Cancer- the “Healthy Cell” Solution
Part 4. The Immune System
Once the body has been fully “Cleansed and Detoxified” which was covered in Part 3 of the “Healthy Cell” Solution series, the next very important step in preparing your body for the “Healthy Cell” Program is to understand what the Immune System does and how to boost it to ensure it carries out its function to its maximum capacity. Not only will this help you fight all diseases, including cancer, but will also help prevent cancer and ensure you live longer.
Cancer is a disease of the Immune System.
The Immune System is your First Line of Defense ……
You cannot get cancer if your Immune System is working optimally.
If you have Cancer, The Immune System is a major player in your healing Program.
The Amazing Immune System Identifies, Fights, Fixes and Repairs the Body
The Immune System is your first line of defense against environmental toxins, viruses, bacteria, and other harmful microorganisms. Unfortunately we are bombarded with toxins all the time which are weakening the human immune system at an ever-increasing rate and there’s only so much we can do to control what we’re exposed to. However once we understand how the Immune System works and how we can boost it with supplements, super-foods and lifestyle choices, we can keep it working at its optimum capacity and let it keep us healthy.
Watch What the Experts Say
Lets start by watching the video where Ty Bollinger the founder and Host of the “Truth About Cancer” – The Quest for the Cures”, is talking to experts about the Immune System. Then return to hear from Dr Edward Group and find out the things that boost the Immune System but also the things that destroy the Immune System. Some of these “nasties” that destroy the Immune System were covered in Part 2 – Assessing Your Lifestyle Choices.
What Is the Immune System and Why Does It Need Support
This is what Dr Edward Group, Founder and CEO of the Global Healing Center had to say about the Immune System.
“Your immune system is your body’s security system. It’s your natural defense against harmful organisms that cause sickness and contagious outbreaks. You come in contact with these agents every day and most are neutralized by your immune system without you even knowing it. However, if your immune system is weak, it may not win the battle against invading organisms, and that’s when you can get sick. The quality of your immune system relies on you — what you eat, what you’re exposed to, your physical health, and even your mental health. Suffice to say, you can support your immune system with nutrition, you can support it by bolstering your defenses and reducing the invading microorganisms it has to defend against, and you can support it by having good physical and mental health”.
The Immune System is a complex network of organs, cells and tissues that protect your body from nasty toxins, pathogens and cancer cells.
There are 2 parts of the Immune System that make up your security system. the Innate Immune System identifies and heals infections and will also attend to cuts, open wounds and bruises. The Adaptive Immune System is your army that identifies all the bad guys, like viruses environmental toxins, bacteria, and other harmful microorganisms.
When your Immune System is healthy and working optimally, these 2 systems make up a formidable army protecting you against all diseases. However when your Immune System is run down and overwhelmed with acidic food and poisonous toxins it becomes compromised and that’s when diseases and especially cancer take over.
How Does the Immune System Work ?
Our bodies are truly a miraculous marvel of evolution and are blessed with an amazing, highly intelligent and effective “Self-Healing” function. The main player in this amazing healing system is our Immune System.
However as mentioned by Dr Group; for the Immune System to be effective it must be operating at its maximum capacity and not compromised in any way.
For this reason keeping the Immune System boosted and operating at its most effective level is the MOST important thing in preventing disease BUT more importantly in healing disease and especially cancer.
A Mean Fighting Machine !
The Immune System is a highly intelligent, mean fighting army with foot soldiers and special forces that protect your body and identify the enemy and then mobilise the right soldiers to eliminate the enemy (toxins, bacteria, viruses and other harmful organisms)
The Immune system consists of a network of cells, organs and tissue. This includes the Lymphatic system, the bodies “garbage collection” system, the thymus, the tonsils, the spleen, which filters out the toxic organisms and the dead cells from the body, as well as the bone marrow that produces the white defense cells.
The Innate and Adaptive Immune Systems
There are 2 main parts of the Immune System. The “Innate” Immune System and the “Adaptive” Immune System.
The Innate Immune System provides the first line of defense using macrophages and neutrophils to control common bacterial infections and viruses. However our bodies are flooded with other pathogens, toxins and harmful organisms that require the special forces. This invokes the Adaptive Immune System that consists of Lymphocytes that provide increased protection and are highly intelligent and can record and identify pathogens subsequently if they reappear, killing them immediately.
12 Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally
Dr Group explains the best ways to boost your immune system naturally.
A healthy diet devoid of refined sugar and processed foods is one of the best ways to support your immune system and physical exercise is also important. While these methods are helpful, they aren’t always enough. In a world where toxins run rampant and exposure is difficult to avoid, we really need to take extra precautions. Here are 12 ways to support your immune system naturally.
The good bacteria in your gut are known as probiotics and are responsible for supporting digestion, combating harmful organisms, and keeping your immune system in check. Considering that 70% majority of your immune system resides in your gut, maintaining a balance of probiotic bacteria is essential for nurturing your immune defenses. Probiotic-rich foods like kombucha, sauerkraut, and kefir, or a high-quality, probiotic supplement can help balance your ratio of good to bad bacteria. A probiotic supplement like Latero-Flora™ is another effective way to encourage good balance.
