The Busy Immune System – with Endocrine System
Did you ever wonder how your body protects itself from disease? More important, did you ever wonder how you could help get the job done?
Well, you probably know that your immune system leads the battle against diseases. You may even know this defense system is the most complicated system in your body.
For one thing, the immune system is but one part of the ultra-confusing endocrine system. Half the world has a wonky endocrine system, and most aren’t getting much help from medicine.
And everybody in the world owns an immune system that’s under siege from bad guys. If your thyroid, or any other endocrine gland, is in trouble, so’s your immune system.
And just to make things interesting, problems that start in the immune system can go on to whack other endocrine glands. And around and around and around we go.
This is a system that truly reaches out and touches everything. Whether it starts problems or gets dragged into them, the immune system is busy, busy, busy.
Allergies point at immune system weakness. Autoimmune diseases do, too. As well as anxiety and stress. Even hair loss, including male pattern baldness, announces immune problems. Etc.
And medicine has nothing to offer for the immune system. Treatments, yes. Healing, no.
Medicine expects the immune system to weaken and die as part of getting older. Of course, when your immune defense dies, so do you.
Immune system declining
Accepted theory says the immune system heads into inevitable decline starting at puberty, starting your downhill slide to disease-which medicine refers to as aging. We’re told this downhill tumble is unavoidable, and nothing can be done to slow it down, let alone stop it.
Recent research, though, says the decline isn’t inevitable. We can stop — even reverse — this downhill slide to disease.
Well, that’s my idea of excitement, and I’m on the trail.
As I find, and prove, new evidence, I’m adding it to the Moving to Health.com (below) program. Actually, since Moving to Health is based on symptoms, a lot of what I’m finding is already there.
I describe a symptom, and point to possibilities for dealing with it, but, until lately, I may not have known it could come from immune system problems. Which proves my point that once you start dealing with your symptoms, you never know what you’ll fix.
Immune system help
For now, let me tell you about four ways to help your immune system (and also cheer up the rest of the endocrine system.)
Vitamin and minerals
• Build a solid vitamin/mineral program. All the endocrine glands, including the immune system, are nutrition hogs. And most of us need to know a lot more about vitamins and minerals than we do-at least, if we want to be healthy. Pep for the Pooped.com explains what the various vitamins and minerals do and how to know which you need. (I spent years researching the supplements I recommend, and I can’t really comment on others.)
• Eat plenty of good saturated fat. As in, plenty. Contrary to popular opinion, eating saturated fat will not raise your cholesterol levels or make you gain weight; in fact, it will do the opposite. But the really good news is sat fat blesses the socks off your brain, joints, endocrine system, including the immune system, and pretty much every other body part you have.
Get your sat fat from grass-fed beef, pastured chickens and their eggs, butter from grass-fed cows and/or organic coconut oil. (Raw coconut oil tastes strongly like coconut, while cold-pressed coconut oil is mostly tasteless. Both do good things.) Grocery-store meat, eggs and dairy are unhealthful.
• Avoid fluoride like the plague-which it is. Fluoride thumps each and every endocrine gland, your brain, and all your other body parts. It can lead to digestive dismay, COPD, weak bones, cancer, etc. And it weakens kids’ teeth whilst decorating them with ugly brown spots. Why let a health-destroying poison come into your life?
Don’t get vaccinations
• Don’t get vaccinations. Vaccines are designed to agitate the immune system into a response, and they leave behind lasting damage with each vaccination.
Also, vaccines include glutamate intended to increase their power, but glutamate stomps all over your hypothalamus, king of both the endocrine system and the nervous system. You do not want to mess with the hypothalamus. Ever.
And, as I said, endocrine glands always share their troubles with the rest of the gang, so vaccines start an avalanche of woe.
And then there’s the aluminum in vaccines that wends its way to your brain, bringing along some seriously bad intentions.
Finally, vaccines have no honest research to back up claims that vaccines promote health.
Are there any other things you can do? Many, many, many, but doing these four will get you started.
God is good,
Copyright by Bette Dowdell. All rights reserved
P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She’s a patient who’s been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, “Moving to Health” about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don’t, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.