IMMUNE DEFENCE

ESSENTIAL OILS

Frankincense. Has superior immune- boosting ability; multiplies white blood cells.126

Thyme. Has anti-viral and immune-boosting compounds that protect the body.

Orange. Contains limonene, which is a powerful defender against oxidative stress.

Myrrh. Contains anti- inflammatory properties.

Research
In a clinical study on chickens, thyme essential oil was found to reduce the incidence of disease.

Home Remedy
Immune-Boosting Juice. Extract the juice of 1 bell pepper, 1 head/ stem of broccoli and 1 cucumber. Mix the juice in a blender with 1 to 2 drops of lemon oil or orange oil, 1 to 2 drops of ginger oil and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.

Background
The immune system is a network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to protect the body from infection. Your immune system does a remarkable job of defending against disease-causing microorganisms, but it isn’t perfect—some germs invade successfully and make you sick. However, it is possible to intervene in this process and make your immune system stronger. Some essential oils have the power to target invading microbes, infected cells and even tumors—protecting the body from disease and other health conditions.

Suggested Supplements

» Probiotics. Line your digestive tract and support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection.

» Bone Broth Protein Powder. Contains type 2 collagen, which helps repair gut lining and improves immunity.