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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne & Monroe Counties Michigan

The Basics of a Weak Immune System

A weak immune system is a dysfunction of the organs that are involved in immunity. Eighty percent of these organs are in the abdomen. If we want to correct a defunct or weak immune system, we must repair the organs and systems in the abdomen. They are the intestines, the lymphatics (sewer system) and the friendly bacteria, or microbiota.

Factors that weaken the body’s immune system include poor food and drink choices, overuse of antibiotics, vaccinations, NSAID pain medications, poor air and water quality, stress, the toxicity of heavy metals or chemicals, surgeries and radiation. Nutrition Response Testing practitioners look for the cause of weak immune system symptoms to can bring the body back into balance and proper function. Rehabilitating the gut, where the immune system is centered, is a step-by-step process. Once the source is identified, treatment can start giving the body the tools it needs to be healthy.

Those that feel sick all the time, are taking too many antibiotics, missing days off work, have low energy and are suffering from chronic infections need immune system help. Whether the symptoms are appearing acutely or chronically, it is a good time to see a Nutrition Response Testing practitioner. Symptoms will only worsen with time if not addressed adequately and promptly.

Everyone’s body is different, so no two people will require the same type of program. A Nutrition Response Testing practitioner will uncover the root cause of the imbalance and find the best course of action for each patient’s unique needs, which may include detoxification, tissue repair, inflammation reduction or digestion repair.

The Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor is located at 462 Jackson Plaza. For more information, call 734-302-7575 or visit