Power to Heal Is Within You
plan rebuilds the immune system, the ONLY system in your body that
gets you well and keeps you well from virtually EVERY disease.
We all develop cancerous cells in our body every day. If our immune
system is working properly, the immune cells will destroy the cancer
cells. However, if the immune system is NOT working properly, the
cancer cells will build up and we will have a tumor, either of microscopic
size or one that is palpable (it can be felt) or one that shows up
on some diagnostic test.
So if cancer is a result of the immune system NOT working properly,
how do we rebuild the immune system so it WILL work properly? We rebuilt
it naturally by the 10 step method
The Ten Best Immune System Boosters
- The antioxidants:
If you supplement, keep doses small. Beta-Carotene, Vitamin C,
Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Bioflavonoids.
Zinc, Iron- excess iron depresses the immune response,Copper,
- A Low-Fat
Diet: lowering estrogen naturally, eat high-fiber diet- fiber
binds with fat in the intestinal tract and causes it to be eliminated
from the body.
Herbs, Spices and Cancer-Fighting Food: Shitake Mushrooms, Reishi
Mushrooms, Garlic, Licorice, Echinacea, Ginseng, Aloes, Astragalus(Bei
qi), Green Tea, Saffron, Ginger, Turmeric, Cumin, Cruciferous
Vegetables, Soybeans and tempeh, soybean Products, Beans(legumes),
at least three times per week.
Reduction: Pray, Meditate, Laugh More, Warm Bath, diaphragmatic
Breathing, Write Journal, Positive Thinking and affirmation,
and Attitudes that heal: Develop positive attitudes toward other
people and toward life in general. Stop hostile thoughts, feelings,
Listern more, Be tolerant, Forgive, Have Confidant, Laugh at yourself,
Pretend today is your last.
and Relationships: Having sex at least once a week boots levels
of the antibody immuno-globin(IgA) by 30 % and helps ward off
colds and flu. Since sex causes viruses and bacteria to pass between
partners, the immune system counter attacks by producing more
anti-bodies. Don't get carried away, though, as sex more than
three times a week lowers your immune resistance. Become active
in a cause you believe in such as art, travelling, surf internet,
join support group.
out of Harm's Way: Avoid as much as possible toxins in your environment.
Alcohol, drugs, tobacco, antibiotics, heavy metals, Ultraviolet
Balance: Be good to your body, seek out small pleasures in life
and revel in them, get good night's.
A High-Cholesterol Diet - People with high-cholesterol levels had
more minor illness, such as colds and flu, than those with lower-cholesterol
levels and the illnesses seemed more severe and lasted longer. Keep
cholesterol low in your diet. Choose a diet low in saturated fat,
a high-fiber diet, garlic, lecithin, B complex, proper weight and
metals - heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium all depress
the immune system even at low levels. Cadmium comes from cigarette
smoke and as a toxic by-product of metal plating industries, which
can get into the water supply. Cadmium slows down the speed of the
B-cells' producing antibodies in the immune system. Lead slows T-
and B-cell response. Mercury reduces the number of T-cells and reduces
activity in the immune system. All three of the metals reduces the
activity and speed the macrophages, thus increasing susceptibility
to infection. For all of these metals, food supplements can provide
some degree of protection and possible removal. They are zinc, vitamin
C, selenium, calcium and fiber.
- Diets high in saturated fat are associated with cancers, such
as colon, breast, ovary and prostate. Saturated fat makes the cancer
T-killer cells unable to recognize "self" cells gone badly.
So keep saturated fat intake to a minimum.
Cancer is a disease of immune failure; therefore, foods that depress
the immune system should be avoided. Unprotected polyunsaturated fats
can cause the T-cell factory (thymus) to shrink, and to slow down
the production of the T-cell. Theses fats undergo lipid per -oxidation
(a process similar to the development of rancidity in fats). This
releases free radicals that promote the development of tumors it should
be protected. The protectors are beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin
E and selenium. Vitamin E and selenium give the best oxidation protection
to unsaturated oils. Low-fat diets make the blood less sticky and
less likely to clot. It also lowers estrogen levels, thus reducing
the risk of breast cancer.
Alcohol by itself does not cause cancer, but substances in wine; some
are carcinogens, such as fuel oil and nitrosamines. Substances in
alcohol act as immuno-suppressants and stimulate those free radicals.
of sweets and junk food - A high sugar intake can reduce the response
of the whole immune system. It has no nutritive value and only adds
calories to your diet.
smoke - Cigarettes can contain over 1,000 different chemicals,
many of which can impair your immune system.
