Immune System / Tonic

ANTIOXYDANTS

 Vitamin C

 It is a powerful antioxidant. She works with vitamin E and the enzyme glutathione peroxidase to stop chain reactions of free radicals.

Recommended daily intake: 110 mg daily for a healthy adult.

Vegetarian food sources:

Fresh fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin C. Lemon, kiwi, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, papaya, melon, strawberry, redcurrant, green leafy vegetables, red and green peppers, cabbage...

 

The vitamin E

 

It prevents free radicals from attacking cell membrane fat and oxidizing vitamin A.

It plays a preventive role in the development of cancers and on aging.

This vitamin would limit the harmful effects of cholesterol and thus prevent arteriosclerosis.

Recommended daily intakes: 12 mg per day for a healthy adult.

Vegetarian food sources:

Vitamin E is found in vegetable oils mainly wheat germ oil and sunflower.

 

Olive, peanut, safflower, sesame, corn and soybean oils are also good sources as well as cereals, oleaginous fruits and seeds.

 

Beta carotene (the precursor of vitamin A)

 

It is an antioxidant, which is also involved in night vision, growth, cell differentiation and reproduction.

Recommended daily intake: 800 SDE per day for men and 600 SDE per day for women.

Vegetarian food sources:

Beta-carotene is found in abundance in yellow, orange, red and dark green fruits and vegetables.

 

The selenium

 

It is used in the composition of glutathione peroxidase. It protects the cells from oxidation and is necessary for the metabolism of iodine.

Recommended daily intakes: 70 mg daily for men and 55 mg daily for women.

Vegetarian food sources:

Eggs, cheese, yeast, whole grains, oleaginous fruits (mainly Brazil nuts), seeds ...

 

The Zinc

 

It is essential for the synthesis of DNA, proteins, insulin and sperm as well as for the metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids. It is necessary for reproduction, growth, sexual maturation, healing, and protects against free radicals.

Recommended daily intakes: 14 mg daily for vegetarian men and 12 mg daily for vegetarian women

 

Vegetarian food sources:

Wheat germ, seeds, oleaginous fruits, cheeses, tofu, beans, vegetables, whole grains

 

Phyto-nutrients

 

These are neither vitamins nor minerals, but are found naturally in foods of the vegetable kingdom.

They are not essential; The absence of them in our diet will not lead to death. However, they are important to our body especially in our day when we are exposed more than ever to sources of radicals.

They have been discovered in recent years. Numerous studies are being made about them and scientific articles are constantly being published.

It is not easy to keep our knowledge up to date.

Several hundred types of phyto-nutrients have already been discovered.

They are known to be powerful antioxidants.

They mainly protect against cancer, cardiovascular disease and premature aging. They also reduce the inflammatory response and increase our resistance to foreign bodies.

 

Here is the list of the most known

 

Phenolic or polyphenol compounds

  1. Flavonoids (anthocyanins, anthocynids, isoflavonoids, flavonoles, flavones) / Sources: vegetables, fruits, green tea, soy, berries, cherries
  2. Phenolic acids (ferulic acid, caffeic acid, coumaric acid, ellagic acid, gallic acid) / Sources: whole grains, berries, cherries, grapes, citrus fruits ...
  3. Tannins
  4. Catechins / Sources: lentils, beans, tea, grapes, wine ...
  5. Terpenes
  6. Carotenoids (beta carotene, alpha carotene, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, lycopene, lutein) /
  7. Sources: They give the orange color to carrots, peaches, mangoes, but can also be found in green leafy vegetables.
  8. Limonoids (limonin, nomilin, d limonin) Source: citrus
  9. Sulfur compounds
  10. Organosulfur compounds
  11. Allicin in garlic
  12. Isothiocyanates
  13. Sulforaphane in Cruciferae

 

 

IMMUNE DEFENSES

 

Immune defenses

 

The immune system is probably our best ally against the disease. In a way, we can imagine it as our healing force. He is responsible for the fight against common infections in the cold season, such as colds and flu, but also the long fight against cancer. Thus, health and immunity are intimately linked: taking care of one's health can improve one's immunity, and vice versa. Having a healthy immune system is not only a health Also of life! Without an immune system, a mere scratch would become fatal since the scratch exposes our tissues to a host of foreign microbes, present in the air and on the skin.

 

Symptoms:

 

Immune weakness is not easily detectable. Here are some signs:

  1. Persistent fatigue, which often hides stress or lack of sleep, two factors that weaken immunity
  2. Increased sensitivity to infections, such as frequent colds, urinary tract infections, herpes attacks, repetitive vaginitis, etc .;
  3. Injuries that take time to heal.

