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Seven ways to supercharge your immune system fast

immune system

by PF Louis 

(NaturalNews) In a 2002 Jon Rapoport interview of a retired vaccine industry researcher turned whistleblower, the whistleblower, whose identity is protected, dismisses the false premise of vaccinations creating immunity by stimulating antibodies.

Here is part of what he told Jon, … “the immune system is much larger and more involved than antibodies and their related killer cells.” Jon responded with, “The immune system is?”

The scientist/whistleblower responded with, “The entire body, really. Plus the mind. It’s all immune system, you might say. That is why you can have, in the middle of an epidemic, those individuals who remain healthy.” (http://educate-yourself.org)

Supercharging your actual immune system

A foundation of a happy mind and heart is necessary to support the seven ways listed in this article. Don’t allow anger and despair with all that’s wrong in our upside down world keep your spirits down.

Steady, spiritual pursuits, meditation, yoga, and chi-gong go a long way toward helping you be positive. Strive for the quality of equanimity or non-attachment. That’s not the same as indifference. It’s a state of mind that allows you to perform well without anxiety or excessive expectation, which can lead to major disappointment.

Levity helps. A woman diagnosed with cancer decided to let the doctors focus on the disease, while she simply watched ridiculous comedies day after day and laughed her way to healing. A little mirth goes a long way.

(1) A good basic diet is vital. Consuming unprocessed, vegetarian and organic foods while shunning the sugar and artificial sweeteners frees your immune system from fending off processed and junk food toxicity.

(2) Juicing veggies or making green smoothies allows you to consume more nutrients and complete enzymes in one sitting than you would in a few meals. Either one should be consumed immediately after juicing or blending.

(3) Supplement magnesium, enzymes, and vitamins C and D3. Most of us are magnesium deficient, yet magnesium is involved with over 300 metabolic functions in our body, including absorption of vitamin D3.

(4) Probiotics: Although many good probiotic supplements are available, some health experts advise not to rely on them permanently. They should be used during or after a period of antibiotic use.

But for normal, daily consumption, homemade fermented foods and beverages provide enough good bacteria to balance your intestinal flora. A properly balanced intestinal flora (bacteria) helps promote good digestion and more.

It’s estimated that probiotic bacteria are involved with 60 to 80 percent of our total immune system.

(5) Garlic: Bad for vampires; but good for humans. It should be eaten raw on food or with honey. If you’re tough enough, raw alone works well too. Garlic has been around as a natural antibiotic for ages.

Even modern clinical testing reveals garlic’s potency, sometimes superior to pharmaceuticals while not destroying probiotic bacteria.

(6) Your liver is a large and major organ for detoxifying your body. Avoid acetaminophen pain killers such as Tylenol and minimize alcohol consumption and corn syrup (fructose) sweeteners.

Herbs such as dandelion and milk thistle are tonics that help detoxify and strengthen the liver. Coffee enemas are used by the Gerson Institute and Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez in their safe and highly effective cancer curing protocols to detoxify the liver.

Glutathione is the master antioxidant manufactured by the liver. It actually rejuvenates and recycles spent antioxidants to be used again. There are supplement precursors such as NAC to help the liver manufacture more glutathione.

(7) Draining toxins from lymph nodes with body weight bearing exercising such as walking, running, or rebounding on a mini-trampoline is necessary because lymph nodes don’t have pumps. Rebounding works best.

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Sources for this article include:

http://www.naturalnews.com/035439_lymph_nodes_detox_immune_system.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/028395_colostrum_superfoods.html

http://educate-yourself.org

soda drinks cause liver damage

By Karin Kloosterman
August 06, 2009


Sweetened drinks may cause long-term liver damage, advises Israeli physician Dr. Nimer Assy. Photo by Pierre Terdjman / Flash90.

A new Israeli study reveals that too much sweetened soda and fruit juice may cause long-term liver damage. Switching to water is the best preventive measure to contribute to long-term health.

It may be a good idea to replace the juice in your kid’s lunch box with a bottle of water. A health conscious Israeli physician has bad news for the beverage industry. According to Dr. Nimer Assy, people who drink more than one liter (about four cups) of sweetened beverages a day have a five times greater risk of developing fatty liver.

“In the long term, this contributes to more diabetes and heart disease,” warns the doctor from the Ziv Medical Center in Haifa.

While known culprits like sweetened carbonated soda are on the list of “no-nos,” natural and freshly squeezed fruit juices appear there, too. His findings are reported in the Journal of Hepatology, where Assy, a specialist in internal medicine, liver disease and liver transplantation and director of the Liver Unit at Ziv, warns that the beverages cited can cause long-term damage.

In his study, Assy followed 90 healthy patients with no perceived risk for fatty liver. He discovered that about 80 percent of the people in the study who were diagnosed with fatty liver drank more than half a liter (about two cups) of sweetened soft drinks (carbonated beverages and sweetened juices) every day, whereas only 17% of those in the control group had the condition.

Don’t squeeze, chew!

The ingredient in the sodas and juices that causes the damage is a fruit sugar called fructose, which is highly absorbable in the liver. It does not affect insulin production and goes straight to the liver where it is converted to fat. Fructose ups the chances that you will suffer from a fatty liver, which can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer, Assy tells ISRAEL21c.

The father of five, who lives in the Christian Arab village of Fassuta in the Galilee region of Israel, confesses that his own kids drink Coke. However, his advice to other parents is to limit their offsprings’ intake of soda or any sweetened beverage – natural or artificial – to not more than about one cup, juice box, or can, a day.

To reap optimal benefits from fruit and avoid the liver damage possibility, Assy suggests eating the fruit whole. “The natural orange has fibers and prevents fructose from being absorbed [in the liver],” he explains. If that’s not possible, he recommends drinking fruit juice that has extra pulp in it.

Assy’s study was spurred by what he saw at his in-patient clinic. “We have noticed recently that there are many patients coming to the clinic with fatty infiltration of the liver,” he tells ISRAEL21c. “Usually the risk factor is for people with obesity, diabetes and alcohol [abuse, but] we noticed some people without these pre-conditions could have fatty liver.”

Diet drinks are suspect as well

He started the study by asking his patients to take a questionnaire. As the group of 90 people (with a 50:50 ratio of women to men, ages 40 to 50) filled in the blanks, an explanation began to emerge. They were asked about their level of physical activity, caloric intake on a daily basis and the amount of soft drinks they consume.

“We found people who drink more than two cans of Coke a day have increased their chances for a fatty liver, and if left untreated their chances for heart disease and cirrhosis of the liver also increase,” Assy says.

When Assy refers to soft drinks, he’s including diet soft drinks in the mix. With inconclusive data on diet drinks, he believes that those containing artificial sweeteners may have a similar effect. While diet drinks do not contain fructose, they do have aspartame and caramel colorants: “Both these can increase insulin resistance and may induce fatty liver,” says the doctor.

Assy plans to conduct a more extensive study of the health effects of artificially sweetened drinks and he suspects that his findings may not be to the taste of the world’s beverage industry.

http://www.israel21c.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7022:israeli-study-soda-and-fruit-juice-drinks-cause-liver-damage&catid=57:health&Itemid=63
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