The Reach-Out-And-Touch-Everything Immune System
Did you ever wonder how your body protects itself from disease? More important, did you ever wonder how you could help?
Well, you probably know that your immune system leads the battle against disease. You may even know this defense system that protects us from evil may be the most complicated system in your body.
For one thing, the immune system is but one part of the ultra-confusing endocrine system. Complicating everything, half the world has a wonky endocrine system. Since giving up isn’t an option, we soldier on.
Everybody’s immune system is constantly under siege from bad guys. And its connection to the all-for-one, one-for-all endocrine system means if your thyroid, or any other endocrine gland, is in trouble, so’s your immune system. And vice versa.
As part of its job, the immune system 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. Even hair loss, including male pattern baldness, announces immune problems. Etc.
And medicine has nothing to help. In fact, medicine expects the immune system to weaken and die as you get older. Of course, when your immune defense dies, so do you. Nothing to be done about it, they say.
But if you dig deep, you’ll find good research that points to the possibility of stopping-even reversing-this slide to disaster.
Immune system mojo
So let’s talk about four simple things that will give your immune system some mojo.
Vitamins and minerals
• Build a solid vitamin/mineral program. All parts of the endocrine system, 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. My book, Pep for the Pooped, explains what the various vitamins and minerals do and how to know which you need, how much, etc.
• Eat plenty of good saturated fat. 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 will bless the socks off your brain, joints, endocrine system and pretty much everybody part you have.
Get your sat fat from 100% grass-fed beef, pastured chickens and their eggs, butter from grass-fed cows and organic coconut oil. (Raw coconut oil tastes like coconut, while cold-pressed coconut oil is mostly tasteless. Both do good things.)
• Avoid fluoride like the plague 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, etc. And it weakens kids’ teeth whilst decorating them with brown spots. Fluoride is a poison that benefits nobody.
• 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 to increase their power, but glutamate stomps all over your hypothalamus, king of the endocrine system. And, as I said, all endocrine glands 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 finds its way to your brain. No part of your body can handle aluminum, but the brain is particularly vulnerable.
Finally, to top things off, vaccines have no honest research backing up all the claims about promoting health. They actually bring risk without reward. Sanitation and nutrition prevent disease; vaccines do not.
Are there any other things you can do? Many, many, many, but doing these four will get you started in a big way.
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.