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WEEKLY TIP: 6 Ways to Boost Your Immune System and Live Longer

Thursday, 21 January 2010 02:44 PM

After the age of 50, the immune system declines, and it grows less efficient with each passing year. There is evidence that as we age, our immune system produces an excess of harmful chemicals that trigger inflammation. We see the results of this overproduction in autoimmune diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and even heart failure.

Fortunately, we know many things that will help boost your immune system. Here are some things you can do:

• Drink six 12-ounce glasses of pure water each day to flush out urinary bacteria. Despite many reports that claim our drinking water is cleaner and healthier than ever, viruses and parasites may be lurking in your water supply. To learn more about what's in the water you're drinking, read my report “Is Your Drinking Water Fit to Drink?"

• Eat at least five servings of fresh vegetables a day. Wash all veggies thoroughly, and choose organic produce whenever possible.

• Avoid foods containing immune-suppressing oils such as corn, soybean, safflower, sunflower, peanut, and canola. Instead, include healthy omega-3 oils in your diet. My report"Omega-3: Nature’s Miracle Panacea" explains how omega-3 oils help prevent depression and lower your risk of heart disease.

• Take a multivitamin with minerals. If you are having surgery, you might want to select a vitamin that has iron and vitamin K. For more in-depth information on vitamins and minerals—read my special report "Key Vitamins That Save Your Heart, Prevent Cancer and Keep You Living Long."

• Take vitamin C (buffered calcium or magnesium ascorbate) and vitamin E (natural forms of mixed tocopherols) each day.

• Be sure to take daily supplements of CoQ10 if you are over 50 or have a history of heart disease. This will strengthen your heart and boost immunity.

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