Let’s face it, the immune system is mostly appreciated when we are sick or in danger of becoming sick. The importance of understanding and keeping your immune system in tip-top shape with preventative and adjunct care has never been more prevalent due to the worldwide pandemic COVID-19.  

The Basics

As defined by The Cancer Research Institute, “The immune system is the body’s natural defense system. It does not reside in one single part of the body—rather, it is made up of a network of cells, molecules, tissues, and organs working together to protect the body. Each of these elements plays a key role in how the immune system works and its function as a whole, which is crucial to preventing infection or disease, including cancer.”

The main purpose of your immune system is to protect your body from harmful viruses and bacteria. The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks by “foreign” invaders. These are primarily microbes (germs) – tiny, infection-causing organisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. When the body provides an ideal environment for toxic microbes, they try to break in and it is the immune system’s job to keep them out or, failing that, to seek out and destroy them. 

A robust and properly functioning immune system helps you go about daily life as you come into contact with different germs. Without a healthy immune system, you could catch infections and infectious diseases more easily, and the effects could be serious – even fatal. Here are four alternative ways to keep your immune system in fighting shape.

  1. Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy helps keep your immune system in tip top shape by increasing circulation, aiding in removing toxins, inflammation, and induces “feel good hormones.”
  2. NormaTec Recovery System: NormaTec Compression encourages lymph flow and the removal of waste products in a gentle way that mimics what your body should be doing naturally on its own.
  3. Infrared Sauna: When you are sick, your body produces a temperature 2-4 degrees higher in order to kill off the virus or bacterial infection. When in an infrared sauna, your body is heated internally and your temperature raises 2-3 degrees, basically mimicking the fever you get when you are sick. Thus, infrared saunas have the potential to kill off these toxic pathogens and promote natural healing.
  4. IV Therapy: Vitamin C, B-Complex Vitamins, Glutathione, magnesium are just a few of the minerals and vitamins found in a typical IV drip for the autoimmune system. These will help flush out toxins, replenish vitamins and minerals, rehydrate, and give you the extra boost you need to stay healthy