When you have a cold or the flu, it’s an indication that somehow your immune system is compromised. Your body couldn’t handle the act of warding off the microbe that caused the cold or flu.
The question is what is it about your immunity that could not ward off the invading microorganism?
Now obviously, there is something else about immunity that should be considered – the fact that even a healthy body, one with a healthy immune system, is unable to ward off infections in two situations.
The first is when there is an overwhelming dose of the microbe. Walking into a highly infected area teeming with microbes offers little hope for even those with the strongest immunity to walk out unscathed.
The second is pathogenicity. Some microbes cause more serious disease than others. The more serious the disease, the greater the chance that someone – healthy or otherwise – can become infected.
Now let’s assume that you aren’t placing yourself in a location teeming with microbes, especially those that are great at causing serious disease. What is it about your immunity that is allowing this minute microbe to take over your life for 3 to 7 days?
The answer in most cases is vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies. Here’s a short list of all the vitamins and minerals that will cause compromised immunity:
• Vitamin A • Zinc
• Vitamin C • Selenium
• Vitamin E • Vitamin B6
• Vitamin D • Vitamin B2
Nutritional studies show that vitamin D deficiency is at epidemic proportions worldwide. Vitamin C deficiency and vitamin A deficiency are also quite common, especially in diabetics. Zinc deficiency is common in vegetarians. And selenium deficiency compromises immunity so much that it’s linked with cancer.
NOTE: There are a few very rare contradictions to taking vitamin D. Those with high blood calcium levels should not take vitamin D. Conditions causing high blood calcium can be caused by:
- primary hyperparathyroidism (most common cause)
- granulomatous TB
- some cancers
Please consult your physician prior to taking Vitamin D.