iStock_000001333402smWe’ve all heard “it’s cold and flu season.” But what does that really mean? Are there really more germs at this time of the year than others? The short answer, not really. So why are there so many more cases of the cold and flu this time of the year?

Just because you are exposed to a virus doesn’t mean you necessarily are going to get sick. The determination of whether the virus manifests in cold and flu symptoms all depends on how well your immune system is functioning. There are many factors that go into a healthy immune system. A few of these factors are out of balance this time of the year thus causing cold and flu “season.”

B_DailyFoundVITAMIN D - Vitamin D is vital to a healthy immune system. Low vitamin D levels will significantly impair your immune system and make you much more susceptible to all the “crud” that is out there. Our bodies produce vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. With less daylight hours and colder outdoor temperatures, getting out into the sunshine is more difficult to accomplish in the winter months. Supplementing your vitamin D is a must all year round (for a multitude of reasons) but imperative in the winter to keep yourself healthy. We recommend you take Dynamite daily foundation products including Dynamite’s DM Plus™ and Tri-Mins™, which together provide 750% of your recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin D. It is important to keep in mind that US RDA is based on the amount needed to remain alive. Most studies have shown that increased amounts are needed for immune benefits.

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TOO MUCH SUGAR - What would the holidays be without pie and candy and cookies and...? All this extra sugar in your system does a number on your immune system. Sugar is a fertilizer for harmful bacteria in your gut. Your gut is responsible for up to 80% of your immune system health. Keeping it running in peak condition means keeping the good bacteria flourishing and the bad bacteria at bay. Keeping your sugar intake to below 25 grams a day will set yourself up for a much healthier cold and flu season. If you are having trouble breaking the addiction to sugar and carbs take a look at Dynamite’s 180™. 180, combined with its eating protocol, is designed to break the addictions to unhealthy eating patterns that set us up for a variety of health problems including improperly functioning immune systems.

B_HiscorbadyneSOD_smAN OUNCE OF PREVENTION - Making sure your body has all the necessary building blocks for a healthy immune system is always a good plan of action. Dynamite’s SOD contains the building blocks for the class of antioxidants called superoxide dismutase. Indispensable in defending against the toxicity of oxygen-free radicals, SOD is most commonly used to strengthen the immune system during allergy season and in the winter. It also contains zinc, copper, selenium, and manganese chelated to specific amino acids to aid the body in creating the vital components of your immune system. Try a 10-day course of SOD to get your immune system tuned up. In addition to SOD, Hiscorbadyne® added into your daily foundation products is also a wonderful preventative measure. Hiscorbadyne provides a healthy dose of buffered vitamin C and a proprietary blend of herbs and antioxidants that specifically target immune system health.

It is remarkable how many times we hear “Since I’ve been on Dynamite I just haven’t been sick!”  This is a testament to the quality and efficacy of Dynamite products and to the philosophy behind them. Give your body what it needs to function correctly and you will be amazed at how good you feel and how healthy you stay - even through cold and flu season.