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  • Its draining effect that allows the elimination of toxins.

The plants also contribute to the proper functioning of the spleen, which plays a significant role in the immune system.

Complementary treatments:

Hepato-detox: for its stimulant action on the inner organs (liver, kidneys, spleen, gall bladder) and for the elimination of toxins. Rena-detox: for its positive effect on the intestine tissues that insure a proper absorption of the nutrients and the maintenance of the mucous membrane.  Cholestera and CardioVascula for the elimination of cholesterol and an optimised blood circulation

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The combination of these two foods makes our product an invigorating cocktail precious for health.

Main indications:

Improves athletic and intellectual performance.

Increases the body's resistance to fatigue and stress.

Strengthens the immune system for the prevention of infectious diseases.

Treats erectile dysfunction.

Slows cellular aging.

 

 

People at Risk

 

Persons whose b

odies are weakened for one or other of the following reasons are particularly concerned:

  1. A chronic or serious illness: diabetes, lung disease, cardiovascular disorder, kidney disease, cancer, etc.
  2. Surgery: Vulnerability to infections increases (nosocomial infections are a major public health problem).

 

Risk factors:

 

  1. A poorly balanced diet in quantity or quality is the most important cause of immune deficiency and makes it vulnerable to several infectious diseases.
  2. Age is a factor in weakening the immune system. Although some people age well, studies show that infections, inflammatory diseases and cancer are more common in people over 65 years of age. * Inactivity, and conversely, overtraining.
  3. Lack of sleep.
  4. The stress. In stressful conditions, the adrenal glands secrete cortisol and the sympathetic system, noradrenaline - two substances that weaken the immune system.
  5. Exposure to toxins, including the use of chemical household cleaners and herbicides on lawns, and the consumption of insecticide-sprayed fruits and vegetables.
  6. Exposure to indoor air pollutants and indoor air pollutants (mold, bacteria, tobacco and flue gases).
  7. Presumably obesity.

 

Healthy Eating

 

Major malnutrition (marasmus) with calorie and protein deficiency is the most important cause of immune deficiency. It is found especially where poverty and famine are present. Adequate intakes of calories and protein depend on gender, age, size and energy expenditure. For example, In an adult aged 25 to 49, the average calorie requirement is about 1,900 calories for a woman and 2,700 calories for a man. The protein requirement is from 45 g to 55 g of protein per day for women, and from 55 g to 65 g per day for men.

Eating habits that could depress immunity

 

 AVOID Regular consumption of foods low in vitamins and minerals.

 

  1. The abuse of sugar-rich foods (it seems that 50 g of sugar per day is a reasonable maximum, and this includes fruit sugar).
  2. Eating food that causes allergies.
  3. The abuse of foods high in saturated fat.
  4. Considerable abuse of alcohol

 

Eating habits that would be conducive to immunity

 

  1. Adequate intake of calories and protein.
  2. Five to eight glasses of water per day.
  3. Sufficient consumption of freshest fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and good fats.
  4. Regular consumption of alliaceous (garlic, onion, leek, shallot, chives) reduces infections and the incidence of different types of cancer.

 

Moderate physical activity

 

Regular physical activity provides better cardiovascular fitness, good muscle mass maintenance, blood pressure normalization, weight control, and reduction of several risk factors associated with chronic diseases. In addition to contributing to immunity by promoting overall good health, exercise may also have a direct effect on immunity. First, by improving blood circulation, it is believed that cells and other substances in the immune system can circulate more easily in the body (essential to prevent infection of a wound, for example).

 

Stress control

 

Undoubtedly, stress has a detrimental effect on health. Researchers who are interested in the link between stress and immunity do not focus on short-term, one-time stress, but rather on frequent and constant stresses (for example, reconciling work demands with family life or Care of a sick relative). Chronic stress causes the release of stress hormones, such as cortisol. These hormones directly affect the immune defenses by inhibiting the production of cytokines.

