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Checklist for Building and Maintaining a Strong Immune System

1. Calcium
(Calcium Lactate is best, Calcium Citrate is better, Calcium Carbonate is NOT Recommended)
Product Suggestion:  Calcium Lactate by Standard Process
Food Source:  Leafy greens, organic tofu, organic dairy

2. Vitamin C
(Whole foods vitamin C supplement, not Ascorbic Acid) 1,000-3,000 mg/day
Product Suggestion: Cataplex A-C by Standard Process
Food Sources: Fruits & veggies (citrus fruits, peppers, tomatoes, and berries, hibiscus)

3. Vitamin D3
(Food based, not synthetic) 400-800 IU/day – up to 5,000 IU/day
Product Suggestion: Cod Liver Oil, Cataplex D by Standard Process
Other sources: Sunlight (safe doses)
Food Sources: Salmon, herring, sardines, cod liver oil, canned tuna, egg yolks, wild mushrooms (organic only)

4. Zinc
Product Suggestion:: Immuplex from Standard Process or a food based multi-vitamin
Food Sources: Nuts (Cashews, Pistachios), Seeds (Hemp, pumpkin, sesame), meat, eggs and shellfish

5. Probiotics
2-4/day, always take on empty stomach
Product Suggestion: Innate. look for at least ten different strains, that include: Lactobacillus plantarum, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus rhamosus, lactobacillus paracasei,
Food Sources: Sauerkraut, miso, yogurt

6. Multi-Vitamin
(Food based, not synthetic)
Product Suggestion: Immuplex from Standard Process Add Tymex for additional support

7. Vitamin F
Product Suggestion: Cataplex F from Standard Process
Food Sources: Flax, pumpkin, hemp, walnuts, almonds, tofu (organic only)

8. Antiviral Herbals
(see a health care practitioner for individual recommendations)
Antiviral herbs can come in tablet, powder, liquid, tinctures form, raw or loose leaf tea.

9. Medicinal Mushroom
Product Suggestion: MyCommunity by Fungi Perfecti
Food Sources: Always get Organic Mushrooms. Non-organic are highly sprayed.

10. Saline Nasal Spray
Many good ones at retail shops or online.
Product Suggestion: Xlear, Source Naturals, Now

11. Herbal Throat Spray
Product Suggestion: Herbal Throat Spray by Medi-Herb

12. Antiseptic Mouthwash
Or gargle with salt water.

Source: Better Life Acupuncture, K. Midgie Franz, LicAc, Herbalist, Holistic Health Counselor