How Flu Can Disable Your Anti-Bacterial Defense System
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
Interesting new research shows that a more severe viral flu1 paralyzes your front line immune troops so that they do see other problems. This can lead to a severe bacterial infection, such as pneumonia, which can be just as problematic as the flu itself. In fact many patients who die after getting a bad flu are actually killed by a secondary bacterial infection.
In particular, toll like receptors are turned down by the flu. These toll like receptors must be in prime working condition for your ground troops to function. Individuals who are fighting low grade problems, like an ongoing Candida issue, already have toll like receptors in a funk. Also, basic nutrient deficiencies adversely affect toll like receptors.
This information shines light on the importance of having your immune system in good working order (meaning get rid of or try to improve any digestive, sinus, or respiratory problems of long duration). And also make sure that you cover your basic immune needs with antioxidants and other key support products.
If you come up against something nasty you want to be sure your body is as healthy as possible and that your immune troops are energized and prepared for a sustained or tough battle.
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