Dr. Dae describes how a woman can boost her immune system.
One of the things I talk about with my patients a lot is building and boosting their immune system. People are concerned about colds and flus. People are concerned about time away from work, themselves or their children, having to leave, and so, with the immune system, there are a couple of things that are very important.
One of the most important things to have a strong immune system is stress management. So you have to make sure that your immune system gets suppressed whenever you feel stressed, whether it’s physical stress because you are running from place to place to place to place, you are not giving yourself time to relax, or it’s mental stress or emotional stress that’s being put on you, the job, or all of your responsibilities.
So, stress management is very important. Take time. Slow down. Take a break. It gives your immune system time to recuperate, rebuild and protect you, because that’s the purpose of your immune system.
Eating a whole foods diet--very important to build and boost your immune system, and so you want to make sure that you are eating foods that are good for you, that your snacks are fruits and vegetables and trail mix as opposed to processed food, junk food, potato chips, etcetera. So you want to make sure that that’s really important part of that as well because your immune system is what provides you the opportunity to do all the things that you want to do in your daily life, in your vacation life, in your family life. So you really want to make sure that that surveillance system is up and running.
People have had concerns about that, particularly cold, flu season, swine flu, those kinds of concerns. And if you keep your immune system healthy, you don’t need to have your flu shot every month because your body is able to stave off those problems that otherwise would make you sick.
About Dr. Dae, N.D.:
Dr. Daemon Jones completed her undergraduate education in economics at Northwestern University (graduated 1992). She completed her naturopathic medical training at University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine (2002). Dr. Jones founded Healthydaes Naturopathic Medical Center in Silver Spring, MD (2003. As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Jones is turning her life’s passion – the pursuit of vibrant health – into her life’s mission for others. She uses private consultations, cooking demonstrations, lectures and workshops as a hands-on way to help people enjoy learning about improving their health. She is a faculty member of Smith Farms Center for Healing and the Arts and Food As Medicine Professional Training program.