The immune system protects us from diseases, caused by bacteria, viruses and toxins. A strong immune system helps remove foreign bodies and malignant cells from our body. It is also responsible for down-regulating immune responses against harmless triggers such as food, or against the bodies’ own tissue, preventing the development of allergies or autoimmune disorders.
The immune system is not fully developed at birth, but matures over the first few years of life.
Importance Of Gut Health
70-80% of our immune cells live in the gastrointestinal tract with 100 trillion gut bacteria that make up the gut microbiome. One of the major roles of the immune system is to distinguish between harmless antigens, such as food, and health hazards. The development of a healthy immune system depends on establishing a healthy gut microbiome in early life and This is directly linked to NUTRITION.
Receiving the right nutrition early life can positively impact gut health and aid in developing the immune system. Good nutrition leads to immediate benefits in terms of supporting the healthy growth and development of a child, but also over the long term, by preventing and managing disease. In fact, studies show that allergies may be prevented by making the right nutritional choices during the first 1000 days of life!
Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for infants during the first six months of life. It contains all the nutrients necessary for healthy growth and development. It also contains numerous immune factors (e.g. immune cells, maternal antibodies, prebiotics, nucleotides, fatty acids and carbohydrates) that work synergistic-ally to optimize the immune system and protect the infant from infections and contribute to the prevention of allergic diseases
But what about after the breast feeding stops?
Foods grown today don't have the same nutrient value as they did in past years when farmland was prevalent and foods were freshly picked. Today's foods are loaded with sugars, preservatives and unnecessary ingredients with names that you cannot pronounce or understand.
20 years ago, I was diagnosed with an Auto-Immune Disease which meant that my body's immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake. I was devastated until I was introduced to a food science company in St Louis, MO. In a very short time, I learned so much about myself, my gut health and how supplementation can strengthen my immune system. And I have never stopped enjoying my daily shake. Optimal Nutrition in powder form when mixed with water, provides me with all the vitamins, minerals, and phyto-nutrients a body needs for optimal health!
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