Eating an abundance of fruits and vegetables like these can help combat the signs of a weakened immune system.

5 Surprising Signs of a Weakened Immune System & How To Strengthen It

Everything affects everything in the body, and a chief regulator of every organ is the immune system. So, it is vital that you know the signs of a weakened immune system.

The 5 Signs of a Weakened Immune System:

  1. Inflammation
  2. Anxiety
  3. Depression
  4. Pain
  5. Insomnia

Inflammation is the major effect of immune distress and immune function affecting all brain and mood functions, perhaps more than other organs.

Even aging itself is a chronic low-grade reaction to inflammation. The causes of inflammation include overconsumption of omega 6 fatty acids, sugar, salt, alcohol, bacterial and viral infections, allergies, parasites, hormone imbalances, genetically modified foods, heavy metals, pesticides, furniture fabrics and rugs, and many personal hygiene products, including all stress. 

Stress is emotional, mental, chemical, electrical, and radioactive.

All of these are frequent co-factors with fatigue, muscle weakness, and eventually every conceivable organ dysfunction, especially of digestion, with GERD, indigestion, irritable bowel, constipation or diarrhea, as well as visible inflammation, arthritis, acne, hypertension or hypotension, irregular heartbeat, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, fractures with minimal physical stress, heart attack, stroke and cancer. 

How To Strengthen A Weakened Immune System

Maintenance of a healthy immune system begins with nutrition, especially consuming adequate Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D3. K2 deficiency leads not only to Alzheimer’s Disease but K2 is essential for absorbing D3. 

Approximately 80% of Americans are partially or highly deficient in D3 and K. Deficiencies in these essentials lead to depression, insomnia, arthritis, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, estrogen or testosterone imbalances, and of course a weakened immune system and inflammation.

Next at the top of the list of nutrition to support your immune system is chlorella, a rare plant source of vitamin B-12. Low levels of B-12 lead to arthritis, overactive thyroid or Graves’ disease, diabetes, hypogonadism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus Sjogren’s syndrome, Raynaud’s syndrome, gout, vasculitis, ankylosing spondylitis, and even rheumatoid arthritis. 

Note the 5 signs of a weakened immune system, are just major signs so that essentially every disease is at least partially the result of a weakened immune system, affecting every organ.

Second to chlorella is adequate Omega 3, the major benefit of which is anti-inflammation and antioxidant effects of DHA/EPA which of course primarily affect heart, mood, anxiety, and depression.  

Although fish oil is the best-known source of omega 3’s, emu oil is equally good and is far less likely to have mercury contamination! The anti-inflammatory benefits include significant help with rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, and migraine.

Inflammation is the most damaging of the signs of a weakened immune system. So, decreasing inflammation is critical to improving your immune system’s functioning. 

And although the most popular anti-inflammatory drugs are aspirin, Ibuprofen, and ketoprofen, these drugs often cause gastrointestinal problems including diarrhea and even bleeding, there are safe natural remedies. 

Turmeric or its extract curcumin tops the list of safe and effective anti-inflammatory agents. Interestingly its benefits are increased when given with piperine or black pepper.

Curcumin’s cousin, ginger also has significant anti-inflammatory benefits, decreasing cortisol, the stress hormone, and is even more powerful when added to curcumin. Both are improved with piperine. 

Chromium is a requirement for optimal regulation of sugar & insulin. Chromium also assists weight loss, decreases inflammation and oxidative stress, while assisting in metabolism of protein and carbohydrates, decreasing cravings and improving blood sugar regulation.

In addition to these nutritional supplements, the intestinal system is the most important for overall metabolic health, containing many more microorganisms than the total cells of your body! INDEED, these trillions of cells are ultimately the controllers of nutrition and health. 

These health-enhancing bacteria are probiotics and they require prebiotics, mostly as fiber and sturdy starches. Seventy percent of your immune cells are the probiotics. Your intestine is ultimately the determinant of overall physical, mental and emotional health.

Unfortunately lactobacillus acidophilus, the primary probiotic occurs naturally in milk, and milk is often a trigger for inflammation and autoimmunity problems. Fulvic and humic acids are essential pre and probiotics, which chelate or bind toxins to remove them.

The signs of a weakened immune system can be best reduced with vitamin D3, K2, cilantro, ginger, curcumin, aloe vera, astralgus, cordyceps mushroom, dandelion root, glutathione, piperine, golden seal, rhodiola rosea, silymarin, pre/probiotics and L-taurine.

In strengthening your immune system, you are ultimately decreasing inflammation, pain, anxiety and depression, while improving health and longevity.