 

Other important health and immunity factors

 

  1. Reserve enough sleep, depending on your needs (on average, a seven-night night is a minimum).
  2. Do not smoke.
  3. Keep your healthy weight, determined by your size
  4. Minimize the risk of food poisoning by taking appropriate precautions? *
  5. Protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases.
  6. Undertake appropriate medical tests according to your age and specific risks.
  7. Use antibiotics only if they are absolutely necessary, and follow the dosage.
  8. Before adopting a pet, do you know what microorganisms it can transmit? Basic hygiene measures to avoid contracting or transmitting an infection? *
  9. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially before preparing food and after going to the toilet. Cover your nose and mouth with a handkerchief when you sneeze.
  10. Clean and heal your wounds. Always have any serious injuries examined by a doctor.
  11. Do not remove the skin during healing, and abstain from punching a button.
  12. If you have symptoms of an infection (diarrhea, fever, etc.), stay home.
  13. Disinfect regularly with a water supplemented with bleach, if desired, kitchen surfaces and bathroom

 

 

TIRED

 

Fatigue, is mind or body exhaustion resulting from work or effort.

Certain diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease can cause great fatigue. Fatigue is characterized by the inability to perform physical tasks at a normal pace and strength and by a slowing down of thought processes that can result in memory impairment.

 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) exhibits symptoms for at least six months:

 

  1. A feeling of intense fatigue, with an infectious appearance (sometimes with a feeling of fever or swelling of the lymph nodes), leading to a significant reduction (at least 50%) in activity;
  2. Disorders of memory, concentration and character that may suggest a picture of depression or anxiety disorders;
  3. Functional disorders affecting several devices (musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiorespiratory, etc ...), which may suggest symptoms of "somatization" (hypochondria, hysteria ...) and very close to the panic attacks associated with anxiety disorders
  4. Sleep disorders, constant but often neglected (at the beginning) by the patient and his doctor because they present themselves insidiously:
  5. First as a picture of excessive sleepiness: "right now I sleep a lot"
  6. Then Clinophily: "If, doctor, I sleep, anyway, but in the evening at 7 pm, I need to rest because I am exhausted!"
  7. Finally, insomnia, when the subject gets up more tired than in the evening, and begins to want to sleep.

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A complete assessment (clinical, biological, radiological and psychological) must be carried out at least once. It can eliminate infectious diseases (HIV, hepatitis) or autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis, polyarthritis, lupus ...), metabolic diseases (diabetes, dysthyroidism) or psychiatric disorders (depression, addictive behavior, depersonalization, conversion ... ).

Sometimes the onset of the disease coincides with an infectious episode to the point that the first descriptions evoked responsibility for a viral infection (Epstein Barr, mononucleosis, ...). But none of these hypotheses explains the persistence of the disease beyond Of 6 months in the absence of any clinically or biologically significant perturbation.

Given the absence of objective signs, there is intense stress, excessive overuse and often depression.

Note: The "Karoushi" (manifestations of overwork in Japan) or the "burn-out syndrome" of the Anglo-Saxons can also be compared.

The origins (or even the reality) of the disease are still very controversial but recent congresses of rheumatology multiply the publications on objective disturbances of certain sleep mediators and pathways of pain.

 

Symptoms:

 

  1. General signs of infectious appearance. The complaint is sometimes organized around sensations of "fever" (which never exceeds 38 / 38.2 °), of falls of tension accompanying fatigue. Sore throats or lymph nodes are frequent but not very specific, as well as polymorphic headaches often suggestive of "chronic sinusitis". Nb. This minor disorder of thermoregulation is sometimes responsible for chills and sweats (sometimes important) especially in the evening and at night. Appetite is disrupted, anorexia or bulimia (with beliefs around food resulting in sometimes too rigid diets).

 

  1. Psychic disorders predominate over problems of memory and concentration. The subject seeks his or her words, forgets "everything", has difficulty reading or working. He readily refers to his age and neuronal degeneration (fear of Alzheimer's disease). Functional disorders are of concern to the body as a whole. Their enumeration can not be exclusive because all alarm circuits are concerned. Their symptomatology is always polymorphous, with variable seat and intensity, and is associated with a disabling component ("I can not stand it anymore") and agonizing ("I fear it is serious this time").
  2. Sleep disorders appear only in the light of relevant interrogation. Do not ask the patient if he sleeps well but rather, how does he feel on waking? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia. The main differences between the "two diseases" come mainly from the specialty of the physician consulted:

 

  1. The rheumatologist, the pain specialist or the somnologist will evoke fibromyalgia
  2. The neurologist is more familiar with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  3. The psychiatrist will evoke neurasthenia or anxiodepressive disorders

 

In the same way, for emergency doctors, "spasmophilia" (or tetany) (which is the most common reason for calling in emergency rooms) is generally considered to be a "psy" problem.

