Your immune system protects you against disease.
The main cells in your immune system are the white blood cells. Your immune system is also made up of friendly bacteria known collectively is called the microbiome or flora. Those microbes help you in many ways from absorption of nutrients, to recycling of bile, to immune defenses. They’ll make it so there’s just not enough space or food for a pathogen to live.
Our white blood cells actually make enzymes to help break down and kill microbes and pathogens. Our white blood cells generate mucus and inflammation and these pathogens get caught up in this mucus web, it’s like quicksand.
Our immune system has a memory. When there’s a microbe that actually comes back into our body, the immune system actually tags it because it as a memory of that and it can destroy it. So it actually learns over time by being exposed to pathogens. That’s called building up your immune system and this is why as a child it’s not very healthy to keep a child just so utterly sterile that they’re never exposed or they’re never sick. It’s a natural part of building the immune system.
Then we get to something called the phagocyte. That’s part of our immune system. The phagocytes are cells that have a ravenous appetite for not just microbes and viruses and bacteria and yeast and fungus but they will also eat up dead cells and debris. Phagocytes are stimulated by acid. Apple cider vinegar has been known to acidify the body and speed up phagocytosis just like any acid. (Blogger: Apple cider vinegar is available in capsules, which should not affect your teeth.)
Another mechanism involves certain white blood cells. If certain white blood cells are infected by a pathogen, we have this built-in mechanism that if the cell is invaded, it goes through something called apoptosis where it killed itself off for the benefit of the entire body because if they let the microbes leech into their DNA and start reproducing then they become the copy machine that just makes the virus over and over and over.
The bad guys, the pathogens also have their defences as well. They have the ability to block vitamin D and they do it through the vitamin D receptor because somehow they know that vitamin D is essential for the control of your immune system. If they can block it they lower your resistance to invading the cells and so they can take the cell over. The other thing that these sneaky little pathogens do is they can mimic your body tissue so they’re not recognized by the immune system. They can also hide in calcium little biofilm houses and this is why antibiotics are not effective.
Another mechanism especially with microbes like the mycoplasma that doesn’t have a cell wall they keep moving they’ll move into one joint in the synovial fluid another joint and your immune system is trying to attack them and they miss and so they keep moving so you can’t get them.
Another mechanism is that they these microbes have the ability to morph into different structures so your immune system gets confused.
What To Do About It?
You have things that weaken the immune system and you have things that strengthen the immune system.
What weakens the immune system? Low nutrient foods create nutritional deficiencies.
Look at the pandemic the Spanish flu of 1918. WW1 occurred just before the spread of this virus all over the world that killed 50-100 million people. What happened in this war? You had rationing. You had the preserving of food. There wasn’t a lot of fresh vegetables and food. When you do that over a period of time you weaken the immune system especially if you put someone under a stressful state. That is going to set the person up for susceptibility to having a virus invading their body.
So when you’re low in vitamins, trace minerals, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids, especially, you are more susceptible to getting sick because of the fact that the nutrient defense mechanism is dependent on these nutrients. Just think about a virus for example, a virus can’t do anything to you, It’s not alive unless it invades the cell wall and goes right into your DNA and starts to turn it into a copy machine while it hijacks the life force from that cell.
Remember, it has to invade the cell wall.That cell wall is two layers of fat; it’s a bi-lipid layer of fat. So this is another reason why essential fatty acids are vital to protect yourself. You don’t want to go on a low-fat diet when you run down or sick.
Cholesterol is very important in a healthy immune system. It is an essential building block for certain hormones like cortisol, for example. Cortisol is really important in your immune system, if cortisol does not have its building blocks cholesterol, it can’t be formed correctly.
Stress is probably equivalent to nutrient deficiencies. It is a very key factor.
Low sleep also sets you up for being susceptible, it’s connected to stress as well and glucose. Certain viruses are activated more with glucose fuel versus other fuels. (The Ketogenic diet is low in glucose/ carbohydrates.)
What nutrients are really vital in keeping your immune system bulletproof?
At the top of the list we have vitamin C. Not synthetic vitamin C; take vitamin C from food or a food concentrate. In nature vitamin C always comes in a complex of many parts not just one thing, ascorbic acid. The foods that are highest in vitamin C are sauerkraut, bell peppers, berries, and green leafy vegetables. Vitamin C has the power to stimulate the production of more white blood cells. Vitamin C is also stored in large quantities in your adrenal gland to actually help make adrenal hormones.
The next one that’s equally as important vitamin D, it is very hard to get from food so the sun would be probably the best source or take it as a supplement. Vitamin D is actually a hormone factor that controls your immune system. It has a function that goes way beyond just making bone. There are vitamin D receptors in all of your white blood cells and in your DNA. It supports the t-cells, which are made by the thymus gland, which is like a training camp for white blood cells. It also protects against pathogens. It actually gives your body the capacity to kill microbes very potently.
Vitamin A provides the structural integrity of the mucosal cells in the sinus and their respiratory centers. The best source of vitamin A is cod liver oil, egg yolks, and butter is a good one because it’s a fat-soluble vitamin.
Zinc is the most important trace mineral for the immune system. A lot of people are deficient in zinc. It actually can increase t-cells and it does a lot of other things for the immune system. Zinc is very protective against viruses.
Garlic ranks number one in potency for killing off viruses bacteria, yeast, fungus, and mold.
The next one is colloidal silver. It starves off the oxygen supply to certain microbes so it’s a very potent. Some people use it as a nasal rinse and it works really well but this is a very potent antiviral as well.
Olive leaf is great as an anti viral into protect the immune system.
There are a lot of other things that can protect the immune system but from Dr. Berg says these are the most powerful.
This post has been condensed from the original, How do we strengthen in bulletproof our immune system?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrWFWdNk5qQ
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