3 ways to protect your immune system without a flu shot

Getting a flu shot may appear to be an immediate way to protect your immune system, but in reality certain natural supplements can protect a wider spectrum of your immune system in a shorter amount of time. 

David Foreman uses his expertise in physiology, pharmacology and natural medicine to educate consumers on cutting edge approaches to natural health. 

The following is his list of top immune boosting supplements that add extra protection to your system in just three days or less:

1)    Japanese Green Tea contains immunity polyphenols and flavonoids that help boost your immune system, making your health stronger in fighting against infections and the flu.

2)    AHCC (medicinal mushrooms) is the most researched specialty immune supplement in the world with more than 80 supporting research studies.  It is also the leading alternative cancer treatment used throughout Asia.  AHCC turns up the dial on your natural immune response to help you fight off a wide range of immune system threats (beyond the flu).

3)    Probiotics have many benefits but have received the most attention for the ability to modulate the immune system.  Several animal and human studies have provided unequivocal evidence that specific strains of probiotics are able to stimulate as well as regulate several aspects of natural and acquired immune responses.

Flu Facts

Combined with pneumonia, influenza is the nation's ninth leading cause of death.

Annual deaths from the flu range from 3,000 to 49,000 people.

Each year an estimated 226,000 people are hospitalized from flu-related complications.
-source: CDC

Backround on Foreman:
David Foreman RPh, is a retired pharmacist, author, television correspondent, radio host and is known to audiences nationwide as the "Herbal Pharmacist."  He is well versed on the healing power of herbs, vitamins and other natural products, but it's his down-to-earth, layman delivery that attracts huge audiences to tune into his daily, call-in radio show to learn more.  David is also the author of The Herbal Pharmacist Newsletter distributed exclusively through The Vitamin Shoppe and is a frequent speaker at some of America's leading universities, medical groups and hospitals on the subject of natural health and healing.  His shift from traditional pharmacist to herbal pharmacist was based on his belief that education is the key to the understanding that natural health plays a vital roll in traditional medicine; and David has dedicated is entire career to educating consumers about the benefits and power behind natural herbs and supplements. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy and author of, "4 Pillars of Health: Heart Disease."

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