2. Intestinal Cleansing
Whether you’re on the road, at your computer, eating, or sleeping on a toxic mattress, it’s a safe bet that you’re exposed to toxins 24 hours a day. Most toxins take up residence in your intestines to wreak havoc on your health by degrading your immune system and weakening your defenses. Regular intestinal cleansing with an oxygen based colon cleanser like Oxy-Powder® can support your immune system by providing a balanced, clean environment for probiotic bacteria to thrive. The positive benefits of intestinal cleansing with Oxy-Powder® are enhanced when it’s paired with a good probiotic supplement.
3. Organic Oregano Oil
Oregano oil, one of the most antioxidant-rich oils on the planet, is extremely beneficial for immune system support by defending against dangerous organisms. Organic oregano oil’s potency is due to a compound called carvacrol, which has been shown to promote a healthy balance of good to bad bacteria.
Enzymes are essential for digestion and metabolic function and research even suggests they’re beneficial for your immune system. Part of the reason for this is because, as you get older, your body produces less of its own enzymes. Supplementing that gap can help you absorb more nutrients from your food to better support your immune system, and overall health. As mentioned, your gut is where 70% of your immune system originates, so introducing enzymes to support gut health and digestion only makes sense. I recommend VeganZyme®, it’s the most advanced full-spectrum systemic and digestive enzyme formula in the world.
5. Colloidal Silver
Colloidal silver has a long history of use as an immune booster and a defense against harmful organisms. Historically, humans have used silver for water purification, wound care, and medical equipment. Colloidal silver has received a lot of bad press lately, mostly due to sensationalist reporting of a condition called argyria, a condition that turns skin a bluish-grey color. Colloidal silver has unjustly received the brunt of the blame for this condition. Argyria is a result of colloidal silver abuse, not normal use. Regular small doses of iodine are absolutely essential to human health, but in large enough doses, iodine becomes toxic. Colloidal silver is a similar case of “less is more.” The small number of people who managed to turn themselves blue were using home-prepared solution daily. That’s not only suspect quality, that’s way too much. When prepared properly in a controlled, sterile environment, colloidal silver actually has a very low level of toxicity. When you buy a colloidal silver product from a reputable company and use it in moderation, the risk is practically nonexistent. Do your own research, make your own decision, and don’t believe the hype.
6. Purified Water with Raw, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Mixing raw apple cider vinegar (ACV) with purified water is a helpful tonic for supporting your immune system. Raw ACV is loaded with enzymes and beneficial bacteria that promote intestinal balance. ACV also helps to balance your body’s pH and transition it into a more alkaline state — which is absolutely crucial for a healthy immune system response. Mix 1 to 2 tbsp. of raw ACV with 8 ounces of purified water and consume daily, preferably using a straw so the acidic ACV avoids contact with your teeth.
7. Reduce Your Stress Levels
Emotional, mental, and physical stress takes a toll and can age you — and your immune system — beyond your years. Research has shown that immune system activity drastically decreases when you’re stressed. Finding productive ways to deal with it is important for keeping your body strong and resilient. While stress is part of life and can never be totally avoided, meditation, exercising, and eating a healthy diet can really help ease its effects.
The importance of sleep simply cannot be overstated. Sleep resets your entire system and provides an avenue through which you can relieve stress and improve not only your immune system, but your overall health. Without adequate sleep, your immune system will suffer and be far more susceptible to invading microbes and harmful organisms. In general, seven or eight hours of sleep a night satisfies most people.
One of the most powerful ways you can revolutionize your health is by juicing raw vegetables and fruits. This is an awesome way to give the cells in your body the most concentrated, live, bioavailable nutrients and antioxidants available — nutrition required by your immune system. Make sure leafy green vegetables are a foundation in each recipe as they are a great source of vitamin C, a much-needed antioxidant and nutrient that supports immune health.
10. Vitamin D
Vitamin D, AKA the sunshine vitamin, is another nutrient that keeps your immune system strong. In fact, vitamin D deficiency has been directly linked to a compromised immune system. Exposure to sunlight is the best way to encourage your body to produce vitamin D, but it’s not always accessible. Vitamin D supplementation is an easy way to fill the gaps, and make sure to choose vitamin D3 over vitamin D2.
A yellowish spice popular in Indian dishes, turmeric has a number of proven health benefits for the human body. It’s high in antioxidants to protect immune cells from free radical damage. In addition, some studies have reported that the active ingredient in turmeric — curcumin — may be responsible for supporting the action of T cells, B cells, and natural killer cells. This immunomodulatory effect seems to provide support for the body against a wide range of viruses, fungi, and pathogenic bacteria. Add 1/2 to 1 tsp. of turmeric to your meals, or take a high-quality turmeric supplement to provide further nutritional support.
