Check the Health of Your Immune System

By Linda Page, ND.

Common symptoms of immune system depression include:

What Depresses Our Immune System Response?

Does Your Immune System Need A Boost? Take this test:

It isn't easy to measure immune health. Each one of us is different and the character of immune response varies widely. I've worked for years to develop ways people can communicate with their bodies. Here's a personal quiz to monitor your immune status.

1: Do you suffer from chronic infections, colds, respiratory problems or allergies?

2: Do you have or have you had in the past any immune-deficient diseases, like chronic fatigue syndrome, Hashimoto's or fibromyalgia?

3: Do you have malabsorption problems, like irritable bowel syndrome (I.B.S.), or chronic diarrhea or constipation?

4: Do you have diabetes or liver disease?

5: Do you have bouts of systemic candida or yeast infections that don't seem to go away even after treatment?

6: Do you have a skin disorder like adult acne or Rosacea?

7: Have you recently undergone surgery?

8: Have you recently undergone chemotherapy or radiation treatment?

9: Have you undergone long-term treatment with antibiotics or steroid drugs (NSAIDs) pain relievers?

10: Do you have periodontal disease?

11: Do you drink 2 or more drinks of hard alcohol 4 to 5 times a week or take recreational drugs regularly?

12: Are you a smoker or are you exposed to second-hand smoke on a regular basis?

13: Do you live in area where there is smog or heavy pesticide use?

14: Are you regularly exposed to industrial heavy metals, like cadmium, asbestos or mercury?

15: Do you drink untreated tap water or eat produce sprayed with pesticides?

16: Do you regularly eat meats, like pork or beef that are injected with antibiotics and hormones?

17: Do you have circulation problems or a history of claudication?

18: Do you suffer from chronic stress, anxiety, panic attacks or depression?

19: Do you suffer from chronic insomnia? Are you always tired?

If you answer yes to more than 3 of these questions, your immune system may be sluggish.

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Linda Page

Author Linda Page is a natural health expert and naturopathic Doctor.

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