Dr Oz, Strengthen Your Immune System, Sleeping Improves Immunity

Dr. Oz Talks About Your Immune System and How To Strengthen Your Immunity By Sleeping

Feeling run down, sluggish, and lacking the energy to get through the day?  Do you find yourself more prone to sickness or have hard time getting over an illness. If so, your immune system may be compromised leaving you open for attack from unhealthy immune invaders.  Dr. Oz invited Dr. Suan Blum (author of The Immune System Recovery Plan) on to the show to about 4 questions that you should ask yourself to see if your immune system is working up to par.  Also be sure to check out the followup segment when Dr. Oz & Dr. Blum talk about how oregano oil, milk thistle, and avocado’s can help to strengthen your immune system and support your adrenal glands.

  1. Are you getting enough sleep at night?  Dr. Susan Blum said that the best thing you can do to strengthen your immunity is to make sure that you are getting a sufficient amount of sleep.
  2. Are you still tired after you wake up?  Dr. Blum said that this could be because your adrenal glands are not working properly.
  3. Have you taken antacids (or other heartburn meds) for more than 30 days at a time?  Antacids can harm the healthy flora in your stomach.  A healthy stomach flora is important for a healthy immune stem.
  4. When you wake up in the morning do you find that the rings on your fingers are tighter than when you went to bed?  Dr. Blum explained to Dr. Oz that if your fingers swell during the night it could because toxins have built in your body.  He said that your body retains water to dilute the toxins.  This isn’t good for your immune system.

If you feel that you have a weakened immune system it is imperative that you take some steps to boost your immunity.  Dr. Susan Blum said that your immune system is your body’s defense against chronic disease as we age.  This can leave you susceptible for disease and illness in the future.

foods That Weaken Your Immune System

Dr. Blum spoke about the types of food that will weaken your immune system. Dr. Blum explained to Dr. Oz and the audience that certain foods are bad for your immune system because they cause inflammation.  She also said that foods that are high in sugar can cause havoc on your immune system.  According to Dr. Blum the types of foods that may weaken your immune system are :

    • Breads
    • Cookies
    • Candy
    • Pasta

Sleep Strengthens Your Immune System

Dr. Blum says that we all should be getting enough sleep at night because how much sleep you get has a direct affect on your adrenal glands.  If you aren’t getting enough sleep you could be harming your adrenal glands as well as your immune system.  Improve your adrenal function by regularly getting a good night of sleep.

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