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5C Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter " j Michael W. Family Dentistry Barton, All phases of General Dentistry including D.D.S. Orthodontics Crowns & Bridges Partials/Dentures Extractions Cosmetic Dentistry Bleaching General Dentistry Periodontics Root Canals Dental implants to anchor loose dentures or replace missing teeth Now Accep, g New Patients 836-1 !23 181S. Gulling St., Portola Route 89 Graeagle 530-832-4461 Fax 530-832-4409 FAMILY DENTAL CARE steps to your immune system natu Aches, pains, missing work and hours resting in bed - everybody dreads getting sick. Fortunately, the best defense against illness is a healthy immune system, and by doing a few simple things at home, you can make sure yours is intip- top shape. "The immune system is the body's defense system for warding off any germs, bacteria and viruses that will cause illnesses and disease," explains Dr. Heather Manley, naturopathic physician and author of Human Body Detectives (HBD) kids' book series. "Keeping our immune system strong and supported - not suppressed - will allow it to work optimally in fighting off any unwanted germs." To get started boosting the immune system naturally, Manley offers five simple steps that anyone can do: Prioritize gut health "Approximately 70 percent of the immune system is' found in the gut; therefore, the connection of keeping the gut working optimally - digesting foods and absorbing nutrients - makes a profound difference in the strength of the immune system," says Manley. Probiotics are good bacteria that can help boost gut health and therefore improve the immune system. "I like the Nordic Naturals brand because it doesn't have to be refrigerated," Manley says. "The supplement aids in keeping the digestive system strong and healthy, helps ward off germs the body doesn't want, and keeps the good bacteria and bad bacteria in balance." In addition to boosting the immune system, probiotics improve vitamin and mineral absorption, aid in the manufacturing of B vitamins and vitamin K, and protect the mucous lining of the intestines, according to Manley. Focus on whole foods "This time of year with temperature changes and the holidays fast approaching, there are many reasons to evaluate yourself and your family to make sure everyone is eating whole, non-processed foods," says Manley. Whole, non-processed, colorful foods are packed with nutrients that support the immune system. Here are Manley's top immune-boosting foods: * Produce: berries, broccoli, kale, mangos, pumpkin, citrus, mushrooms * Seeds: pumpkin, flax, chia * Fresh spices: garlic, ginger * Fermented fiJods: yogurt, cottage cheese, kefir, pickled vegetables, miso Take supplements and vitamins Supplements are a simple, reliable way to strengthen the immune system. Manley recommends starting with a quality fish oil supplement. "Both EPA and DHA are found in fish oils and are usually known for their heart and neural benefits; however, they also play a larger role in optimal health and a positive immune response during illnesses," she says. Learn more at www.nordicnaturals.com. In addition to fish oil, vitamins A and D support immune health. "Low levels of vitamin D usually lead to illnesses," Manley says. "Vitamin D aids the white blood cells and gives them a good boost for fighting off germs. Vitamin A has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect in the gut." Create a hydrotherapy routine "Hydrotherapy is a great way to increase circulation and boost the immune system," says Manley. What is hydrotherapy exactly? Hydrotherapy uses hot and cold water to maintain and restore health - ideal for immune system maintenance. Manley says the simplest way to start hydrotherapy is to incorporate it into your daily shower. After taking a hot shower, immediately rinse with cool-to-cold water for 30 seconds. The hot shower causes waste to be removed from tissues, while the instant change to cold water will close blood vessels so blood flow increases to internal organs. Incorporate germ-flushing activities Some activities are particularly good for boosting the immune system and helping the body flush out germs. Manley recommends jumping on a trampoline. In addition to being a great exercise, it increases lymphatic system circulation, which rids the body of germs. "Remember to drink plenty of water and herbal tea," she says. "Herbal tea is a great way to stay hydrated - either hot or cold - and flush germs. With so many flavors available, it is simple to find one you like." Finally, her last piece of advice is to avoid sugar. "Germs love sugar/she says. "Therefore, my biggest suggestion is to avoid all sugar when you feel you are coming down with something, or if people around you are sick." .... and arms and legs and feet and neck Now accepting new patients in our Portola and Loyalton Offices MARTIN L. 8ANFORD, DE: C HIRr-IpRAL-"T'OR I 5 COMMERCIAL ST PoRrTOLA, ~ g61 ~-~- 53E}-B32-4442 305 BEE:KWITH ST LOYAL.TON, ~ g611B 530-993-1900 "Providing personalized care since 1990" Most insurances accepted Manual Therapy Sports Medicine Neck/Back Care Cardiac Rehabilitation Orthopedics Most Insurances accepted -- including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Greenville 284-1666 284-1667 (Fax) Quincy 283-0311 283-0314 (Fax) PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, MRT. 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