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"Braud wanted to test the effects of intention on human cells, ideally those of the immune system, for if an outside agent could influence the immune system, the prospects for healing were immense. But this represented a challenge far too great for his laboratory. The immune system was an entity with so much complexity that in any study of human intention, it would be almost impossible to quantify what had changed and who was responsible for the changing. A far better candidate was the red blood cell."
- Lynne Mctaggart, The Field - The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe (Get the book.)

"Other work has shown that placebos can actually activate the body's immune system. An explication of this wotk goes beyond the scope of this book. Suffice it to say that such knowledge of the placebo effect would shed light on important medical issues. Yet the issue of causation remains: whether it is endorphins or the immune system or other mechanisms or some combination of these, healing begins with what has been called a "meaning response."17 Let us conclude this section with an evaluation of the placebo's place in contemporary medicine."
- Gerald E. Markle and Frances B. McCrea, What If Medicine Disappeared? (Get the book.)

"The procedure required about two weeks in a sterile room, to avoid infection while her immune system was suppressed, and up to a month in the hospital. This was a rough ride, with the volume turned all the way up on all the discomfort and risks of chemotherapy: hair loss; nausea and vomiting; ulcers on the inside of the mouth and the gut; possible damage to the heart, kidneys, and nerves; and the risk of serious infection until the immune system recovers. Knowing how sick Ms."
- John Abramson, Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine (P.S.) (Get the book.)

"It is also a primary immune system regulator. But when histamine gets engaged in water regulation of the body, it automatically suppresses the immune system at the bone marrow level of activity. It has to do it; otherwise dehydration would constantly cause immune system flare-up. This is the natural design of the body to conserve the immune system for serious infections and not waste its resources when the body is dehydrated. Lymphoma; Allergies; Asthma; Diabetes; immune system Suppression Diabetic Neuropathy: My name is Andrew J."
- Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, Water Cures: Drugs Kill : How Water Cured Incurable Diseases (Get the book.)

"Now we know it contains a great deal of lymphatic tissue and is thought to be part of the immune system. The colon is short, only 3 to 5 feet long. Its job is to absorb water and remaining nutrients from the chyme and form stool. Two and a half gallons of water pass through the colon each day, two-thirds of which come from body fluids. The efficient colon pulls 80 percent of the water out of the chyme, which is absorbed into the bloodstream."
- Elizabeth Lipski, Digestive Wellness: How to Strengthen the immune system and Prevent Disease Through Healthy Digestion (Get the book.)

"The substances that pass through the intracellular junctions are seen by our immune system as foreign, stimulating an antibody reaction. When the intestinal lining is damaged, larger substances of particle size are allowed to pass directly, again triggering an antibody reaction."

- Elizabeth Lipski, Digestive Wellness: How to Strengthen the immune system and Prevent Disease Through Healthy Digestion (Get the book.)

"Increase the number of immune system cells. Create lactic acid which balances intestinal pH. Break down bacterial toxins and prevent production of bacterial toxins and colitis. Have anti-tumor and anti-cancer effects. Protect from xenobiotics like mercury, pesticides, radiation and harmful pollutants. Break down bile acids. Manufacture hydrogen peroxide which has antiseptic effects. Heart Play a role in normalization of serum cholesterol and triglycerides. Metabolism Break down and rebuild hormones. Promote healthy metabolism."

- Elizabeth Lipski, Digestive Wellness: How to Strengthen the immune system and Prevent Disease Through Healthy Digestion (Get the book.)

"It also stimulates the immune system, increasing white blood cell activity and formation of T-cells, and contains enzymes that help break down dead cells and toxins. It also reduces bleeding time, which is important with ruptured diverticula. Slippery elm bark: Slippery elm bark has demulcent properties and is gentle, soothing and nourishing to mucous membranes. Drink as a tea, chew on the bark or take in capsules. Recipe for tea: Simmer 1 tsp of slippery elm bark in two cups of water for 20 minutes and strain. Sweeten if you want and drink freely; it can be used in large amounts without harm."

- Elizabeth Lipski, Digestive Wellness: How to Strengthen the immune system and Prevent Disease Through Healthy Digestion (Get the book.)

"Examination of the fluids in the wounds found different levels of a chemical called interleukin-6 (IL-6), a cytokine and key chemical in the immune system. Among the hostile couples, the levels of interleukin-6 were too low initially and then too high immediately after an argument, suggesting that their immune systems had been overwhelmed.34 The person sending out an intention might also need to be sent good intentions."
- Lynne McTaggart, The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World (Get the book.)

