cells and invading cells or chemicals before it can protect you. The active immune system makes specific antibodies and uses cells to attack invading microbes directly. Your innate immunity is your natural inborn resistance and includes the skin and all mucous membranes. it includes white blood cells and various substances in the blood and body fluids. ref 1, ref 2. 

Dysbiosis is an imbalance between the species of bacterium that live in the gut and make up the microbiome. Aproximately 70% of the immune system is in the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). The most common symptoms of dysbiosis or leaky gut syndrome are:  

  • Indigestion
  • Reflux
  • Wind
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea.  

Common triggers of symbiosis are:

  • Food Intolerances
  • Pathogens (bacterium, viruses, parasites and yeasts)
  • Antibiotics
  • Low beneficial bacteria levels
  • Stress both psychological and physical stress  

If left untreated these symptoms may lead to more severe problems and affect your overall health.

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Know when to seek medical help, cold and flu can get nasty. A persistent cough, accompanied by a headache or fever, and any a cough which is productive or yellow or green mucous should be evaluated by a healthcare professional. 

Precaution: A child with a cough, and fever that spikes at 38.5°C you need to have a plan to manage the temperature, a high fever can quickly turn into a febrile convulsion. Seek medical help if you have any doubts about your child’s well-being, see your doctor as soon as possible. If your baby is under three months and has a fever above 38°C, see a doctor even if there are no other symptoms.
If your child has problems with breathing take them to the hospital immediately or call an ambulance.

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