 

A recurrent misunderstanding ... In practice, patients often reproach physicians with this unrewarding attitude: they are given a sedative ("a quarter of a lex") and reassuring words ... Sometimes, by mutual desire to find a solution, Is able to invoke any ad hoc explanation. This allows, at least, the prescription of a remedy, but at best, one can expect only a placebo effect (thus provisional). Magnesium has long fulfilled this function. A few years ago there was a wide range of products "used in states of fatigue". Sometimes the patient turns more successfully to other medicines called, rightly, "alternatives." such as Valeriana is a sleep repair

 

Evolution: Sick people who do not find a better sleep balance are sometimes handicapped for the slightest effort to the point of being disabled or choosing to stop working.

 

FREE RADICALS

 

In our body, the majority of electrons exist in pairs. Paired electrons are quite stable. In some cases (pollution, irradiation ...) the link between these two electrons is broken. They separate and the molecules carrying them become highly unstable and reactive. When they separate, two situations arise:

  1. Either they remain together and form a molecular fragment
  2. Let each electron move in an opposite direction and each atom takes one electron. These atoms have a non-paired electron and are called free radicals.

Free radicals play a major role in tissue degeneration. The free radicals present in the cell oxidize the molecules (molecules inside the cells, in particular the lipids), which causes the cells to die.

The study of free radicals is not easy because of their very short life. They generally react very quickly with other molecules. The role they play in a number of pathologies has been recognized in recent years. DNA is particularly sensitive to oxidation by free radicals, and it is believed that these substances could be responsible for the mutations preceding the onset of cancer. Free radicals would also be involved in atherosclerosis, liver damage, lung disease, kidney disease, diabetes and aging.

 

How do free radicals work in our bodies?

 

Free radicals are unstable and look for other electrons with which they could match.

In our bodies, they act like terrorists, stealing the electrons or atoms of other molecules to associate.

 

Free radicals can attack DNA, enzymes, proteins, cell membranes.

These attacks can be responsible for:

  1. Problems during the replication of DNA causing mutations and cancers.
  2. Disturbances within cells that can lead to their death.
  3. From the destruction of cell membranes. This can lead to hardening and thickening of the arteries but also to heart attacks.
  4. The deterioration of collagen and therefore the rigidity of the tissues.

 

The systems of defense of our body

 

Our body is perfectly equipped to react to any situation.

It is therefore also provided with a defense system against free radicals.

It uses enzymes (catalase, glutathione reductase, superoxide dismutase) that will limit the action of free radicals.

 

In addition to enzymes, the body also relies on our diet. This can be a good source of antioxidants, but beware, not all foods are rich. Fruits and vegetables are the richest. We must give them a place of choice in our diet.

Antioxidants are the chemical agents that prevent free radicals from oxidizing our physiological material and therefore avoid our molecules from being damaged.

 

Oxidative stress

 

As usual, balance is the key. It may be broken when:

  1. The diet does not contain enough antioxidants
  2. Enzymatic defense systems are not effective
  3. The production of free radicals in our body is abnormally high

 

In this case, our body is outdated and free radicals take over; This is called oxidative stress.

The diseases associated with oxidative stress are:

 

  1. Cardiac problems
  2. Arteriosclerosis
  3. Cancer
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis
  5. Osteoporosis
  6. Premature aging
  7. Cataracts
  8. Parkinson's disease
  9. Alzheimer's Disease

Stress control

Undoubtedly, stress has a detrimental effect on health. Researchers who are interested in the link between stress and immunity do not focus on short-term, one-time stress, but rather on frequent and constant stresses (for example, reconciling work demands with family life or Care of a sick relative). Chronic stress causes the release of stress hormones, such as cortisol. These hormones directly affect the immune defenses by inhibiting the production of cytokines

TIRED

 Fatigue, is mind or body exhaustion resulting from work or effort.

Certain diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease can cause great fatigue. Fatigue is characterized by the inability to perform physical tasks at a normal pace and strength and by a slowing down of thought processes that can result in memory impairment.

INSOMNIA

 Insomnia is a lack of sleep due to either difficulty getting asleep or difficulty remaining asleep. Insomnia is often a symptom of another health condition, such as anxiety, depression, restless legs syndrome, snoring, etc. If in general a few sleepless nights are not a major problem, when this becomes chronic, daytime fatigue, irritability and sensitivity to minor annoyances set in and decrease the quality of life.

Symptoms:

DIFFICULTY FALLING ASLEEP - WAKING UP EARLY WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO GO BACK TO SLEEP

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