Immune System Challenges
Maintaining a high functioning immune system is essential for overall health, well-being and longevity. When the immune system is functioning optimally, the body is perfectly equipped to fend off invaders, whether they are cancer cells, toxins or pathogens. Factors such as chronic stress, poor diet, poor digestion and elimination, exposure to pesticides and heavy metals, low organ function, prescription and recreational drugs and lack of exercise can all contribute to decreased immunity. In the case of cancer, conventional medical therapies are often effective at destroying the culprit (via radiation and chemotherapy) but are ill-equipped to boost the body’s immune system and innate defenses. Herbs and natural therapies work to strengthen the body’s immune system so that it is less susceptible to invaders and better equipped to keep them from causing disease.