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Boost Your Immune System

Keeping your immune system strong means staying healthy and never missing a game!  Incorporate these foods and supplements as a part of your regular routine:

Fermented Foods: such as kefir, natto, kimchee, miso, tempeh, sauerkraut, and olives.

Raw Organic Eggs from Free-Range Chickens: blend in a smoothie with kefir and berries.

Grass-Fed Beef: high in vitamins A and E, omega-3 fatty acids, beta carotene, zinc and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid – a fatty acid that is 3-5 times higher in grass-fed animals than grain-fed animals and is an immune system enhancer).

Coconut Oil: contains lauric and caprylic acids which have anti-viral properties.

Blueberries and Raspberries: very high in antioxidants and low in sugar.

Garlic: anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal.

Turmeric: an anticancer agent high in anti-oxidants; 5-8 times stronger than vitamins C & E.

Cinnamon: powerful antimicrobial agent—found to kill E. coli and many other bacteria.

Chlorophyll (found in green plant foods)

Chlorophyll binds to toxins, such as mercury, and carries them out of your system. It helps you process more oxygen, cleanses your blood and promotes the growth and repair of tissues.

Mushrooms (especially Reishi): are rich in protein, fiber, vitamin C, B vitamins, calcium and other minerals.

Mushrooms also contain powerful compounds called which have long been known for their immune enhancing properties. They are notable for their ability to activate/modulate your immune system through a variety of mechanisms. For example, they bind to macrophages and other scavenger white blood cells, activating their anti-infection activities.

Immune-Boosting Supplements:

Vitamin D: concentrations of vitamin D in the blood stream are associated with good health and strong bodies. Vitamin D is also shown to improve:

  • Immune
  • Athletic performance
  • Mood
  • Cognitive ability
  • Anxiety
  • Heart health
  • Cell formation
  • Cell longevity
  • Skin health
  • Pancreatic health
  • Aging process
  • Sleep patterns
  • Hearing
  • Reproductive health
  • Eye health
  • Vascular system health
  • Respiratory health
  • Immune health
  • Healthy mood and feelings of well-being
  • Weight management, including carbohydrate and fat metabolism
  • Hair and hair follicles
  • Bone health
  • Muscles
  • Proper digestion and food absorption


Krill Oil (contains a powerful antioxidant called astaxanthin) and is believed to support:

  • cardiovascular health
  • healthy cholesterol levels
  • healthy triglyceride levels
  • normal brain function
  • healthy blood sugar and insulin levels
  • healthy joints
  • concentration, memory, and learning

Beta Glucans are believed to support:

  • healthy immune functions
  • healthy cholesterol levels
  • cellular mobilization
  • control of mild allergies

Helping you live more! ™

The information in this document and on is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Jill Tiffany, CN, CPT (Clinical Nutritionist & Certified Personal Trainer). Jill encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Jill Tiffany runs a private practice in Baldwin, WI, as a Clinical Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer. She has been a health educator for over 20 years coaching high school athletics, teaching Physical Education, serving as a consultant for athletic teams, and implementing wellness plans for corporations. Jill is a nutrition and fitness writer for Midwest Events Magazine and; she also serves on the Health Advisory board for Supplement Spot™. More info:

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