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Tips for Building Your Immune System (According To an MD)

The immune system is at least as critical as your brain in overall health. Of course, every organ and system is important but immune dysfunction is a major cause of every illness. Building your immune system is more important than learning anything else!

Everything affects everything in the body, and a chief regulator of every organ is the immune system. Inflammation is the major effect of immune distress and immune function affecting all brain and mood functions, perhaps more than other organs.

Even aging is a chronic low-grade reaction to inflammation. The causes of inflammation include overconsumption of omega 6 fatty acids, sugar, salt, alcohol, bacterial and viral infections, allergies, parasites, hormone imbalances, genetically modified foods, heavy metals, pesticides.

Furniture, fabrics and rugs, and many personal hygiene products, all add stress. Building your immune system requires low stress. Stress is emotional, mental, chemical, electrical and radioactive. The number one requirement for a healthy immune system is low stress.

Stress creates inflammation, anxiety, depression, pain and insomnia. All of these are frequent co-factors with fatigue, muscle weakness, and eventually every conceivable organ dysfunction, especially of digestion, with GERD, indigestion, irritable bowel, constipation or diarrhea.

Stress also leads to arthritis, acne, hypertension or hypotension, irregular heartbeat, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, fractures with minimal physical stress, heart attack, stroke and cancer.

Building a healthy immune system begins with nutrition, especially consuming adequate Vitamin K 2 and D3.

Vitamin K 2 deficiency leads not only to Alzheimer’s Disease but K2 is essential for absorbing D3. Approximately 80% of Americans are partially or highly deficient in D 3 and K. Deficiencies in these essentials lead to depression, insomnia, arthritis, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes,

Heart disease, osteoporosis, estrogen or testosterone imbalances, and of course a weakened immune system and inflammation. At the top of the list of nutritional factors for building a healthy immune system is chlorella, a rare plant source of vitamin B 12.

Low levels of B 12 lead to arthritis, overactive thyroid or Graves’ disease, diabetes, hypogonadism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus Sjogren’s syndrome, Raynaud’s syndrome, gout, vasculitis, ankylosing spondylitis, and even rheumatoid arthritis.

Second to chlorella is adequate Omega 3, the major benefit of which is anti-inflammation and antioxidant effects of DHA/EPA which of course primarily affect heart, mood, anxiety, depression  Although fish oil is the best-known source of omega 3’s, emu oil is equally good

Additionally, emu oil is far less likely to have mercury contamination! The anti-inflammatory benefits include significant help with rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, and migraine.

Building a healthy immune system is far easier than treating the diseases of a weak immune system which all stem from inflammation.

The most popular anti-inflammatory drugs are aspirin, ibuprofen, and ketoprofen, these drugs often cause diarrhea and even bleeding.

Turmeric or its extract curcumin tops the list of safe and effective anti-inflammatory agents. Interestingly its benefits are increased when given with piperine or black pepper. Curcumin’s cousin, ginger also has significant anti-inflammatory benefits.

Turmeric and ginger decrease cortisol, the stress hormone, and are even more powerful when added to curcumin. Both are improved with piperine.

Chromium is also a requirement for optimal regulation of sugar & insulin. Chromium also assists weight loss, decreases inflammation and oxidative stress, while assisting in the metabolism of protein and carbohydrates, decreasing cravings and improving blood sugar regulation.

In addition to these nutritional supplements, the intestinal system is the most important for overall metabolic health, containing many more microorganisms than the total cells of your body! INDEED, these trillions of cells are ultimately the controllers of nutrition and health.

These health-enhancing bacteria are probiotics and they require prebiotics, mostly as fiber and sturdy starches. Seventy percent of your immune cells are the probiotics. Your intestine is ultimately the determinant of overall physical, mental and emotional health.

Unfortunately lactobacillus acidophilus, the primary probiotic occurs naturally in milk, and milk is often a trigger for inflammation and autoimmunity. Fulvic and humic acids are essential pre and probiotics, which chelate or bind toxins to remove them.

Building a healthy immune system can best be done with supplements providing vitamin D 3, K 2, cilantro, ginger, curcumin, aloe vera, astralgus, cordyceps mushroom, dandelion root, glutathione, piperine, goldenseal, rhodiola rosea, silymarin, pre/probiotics and L-taurine.

In building your healthy immune system, you are ultimately decreasing every disease, decreasing inflammation, pain, anxiety and depression, while improving health and longevity.

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is the father of holistic medicine. He recommends autogenic focus (the basis of the Biogenics System) as part of your overall commitment to self-health. Register to download your FREE autogenic focus MP3 now.