immunity boosters for preparedness

Super Immunity Boosters
Infection protection and super immunity boosters

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

Discover this list of super immunity boosters for preppers. With
new viruses coming down the pike, including the
Enterovirus EV-D68
 the disease causing alarm in the Midwest,
you'll want to heed this list of immunity boosting ways to
supercharge your system.

Garlics, onions and leeks are the natural favorite if you want to
follow Hippocrates and let thy food by thy medicine! Add herbs
to the healthy foods you put on your table to help build your
immunity. While
antibiotics have no effect on viruses, there are
several foods you can eat and immunity booster dietary
supplements you can take to improve your overall vitality.

Super Immunity Boosters: Supercharge
Your Immune System!  
Here's a wonderful list of immunity boosting ways to supercharge
your system:

Immunity Booster #1: Black Elderberry Syrup,
elderberry flowers
Black elderberries have, for centuries, been credited with
immune supportive properties.The berries and flowers are rich in
flavinoids, which are believed to provide its therapeutic effects.
Black Elderberry Syrup, pictured right, has been virologist tested
as a natural and effective way to fight viral infections.

Immunity Booster #2: Boiron Oscillococcinum.
Boiron Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic product for Flu-like
Symptoms, pictured left. Boiron Oscillococcinum, pictured left,
temporarily relieves flu-like symptoms such as body aches,
headache, fever, chills and fatigue.

Immunity Booster #3: Celery seeds (Apium

Celery seeds can be made into a tea to help treat arthritis. The
celery seed tea cleanses the body as a natural antiseptic to kill
germs and improve circulation. Do not eat celery seeds intended
for planting as they likely have chemically treated. Right are
organic whole celery seeds by Frontier.

  • Here's how to make celery seed tea:  Start with organic
    whole celery seeds found in the spice section of your
    grocery store, also pictured right. Crush seeds with a mortar
    and pestle. A mortar and pestle is pictured at the top right-
    hand of the page.

  • When using whole celery seeds, prepare a tea by
    pouring one cup of boiling water over one teaspoon (1 -
    3 g) of freshly crushed seeds. Soak the seeds for 10 -
    20 minutes before straining and drinking. You can drink
    celery seed tea three times per day.

Immunity Booster #4: Dandelions.
You may want to rethink the weed in your garden -- it's a super
immunity booster!

  • How to use dandelion to build your immune system: After
    three or four days of drinking dandelion root powder, you'll
    feel the difference as you build up your immune system.
    Continue for about three weeks. After that, the immune
    system will take control of cancer cells and will stop its
    spreading. You should not expect a miracle because this is
    not an overnight cure so it will take a time until the body
    removes the cancer. Learn more about how to build your
    immune system with dandelion.

Dandelions are loaded in Vitamin C to help prevent scurvy.

Immunity Booster #5: Goldenseal.
Used as a treatment for irritations and inflammation of the
mucous membranes of the respiratory, digestive and urinary
tracts, Goldenseal is ideal to for preppers to stock. Because of
its anti-microbial activity, goldenseal has a long history of use
during the winter season and is often used in combination with
Echinacea.  Read more about GoldenSeal and other
antibiotic alternatives.

Immunity Booster #6: Echinacea.
An easy pick for immunity boosting is Echinacea (an essential oil
from the Coneflower). Echinacea has long been known to help
shorten colds, and help fight infections, but there are so many
other potent herbs, vitamins and foods, so keep reading! Best
known for boosting immune function, apparently works by
helping white blood cells and lymphocytes to protect the body
against invading organisms, unlike antibiotics, which are directly
lethal to bacteria, Echinacea makes immune cells more efficient
in attacking bacteria, viruses and abnormal cells. What's more,
an immunization is active only against a specific problem, while
Echinacea stimulates the overall activity of the cells responsible
for fighting all kinds of infection.

Immunity Booster #7: Honey.
Honey is a prepper favorite when it comes to natural healing.
Honey can soothe a sore throat as it works its magic super
immunity boosting properties. It's always a good idea tao get
local honey to help you better deal with allergies. For topical
medicinal purposes manuka honey is ideal as an antibiotic.

Immunity Booster #8: Lemons.
Lemons are another easy prep if you are lucky enough to have a
lemon tree. If not, there are still many other ways to ensure
lemons are part of your survival plan. As far as immunity
boosting powers,
lemons are rich in flavinoids, which work
against infections to help you prevent cold and flu.

