In most cases, the immune system tends to be strongest when we have removed the accumulation of toxins, yeast, bacteria, drugs and the like from our cells AND restored the vitamins and minerals by eating nutrient dense whole, real food.
This takes a little bit of time although there are products you can take immediately to jumpstart this process.
A vigilant immune system is the body's protective barrier against infections and damage from invading bacteria, viruses, yeast, toxins and cancer cells. Your immune system includes your bone marrow, thymus, lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, adenoids and appendix.
These organs have a specific role in keeping your body and immune system healthy and are
responsible for the growth, development and deployment of lymphocytes, which are the white
cells, the key laborers of the immune system. The primary lymphocytes are B-cells, T-cells,
natural killer cells, macrophages and dendritic cells.
We do not have to live with our “yearly” colds, flu’s, viral infections and the like. With a strong
immune system our body can do what it was designed to do naturally…i.e. defend itself against
viruses, cancer cells, bacteria, common colds and keep our body detoxified.
The more informed you are about what breaks down the immune system and what keeps it
strong, the easier it will be to stimulate and strengthen it. Your whole body will love you for it.
WHAT BREAKS DOWN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM?
Toxins - Toxins – Toxins
~ White flour, White sugar, White rice, White potatoes, White salt ~
(If you eat the above on occasion, no problem.)
~ Fast Food, Microwaved Food, Processed Food ~
These are all devoid of nutrients for the most part and the effects of microwaving are astonishing
(more on Microwaving)
Our immune system is directly affected by what we eat, drink, breathe and put on our skin. The
poorer the diet, the GREATER AMOUNT OF TOXINS ACCUMULATE IN OUR BODY, and the more susceptible we are to infections, viruses and cancer. Our body is
designed to process, metabolize and clear toxins naturally. However, we live in a world where
the amount of toxins we take in daily far exceed anything this planet has ever seen before. These
toxins have overwhelmed the body’s natural cleansing pathways.
The Transfer Factor Institute
“ If you treat your body badly with junk food, little or no exercise and a
stressful lifestyle, your immune system has to work overtime to protect you.”
Although the following may seem overwhelming, please know there is much help available to
reduce the burden on the immune system and re-build it. Towards the end of this page are
solutions to assist you to do this… bringing the body back into a state where it can better heal
TOXINS ~ are stored in body fat, and accumulate over years
There is no way we can avoid all of the following toxins, however we can eliminate many of
them and give the body what it needs to detoxify and re-build.
Some of the toxins you may not be aware of include:
Processed food contain huge levels of toxins
Microwaving destroys the molecular structure
Fast food - just watch the movie "Food Ink"
GMO’s - Genetically modified Foods
Non-stick, Teflon pans
Chemicals, chlorine, flouride
Chem Trails by aircraft
Mercury amalgam Fillings
Personal products as in toothpaste, make-up; hairspray
Heavy Metals i.e. cadmium, arsenic, lead
Antiperspirants and deodorants
Pesticides and Herbicides
- - the ones you spray and fertilize with
- - And the ones sprayed on your food and soil
New Carpet, furniture etc – synthetic fumes
Fumes – car exhaust; formaldehyde
Spray starch – formaldehyde
Dry cleaning spot remover – solvents
Oven cleaner – lye aerosols
Depleted Uranium - especially if you have been in the Middle
East or had physical contact with those who have returned
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WHERE DO THESE TOXINS GO, ONCE WE INGEST THEM?
Toxins are generally stored in body fat. Many of them bio-accumulate, (which means an
increase in the concentration) and remain in the body tissues and organs for years, and as a
result, have a cumulative effect. However, they can be flushed out. (More about this below.)
“The liver is responsible for breaking down and processing toxins such as pesticides, herbicides,
heavy metals, drugs, alcohol, chemicals found in processed foods, and other chemicals in the
environment (basically all potentially harmful substances in the body).
