Immune Balancing Protocol Specialist

Lindsay  DeHaas, ND -  - Women's Health

Lindsay DeHaas, ND

Women's Health located in Portsmouth, NH & Cambridge, MA

When it comes to disease prevention, your immune function is the most important system in your body. An over or under functioning immune system causes serious problems. Dr. Lindsay DeHaas, ND, offers an effective immune balancing protocol using naturopathic strategies like magnetic therapy and constitutional hydrotherapy for men and women in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Call for a consultation or book your appointment online.

Immune Balancing Protocol Q & A

What is the immune system?

The immune system is your body’s boundary and defense mechanism. Comprised of proteins, tissues, cells, and organs, the immune system recognizes germs, infection, substances, and organisms as invaders and attacks them to defend your body.  Unfortunately, attacking perceived invaders can results in injury to the body itself.

The immune system provides four types of immunity:

Innate Immunity

Your inborn defense mechanism.

Active Immunity

Immunity developed as a response to antibodies you generate from an attack or infection.

Passive Immunity

Immunity that originates from another source, such as colostrum in breast milk.

Adaptive Immunity

Developed immunity over time that reacts to specific pathogens and the toxins they produce.

What is immune balancing protocol?

Your immune system can over-function and under-function. In the case of over-function, you experience autoimmune diseases and allergies. When it’s under-functioning, cancer and persistent infection can set in.

Immune balancing is a protocol to ensure that the immune system is neither over nor under functioning.

What can lower immunity?

Your immune system is always at work to support and protect you from bacteria, pathogens, and microorganisms. Though it’s robust, there are many aggravators that can put a strain on it and make you more susceptible to illness. Common causes that weaken your immune system are:

    • Emotional and physical stress
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  • Poor nutrient levels
  • Food allergies
  • Environmental toxins from food, air, and water
  • Lack of sleep
  • Obesity
  • Lack of exercise
  • Certain medications
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol

What is constitutional hydrotherapy?

To promote immune system strength, Dr. Lindsay uses the healing power of constitutional hydrotherapy to treat a wide range of health issues like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis. During a constitutional hydrotherapy session, she places hot and cold towels in alternating turns on your chest, back, and feet. The stimulation of the hot water followed by the cold water causes your blood vessels to constrict and dilate. The protocol hastens blood through the intestines, lungs, adrenals, liver, and kidneys.

The therapy gets its name from the fact that the process alters each cell’s constitution, which is beneficial for:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Improving digestion
  • Enhancing bowel function
  • Balancing white blood cell count
  • Cleaning your blood
  • Decreasing pain

To optimize your immune system, call the office of Dr. Lindsay or book an appointment online.