Therapies for a Healthy Immune System

Therapies for a Healthy Immune System By Dr. Kathy Veon

Therapies for a Healthy Immune System By Dr. Kathy Veon

A balanced and effective immune response is the best protection against seasonal increases in pathogenic exposures of all kinds.

Healthy lifestyle practices, consuming nutrient-dense foods, daily activity and exercise, time outdoors connecting with nature and the earth’s restorative and grounding energies, herbal and nutritional therapies, meditation, prayer and breathwork and body movements such as Qi Gong or Yoga are all essential ways to prepare your body and mind for an optimal response to any environmental or pathogenic exposure.

Keep reading to learn more about specific therapies that can improve your immune function.

Herbal and Nutritional Medicine - Therapies for a Healthy Immune System By Dr. Kathy Veon

Clinical Nutrition and Herbology

Therapies for a Healthy Immune System By Dr. Kathy VeonAppropriate Immune Response

A healthy immune response is influenced, either positively or negatively, by many factors such as stress, sleep hygiene, diet and lifestyle, environmental toxic exposures, nutrient status, and genetic predispositions. Although 80 – 90 % of illness is determined by our environment as well as diet and lifestyle factors, genes do play a role. 

Genetic ‘weaknesses’ in immune or inflammatory responses can alter the outcome of a pathogenic exposure, as well as determine increased probability of developing an autoimmune disorder. GX Sciences offers an excellent Nutrigenomic Panel that tests for these genetic predispositions. 

When the genes are better understood, appropriate lifestyle, nutritional, dietary changes can be implemented. The Immune / Autoimmune / Inflammatory Panel can show how an individual utilizes glutathione, responds to mold, pesticides and other environmental and dietary exposures such as gluten. Autophagy, the body’s innate ability to cleanse its own cells, is also analyzed according to the DNA. 

The results can show increased risks of developing an autoimmune disorder as well. Based on the results of the Nutrigenomic Test, dietary, nutritional, herbal and lifestyle recommendations can be made to counteract any ‘weaknesses’ in the DNA.

Herbal and Nutritional Therapies – Therapies for a Healthy Immune System By Dr. Kathy Veon

Therapies for a Healthy Immune System By Dr. Kathy VeonSeveral nutrients and herbal formulas can help to strengthen or optimize immune response to pathogenic exposures.

Turkey Tail mushroom supports the immune system and microbiome, helps to increase white blood cells and clears heat and toxins.

Shitake mushroom also supports immune function by tonifying Qi and provides antioxidants for cellular protection.Therapies for a Healthy Immune System By Dr. Kathy Veon

Maitake mushroom provide immune and antioxidant support, tonifies Qi, clears heat and dampness and supports healthy blood sugar.

Oyster mushroom supports immune and cardiovascular health, as well as promotes circulation and respiratory health.

Iodine Nasal Spray also known as ‘Liquid Mask’ is an essential nutrient to have on hand this season for both prevention of illness and also to shorten the duration of illness.

Hyssinol contains the herb Hyssop, and is an effective antiviral, antibacterial and immune regulating herb.

NucleoImmune supports healthy immune response to pathogenic exposures and can aid in avoiding illness or shorten the duration of illness.

HU58, a strain of probiotic, helps the body create over 12 of its own antibiotics, as well as improve response to foods and reduce intestinal inflammation.

Therapies for a Healthy Immune System By Dr. Kathy Veon

Zinc, Vitamin C and Vitamin D+K2 are all helpful to support healthy immune responses to environmental stressors, pathogens and toxic exposures.

Elderberry Syrup is a good daily tonic for healthy immune response.

Paratosin is a parasite cleansing formula. Clove is the main ingredient with powerful anti-parasitic properties, along with Hyssop and Garlic to address bacterial, viral or fungal co-infections. This formula is powerfully cleaning for the entire digestive tract, as well as the liver, gallbladder, spleen and pancreas. This formula should be taken with BiliVenRenaVen and Adaptogen R-3 for optimal gallbladder and kidney detoxification support.

Isatis Gold is a Chinse Herbal Formula used to treat bacterial and viral infections that cause inflammation and fever, such as colds, flu, bronchitis and upper respiratory illnesses.

Environmental Factors

Therapies for a Healthy Immune System By Dr. Kathy VeonStress management, deep and restful sleep, time in nature, daily exercise or activity, as well as healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stressful situations are all necessary to maintain overall health and optimal immune response. Developing a daily meditation, prayer and gratitude practice keeps the mind, emotions and spirit healthy. 

Mindful movement and breath work such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Yoga are nourishing practices for the body, mind and soul. Our environment has become increasingly toxic with overexposures to technology, fast paced lifestyles and the unhealthy practice of ‘disconnecting’ from feelings, thoughts, behaviors and everything that is essentially ‘human’. Reconnect by spending time in nature, with animals, or participating in community or volunteer work and keep your soul nourished and happy.

Many more healing resources are available on the Patient Resources page. Consuming nutrient dense foods, healthy lifestyle habits including daily exercise, sunlight, restful and restorative sleep, healthy thought patterns, relationships and environments are necessary to achieve true healing.   

For more information about how Clinical Nutrition, QRA, EVOX Therapy, Integrative, Functional and Holistic Medicine can help you attain excellent health, please call the office: 407-328-6711

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Keep Up With Dr. Kathy Veon

Holistic Medicine By Doctor Kathy VeonDr. Kathy Veon, DAOM, AP, CCN is a graduate of Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA as well as Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida. 

She is a board-certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Dr. Veon is currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Florida Board of Acupuncture, and Committee Chair of Continuing Education for the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN).   

She holds a private practice in Lake Mary, Florida at Central Florida Preventive Medicine where she specializes in holistic medicine therapies such as Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA), Acupuncture, Pelotherapy, NAET (allergy elimination technique), Western and Chinese Herbology, Nutrigenomic Testing and Nutritional Therapies, EVOX Perception Reframing, Environmental Medicine and helping her patients overcome chronic and debilitating illnesses through finding and correcting the root causes of disease.

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