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Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies

Wendy Warner, Kellyann Petrucci

ISBN: 978-1-118-46007-8 February 2013 384 Pages


Boost your body's natural defenses against disease

Good nutrition is a key weapon against colds and the flu. The foods, supplements, and practices outlined in Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies can boost your body's natural defenses against disease when they're incorporated into your daily diet and lifestyle.

Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies provides hands-on techniques for supercharging your immune system to resist illness and prevent disease. Through diet, exercise, stress reduction, and nutritional supplements, the role of water, sunlight, and oxygen, you can harness the power of your immune system and help your body combat 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 includes tasty recipes for every meal of the day along with shopping lists and tips for stretching grocery dollars while still eating healthy!

  • Expert advice and tips on living and eating healthy
  • Includes more than 40 healthy and tasty immunity boosting recipes
  • Shows you how to supercharge your immune system

If you're looking for a resource that will help you improve your overall health by eating properly and exercising to drastically improve their immunity to disease, Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies has you covered.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting to Know Your Immune System 7

Chapter 1: Immunity: Your Ticket to a Stronger, Longer, and Healthier Life 9

Chapter 2: Understanding the Parts and Functions of Your Immune System 19

Part II: What Happens When Your Immune System Gets Off Track 37

Chapter 3: Strengthening Your Allergy Defense System 39

Chapter 4: Autoimmune Disorders: Dealing with an Overactive Immune System 53

Chapter 5: Cancer: When the Immune System Takes a Vacation 77

Chapter 6: Immunodeficiency Disorders: When the Immune System Slows Down 93

Chapter 7: Uncovering the Influence of Immunity in Other Conditions 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 Herbs 167

Chapter 11: Living an Immunity-Friendly Lifestyle 185

Chapter 12: Exploring Detoxification to Refresh Your Immunity 205

Part IV: Cooking Up Recipes for Immunity and Wellness  219

Chapter 13: Planning and Stocking an Immunity-Friendly Kitchen 221

Chapter 14: Breakfasts to Start Your Day in a Healthy Way 237

Chapter 15: Lunches for a Midday Energy Burst 245

Chapter 16: Dinners and Side Dishes to Strengthen Your System 251

Chapter 17: Soups, Salads, and Sauces for Deep Healing and Cleansing 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 System 311

Chapter 22: Ten Boosting Exercises You Can Do Anywhere 319

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Get Your Family on the Immunity Bandwagon 329

Appendix: Metric Conversion Guide 337

Index 341