Why An Orthopedic Surgeon Takes A Supplement To Boost Her Immunity

Why An Orthopedic Surgeon Takes A Supplement To Boost Her Immunity

Hi, Dr. Meredith Warner here –

The events of 2020 have shown us that prioritizing your overall health – especially your immune health – is more critical than ever. Your ability to fight off illness and infection quickly, with as little downtime as possible, depend on the health of your immune system and how strong your overall wellness is. You won’t hear about this a lot, but there are ways you can empower yourself to have a more robust immune system.

Many of us aren’t getting the essential nutrients we need to keep our bodies prepared for cold and flu season. Ideally, we should get all the vitamins and minerals we need to keep our immune systems in top shape, but supplementation is an excellent way to fill those nutritional gaps. It is challenging to eat a proper diet in today’s world; we know this. Supplementation is a convenient method to fill the gaps in your diet and nutrition.

Going into this year’s flu and cold season, I wanted to make sure that my family and I were ready for seasonal illness. Because I like to support my body naturally, I started researching natural supplements that I could begin taking and offering to my family. As I searched for the best immunity-boosting natural supplements, I happened across the following ingredients; please allow me to share my opinion of these fantastic natural remedies:

The Ingredients In Our New Herbal Immunity Defense Multivitamin

Echinacea Purpurea
Echinacea is a North American flower in the sunflower family. This potent botanical supports the immune system by supporting the regular activity of white blood and natural killer (NK) cells and increasing the overall number of useful white blood cells. These cells are essential in fighting off illness.

Olive Leaf Extract
This extract has been shown to have high antiviral and antimicrobial properties. This means that it can interfere with bacteria and viruses’ ability to replicate, spread, and cause infection. This ingredient helps to control viral load, and this allows your immune system a better chance.

Garlic
This spice – which you probably have in your pantry right now – has been used for its antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties for hundreds of years. Because of these properties, like Olive Leaf Extract, Garlic can help the body destroy and/or inhibit viruses and other microorganisms before illness sets in.

Schisandra
I chose this herbal ingredient due to its boosting and balancing effects. This plant is used as an “adaptogen” – it increases your body’s resistance to disease and stress, boosts energy, and increases endurance. Essentially, adaptogens are a natural substance that helps the body adapt to stress and exert a “stabilizing” effect on bodily processes – promoting balance. This herb stimulates the immune system to work harder and more effectively to fight off an illness at the onset of infection.

Pine Bark Extract
Pine Bark Extract is a potent source of Vitamin C and contains an array of beneficial phytochemicals highly antioxidant. Suppose you are out of shape, exposed to pollution, or undergo stress regularly. In that case, your body produces an excess of free radical compounds that can cause cellular damage throughout your body – Such free radicals can destroy a cell’s wall or membrane, for example. 

By damaging white blood cells, such compounds can weaken your immune response. This phenomenon is known as “oxidative stress,” and over time, it can wreak havoc on every one of your body’s processes. Pine Bark Extract’s high antioxidant content helps remove this stress naturally, giving your immune system a fighting chance.

Instead of taking these supplements separately, I decided to develop a multicomplex that contained full amounts of each ingredient – and used it to build my new Herbal Immunity Defense multi.

Designed To Support Your Immune Health - Naturally

This multivitamin is designed to support your immune health on multiple levels. It aids your body fight off infection and illness by directly increasing the number of white blood cells (especially of the innate system), decreasing oxidative stress, and boosting + enhancing your immune system’s function overall. The ingredients I chose for this multivitamin are designed to improve your health in the following two ways:

First, it helps reestablish and restore your immune system’s healthy, natural function by filling nutritional gaps and relieving oxidative stress.

Then, as you continue taking it, this multi helps support your immune function by giving your body an added boost of nutrition, antioxidants, and powerful antimicrobial and antiviral ingredients.

At Well Theory, our goal is to help you curate a happier, healthier version of yourself – through products designed to help bring your body back in alignment with how it was always supposed to function. We believe that illness, disease, pain, and inflammation don’t exist in a vacuum – every ailment is connected to multiple factors that you can take charge of and adapt to.

