Tag Archive | Immune system

Common Chronic Medical Conditions

What you put on your plate is as important as breathing.

What you put on your plate is as important as breathing.

Studies indicate that asthma and allergies are second only to lower back pain in the United States of America.  There are many symptoms, but they are only outward manifestations of something much more serious and internal.  Mostly people are concerned with the discomforts that these symptoms cause.

Having an allergy is one of the major signs of toxic build-up in your Immune system.  So the focus ought to be balancing the Immune System.

What most people do not understand is this:  Digestion is absolutely at the foundation of your health

Keeping your Immune system healthy and strong is vital for your protection from disease.

To strengthen Your Immune System:

1.  Have a Positive Attitude

2.  Eat a diet that consists of fresh raw fruits and vegetables as well as fiber for roughage, for example, wheat bran

3.  Avoid simple carbohydrates–foods processed with refined ingredients such as in pre-packaged foods

4.  Ample Sleep and Relaxation

5.  Moderate Exercise to combat fatigue and stress

The Gut is the Key to Overall Health

Certain medications can irritate or damage the lining of your intestines causing a serious problem such as Leaky Gut:

Antibiotics are one of the biggest offenders and can annihilate your friendly gut flora.

Radiation, chemotherapy steroid drugs, aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and other NSAIDs can increase intestinal permeability.

Other health issues besides Leaky gut that may show up are:  Parasites, Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome–these all are traced to food intolerance.

For information on Wholistic Ways to Prevent Allergies, please contact Healthy Life Institute at 801-358-4777.

You might also be interested in Sarica Cernohous’ 7-week on-line course at http://www.funkykitchenfresh.com

Sarica will teach you simple tried and true methods of preparing healthy food for your family without staying in the kitchen for endless hours.  It is a wise investment you ought to take advantage of.  Tell her you were invited by Healthy Life Institute in Orem UT — thanks, G & C Larsen


Building Your Immune System

Now is the time to build your immune system–better than ever before!

In our modern society where so much knowledge and resources are available to us, the responsibility of taking care of our own health cannot be underestimated.  The need for vaccinations (inoculations) or antibiotics is over-rated and antiquated.

“More people than ever are reportedly sick this winter, [1] including those who got their flu vaccination.  But while the push for vaccination reaches a fever pitch, the hard evidence has yet again shown that flu vaccines rarely work, and when they do, they don’t offer much in terms of protection.”

How do you and others find more effective methods to preventing illnesses such as the flu and flu-like symptoms?

  • Dietary interventions (that means leaving out the junk food and sugary drinks) and eating a more wholesome variety of foods;
  • Making sure your vitamin D and your gut flora are optimized;
  • Be sure you are washing your hands after being out in public, and before preparing food for yourself and others;
  • Get enough sleep;
  • Get plenty of exercise;
  • To avoid spreading germs do you turn your head into your sleeve when you cough or sneeze?  Do you teach your family members to do the same?
  • Wash dishes right after meals to avoid bacteria from spreading;

Television doctors that are promoting the pharmaceutical industry without any mention about individuals susceptibility making them more prone to vaccine damage or the questionable rationale for vaccinating pregnant women, babies and all Americans each and every year is ludicrous.

Giving a sick person antibiotics for everything is not the answer, especially when it comes to getting rid of a virus.  If a person gets a virus, it’s best to let it runs its course.  There are some really tough viruses out there because of their mutations since antibiotics came into being.  You are not told about the side effects that result, i.e., neurological problems, etc.

We at Healthy Life Institute can help answer any questions you may have about where to begin to build up your healthy immunities. Call 801-358-4777 for help.


CDC 2012-2013 Influenza Season Week 1 ending January 5, 2013

2 Dr. Mercola, “During One of the Worse Flu Seasons, is the Flu Vaccine the Answer?”, January 2013, http://www.mercola.com

3. Dr. Mercola, “Antibiotics to Avoid like the Plague Due to FDA’s Oversight Failure”, July 18, 2009, http://www.mercola.com


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“yeo valley” recyclable “limited edition” cherry probiotic yogurt (Photo credit: osde8info)

Probiotics for Your Health!

What are Probiotics?  – from pro and biota meaning “for life”

They are live microorganisms which may provide a health benefit to you.  Bacteria have a reputation for causing disease so you might wonder why tossing down a few billion microbes of bacteria a day is good for your health.  We’re talking about Good Bacteria!” 

Why are Probiotics beneficial?

Scientific research suggests that probiotic bacteria can:

Improve digestive function

Help with side effects of antibiotic therapy

Help reduce the risk of certain acute and common infectious diseases

Improve tolerance to lactose

Enhance immune function

Probiotic supplementation are being recommended by digestive disease specialists because of the frustration from conventional medicine, such as irritable bowel syndrome.  Probiotic therapy can help treat several gastrointestinal ills, delay the development of allergies in children, and treat and prevent vaginal and urinary tract infections in women.  The best cases for probiotic therapy has been in the treatment of diarrhea by shortening the course of infectious diarrhea in infants and children.

Probiotic therapy may also help people with Crohn’s disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Because many disorders are so frustrating to treat in conventional medicine, many people are giving probiotics a try before opting for surgery.

Video from Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) examining probiotics launched today. Sponsored in part by CDRF, “Germs with a Positive Attitude” features Drs. Todd Klaenhammer and Mary Ellen Sanders.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any gastrointestinal issues, weakened immune system, allergies, infections, or chronic headaches, please call Health Life Institute at 801-317-1647.  We can help!


California Dairy Research Foundation, usprobiotics.org

David Knight, Health Point Productions, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, microwarriorsmovie

The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide, “Health Benefits of Taking Probiotics,” 2000–2006 President & Fellows of Harvard College