A solid immune system must be constantly nourished through the intake of basic nutrients. The food we eat can “make you or break you” – it is like putting the right or wrong kind of petrol and oil in your car. Your car may still run for some time on the wrong petrol and/or without servicing. But at some stage you may be forced to call your road-assist service because your car won’t move any longer.
Our body is designed to function properly through the intake of uncontaminated, unadulterated and bio-dynamically grown foods containing all essential minerals, vitamins, amino acids and good fats. Clean water (without additives) and sufficient fresh air is a necessity. Your foods should deliver good proteins, fats, complex carbohydrates and fibre.
Excessive or insufficient intake of any of the previously mentioned food groups invariably is detrimental to your health. For example, without water we become dehydrated whereas too much water can drown us. Anything that reacts biochemically with our bodies is toxic if ingested in excessive amounts.
Some of the more widely known immune system building nutrients and nutritional factors include the following:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamins B5 and B6
- Vitamin E
- Probiotics (such as acidophilus etc)
Please note that this list is by far not complete, there are many other nutrients which contribute to a strong immune system.
One Word of Caution: