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September 2015

Boost your Immune System!

What is your immune system?

The immune system is your body’s first line of defense to fight off invaders that enter your body. It is designed to defend you against millions of bacteria, microbes, viruses, toxins and parasites that would love to invade your body.   It is made up of cells, tissues and organs that work together to protect your body.  

How to keep your immune system healthy

Avoid Sugar
Sugar decreases the function of your immune system almost immediately. Be aware that sugar is present in foods you may not suspect like ketchup and fruit juice.

Get Enough Rest
If your body is overly fatigued it will be harder for it to fight off disease. Regular rest will keep you strong and ensure that your body has the strength to fight off any potential invaders. 

Avoid Toxins
Such as chemical food additives, pesticides and other poisons allowed in our diets. Recreational drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol. Any amount has an effect. Repeated use increases the effect. If you are trying to recover from illness, avoid these completely

Don’t Let Stress Become Overwhelming
We all face some stress everyday, but if stress becomes overwhelming then your body will be less able to fight off illnesses.

When you exercise you increase your circulation and your blood flow throughout your body. The components of your immune system are also better circulated, which means your immune system has a better chance of finding an illness before it has a chance to spread. 

Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands will decrease your likelihood of spreading a virus to your nose, mouth or other people. Be sure you don’t use antibacterial soap for this -- antibacterial soaps are completely unnecessary, and they cause far more harm than good. 
Foods to eat to boost your immune system
  • Carrots, sweet potatoes and kale are high in Vitamin A
  • Yellow peppers for vitamin C
  • Dark leafy greens are the most nutrient dense, anti inflammatory and detoxifying foods. Packed with vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and fiber
  • Ginger root for magnesium, manganese, potassium, vitamin B6, C and E
  • Mushrooms are rich in beta glucans, that can activate the immune system and prevent infections.  They are also rich in vitamins, and minerals.  The best sources are Agaricus Blazei, Murull (ABM), Shiitake, Maitake, Reishi, White Button and Crimini.
  • Probiotics are foods that help balance gut bacteria by replacing harmful bacteria with good ones.  Good sources are fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, kombucha, and kefir.  
  • Chicken Soup brew packs a powerful punch of immune boosting nutrients. Gelatin and collagen can heal autoimmune disorders, prevent bone loss, and build healthy skin, hair, and nails. Not all Bone Broths are created equal though; the boxed soups found in the grocery store use high heat for fast cooking, which does not release the gelatin’s healing prowess. 
 We can help your health here at Natural Health Pathways!  
We carry the full line of Standard Process nutritional supplements, including lots of great products to improve your health and make sure your body is getting the proper nutrition it needs to function properly.  Using  Nutrition Response Testing we are able to let your body tell us what it needs in order heal!!

A few of the all natural products we use are:

 ProSynbiotic:  is a synergistic blend of four research-supported probiotic strains and two prebiotic fibers to support gut flora and overall intestinal health.
  •         Useful in maintaining a healthy gut microbial environment
  •         Helps support the body's natural absorption of calcium and magnesium
  •         Improves nutrient digestion and absorption
  •         Supports normal bowel regularity and consistency
  •         Supports the body's natural immune system function
Cataplex D: supports bone health, mineral absorption, the immune system, and cellular processes
  •          Encourages healthy calcium absorption from the intestinal tract into the          blood
  •          Supports a healthy immune system function
  •          Supports and maintains healthy bone density
  •          Provides vitamin D, which is needed by almost every cell in the body for development and transcription

Immuplex: contains phytochemicals, minerals, as well as Protomorphogenâ„¢ and Cytosolâ„¢ extracts to support the immune system.
  •         Taken daily, supports a healthy immune response function
  •         Helps maintain normal white blood cell activity already within a normal           range
  •         Supports the body's normal response to inflammation as it relates to      periodic challenges like consumption of a high-fat meal or strenuous activity
  •         Provides photochemicals with antioxidant activity
  •         Provides broad mineral support for everyday immune function

Cataplex C: supports the immune system, skin and connective tissue, and bone health
  •         Supports and promotes normal immune system function
  •         Promotes vascular integrity through support of the body's natural collagen-synthesis processes
  •         Supports healthy bone tissue
  •         Provides ingredients with antioxidant activity
  •         Supports the adrenal glands
  •         High in antioxidant vitamin C


Easy Chicken Bone Broth Recipe


  • 1 whole pasture raised chicken (neck, back, wings, feet…)
  • 4 quarts cold filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 large onions,
  • coarsely chopped 4 carrots,
  • peeled and coarsely chopped 4 celery stalks,
  • coarsely chopped 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • Add lots of spicy pepper to help combat a cold. 

Spicy peppers release watery fluids in your mouth, throat, and lungs to help your body expel that mucus. 



1. Fill up a large stockpot filtered water.
2. Add vinegar and all vegetables except parsley to the water.
3. Place the whole chicken into the pot.
4. Bring to a boil.
5. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and let simmer for 12-24 hours. After 2 hours remove the chicken from the pot, separate the meat from the bones, and place the carcass back in the pot to continue simmering for 10-22 hours.
6. Add the fresh parsley about 10 minutes before finishing the stock.
7. Remove the remaining bones with a slotted spoon to strain out any remaining bone fragments.
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Charlene Shalachman
 Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner
Natural Health Pathways
365 Boston Post Road, Suite 201 Sudbury, MA 01776
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