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Two Parts of Your Immune System

Two Parts of Your Immune System
I used to tell my patients that it is easier to stay well than it is to get well.  It kind of goes along with the old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  As we know, things like diet, nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep and exposure to toxicity all affect our overall well being.  By managing each of these areas as well as adopting a model of consistency that actively supports the immune system, we can maintain good health throughout the year.   

We all have an immune system that protects us from foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses and other pathogens, and by understanding how our immune system works we can help it help us stay healthy.  Although the physiologic functioning of the immune system is pretty complex it’s easier to understand if we break it down into the two individual parts that work together to protect us from these different types of environmental threats and factors. 

The first part is called fixed immunity. The …
Are you ready for summer? Here are some of my favorite summer essential oils!!

1. TerraShield and Peppermint as natural bug repellants. We use this to deter mosquitos and also pests in our garden. The new TerraShield 30 ml spray has made it quick and easy to use! Be consistent, use it often. Love using something that doesn't contain harmful chemicals!
2. Peppermint, lavender, and Frankincense with aloe for an after sun spray. The best! I have found that when I use this combo often my skin is happy, no pain or discomfort, and my skin doesn't peal. 3. DigestZen blend, digestzen softgels and TerraZyme. These products come in handy for those camp outs, picnics and/or pot lucks when we may indulge in a little too much goodness or maybe something doesn't agree with your tummy.
4. Balance (Grounding Blend), Serenity (Restful Blend) or any of the Emotional Aromatherapy Oils. While I really love summertime, having kids home, traveling, and family/friend gatherings can be stressful! A…