"Medical science was persuaded that the immune system performed these functions in a wholly autonomous fashion, unaffected by input from the nervous system or any other part of the body. Nothing could deter it from its self-appointed path. Indeed, it had been found that one could take the relevant cells and substances out of the host body and put them in a petri dish with some toxin or foreign agent, and they would still move smoothly into action, just as they would under normal (in vivo) conditions."
- Anne Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (Get the book.)

"The complex defense network of your immune system is made up of specialized white blood cells. Some of these cells engulf invading germs and digest them. Others make antibodies—molecules that attach to invading organisms like harpoons and identify them for other immune cells to attack. If you have type 1 diabetes, your immune system has made a major error: It has attacked and destroyed your insulin-producing cells, making it what scientists call an autoimmune disease. But why does it occur?"
- Neal D. Barnard and Bryanna Clark Grogan, Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs (Get the book.)

"That's a matter of the immune system, maybe even a matter of life and death. . . . You bet I'm grateful to Bernie Siegel for bringing the issue to the forefront of our culture. Because those of us who cut our holistic teeth on that issue developed our own brand of wisdom as a result.79 Others, though, found less to admire. In her 1999 book The Red Devil, Katherine Russell Rich had this to say: After reading Love, I suspected that friends and relatives of the stricken, in need of a quick hospital gift, were largely to blame for the sales."
- Anne Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (Get the book.)

"These cells are called natural killer cells (NK cells), and they're one of the big guns of the immune system. In one study published in Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology, high doses of vitamin C enhanced natural killer cells by 78 percent. The authors also concluded that such levels of NK cells might help in the treatment of cancer. Linus Pauling, Cancer, and Vitamin C Speaking of cancer, let's talk for a minute about Linus Pauling. Linus Pauling was the only person in history to win two unshared Nobel Prizes."
- Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why (Get the book.)

"The AIDS-patient community, for its part, seemed to have little trouble incorporating the new ideas about stress and the immune system into a series of politically impassioned stories about what was truly killing them. One early (1986) grassroots volume for and by AIDS patients, for example, had this to say: We believe that the AIDS virus particularly strikes individuals and groups who have been isolated by the dominant culture. ..."
- Anne Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (Get the book.)

"Selenium supplementation in humans has m resulted in increased activity of natural killer £3 cells—one of the most important weapons in your immune system's arsenal. For example, £ when it comes to the hepatitis C virus, Burt ? Berkson, M.D., Ph.D., calls selenium "a birth C 73 control pill for the virus." {Jj A Weapon against Cancer Low dietary intake of selenium is associated with increased incidence of several types of cancers, including lung, colorectal, skin, and prostate. Animal and human research shows that supplemental selenium can protect against certain cancers."
- Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why (Get the book.)

"By removing the problem foods the immune system is better able to heal and stay strong. Best of all, rotation diets allow us to eventually eat the foods we love— just less of them. And less frequently. Lieberman has a kinder, gentler way of doing the rotation diet than starting right off with wheat, dairy, and sugar. He suggests easing into a rotation diet slowly, so that it doesn't seem so overwhelming. Starting with rotating proteins—like fish, lamb, meat, and the like—on a four- or five-day basis."

- Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why (Get the book.)

"His goal was to create a state of nausea in the rats and condition them to associate it with the sweet taste of the water; he had not originally realized that the drug also suppressed the immune system. However, when his rats grew ill and began to die, he realized something was wrong. By this time, he had stopped offering them the tainted water and was just feeding them plain saccharine water. Nevertheless, the rats continued to grow ill and die.56 Why was this happening?"
- Anne Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (Get the book.)

"Though not technically a supplement, whey protein is another powerful way to increase the body's stores of glutathione and boost the immune system. Be sure to get a pure, high-quality powder made by a reputable company that markets to health professionals. You don't want one of the God-awful "fancy" protein shakes sweetened with sugar or some artificial chemical hazard that lines the shelves at the mall. (One brand I like is PaleoMeal by Designs for Health, which has whey from grass-fed animals, is carefully prepared, and is fortified with omegas and other heart-healthy nutrients."
- Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What Treatments Work and Why (Get the book.)

"Other research points toward specific breakdowns, such as a Cortisol insufficiency in the central nervous system, a general immune system dysfunction, or side effects of multiple infectious agents in the body. Because there is no identifiable cause, there is no cure, and, perhaps worse, there is no effective, long-term treatment. 84 For CFS patients, the syndrome can be devastating. For months they can feel relatively well and function fairly normally, and then the crushing fatigue hits like a storm, forming a black cloud over their lives and usually driving them into bed."
- Peter h. Fraser and Harry Massey, Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine (Get the book.)

