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Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-46007-8
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384 pages
February 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting to Know Your Immune System 7

Chapter 1: Immunity: Your Ticket to a Stronger, Longer, and Healthier Life 9

Chapter 2: Understanding the Parts and Functions of Your Immune System 19

Part II: What Happens When Your Immune System Gets Off Track 37

Chapter 3: Strengthening Your Allergy Defense System 39

Chapter 4: Autoimmune Disorders: Dealing with an Overactive Immune System 53

Chapter 5: Cancer: When the Immune System Takes a Vacation 77

Chapter 6: Immunodeficiency Disorders: When the Immune System Slows Down 93

Chapter 7: Uncovering the Influence of Immunity in Other Conditions 105

Part III: Laying the Groundwork for Super Immunity: Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Detox 117

Chapter 8: Improving Your Immunity with Nutrition 119

Chapter 9: Tapping the Immune Properties of Superfoods 149

Chapter 10: Getting an Extra Kick from Supplements and Herbs 167

Chapter 11: Living an Immunity-Friendly Lifestyle 185

Chapter 12: Exploring Detoxification to Refresh Your Immunity 205

Part IV: Cooking Up Recipes for Immunity and Wellness  219

Chapter 13: Planning and Stocking an Immunity-Friendly Kitchen 221

Chapter 14: Breakfasts to Start Your Day in a Healthy Way 237

Chapter 15: Lunches for a Midday Energy Burst 245

Chapter 16: Dinners and Side Dishes to Strengthen Your System 251

Chapter 17: Soups, Salads, and Sauces for Deep Healing and Cleansing 267

Chapter 18: Desserts and Snacks to Keep You on Track 281

Chapter 19: Tonifying Teas and Sensational Smoothies 293

Part V: The Part of Tens 303

Chapter 20: Ten Tips to Avoid Colds and Flu 305

Chapter 21: Ten Breathing Exercises for a Better Immune System 311

Chapter 22: Ten Boosting Exercises You Can Do Anywhere 319

Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Get Your Family on the Immunity Bandwagon 329

Appendix: Metric Conversion Guide 337

Index 341

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