April 02, 2016

How well do you take care of your immune system?

There is no doubt that the better you take care of your immune system, the better it will take care of you.  


You can strengthen your immune system every day by making good diet and lifestyle choices, such as:


#1. Eating plenty of fresh, whole, organic vegetables, especially fermented vegetables

#2. Avoiding all processed foods, and minimising sugar, grains and starchy foods

#3. Vitamin A plays a role in preventing breast cancer; your best sources are organic egg yolks, raw milk and butter, and beef and chicken liver (from organically raised, grass pastured animals)

#4. Curcumin (the active agent in turmeric) is one of the most potent tumour-inhibiting foods; black cohosh, artemisinin, green tea, kelp, cruciferous vegetables and evening primrose oil also show promise in helping to prevent breast cancer

#5 .Don't forget this - Exercising regularly

#6. Optimising your vitamin D level  In addition, it is wise to minimise your exposure to sources of ionizing radiation such as x-rays.   Nearly everyone has cancerous and pre-cancerous cells in their body by middle age, but not everyone develops cancer. The difference lies in the robustness of each person's immune system.  


Recent discoveries suggest that your immune system is actually designed to eliminate cancer naturally. However, when you implement caustic medical interventions (such as radiation and chemotherapy) that damage your immune system it cannot respond appropriately - you are destroying your body's best chances for healing.


There is now a great deal of scientific evidence supporting the theory that your own immune system is your best weapon against cancer and many other diseases.  Vitamin D is the #1 cancer fighter   Vitamin D, is a steroid hormone that influences virtually every cell in your body, it is one of nature's most potent cancer fighters. Receptors that respond to vitamin D have been found in almost every type of human cell, from your bones to your brain. Your liver, kidney and other tissues can convert the vitamin D in your bloodstream into calcitriol, which is the hormonal or activated version of vitamin D. Your organs then use it to repair damage and eradicate cancer cells. Vitamin D is actually able to enter cancer cells and trigger apoptosis, or cancer cell death.  


Interestingly, when JoEllen Welsh, a researcher with the State University of New York at Albany, injected a potent form of vitamin D into human breast cancer cells, half of them shrivelled up and died within days. The vitamin D worked as well at killing cancer cells as the toxic breast cancer drug Tamoxifen, but obviously without any of the detrimental side effects.  


It is a good idea to get your personal level of Vitamin D checked at your Doctors by a simple blood test. According to the majority of research into vitamin D deficiency many people particularly in the northern hemisphere are deficient in this vital hormone. There are other variables that you can't control, such as the darkness of your skin and your age, even conditions such as hypothyroidism, which can add further confusion to the ability to accurately predict what your vitamin D level will be even after appropriate sun exposure.


So whilst many people can achieve the correct levels through direct, safe exposure to ultraviolet light, if this is not possible, you may decide you want to take an oral Vitamin D3 supplement.