The idea of boosting your immunity is enticing, but the ability to do so has proved elusive for several reasons. The immune system is precisely that — a system, not a single entity. To function well, it requires balance and harmony.
Our body’s immune system, made up of a complex network of tissues, cells & organs, is our built-in defence against disease and infection.
While more people seem to get colds in the winter months, none of us wants to be feeling horrible and sick in any season. So what can you do to stay healthy and keep your immune system strong? Experts say there is no magic bullet, but nutrition science provides important recommendations that everyone can follow to lessen the chances of getting sick.
Taylor Wallace & fellow researchers have written an article the was published in The Journal of Nutrition Reviews in July 2011. It is a very helpful in bringing practitioners up to date as to the evidence-based use of probiotics, particularly with respect to their potential application in clinical practice.
Dr. Jaclyn Chasse, naturopathic physician and Medical Educator at Emerson Ecologics, President of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors says, that when most people think about probiotics, they think about the important role they play in supporting digestive health.
Recent studies have shown that probiotics are beneficial in the prevention of certain viruses and cold like symptoms. The results showed that when probiotics are used they can also reduce the severity of contracted viruses and can help to boost the immune system.