Immune Health

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Immune Health

The immune system is perhaps the most important body system when it comes to maintaining health and living a vibrant, active lifestyle. A healthy immune system provides multiple response layers against aggressive environmental factors. The strength of this barrier is influenced by lifestyle habits that can deplete the body’s reserves, such as stress, poor food choices, and lack of exercise. Replenishing nutrients essential to healthy immune function can help, as well as ensuring adequate rest, relaxation, recreation, and social ties—all associated with greater vitality and longevity.

• Nearly 3 out of 4 of U.S. adolescents and adults may have insufficient levels of vitamin D.
• Over 1 in 10 Americans may be deficient in vitamin C.
• 2 in 5 older Americans may have diets deficient in zinc.

Intensive Immune Support on a Regular Basis

Dr. Sherman recommends a variety of science-based programs for cyclical or daily use to protect against environmental and lifestyle challenges. Some may benefit from higher levels of certain nutrients—such as protein, vitamin C, beta-carotene, selenium, and zinc—than a typical multivitamin or normal diet supplies. Others may benefit from herbal support. And probiotics support immune health by promoting growth of beneficial intestinal microflora. Customized and individualized recommendations are based on detailed interview, physical examination and specialized blood work.

Acute Immune Support for Occasional Use Autoimmune or Chronic conditions.

Dr. Sherman, also, recommends targeted formulas for short-term use. Herbs and phytonutrients provide specialized support when the body is run down or acutely ill. Mushroom extracts nourish an immune system under stress, while andrographis provides immune and respiratory support properties, adaptogens provide support under emotional strain, and biological regulating medicine and traditional Chinese medicine offers first response for acute immune system support and safer nasal and sinus health support.

Autoimmune or Chronic conditions are being treated with non-immune stimulating, but immune-modulating formulas, falling under a new group of the nutraceuticals called Biological Regulating Medicine.

“Chance favors the prepared mind.” ~Louis Pasteur