Immune Health

Dr. Alison Beach, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Clayton Bostock, Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Faren Brogan, Naturopathic Doctor

A healthy adult should get approximately one to two colds per year and children usually a few more due to the “bugs” they are exposed to daily from other children at school. If you are getting colds or flu more frequently, Alison Beach 9 Ror if your symptoms seem to last longer than others around you, your immune system is not functioning optimally. Dr. Beach, Dr. Bostock and Dr. Brogan can help with boosting immunity by first determining the cause of the immune system dysfunction. Some common causes of low immunity include poor nutrition, environmental toxicity, allergies (environmental and food) and autoimmune disease.

Approximately 90% of your immune system is located in your gastrointestinal (GI) system and therefore, your GI tract is an essential part of your immune system. The GI system has numerous components that help to protect your body from pathogens thus it is important to have a healthy digestive system to help support a healthy immune system. An unhealthy digestive system can occur due to factors such as food allergies, stress, and recurrent antibiotic use.

Dr. Beach, Dr. Bostock, and Dr. Brogan can help optimize immunity by first determining the cause of the dysfunction through thorough health history as well as laboratory testing. Treatment for immune boosting can include:

  • Botanical Medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Supplementation
  • Intravenous therapy:  Myer’s Cocktail, Vitamin/Mineral IV’s, High dose Vitamin C and Hydrogen peroxide therapies
  • Allergy diagnosis and desensitization
  • Nutrition and lifestyle counselling