Support a strong immune system with these minerals.
Support a strong immune system with these minerals.

Part II: Key Nutrients for Immune System Support

While catching the flu can be rather unpredictable, you know that the colder months increase your chances of getting sick. Many "health experts" will advise you to get vaccinated as soon as possible, but that's just an action of ignorance, assuming there are no other options.

But when God created the human body, he made it so that each living cell dwelling inside would be built with efficient self-healing capabilities. That means, with the proper diet and consumption of vitamins and minerals, you'll never have to rely on vaccinations, according to Michael Dye's book, "Vaccinations: Deception & Tragedy."

"With the proper diet, you'll never have to rely on vaccinations."

"If all the essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids (which build protein,) enzymes, etc., required by our bodies are available, then the new cells created can be healthy and vibrant," he said. "But if an improper diet is consumed, sickness will eventually result, because in addition to lacking necessary nutrients, the body must deal with toxins, saturated fats, cholesterol and chemicals from the average American diet."

Last month, we introduced some of the most beneficial vitamins your immune system can receive. In Part 2 of our series, we will continue providing insight on more of the essential minerals you need to thrive throughout flu season:

Selenium
Selenium is critical for a number of functions in the body. Not only does it necessary for reproduction, gland function and DNA function, but it also supports metabolism and a strong and healthy immune system. Without selenium, you're more likely to develop chronic conditions and illnesses, such as heart disease, thyroid disease and certain cancers. Brazil nuts, whole grains and plant foods grown in selenium-rich soil are your best sources of the mineral.

Zinc
According to Dr. Mercola, your body depends on zinc for a strong immune system. It helps to maintain mood, mental health and prostate and intestinal wellbeing. It also increases the production of white blood cells in the body that help to fight infection, combat cancer and heal wounds. Dietary sources of zinc we recommend consuming include pumpkin and sesame seeds, peanuts, cashews and almonds.

Almonds and peanuts are great sources of zinc.Almonds and peanuts are great sources of zinc.

Iron
This trace mineral carries oxygen to all the systems in the body. Without it, fewer T-cells circulate, which could cause a virus or infection to compromise the immune system. To ensure your body is always iron-efficient, start eating more spinach, beans, walnuts, bananas, beets and nutritional yeast.

Magnesium
By fueling your body with magnesium, you're supporting normal insulin function, bone structure and strength, as this mineral balances calcium. It also controls the function of over 350 enzyme reactions in the body, helping to strengthen your defense system. Besides eating more nuts, whole grains, beets and garlic, we suggest taking our Magnesium Complex supplement.

Following a primarily-raw, plant-based diet supports a strong immune system, but supplements can fuel an even healthier body. Click here to learn about some of our all-natural, plant based supplements that can fuel your path to better health.

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