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Back to School
and Immune Health
...from Dr. Isaac Eliaz

With September right around the corner, kids are going back to school. One of the best ways to prepare them for the next chapter in their lives is to send them off with a strong immune system. A healthy immune system will support them during the stress and excitement of a new school year, and also for the upcoming cold and flu season.

Children’s immune systems are still developing up until eight years of age, and many are building up resistance to germs by actually getting sick in the first place. When kids are at school or day care, they are exposed to lots of brand new pathogens, through sneezing, coughing, handholding, and lots of close interaction. That’s why many children so often bring home new infections.

The best tips to protect children from germs include making sure they eat a healthy diet (including protein at breakfast every morning, instead of breakfast that contains mostly sugar and empty carbs), ensuring they wash their hands frequently, and get adequate sleep.

Supplements for children can also play an integral role in helping them build and maintain a stronger immune system. Vitamin C and zinc are well know immune-boosters, but so are probiotics and medicinal mushrooms, all of which are safe for children. Medicinal mushrooms are under-appreciated in the arsenal against the common cold, even though they have powerful immune modulating and enhancing properties. Choose a blend that contains extra beta-glucans, components present in mushrooms that contribute to the many amazing health benefits that mushrooms can offer. Beta glucans are simple polysaccharides (sugar/carbohydrate molecules) that boost the activity of macrophages (white blood cells that fight foreign invaders). Medicinal mushrooms promote long term immune health by boosting “killer cell” activity, enabling long term, peak immune function.

New research suggests that most of our immunity resides in our intestinal tract. The medical community now believes that 70 -- 80% of the immune system is actually located in the digestive system, serving as the front line battlefield where beneficial bacteria and immune cells target and attack harmful bacteria and pathogens. By supplementing with probiotics, the good bacteria, you can help your immune system system to stay strong and alert, and improve digestive function as well.

Help your child stay healthy throughout the year by supplementing a healthy diet with probiotics, medicinal mushrooms, multi-nutrients, and fish oil. If they start coming down with a cold, supplement with child doses of vitamin C and zinc. Although getting them to take supplements may be a struggle, they will thank you in the long run with better moods, improved school performance, and of course, a stronger immunity, all of which can have long lasting benefits throughout their lives.


WHO IS Dr. Eliaz? Dr. Eliaz is part of the team of Doctors that developed Qivana's "Qore" System which combines probiotics, adaptogenic herbs, a heavy metal DeTox and "Defense," a blend of medicinal mushrooms. Qore is a systemic approach to balancing and supporting immune health.

More info: https://healthconnections.myqivana.com
or call: 407-443-0348

NOTE: I had a chronic "incurable" auto-immune disorder that went away in 8 days using the Qore System by Qivana. Legally you are not allowed to use the word "cured" in relation to a natural supplement (FDA rules), so you'll have to forgive me for not being too specific. But if you have questions, call the number above. If you have, or know someone that has, an auto-immune disease. It's worth looking into. Auto-immune disorders are among the top killers in the US and in the top 10 killers of young and middle aged women.

BIO: Dr. Isaac Eliaz is a respected author, lecturer, researcher, product formulator, and clinical practitioner. He has been a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine since the early 1980s.

Dr. Eliaz continually studies, integrates and applies the best health practices of both western medicine and complementary and alternative approaches. A native of Israel, Dr. Eliaz lived in the Far East and in Latin America before returning to study medicine at Tel Aviv University. While studying for his degree, Dr. Eliaz' interest turned towards the role of alternative therapies—from meditation to martial arts—in daily health. This led to his eventual research and personal experience with yoga, shiatsu, and acupuncture as therapeutic modalities.

After graduating medical school in 1986, Dr. Eliaz established a highly successful clinical practice in Tel Aviv, utilizing his training in both Western and Eastern medicine. While maintaining a clinical practice, Dr. Eliaz pursued graduate studies in clinical herbology at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and classical Chinese medicine with teachers in Israel and Europe.

In 1989, Dr. Eliaz moved to the San Francisco Bay area in order to continue his studies at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, earning a Master of Science degree in 1991. During this time he also energetically sought out leading practitioners of alternative medicine to broaden his knowledge and experience.

Since 1991, Dr. Eliaz has led the integrative medical team at Amitabha Clinic, a busy private practice in northern California that focuses primarily on integrative, holistic protocols for patients struggling with cancer and other chronic ailments. The guiding mission of Dr. Eliaz' professional life is achieving the integration and synergy of multiple healing modalities from both ancient and modern paradigms into a holistic practice of medicine. It is the heart of his clinical practice, of his research, and a mission that he communicates with great passion and clarity

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