Toxic environmental chemicals - pesticides, herbicides and
chemicals from our industry can have an adverse effect on our immune
systems. Most food supplements can help to neutralize or eliminate
a number of these chemicals.
rest - We need to slow down and get adequate rest, or our immune
system and ourselves will suffer.
in general - We seem to be in the stressed society. Stress, can
be it mental, physical or environmental, is a killer for the immune
system. We have to deal with our stress. If we can't handle it alone,
then seek help. Most of the nutrients that I mention can help to cope
our stress. They won't cure our stress, but they will help us to work
system depressants - Most food additives can be a problem, but
it is impossible to avoid them totally. We can buy the product with
the shortest list of additives.
Obesity depresses T-cell response and movement of the macrophages.
One of the dangerous "food additives" is excess food.
Other immune system depressants are drugs, too much sunlight and exposure
to radiation. Exercise is good for the immune system, but when done
to excess it is a suppressor.
our immune system:
Balancing hormones:- Including blood sugar balance, estrogen and
progesterone balance, thyroid hormone balance and adrenal, or stress,
Optimizing our detoxification mechanisms
Reducing stress and managing its impact on the body
Suggestion To Building A Powerful Immune System
- Eat plenty
of foods rich in the following antioxidants:
*Foods containing beta-carotene (vitamin A), including dark green,
yellow, and orange vegetables. Eat at least two servings of one
or more of these vegetables daily.
*Vegetables and fruits that contain vitamin C, such as broccoli,
green pepper, cabbage, collard greens, and citrus fruits.
*Grains and vegetables containing vitamin E, especially seeds
and nuts, whole wheat bread, brown rice, sweet potatoes and beans.
- To get
adequate minerals, make the following foods a staple part of your
daily and weekly diet:
*Whole grains, such as whole wheat, brown rice, barley, corn,
miller, oats and buckwheat.
*Beans, tofu, tempeh and other bean products.
*Fish and shellfish.
*Seeds and nuts.
*Sea vegetables (seaweed). Include small amounts (one to two tablespoons)
at least three times per week.
- Eat a
diet low in fat. (Not more than 30% of your daily caloric intake)
Include low-fat protein and complex carbohydrates in your meals,
so you can worry less about caloric intake and more about nutrients.
*Choose fish and chicken instead of red meat; if you do eat red
meat, do so no more than once per week, and keep the portions
small, about the size of your palm.
*Make the majority of your diet vegetable foods, especially whole
grains, fresh vegetables, beans and whole grain snacks.
*Eat a high-fiber diet, with a total intake each day of 40 grams.
Fiber binds with fat in the intestinal tract and causes it to
be eliminated from the body.
immunity-boosting herbs and condiments in your diet,
*Eat two to three shiitake or reishi mushrooms two per week. Eat
more than seven per week causes stomach upsets.
*Eat cooked or raw garlic three to five times per week.
*Drink at least one-cup daily of green tea.
*Exercise at least four times per week
*Walk at least four times per week.
*Enjoy dancing, golf, bicycling and so on.
stress reduction techniques. Choose one that you like that gives
you a sense of internal calm and peace. E.g.
*Progressive relaxation exercises
*Positive imaging and affirmation
positive attitudes toward other people and toward life in general
*Write in a journal
*Listen to inspirational songs and poems.
- Seek out
supportive groups and social outlets.
*Join a support group that focuses on issues that you concern.
*Join a social, ethnic or religious group.
*Become active in a cause you believe in.
- As much
as possible, avoid toxins in your environment.
*Do not smoke cigarettes.
*Avoid all recreational drugs.
*Avoid all needless over-the -counter and prescription medication.
*Avoid or minimize exposure to toxic environments.
balance in everyday life.
*If you take vitamin and mineral supplements, take only small
amounts that meet the recommended daily allowance for that particular
nutrient, with the possible exception of vitamin E.
*Drink alcohol moderately.
*Find pleasures in life.
*Get enough sleep.
*Eat before and during times of stress, when your body is pulling
reserves from your immune system to feed other body systems
above suggestions have specific reasons why they help to strengthen
the immune system.
Protein is the essential component in building cells and supplying
enzymes and hormones. Only after your intake of protein has supplied
all the other tissues of the body with their needed share does your
immune system get its share. A diet without enough protein will short
change he white blood cells that comprise your immune system.
Adequate carbohydrates are also essential because they are broken
down more slowly into simple sugars, resulting in longer lasting energy.
If we intake of carbohydrates is not enough to meet our body's energy
requirements, it will begin to draw on proteins as a source of energy,
robbing the immunological cells of the materials they need to reproduce
and grow. In addition, a balanced, nutritious diet will provide our
body with the vitamin and minerals that are so necessary to maintain
the correct metabolism at the cellular level.