“Prevention is better than cure”
Nutritional immunology emphasizes on eating natural whole foods to stay healthy!
The immune system is not one specific organ in the body. It is a complicated network of different organs, cells, and chemical secretions that all work in synergy to protect your body against foreign invaders and diseases.
When the immune system is weak, the human body is susceptible to many illnesses, such as infectious diseases as well as cancer. If the immune system makes a wrong judgment or is confused, the body may develop allergies, such as skin allergies, or autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Many diseases are linked to a malfunctioning immune system.
There is currently still no medication or substance that can replace the immune system. The immune system relies on nutrition for nourishment, and must be properly nourished so that it can function optimally.
Each vegetable and fruit has its own unique qualities, and each contains different phytochemicals, antioxidants, and polysaccharides. In order to take full advantage of the benefits they offer, you should eat a wide variety of vegetables and fruits. Scientists have found that eating a wide assortment of wholesome plant foods, of all colors and types, provides the immune system with the best nourishment it needs.
Fortunately, these foods are easily attainable and affordable at the supermarket—a treasure trove of nutrients from nature.
Nutritional Immunology promotes a healthy lifestyle through education. It empowers people to improve their lifestyle by making wiser food choices, staying positive and happy, exercising daily, and getting sufficient sleep. Take charge of your health. Start a healthy lifestyle now to lower the risk of disease in the long run. Living a healthy life to 120 years old is a reality.
What is Nutritional Immunology?
Nutritional Immunology is a science that studies the link between nutrition and human immune system which founded by Dr JauFei Chen, an American Chinese scientist.
Dr Chen’s research found that eating healthy food can strengthen the body’s immune system.
A proper and balance nutrition can enhance the function of our immune system and able to defend against diseases. Nutritional Immunology emphasis on consuming natural plant foods for proper nutrition and does not promote any chemically refined foods.
This science goes beyond basic survival nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and proteins. but to study : antioxidants, phytochemicals, polysaccharides, and other nutrients that can improve immunity. Nutritional Immunology advocates prevention is better than cure because it may be too late to cure when the disease was diagnosed. Therefore, it is better to provide proper nutrition to our immune system in daily life to prevent diseases.
What is Phytochemical?
More and more research shows that consuming high volume of wholesome food can effectively reduce the risk of cancer because it contains a natural chemical known as phytonutrients which can help protect plants from germs, fungi, bugs, and environmental toxins. This means phytonutrients tackle harmful free radicals that damage human tissues and block the development of cancerous cells.
This supported by Dr Paul Talalay of the Johns Hopkins Institute of Medicine, he says vegetables and fruits are rich in phytonutrients which prevent human from getting cancer even when excessively exposed to tumor causing chemicals. Eating bacon may cause carcinogens in stomach, but eating whole food rich in phytonutrients can prevent the formation of carcinogens and reduce the risk of cancer. Besides, animal hormones that found in meat can cause breast cancer and prostate cancer. However phytonutrients can also prevent the cancer causing hormones form attaching to normal cells.
What is Polysaccharides ?
Polysaccharides are carbohydrate structure made of many simple sugars called monosaccharides.
Mushrooms are well known rich in polysaccharides which bring benefit to human immune system.
Polysaccharides can be found in both animals and plants food, but polysaccharides in plants food, such as mushrooms, are relatively pure and bring no side effects.
Studies shown that polysaccharides in certain mushrooms can activate immune cells and inhibit tumor growth. Polysaccharide boost immune system to produce natural killer cells, interferon and interleukins to kill cancer cells in order to maintain balanced immune health. Today, polysaccharide-rich mushrooms are also widely used in antiviral.
What is Antioxidant?
Daily activities like breathing, eating will produce free radicals. Free radical causes ageing and various diseases. Antioxidants can help to reduce the damage caused by free radicals. Obtain antioxidants through the consumption of wholesome foods can prevent ageing of human organs and keep the immune system in best condition to prevent diseases.