"Some of these cells are released by the immune system and others by the injured tissue itself. Some are designed to engulf invading organisms, others to gobble them up, others to cart off the debris, and still others to seal off the injury and allow healing to begin. This internal defense force is constantly challenged as it is involved in battle and repair operations. Without such a robust system, you would be overwhelmed by every germ you encounter and every injury you sustain."
- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"Exercise brings the immune system back into equilibrium so it can stop inflammation and combat disease. 7. It fortifies your bones. Osteoporosis doesn't have much to do with the brain, but it's important to mention because you need a strong carriage to continue exercising as you age, and it is a largely preventable disease. Osteoporosis afflicts twenty million women and two million men in this country. More women every year die from hip fractures — a vulnerability of osteoporosis — than from breast cancer."
- John J. Ratey, MD, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (Get the book.)

"These positive gains are good for the body, the immune system, cardiovascular health, and a longer life. Chapter 12 Putting It All Together The New Cardiology Unclog Program A2003 study in the Journal of Medical Genetics on seventy-two men who had reached the age of a hundred revealed that they had higher levels of anti-inflammatory substances in the body than men of other age groups. The message: keep your anti-inflammatory defenses strong and you will live a longer life. This chapter will give you the specific New Cardiology guidelines."
- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"And don't forget the other supplements as well, such as vitamin C and fish oil, which can also help keep the immune system strong and reduce oral inflammation. Nixing Nanobacteria We think that cardiology will soon take up the challenge of nanobacteria—the miniscule microbes 1/1000th the size of other bacteria. Finnish experts believe that this insidious microorganism causes the calcification present in diseased arteries. They are refining a treatment method aimed at killing the bacteria and decalcifying the arteries."

- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"Free radicals are also generated by high sugar intake, excessive physical or emotional stress, heavy metal toxins, medical radiation, trans fats, certain drugs, and the immune system's response to chronic infection. The oxidative stress inflicted by free radicals on tissues is similar to the oxidation of metal (rusting) or the oxidation of a fat such as butter (turning it rancid). Antioxidant compounds made by your cells eliminate free radicals. You also get antioxidants from food, notably fruits and vegetables, and supplements."

- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"Also, if you continue to eat unhealthy foods in excess, you weaken your immune system no matter how much you exercise, and so the risk of illness increases, illness makes exercise difficult, and anytime the routine slackens, the weight returns. To lose weight for life, you need to conquer food addiction, not merely run around it. 1. I believe that using exercise on a routine basis to compensate for overeating will no longer work for me. 2. I still want to be able to overeat and use exercise to compensate for it."
- Roger Gould, Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever (Get the book.)

"Because of this stress response, some exercise improves your immune system and too much destroys it. The bottom line is, whenever your genes sense too much stress, they conclude that you're not a successful animal and therefore don't need to be protected and preserved, activating killer genes. But sense a little stress, and your genes keep killer genes at bay. EAT LESS, LIVE LONGER Another example of hormesis occurs with calorie optimization."
- Dr. Steven R. Gundry, Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You - And Your Waistline - And Drop the Weight for Good (Get the book.)

"FOSs will also help you absorb more magnesium and calcium, improve your immune system, and lower your cholesterol. Typical daily dose: 500-1,000 mg twice a day In this chapter, I've focused on all the delicious foods you can eat, many of them in unlimited quantities. In the next pages, you'll come to understand exactly what foods you need to avoid to pare away pounds and begin the process of restoring your health and vitality. Chapter 6 WHAT'S OFF THE MENU? In Phase 1, you'll say good-bye to most sugary and other high-carbohydrate foods that provide calories but virtually no micronutrients."

- Dr. Steven R. Gundry, Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You - And Your Waistline - And Drop the Weight for Good (Get the book.)

"Runners training for a marathon complain of constant sore throats and colds; their immune system has been impaired, just as a low-ranking baboon's has. Observe animals under stress and you'll see that they eat to soothe themselves, and I'll bet you do, too. To quickly induce obesity in a rat, repeatedly pinch its tail. The feeding frenzy lasts as long as the pinching continues. Why? Remember the second and third rules: avoid pain and find pleasure."

- Dr. Steven R. Gundry, Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You - And Your Waistline - And Drop the Weight for Good (Get the book.)

"Rather, it's a highly sophisticated system of specialized cells and the genes within them, including those that produce and sense hormones, govern your immune system, line your gut-all in constant communication with each other without your conscious input. If you're still having trouble with this concept, consider the autopilot program on an airplane. Once the human pilot inputs data about the destination into a computer, the autopilot controls direction, speed, thrust, flaps, pitch, and yaw."

- Dr. Steven R. Gundry, Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You - And Your Waistline - And Drop the Weight for Good (Get the book.)

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