Because of the increasing number of poisons in the environment, such as polluted air,
contamination of water supplies, and chemical cleansers, the liver has to work harder and harder
to detoxify the poisons. It is the organ most directly strained by pollution and environmental
damage.” Janice Wittenberg, R.N., The Rebellious Body
“Externally, we get toxins from just about everywhere and in amounts that far exceed anything in
history. “Each week approximately 6,000 new chemicals are listed in the Chemical Society’s
Chemical Abstracts, which adds up to over 300,000 new chemicals each year.
On average we consume 14 pounds each year of food additives, including colorings, preservatives,
flavorings, emulsifiers, humectants, and antimicrobials. In 1990, the EPA (Environmental Protection
Agency) estimated there were 70,000 chemicals commonly used in pesticides, foods, and
prescription drugs… the use of pesticides and herbicides to limit crop loss has skyrocketed over the
past thirty years.
"The average person consumes one pound of these chemicals [pesticides, herbicides] each year. ”
Digestive Wellness by Elizabeth Lipski, M.S.,C.C.N.
The body’s immune system does not respond well to drugs. Antibiotics tend to suppress the
immune system when used long term.
“The greatest harm of drug treatment is usually not so much the toxicity or side effects as are the
effects of suppression. Allopathic (conventional Western) medical thinking generally seeks
immediate gratification: just make the symptom go away. So the patient may be better in the
short term, but is usually worse in the longer term.
Homeopathy is just the opposite: sometimes
the symptoms are worse in the short term (such as with aggravation or the reversal of a previous
suppression), but the real benefit is in the longer term.”
“A symptom, say itchy skin, is the body's response to a deeper problem. When a symptom is
suppressed, it is only the outward manifestation of the problem that goes away. Since the deeper
problem is still there, the body may, in time, produce the same symptom again. Another
possibility is that, as a result of the suppression, the deeper problem progresses to the point that a
deeper, more serious symptom is produced. So the itchy skin may go away, but then chronic
diarrhea develops. If the diarrhea is then suppressed as well, it may lead to, say, liver disease.
But hey, at least the skin is cleared up!”
“I see this pattern, or variations on it, very frequently in reviewing the medical records of new
patients. It is the unrecognized, and often high, price that we pay for the quick fix, for immediate
gratification, for the shot or pill that seems to make the problem go away.” Jeffrey Levy, DVM
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Detoxifying the body - strengthens the immunes system.
Juicing, raw vegetables and taking in green products such as spirulina and blue green algaes and pure vitamin C are super helpful, since they will force toxins out of the cells.
To jumpstart the detoxification more quickly there are several excellent products to do this ~
- the Natural Liquid zeolite is being used quite effectively to remove the tremendous variety of toxins our bodies take in just because we have to breathe; i.e. mercury, cadmium (from smoking), lead, arsenic, pesticides, herbicides, PCBs, chemicals, depeleted uranium etc.
Many physicains with patients who have chronic health challenges are finding the Natural liquid zeolite to make a significant impact in certain health issues which weaken the immune system.
Red Desert® Edible Mineral Detox Clay ~ This is the calcium montmorrillonite clay known for its ability to bind to poisons in the body i.e. heavy metals, chemicals and other positively charged toxins. Red Desert® clay has an affinity for unfriendly/abnormal bacteria, binding to it and removing it from the body.
This is the exact clay featured on Animal Planet/Discovery Channel.
Not only is it a wonderful support for detoxification, it leaves behind many minerals in a readily absorbably form. The pH of this clay is 8.3, which also supports the immune system function.
These juices are nearly a meal. I do not like vegetables, but if I make a green juice, I will have 10 vegetable servings in one drink. Helps flush the body of toxins and the vitamins and minerals are in the juice directly nourishing our cells, which boosts the immune system, provides clorophyll, beta carotene and so on.
WHAT DO I PUT IN THESE JUICES?
For removal of parasites, worms, cleaning the colon and digestive system. This tea is quite potent. I drink one cup a day, however most people will drink 2+ cups per day to jumpstart the internal cleansing.
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Acai Resveratrol ~ This is a potent antioxidant - Free radicals have been strongly linked to Immune System damage. Acai Resveratrol neutralizes a variety of free radicals and offers cell protection from attack by free radicals.