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In my clinical practice, I’ve learned that making intentional choices about the foods you eat, the environment you live in, and the amount of exercise you get can significantly improve your overall health. As a surgeon, I know that there are appropriate times to use pharmaceuticals and more invasive procedures to improve mobility and wellness. Still, in many cases, my patients have experienced significant improvement in their health and outlook on life with simple, progressive lifestyle changes.

Since its development, I take this Herbal Immunity Defense multi every day and have found that it helps stave away the common seasonal illnesses my family and I typically experience. 

I hope that you’ll find this natural option for immunity enhancement is beneficial in your life as it has been for mine.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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10 Immunity-Boosting Foods

10 Immunity-Boosting Foods

10 Foods

that boost your immune system

The immune system is the body’s defense against pathogens. Your immune system is what empowers you to function and perform with health and wellness. Does your immunity need an extra kick? Try incorporating some of these ingredients into your daily meals to help fight off viruses and infection!

1. Almonds

Almonds are rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to fight free radicals in the body and reduce inflammation. This keeps the immune response strong and steady. Almonds are also dense with healthy fats that leave you full and satisfied.

2. Sunflower Seeds

Like almonds, sunflower seeds are also high in vitamin E, as well as vitamin B6 and magnesium. Dry roasted sunflower seeds are a delicious addition to salads or eaten on their own.

3. Turmeric

This spice is known for its immunity-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. Consuming turmeric in your meals or in golden milk teas can help alleviate symptoms of inflammatory conditions including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

4. Green Tea

Green tea is antioxidant and flavonoid-rich. Green tea aids in lowering cholesterol, fighting heart disease, and improving immune function. Black tea and white tea are also great choices for boosting immunity.

5. Ginger

Ginger is known for its antioxidant qualities that protect against free radicals, arthritis, and viral infections. Ginger is also a great pain reliever and is anti-inflammatory. Eat fresh, grate into muffins, or steep in hot water to make a spicy, refreshing tea infused with all of this root’s healthy benefits.

6. Citrus

Citrus fruits may be one of the most well-known and researched for ingredients that are immunity boosting. Grapefruit, lemons, limes, and oranges are high in vitamin C which increases white blood cell production. Vitamin C also provides protection of your immune cells as they fight infections. Enjoy fresh-squeezed juice or peeled segments to get a healthy dose of vitamin C into your day.

7. Bell Peppers

Red bell peppers are fantastic sources of vitamin C which provide antioxidants and heightened immune response. Chop these fresh and add into salads, or slice and enjoy as a delicious, crunchy chip replacement with salsa or hummus.

8. Garlic

Garlic is a powerhouse when it comes to strengthening the immune system and lowering cholesterol levels. This ingredient is anti-fungal, antiviral, and helps to lower inflammation and protect against a variety of diseases and infections, including colds, heart disease, and the flu.

9. Oysters

If you can get past the texture of a raw oyster, they make a delicious meal that can also help to strengthen your immune system. Oysters are rich in zinc which gives a boost to white blood cell function, as well as vitamin C.

10. Elderberries

Elderberries have been used as medicine for centuries for their antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Eat these berries – or enjoy an elderberry syrup supplement – to fight colds, flu, and infections!

For delicious recipes that support a healthy lifestyle, make sure to visit The Herbal Kitchen and try one of our nutritious meals.

Boost Your Immune System

with ease

Well Theory makes strengthening your immune system simple with our new Herbal Immunity Multivitamin. 

This complex is formulated with powerful antioxidants to boost and support immunity in one easily digestible daily capsule.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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A Guide To the Immune System

A Guide To the Immune System

Health & Immunity:

The importance of the immune system

The immune system is the body’s internal protection system against bacteria, parasites, and illness as well as toxins, environmental stressors and damaged cells.  

With the current increased need for protection against viruses, let’s learn more about the function of the immune system, the cells and tissues involved, and how to better fight off disease.

What Is the Immune System?

