Healthy Living Solutions

Immune Booster Vitamin C. How Much? How Often

Vitamin C is foundational to the immune system as an antioxident, supportive of white blood cells, (our army to fight germs), necessary ingredient for important brain Neuromtransmitters and much more. It is part of the matrix of each cell and the fluids between Cells.  The human body does not make or store Vitamin C.  

Acidophilus: When to take them.

Whenever you take antibiotics or have diarrhea, your acidophilus cultures are depleted. Another way you can know if your cultures are low, is to look in the mirror, stick out your tongue, and look at it. Your tongue should look evenly smooth and pink. If the tip or sides are red or scalloped, if there is a white coating, or it is red and glossy, it is a sign your cultures are low and you need to supplement. You can eat lots of plain yoghurt every day. If this is not your taste, you can purchase a supplement containing at least two different cultures.

Acidophilus Probiotics: Why do we need them?

What makes Acidophilus foundational to the immune system?  Acidophilus is also called a PROBIOTIC.  There are many strains of these friendly bacteria.These  friendly bacteria live from mouth to anus, all through the Gastro Intestinal tract, vagina and other parts.  They help maintain the body's delicate acid-base balance.

Allergy Season is Here!

Autumn is breezing in with lots of falling leaves and allergy season.  Allergies are about an IMMUNE reaction.  Your immune system can be strengthened in several ways.

Nutritionally with foods and vitamin supplements. Vitamin C and Acidophilus are the bottom row of nutritional bricks for your immune system. Eat more fruits and vegetables with Vitamin C; Oranges, grapefruit, broccoli, plain Yogurt. drink kefir.

To supplement consider:  Vitamin C with Rose Hips or Acerola. 1000mg several times a day for adults. Children can safely take 500mg three or four times a day. Chewable are available.