Colloidal silver is another option as a natural anti-biotic for internal and external uses in eliminating bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungal problems, rashes on the skin and other ailments. It is best to
purchase a colloidal silver maker and make your own. We make fresh batches every so often and have it available as a natural antiobiotic for miscellaneous treatments that pop up. We purchased our colloidal silver maker from: Sota instruments
in Canada 250.770.2023
Eat lots of raw, natural foods provided by nature. Organic fruits and vegetables raw or close to its natural state will provide exactly the nutrition you need. If you need to cook your vegetables, try steaming just a tiny bit so they retain
their nutritional value, and then sprinkle on some
Himalayan Crystal Salt.
This excellent crystal salt will provide the body with 84 essential minerals, and is good for the body.
For those who want to add a potent all-in-one vitamin/mineral supplement to their regime,
this is it. This is a remarkable product
containing over 415 essential nutrients. The vitamin and minerals are absorbed into the
bloodstream 98% to 100% within minutes.
It takes 30 days to create each batch of IntraMax due to the humification process. Once
you read the ingredients, you will be amazed at what it contains and how well it is absorbed.
IntraMax is not just another commercial supplement.
** Feeding a weakened body due to chronic degeneration
** Rebuilding the cells of the body
** Counteracting the exhausted condition of the immune system
Intramax is highly concentrated. You may need to start with ½ the dosage and work up to the full strength
STEM CELL Enchancers There is a new natural product now available, which will trigger your body to release millions of stem cells from YOUR OWN BONE MARROW into circulation, within one hour. These stem cells can travel to areas of your body needing repair and will do just that. For more information, read our article on stem cells.
ORANGE JUICE – Lots of advertising focuses on drinking orange juice to build the immune
system. Keep in mind that oranges must be very, very, very ripe to make sweet juice. You
would be quite surprised to find that most processed orange juice has mold in it, because the
oranges are over ripe (which is not good for the immune system). So only drink orange juice if
you are fresh squeezing your own organic oranges, to be sure the oranges are not moldy. When
detoxifying and rebuilding the immune system, it is best to keep all sugars to a minimum, even
Himalayan Crystal Salt
** Contains 84 minerals essential to health
** Needed to maintain the balance of electrolytes
Refined salt (the white stuff) is pure sodium chloride; chemically cleaned
and "enriched" by additives. This is the reason we are told not to eat it.
The result of consuming common table salt is the formation of overly acidic edema, or
excess fluid in the body tissue, which is also the cause of cellulite.
Salt in its original form is essential in nourishing our cells and essential in maintaining bodily
functions. Salt is equally as important to humans as air and water. It maintains the normal
volume of blood in our body and balances the water in and around our cells and tissues.
Put a little Himalayan Crystal Salt on your tongue before you eat and drink. This will add in
digestion and absorption of vitamins and minerals. (Cooking with Himalayan Crystal Salt will
destroy the minerals. So add it to food after it is served.)
By rebuilding the immune system, health is naturally restored and the body systems can better function as nature intended. Chronic health conditions, whether a weakend immune system, anemia, cancer and many other issues usually take 6 months to turn around.
This means changing your diet a little and using one or two products for a few weeks is not going to make much of a dent in restoring your health.
We worked at healing and repairing our bodies for nearly a year, and as our health improved, the new way we were living became our lifestyle.
You may look back at your life one day and say “I remember when I used to
get a cold every winter and how rundown and tired I was.”
The above information offers a lot of suggestions. If building your immune system seems as
overwhelming to you as it did to us, we suggest starting with one or 2 steps, and then a 3rd and so
on. This is how we were able to succeed. We look back today and remember when – Our worst
day today would have been our best day back then..!
Highest Blessings to you on your journey to optimum health.
I-AM Perfectly Healthy is not intended to substitute for medical advice or treatment. It is recommended that you consult your holistic physician, MD, ND…or a holistic veterinarian for your pets. The information and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical problems. This information is provided for education purposes only