Immune-Boosting Diets Albuquerque NM

Known as one of nature’s more potent remedies, garlic has “antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties,” says Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, a physician and nutritionist in Sarasota, Florida. And for those who think medicine should smell bad, its effectiveness may be linked to allicin, the sulfurous chemical compound responsible for crushed garlic’s unmistakable, pungent odor.

Promote Health Consulting
(505) 797-8139
5901-J Wyoming Boulevard Northeast, #204
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Yoga, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Stress Management, Reiki, Physical Exercise, Nutrition, Other, Mind/Body Medicine, Fitness/Exercise, Coaching
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Kirsten Bennett
(505) 272-8950
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Nutrition & Diabetes Education
(505) 881-0363
2916 Charleston St NE
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Annette Leger Nutrition
(505) 343-8853
205 Natalie Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Rose Thompson Nutritionist
(505) 256-3754
816 Palomas Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Janet Hall, Naturopathic Dr., Kinesiologist
(505) 294-9355
9809 Candelaria NE, Suite 1B
Albuquerque, NM
Specialty
Biofeedback, Breathwork, Colon Therapy, Color Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, Feng Shui, Flower Essences, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Herbology, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, L.I.F.E. System, Laser Therapy, Life Coaching, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Naturopathy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Neurofeedback, NHRT, Nutrition, Polarity Therapy, Pranic Healing, Re
Associated Hospitals
Alternative Wellness Center

Elisabeth H Ceysens
(505) 272-3172
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Nutrition Club Adela
(505) 610-1855
2715 4th St NW
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Amy Monroy
(505) 338-4800
717 Encino Pl NE,# 28
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Pamela Fletcher
(505) 881-8195
601 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

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The Immune-Boosting Diet

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By Wendy McMillan

Everyone’s always sayingwhat an amazingly efficient immune system we have, but if that’s so true, why do we catch colds in the winter or suffer from allergies in the spring? The answer lies in ourselves. We don’t keep our immune system in fighting trim. Instead, we do all sorts of things that make it weak in the knees. We smoke, drink alcohol, burn ourselves out with stress, and eat diets filled with immune-system saboteurs.

Nutritionists agree that what we eat plays a big role in fighting off germs. “Our immune system is like a finely honed, intricately choreographed dance,” says Beth Reardon, RD, an integrative nutritionist at Duke Integrative Medicine, North Carolina. Every cell has a specific role, she says, and requires key nutrients to survive and work properly. That’s why the standard American diet—desperately lacking in important nutrients—puts the immune system at risk. The best way to maintain a healthy body? You got it: Eat well. These nine power foods can help you beat the best of the bugs.

Garlic
Known as one of nature’s more potent remedies, garlic has “antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties,” says Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, a physician and nutritionist in Sarasota, Florida. And for those who think medicine should smell bad, its effectiveness may be linked to allicin, the sulfurous chemical compound responsible for crushed garlic’s unmistakable, pungent odor. Gerbstadt says studies show that allicin not only inhibits the growth of bacteria, it can even kill some germs on contact. In one study at Boston City Hospital, garlic successfully killed 14 strains of bacteria taken from the noses and throats of children with ear infections. Now for the tricky part: To experience the full benefits of garlic in combating colds and flu, you’d have to eat an entire bulb—raw—every day. However, softening garlic by roasting or sautéing will subdue the strong flavor and lend a more palatable sweetness while still retaining most of its immune-boosting potency. What’s more, eating any amount of garlic will provide some benefit, says Gerbstadt.

Shiitake mushrooms
Long revered in China for both culinary and medicinal reasons, shiitake mushrooms add more than their rich flavor to a dish. Research shows that shiitake help produce a type of white blood cell called natural killer cells, which release a type of protein into the infected cells that causes them to self-destruct. Research also attributes the powerful effect of shiitake mushrooms to their unique complex sugars—called lentinan. Structurally similar to bacteria, lentinan “tricks” your body into feeling threatened, which kicks the immune system into a higher gear.

Tea
This comforting beverage does an admirable job of soothing the throat and relaxing the senses, even as it helps build up your resistance behind the scenes.

Author: Wendy McMillan

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