Immunity Booster #9: Oil of Oregano.
Spicy and invigorating, Oil of Oregano is known to support
digestive, respiratory and joint health. An active ingredient in Oil
of Oregano is carvacro which inhibits growth of bacteria and
helps boost immunity. According to Dr. Oz, "Killing bacteria and
can help the immune system take action against viruses, fungi
and parasites."
Oil of Oregano is the immune boosting essential
oil! Spicy and invigorating, Oil of Oregano has been used to
support digestive, respiratory and joint health. It has anti-viral
properties known to enter the bloodstream to attack viruses. An
active ingredient in Oil of Oregano is carvacrol, which inhibits the
growth of bacteria.

Immunity Booster #10: Thieves Oil.
The top prepper essential oil to have, thieves oil combines
essential oils of Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemon and
Rosemary. For dietary, aromatic, or topical use, Thieves Oil by
Young Living Essential Oils was tested at Weber State
University, Ogden, Utah, and found to be effective against
airborne bacteria! During the 15th-century plague, thieves used
an oil of cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics to protect
themselves while robbing plague victims.

In the
Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not
on the Way
, by Joseph Alton M.D. and Amy Alton ARNP, they
recommend stocking Thieves Oil! (Page 78.) for upper respiratory

Immunity Booster #11: Vitamins.

  • Calcium with Vitamin D. "Deficiency in vitamin D is
    associated with increased autoimmunity as well as an
    increased susceptibility to infection," according to an
    abstract on Vitamin D and the Immune System, by Cynthia
    Aranow, MD, Investigator. Another supporter of the idea
    comes from the harvard Health Publications, trusted advice
    foa healthier life, from the Harvard Medical School. Read
    more in How to Boost your Immune system.

  • Vitamin C. Vitamin C should be taken in divided doses
    throughout the day. When individual doses exceed 500 mg,
    more of the Vitamin is excreted in the urine and thus may
    be wasted. Vitamin C works by stimulating the immune
    system and protecting against damage from the free
    radicals released by the body in its fight against the

Immunity Booster #12: Dietary supplements.
There are many dietary supplements on the market that can

  • Infection Protection by Dr. Christopher. Infection Formula
    by Dr. Christopher is known for its ability to help combat
    infections. This time tested formula reduces inflammation
    kills infection clears toxins form the lymph system and is a
    natural infection fighter. Ingredients include plantain
    leaves, black walnut, Golden Seal, root bugleweed herb,
    marshmallow root, and lobelia herb.

  • Quantum - Super Lysine+ Liquid Extract. The fast acting,
    natural, herbal protection of Elderberry, Echinacea, and
    Goldenseal is now available in a fast-acting 2 oz. liquid
    extract. Quantum has a powerful combination of ingredients.

    Note: Quantum - Super Lysine+ Liquid Extract, does Not
    Contain: Sugar, yeast, wheat, corn, milk, rye, soy, oats,
    barley, starch, preservatives, artificial color and flavor.

  • Ultimate Immunity. Ultimate Immunity Tablets, pictured
    right, by SystemWell, is the multi-system defense formula
    for seven essential aspects of healthy immunity, including:
    1) Epidermal
    2) Respiratory
    3) Digestive
    4) Systemic
    5) Circulatory
    6) Cellular
    7) Lymphatic All natural formula.

    What's more, Ultimate Immunity contains no yeast, egg,
    gluten, soy or wheat.

More Medicinal Herbs to Boost your Immune System
Here is a list of medicinal herbs rich in antioxidants that may
boost your immune system:
  • tea (white, black or green): No matter the kind of tea
    (black, green or white), tea is full of flavonoids, which fight
    off infection.
  • turmeric (heart and arthritis)
  • milk thistle (liver)
  • garlic (blood pressure and cholesterol)
  • grapefruit seed extract
  • saw palmetto (facilitates urination in men with prostate
  • Tea Tree oil can help to fight infectious organisms (bacteria,
    fungi, and viruses).
  • baking soda may also help relieve cold and flu symptoms.

Happy endings...
Anything you can do today to prevent infection tomorrow is well
worth the investment, particularly during pandemic situations.

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health or dietary matter, always consult your physician. This information is intended for your
general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for
specific medical conditions. Never disregard or delay in seeking medical advice when available.
As a reminder, these statements about extracts have not been evaluated by the United States
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