There is an innate and an adaptive immune system. The immune system is made up of and supported by leukocytes, or white blood cells. There are a variety of leukocytes, including granulocytes (neutrophils), lymphocytes, monocytes and macrophages. These cells travel throughout the bloodstream and lymphatic vessels, seeking out pathogens or foreign entities in the body in order to eliminate any threat to the system. These immune cells are stored primarily in the thymus gland, lymph nodes, the spleen, skin, bloodstream, mucosal tissue, and bone barrow.

 White blood cells fall into two categories: phagocytes, and lymphocytes.

Phagocytes or granulocytes are specialized cells that absorb and break down pathogens and bacteria. Neutrophils, monocytes, mast cells, and macrophages work to perform phagocytosis, remove dead cells, aid in wound healing, and protect the immune system from danger.

The granulocytes are the primary cell of the innate immune system. This is the first line of defense often. Pathogens have certain proteins or molecules that are recognized as dangerous and the neutrophils will engulf them and then destroy them with toxic chemicals.  

The second type of leukocytes is called a lymphocyte, these are found in bone marrow. These cells act as scribes, keeping a record of previously eliminated pathogens in order to recognize them in future attacks. T lymphocytes within the thymus either trigger an immune response or take direct action to break down cells that have been compromised, while B lymphocytes in bone marrow produce antibodies in defense against diseases. This system requires the ability to present the pathogen on the cell surface, to recognize that pathogen, to clone the immune cell and then to attack cells with that signal from the pathogen. It is very complicated and involves a significant amount of cellular communication.

What Affects Immune Health?

Generally, our immunity becomes stronger as we age because our system is exposed to many pathogens and must learn how to protect against them. Children’s systems are less developed, making them more susceptible to illness. Exposure to pathogens effectively trains the immune system. Our society today is likely too ‘clean’ to prepare an immune system for all of the potential pathogens out there.  

Immune disorders can also occur, leaving the immune system weakened against viruses and disease. Immunodeficiencies are often caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices such as malnutrition, or alcoholism, though age can also be a factor. Autoimmunity occurs when the body mistakes healthy cells for foreign ones, breaking down necessary and functional protectors within the system.

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Lastly, hypersensitivity is a disorder that sprouts from an over-functioning immune system in which the immune response is so strong that it can actually damage the body. All immune disorders have complex sources and many can be treated.

 

Immunity can be broken down into 4 categories:

  • Innate immunity is the initial system that recognizes threats. This involves white cells that engulf the pathogen and then destroy it. This is a blunt instrument but very effective. However, some pathogens have evolved to avoid destruction by innate immunity. The white cells are able to recognize ‘self’ cells and avoid destroying them usually.

    Most pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxic chemicals, etc) produce proteins that are recognized as non-self or dangerous; these are antigens. The complement system is involved in innate immunity as well.
    Innate immunity also involves the basic barriers that protect us from the environment to include skin, the gastrointestinal lining, cilia, and body hair.  

  • Adaptive immunity refers to the way our system can evolve over time with exposure to antigens to better support the immune system, specifically through the development of antibodies that fight off particular diseases. This also involves T cells that recognize antigens (presented pathogens) and produce clones to attack that pathogen. This is called ‘acquired immunity’ as well. 

  • Passive immunity is a short-lived defense from pathogens. This is not naturally occurring in the body but is rather obtained from another source, such as the antibodies transferred via the placenta to the fetus in order to protect against infection.

  • Immunizations are used to strengthen the immune system by means of purposefully introducing a pathogen into the system. The pathogen is a weakened form, allowing the immune system to develop antibodies to protect the system from future viral attacks.

Diet, lifestyle, and the natural makeup of your body can affect the strength of your immune system. Keeping your system functioning optimally is vital to your health, wellbeing, and survival.

Protect Your Immune System

with Well Theory

With our Well Theory Immunity Boosting CBD Multivitamin, you can help your immune system to keep pain, stress, inflammation, and viruses at bay with a simple daily supplement.

 Our multivitamin complex is formulated with vitamin C, vitamin D3, zinc, full-spectrum hemp, calcium citrate, and magnesium oxide to fortify your immune system to keep you well protected from pathogens – all while providing you with full-body wellness. 

