One Colorful Way to Boost Your Immune System

March 6th, 2015, in Living ToxicFree®, Experts

Last week I introduced a new, ongoing blog post series featuring experts and doctors as guest bloggers and their methods to boost your immune system naturally. This is the first blog post in that series, written by Dr. Tanya Hudson, DC and Tylene Loomer, cofounder of OneBodē.

Tylene Loomer is a candid advocate for health and has trained doctors and athletes on nutrition, with a keen interest in allergy prevention. She continually inspires individuals to do their own personal research and to seek out the best natural sources for supplements and general nutrition.

Dr. Tanya Hudson currently leads the Research & Development team at OneBode. Dr. Hudson has worked in nutritional health and education with elite athletes, traveling to consult with NBA teams. Her passion is helping individuals and families develop “true health standards and skills” that will last a lifetime.

EAT A RAINBOW OF COLORS… and we don’t mean a bag of Skittles!

We can get into a routine of eating the same things everyday and cave into the cravings of “comfort” foods when we are not feeling well. This will drag your gloomy days over a longer period of time. You are constantly bombarded with viruses, fungi and bacteria on a daily basis so it just makes sense to fuel your body correctly on a daily basis.

Your immune system is working for you at every second of every day!

This system cleans your body of toxins, viruses, bacteria, cancer cells, and fungi, basically everything that is foreign and not good for your body. You want to keep this system strong.

Realistically, we all can't live in a bubble. We can limit our exposure to toxins by living a ToxicFree® lifestyle. But, regardless of how cautious we are, we still eat, drink and breathe in bad things all day long. The only difference between you and people who get sick is the strength of your immune system at the time off exposure. Living a ToxicFree® lifestyle is a critical step in reducing your body’s toxic burden and strengthening your Immune system. But there are other steps you can take to boost your body’s line of defense. Right now, we will teach you ONE simple way to strengthen your body using colors.

“Fruits like grapes, apples, pears, cherries and berries contains up to 200–300 mg polyphenols per 100 grams fresh weight. … Epidemiological studies and associated meta-analyses strongly suggested that long term consumption of diets rich in plant polyphenols offered some protection against development of cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis and neurodegenerative diseases.”

Micronutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, support a healthy defense response and are found throughout the color spectrum of fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants such as carotenoids, polyphenols, selenium and vitamins A, C and E can help preserve the proper function of your immune cells.

Antioxidants in part, color our foods! Select rich colors, such as deep green kale or spinach over iceberg lettuce or red grapes and onions over white varieties. Here's an easy reference list:

Of course, you want to select NON-GMO and organic varieties.



We want to see how colorful your life is becoming! If you've created a tasty, colorful treat for yourself or your children, we would love to see it! Email a picture and a short description of your treat to or tag the ToxicFree Blog on Facebook or Twitter. You could be featured in an upcoming blog post!