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November 2, 2015

Supplements For Immune Support

Here are the recommendations and the products we find to be consistently helpful for both preventing and fighting infections. These are only recommendations and everyone should consult with their own physician before starting any new supplement plan.

These are the particular products we have used and most commonly suggest for our clients.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” 

We don’t catch colds in the wintertime, colds catch us… they catch us with our defenses down and capitalize on immune vulnerability.

Please email us if you have have questions about to order for you or your family, info@thewholetulip.com.

These are the recommendations for keeping the immune system strong through the winter months:

Vitamin D – Vitamin D levels are consistently low in the majority of our population today, even in the summer time. The reason is because most people are trapped in doors all day working away in an office somewhere not getting a bit of prime sunlight. In the winter, even if you can get out in the sun, it is too low in the horizon to create an adequate source of Vitamin D from sun exposure.

Vitamin D is important to support the immune system and maintaining healthy bone strength. Our bodies need adequate levels of vitamin D in order to absorb calcium from food.

These are general dosing recommendations. Again, getting your vitamin D levels checked by your physician is very important. As well as telling your pediatrician any supplements you are giving your children.

Children: 400 IUs

Adults: 2,000 IUs

Keep your D levels up all winter by using:

Metagenics Liquid Vitamin D3 1,000 IUs
Carlson’s Liquid Vitamin D3 400 IUs

Probiotics – Probiotics work to help keep our gut flora in balance by providing a reinvigorating supply of the various bacteria that inhabit our digestive track. When the body’s natural flora is out of balance our digestive system does not function properly and we are more susceptible to various pathogens. Our gut is an incredibly strong barrier, but only if it is functioning properly. Help balance your gut flora this cold and flu season.

Metagenics Ultra Flora Balance
Metagenics Ultra Flora Children’s

Omega 3’s/Fish Oil

Omega 3 fats have long-term health benefits for reducing the inflammation in the body. They support cardiovascular, immune and joint health.

Metagenics Omegagencis 720
Metagenics Omegagenics Children’s DHA

Juice Plus+ is whole food based nutrition, including juice powder concentrates from 26 different fruits, vegetables and grains. Each ingredient is specially selected to provide a broad range of nutritional benefits. Juice Plus+is supported by clinical research conducted by researchers at leading hospitals and universities around the world and published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. It has been shown clinically to support healthy immune function. Juice Plus+ does not take the place of healthy eating. For more information or to order visit Juice Plus+.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Why Juice Plus+®

Here’s the deal, we take in hundreds of toxins everyday through our environment and the foods we eat. Our soil has become depleted and we are eating nasty toxins in the foods we eat. Fortunately, when given the right nutrients our body can detoxify and is very forgiving and healing. In order for our bodies to do all those nice things for us it needs the right fuel. That magical combination of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients comes from none other then fruits and vegetables. We need an abundance of fruits and vegetables to keep our bodies happy.

We believe in whole food nutrition and nothing can replace eating a variety of fruits and vegetables but the reality is that we are not all getting the recommended allowance of 7-13 servings a day and certainly not from an array of fruits and vegetables.

If you come to our kitchen, you will see we eat a lot of fruits and vegetables but in addition we take Juice Plus on a daily basis. There are many supplements on the market but not all have the science to back their claims. Juice Plus has good science behind it and makes good sense – a whole food based supplement. Whole foods, a bunch of the healthiest fruits and vegetables, juiced and dried at low temperatures, removing the water and most of the sugar, salt and bulk. These nutritious juice powders are then put into capsules and chewables. Juice Plus has over 30 published studies proving the benefits in preventing disease and improving your health.

My family has been taking it for over five years along with a whole foods diet and we had very few sick visits in that time. In fact, our Doctor thought we changed practices because she had not seen us. We have managed to escape common colds, the stomach virus, Fifith disease, the flu and more. My kids ask for their orchard, vineyard and garden blend gummies every morning and love them

— Adri Warrick

Can you relate to any of these questions?
Do your children get sick all the time?
Do you frequently feel tired and run-down?
Is it nearly impossible to get your children to eat fruits and vegetables?
Are you lacking the recommended 7-13 servings of raw fruits and vegetables each day?
If the answer to any of these is yes, then Juice Plus+® is extremely important for you and your family.

For many years the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and every other national health association has emphasized the importance of eating at least five servings of raw fruits and vegetables every day. The health benefits of this are numerous, including:

  • Protection against cancer
  • Stronger immune system
  • Prevention of chronic illness
  • Protection against heart disease
  • Slows down the effects of aging

These benefits are not only due to vitamins and minerals, but also from the enzymes, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and fiber contained within the raw fruits and vegetables. There are many more potential benefits of these nutrients such as improved intellectual function, better eyesight, and increased energy level. In short, our bodies simply function more efficiently.

It is difficult to get adults to consume their share of fruits and vegetables, but trying to coax children to eat enough of them is nearly impossible. Do you worry about your three-year-old who barely seems to eat anything at all or about your super active child on-the-go who doesn’t even sit down to eat and is always asking for sugar and processed foods? The nutrients in fruits and vegetables can maximize the physical and intellectual development of our children as they grow through the school-age years.

What is Juice Plus+®? Juice Plus+® is more than extra vitamins and minerals. It is actually a whole food based supplement. The fruit capsules are made from apples, oranges, pineapples, cranberries, peaches, cherries, papayas. The vegetable capsules are made from carrots, parsley, beets, kale, broccoli, cabbage, oat bran, rice bran, spinach, and tomatoes.

How is Juice Plus+® made? The fresh fruits and vegetables are juiced, then dehydrated to a powder form. It’s carefully tested to ensure no pesticides or other contaminants are present in the product. It is never exposed to high temperatures that would destroy the nutritional value of the fruits and vegetables. Most of the vitamins, minerals, active plant enzymes, phytonutrients, antioxidants, and fiber are preserved in the final capsules. When re-hydrated with water, the nutrients are absorbed into our bodies as if we had eaten the fruits and vegetables whole.

Is Juice Plus+® as good as eating fruits and vegetables? There’s no complete substitute for eating the real thing. But how many people actually eat such a wide variety of raw fruits, vegetables and grains every single day? Juice Plus+® is a convenient way to ensure you and your family get all the benefits over time from adding more nutrition from fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet.

But my child already takes a multi-vitamin. Why does she need Juice Plus+®? Juice Plus+® is not a vitamin supplement which contain, at best, only a small number of pre-selected antioxidants. It is a whole food based supplement containing nutrition from the thousands of antioxidants and other nutrients found in fruits and vegetables. Some children may need vitamin supplementation, but every child needs Juice Plus+®.

Is there any scientific proof that Juice Plus+® really works? No other nutritional product in history has been subjected to as rigorous scientific investigations as Juice Plus+®, which has been investigated by scores of scientists at leading hospitals and universities all over the world. The published studies indicate that Juice Plus+® delivers key antioxidants that are absorbed by the body, reduces oxidative stress, promotes cardiovascular wellness in several ways, helps support a healthy immune system, and helps protect DNA.

The simple truth is that Juice Plus+® is the best way to get your entire family to reap more of the healthful benefits of a diet rich in raw fruits and vegetables. Juice Plus+® comes in two forms:

  • capsules: adults or children
  • chewables: adults or children

I am very excited about Juice Plus+® and have seen the benefits in myself and my children. Juice Plus+® is the only daily supplement I personally take.”

— Dr. Bill Sears

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