How To Be WellnStrong

31: How To Strengthen Your Immune System To Fight Viruses and Avoid Getting Sick | Dr. Paul Anderson, ND

December 05, 2023 Jacqueline Genova Episode 31
How To Be WellnStrong
31: How To Strengthen Your Immune System To Fight Viruses and Avoid Getting Sick | Dr. Paul Anderson, ND
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The immune system: we hear about it all the time, especially this time of year as cold and flu season is in full swing.  When your immune system is working properly, you don’t even notice it. However, a compromised immune system can increase your risk for developing infections and subsequently getting sick. In today’s episode, I speak with Dr. Paul Anderson, ND, about a wide range of options for boosting your immune system — from improving sleep, exercising, using hot/cold therapy, to mitigating blood sugar spikes. We also delve into the dangers of fever suppression, problems with the flu vaccine, and other key factors that contribute to strong immune function.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How to add layers of protection to our immune health by improving quality of sleep, mitigating blood sugar spikes,  exercising, & reducing stress
  • Hot and cold therapy—how to use hydrotherapy to kick your body’s immune response up a notch, and how following heat with cold can help get more white blood cells in circulation
  • Why fever suppression could be harmful
  • How fasting can rebuild your immune system
  • & So much more! 


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What is the immune system & how does it work?
Where most of the immune system is located within our bodies
The gut-immunity connection
The importance of supplementing with a probiotic when taking an antibiotic
Common key factors that contribute to strong immune function
How our immune system re-charge during sleep
The importance of staying hydrated for optimal immune function
The importance of basic body movement
Key foods to prioritize to avoid getting sick
The toxins & chemicals present in food & water today
When to choose organic vs non-organic
How pro-inflammatory foods can trigger an immune response
The biggest predictor of immune excitation in the bad direction
How extra insulin creates inflammation in the body
How to test for food sensitivities
The difference between a food "sensitivity" vs "allergy"
Is restricting our feeding window beneficial for immune function?
How intermittent fasting is connected with a 36% greater risk of the recurrence of breast cancer
The time period in which you start to get the benefits of fasting
Induction fasts vs intermittent fasting
How to determine the proper time period to fast
The benefits of fasting for cancer
Natural alternatives to conventional cold treatments
Why vitamin C is so critical
Essential oils that kill bacteria
The benefits of sauna therapy for immune function
Why increasing your body's core temperature can help you fight a cold
How to get the similar physical benefits of a sauna session without actually having one
The flu vaccine - is it effective?
The importance of informed consent when it comest to vaccines
The institutional mindset when it comes to vaccination protocols
Why fever suppression can back-fire
Fever therapy & cancer remission