Iodine is a fantastic one-two punch for supporting your immune system. First off, there’s no bacteria, virus, or other microorganism that can survive or adapt to an iodine-rich environment. It’s why people put it on cuts; it’s why it’s swabbed onto your skin before surgery — it’s incredible defense against harmful microorganisms. Second, your iodine is the best nutritional support for your thyroid. Your thyroid controls your metabolism and the efficiency of your metabolism is directly related to that of your immune system. If you’re not getting enough iodine in your food, and most people aren’t, I highly recommend supplementing with nascent iodine, the strongest, and most bio-available form of iodine available.
Support Your Immune System Today
When you examine this list and begin to condense it down, it doesn’t take long to see that promoting the health of your immune system is similar to promoting your overall health. Give yourself good nutrition, appropriate supplementation, physical fitness, and a de-stressed mind — these tactics are absolutely powerful for transforming your health and catapulting you into a more energetic, vibrant state of life.
What to Avoid ?
Now that you know what boosts the Immune System, its time to look at things you must avoid.
A strong immune system is vital for staying healthy. Getting enough sleep, exercising, and good nutrition are all things that support your immune system. Conversely, running on a sleep deficit, living a sedentary lifestyle, and eating unhealthy foods will make your immune system weak. Let’s take a look at some of the absolute worst types of food for your immune system.
Foods That Destroy Your Immune System
Nutrition is a factor when considering the strength or weakness of your immune system. Eating whole, organic foods that are free of additives and chemicals provide the best nutrients without any toxins. This is the food that nourishes your body and supports immune function. But not all foods do that, let’s look at the 5 that are the worst for immune function.
1. Red Meat
A recent study from the University of California suggests red meat can trigger a dangerous reaction that can weaken the immune system. The issue comes from a natural sugar in red meat that our bodies can’t digest. The sugar is believed to cause a host of other health problems—a higher risk of cancer being one of those.
2. Fried Foods
In addition to being full of fats that could increase your “bad” cholesterol, fried foods can also trigger inflammation, leading to reduced immunity. But one study suggests that just cutting back on fried foods—or better yet, getting rid of them altogether—could “help restore the body’s natural defenses regardless of age or health status.” Plus, fried foods accumulate acrylamide, a dangerous carcinogen.
3. Soda / Cold Drinks
If you’re drinking soda / cold drinks—it really doesn’t matter what it’s sweetened with—you’re likely destroying your immune system. Even diet soda is a bad option. Because soda has no beneficial nutrients, drinkers are less likely to get enough vitamin A, calcium, and magnesium—all necessary for an optimum immune system. And, if that wasn’t enough, phosphoric acid (found in sodas) can also deplete calcium and magnesium in the body.
4. Sugary Snacks
Some sugars—refined ones are the absolute worst—can actually suppress the immune system. One study suggests that the sugar actually targets the cells that attack bacteria. And the effect can even last for hours after you eat something sugary.
5. Processed Foods
One of the most dangerous foods to immune health, in my opinion, is processed foods. How come? Because there are many food companies out there who are using the terms “natural” to describe their product, even though their foods may have a hefty amount of refined carbohydrates, sugar, and hidden flavorings. Even organic processed foods, like cereal and breads, can contain immune-suppressing sugar. Processed foods are basically anything that comes in a package, contains more than one ingredient, and has been cooked and modified mechanically. Eating processed foods can lead to chronic irritation in the body. A recent study even suggests that the toxins of a modern diet completely outweigh the possible nutritional gains. All this is leading us to weaker immune systems, higher rate of illnesses and diseases, and all-around poor health.
Natural Immune System Support
If you want a healthy immune system, in addition to using the 12 ways to naturally boost your Immune System and getting rid of the 5 foods mentioned above, you could also try Aloe Fuzion which is a 200x concentrate formula that contains the most bio-available, certified-organic aloe with the highest amount of acemannan made today. Acemannan is the active ingredient that supports the immune system, soothes irritation, and encourages a healthy gut environment. Aloe Fuzion is aloin free and does not act as a harsh laxative, unlike many whole leaf aloe products. Find out more about Aloe Fusion ……
I hope you are fully aware of what the Immune System does and why it is SO IMPORTANT to take care of it and ensure it is operating at its maximum capacity at all times.
As you would have heard in the Video with Ty Bollinger, Bob Wright, author and researcher and Founder of the American Anti-Cancer Institute mentioned that ONE 12 oz Soda drink contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar which shuts down 50% the Immune System for 4 hours.
In this time cancer cells are not only able to escape the Immune System Killer Cells but also thrive on the sugar.
No Cancer patient can afford to drink Soda’s.
Stress – a Major Cause of Cancer
Don,t miss the next post in this series – Part 5 covers the very important topic of “Physical and Emotional Stress”.
As Stress is one of the main causes of Cancer you must fully understand how to recognize stress, understand how it affects you and more importantly, how to manage stress. See you soon.
Wishing you all the very best on your healing journey – with love and caring.
NEXT POST: Managing Physical and Emotional Stress – Coming Soon !