Immune Wellness Care

Immune Wellness Care

Looking To Strengthen Your Immune System?

Interesting fact:  Did you know that over 70% of your immune system is found in your gut?  This is why taking steps to ensure the health of your diges­tive sys­tem and microbiome is an essen­tial part of building a strong immune response.  While frequent hand wash­ing is cru­cial in pre­vent­ing the spread of infections, also being mind­ful of the food and drinks you con­sume can also go a long way to keeping you sick free.

The connection between your immune system, a nutrient-rich diet and proper gut bacterial balance:
During the digestive process your gut absorbs nutri­ents and uses them to fuel the production of important immune cells. Healthy bac­te­ria are also used to stim­u­late the devel­op­ment of T‑cells, a type of immune cell respon­si­ble for dis­tin­guish­ing your body’s cells and tis­sue from poten­tial­ly harm­ful things. When there is an imbal­ance in your digestive system, such as an over­growth of ​“bad” bac­te­ria, or not enough health-promoting bacteria, it can con­fuse your immune sys­tem caus­ing it to attack to its own cells. If the immune sys­tem is too busy react­ing to healthy cells, or if there are nutrient deficiencies present, you will not only be more susceptible to getting sick, but it can also take longer to recover.  These are just two of the reasons behind why main­tain­ing a healthy gut is essential in the function of a strong immune system.

The Importance Of A Complete Assessment

It is important to consider why you are getting sick so often or taking so long to recover.  Do you have digestive issues? How is your diet? Are you overweight or not getting enough sleep?  Stress can also have a negative impact, which is why taking a look at your stress management skills is also useful.  Our Naturopathic Doctors will assess for these areas of concern, and more when they conduct the complete health review and physical exam.  They will also advise you on any useful Lab Tests to help uncover related issues like nutritional deficiencies or other biochemical concerns.

A Customized Treatment Plan

Once the core issue(s) have been identified, your Naturopathic Doctor will formulate a treatment plan based on the most up-to-date health-related information available. This plan will include one or a combination of the following:

You will be scheduled for follow up appointments to reassess your immune response, and to ensure that you are on the road to better immune health.  Regular modifications to your plan along with continual support and encouragement will be provided to ensure long lasting results.

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There are many benefits associated with strengthening your immune system.  Along with catching less colds and infections, the nutritional changes will also lead to better energy levels and an improved sense of overall health and wellness. Don’t waste another day not feeling your best!