Learn more about the ingredients in our multivitamin and why they are essential to a healthy immune system.  

This surgeon-designed, science-powered multivitamin pairs with our CBD Oil Tincture, Pain Relieving Cream, and Pain Relieving Spray to keep you happy and healthy, manage stress, and relieve pain at any point in your day. Choose Well Theory today!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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4 Immunity-Boosting Ingredients

4 Immunity-Boosting Ingredients

4 Power Ingredients

for your immune system

The immune system functions as protection for the body against viruses and bacteria by differentiating between the naturally occurring cells in the body and unnatural, potentially harmful cells. We are constantly under attack by the environment and the innate and adaptive immune systems are present inside of us to provide a constant defense.

To keep your immune system strong and functioning optimally, incorporate these four powerful ingredients into your daily regimen.

1. Zinc

Zinc has naturally occurring antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is effective at reducing respiratory infections and promoting wound healing. It has also been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol levels, and other conditions. In addition, zinc boosts cell function for healthy development.

Zinc balance is mandatory for the proper function of the innate and adaptive immune systems. It is vital to hundreds of enzymes, it is a cofactor for many processes involved in T and B cell function and it is involved in communication between immune cells and transcription of genes as needed for immunity. Zinc also helps to protect normal cells during elevated inflammatory conditions.

Those with zinc deficiencies are at heightened risk of pathogens and illness. This is caused by a negative effect on the immune cells, such as those cells that perform the process of phagocytosis in which the cell engulfs and absorbs what it perceives to be a foreign entity. Supplement your zinc intake with daily multivitamins and zinc-rich foods, including red meat, beans, nuts, poultry, and whole grains.

2. Vitamin D

Vitamin D, like zinc, protects the body against foreign organisms that may bring with them illness and infection. This vitamin is synthesized within the body and promotes a strengthened immune response to fight off these substances. This is especially important for those with autoimmune diseases. 

Vitamin D is actually a hormone and is heavily involved in many systems of the body and in the interconnectivity of the systems.

As well as enhancing the immune system, vitamin D helps to strengthen bones through the promotion of calcium homeostasis. Supplement with vitamin D to protect against flu, respiratory infection, and immunity imbalance. 

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3. Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an important micronutrient and antioxidant that helps to support cellular function and kill dangerous microbes that enter the body. In particular, vitamin C aids in bolstering the cell barrier to ward off pathogens and viruses. Vitamin C protects immune cells from damage by scavenging free radicals that are produced during the inflammatory phase of healing and protection.  

 

Vitamin C enhances B and T cell function and enhances overall antibody levels.  It also modulates cytokine production. Cytokines are the messengers of the immune system. Vitamin C also optimizes the function of neutrophils for the attack and removal of pathogens. 

 

Vitamin C can help to manage blood pressure, lower inflammation, and prevent chronic disease while also boosting the immune system. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient and cannot be synthesized by human beings. Incorporate more vitamin C into your diet easily by consuming citrus fruits, bell peppers, kale, and daily multivitamins.

4. Hemp

Full-spectrum hemp powder has strong anti-inflammatory properties which help to strengthen the body’s immune responses and protect against autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and fibromyalgia. Hemp promotes a healthy endocannabinoid system and is also effective in relieving pain. The phytochemicals found in hemp have receptors on the white blood and can directly support the function of the immune system.

Immunity-Boosting Multivitamin

from Well Theory

At Well Theory, we make it easy to strengthen your immune system. Our surgeon-formulated multivitamin complex boosts your immunity by conveniently combining all of these powerful ingredients into one daily multivitamin. Strengthen your immune system, relieve pain and inflammation, and promote healthy cell and healing functions to keep your body safe from illness and infection.

 

At Well Theory, our products are carefully curated by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Meredith Warner for your wellness. These supplements – along with our full line of Well Theory products – not only help to protect your immune system but also promote healthy, natural stress management, inflammation reduction, and homeostasis regulation that you may be lacking in your daily diet.

 

Choose Well Theory today for a life lived well!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

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