Health News (Week 19 – 2013)
By Robert Redfern
As I suspected the email last week ‘Jab or not to Jab’ created two distinct sets of replies!
I had people saying they agreed with some or all of my points and others disagreeing with some or all of my points.
Just to be clear I appreciate both sets of replies as I am always reviewing whether my thoughts on the science are correct and I can only do that by considering both sides.
I had replies from people whose children had been given the jabs and from those who had not. On both groups some had problems and some had none. I even had an email from a 92 years old lady who had lived in a remote village in the USA and who said she wished she’d had vaccinations, as she got everything that was coming along…
As she lived in a self contained farming area and had not been in contact with diseases, once she went to school, she had the full raft of them. Whooping Cough was the only one she had as a baby, then travelling to the local town for school she developed at school; Ear Infections, Measles, Bronchial Pneumonia, Chicken/Small Pox, Mumps and Scarlet Fever.
This lady has ended up with allergies (mostly seasonable). I cannot comment on all of the emails but hers is a very good example for my reply. This lady thinks she has been left with a weak immune system. I disagree.
No one makes it to 92 with a weak immune system. What I do know, is that like many people, she has been left with what we now know as an “auto-immune disease” where infection (usually virus) has never left the body. It goes away for a while and then pops out when the body is at its weakest from stress, or an excess of eating un-natural foods such as carbs, sugar, and processed foods. For this lady I recommend 1st Line and Prescript Assist for her auto immune and allergy problems.
To be absolutely clear, there are no studies that show those who have vaccinations live longer or healthier than those who do not have vaccinations. It is misinformation spread around by the pharma business and who still conduct witch-hunts against anyone who tries to say different. I cannot prove it but I believe those without vaccinations live longer and healthier.
Research showing a link with autism and vaccinations is quite definite and in spite of a huge campaign to discredit it, you can decide for your-self if you like wading through studies. See and read more about it in the link at the end.
Not many people know it but doctors and the pharma business have been conducting witch-hunts for many hundreds of years.
Healer women were using various infection tools and strategies to pass on a weak infection for various diseases such as smallpox to young people throughout the known world with great success. It was called cow-pox then. The doctors did not have the same success and spread rumours that since they as qualified doctors could not solve these problems it must be the work of the devil.
A few quick rumours and these women were put to death simply for being better at healing than the competition. Now big-pharma uses the media to discredit anyone who comes up against them.
It is my contention that a really healthy foods diet and supplements such as Daily Immune Protection are the best way to get and stay healthy. I was also asked following the last email for a single supplement for long term use and protections and for more information about the Daily Immune Protection formula I had mentioned (last week’s news – if you missed it see the link below, Week 18). Since my family take it for regular health protection a quick mention for a supplement you may take for years was not really good enough. It is so important for a strong but balanced immune system.
Here is a press release extract that Good Health Naturally put out. It explains in better detail than I could, as to why it is the best you can get (in my opinion) for a strong immune system
PRESS RELEASE FOR DAILY IMMUNE PROTECTION
A Strong Immune System
Daily Immune Protection’s™ New Improved Formula is imperative to ensure optimum health and a strong immune system. Without a strong balanced immune system and its corresponding strong immune system response our bodies are incapable of fighting off even the smallest and seemingly harmless of foreign invaders.
What are just a few of the consequences of exposure to these foreign invaders, especially when immune system function is compromised? Problems that you wouldn’t think were linked such as:
- Out of control stress
- Auto Immune disease
- Weight struggles
- Digestive concerns
- Trouble sleeping
- Aging too quickly
How does the Immune System Protect us?
The immune system protects us by activating an immune system response, either through the innate or adaptive immune system. The responses of these immune systems are characterized by first, the body’s recognition of foreign invaders and their antigens (proteins located on the invader’s cell surface), and secondly, its response (attack) against them.
Where does Daily Immune Protection’s™ New Improved Formula come in and more importantly how is it different from other immune system response products?
D.I.P. balances and stabilizes both the innate and adaptive immune system responses in the body. This is because D.I.P. is an immune system “balancer” as opposed to other products which try to artificially bolster the immune system.
This is due to D.I.P.’s one of a kind formula developed with several ingredients which have been proven through research to enhance and “balance” immunity in the body.
The combined nutrients which work together to provide this optimum balance are:
- EpiCor® Dried Yeast Fermentate)
- eXselen™ Selenium (exceeds daily value)
- Vitamin D3 (exceeds daily value)
- Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) (exceeds daily value)
- Zinc Glycinate Chelate 20%
- Dimethylglycine HCL
- Elderberry Fruit Extract 4:1
- Larch Arabinogalactan Powder
- Immune Assist – Micron Powder
- Beta Glucan 1,3 (Glucan 85%)
Looking at each of these ingredients individually to see just how powerful this formula is….
EpiCor®- among its many other benefits, is a powerful and potent anti-oxidant. How powerful?
So powerful that EpiCor® has an Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) score of 52,500 per 100 grams. The ORAC score measures the antioxidant capacity of foods and supplements and was developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health. Foods and supplements ranking higher on the ORAC scale are believed to neutralize free radicals more effectively. Free radicals are an atom or group of atoms that have at least one unpaired electron and are therefore unstable and highly reactive.
Free radicals stem from a multitude of sources, including the very same things that impact the immune system negatively. These exposures create free radicals as does exercise and the process of eating and digestion. We do require some level of free radicals to function; however, due to our excessive lifestyles of drinking, smoking, and eating toxic foods, our bodies are in overload. Antioxidants and therefore EpiCor® can slow down and inhibit this free radical overload and the damage it creates that contributes significantly to aging and disease.
Studies also show EpiCor® is full of anti-inflammatory properties. This is good news as inflammation and the overabundance of free radicals in the body are a lethal combination!
These are the two main culprits behind the vast majority of sickness that ails us today. They create what we know as disease or dis-ease, meaning quite simply, the body is not at ease!
The consequences of free radical damage and inflammation?
- Cancer (cell growth)
- Skin cancer and conditions of the skin: acne and psoriasis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Digestive system disorders
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Liver damage
- Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites
Selenium and eXselen™
A quick primer on selenium tells us the following.
- Is an essential trace mineral (we need it, but can’t make it without help).
- Must be supplied via food or supplements.
- Is an antioxidant.
- Assists with immune function.
- Supports healthy inflammation.
- Is possibly protective against breast, thyroid, and prostate concerns.
What about eXselen™? How is it related to selenium?
- Is organic selenium.
- Has a high bioavailability rate.
- Is a superior quality, raw material.
- Is supported by 15 years of research.
- Is a result of six decades of proprietary technology focused on fermentation.
- Is a reliable source of high levels of selenomethionine – a selenium containing, naturally occurring amino acid which is efficiently absorbed within the body.
What about Vitamin D?
When we think of vitamin D we usually think of its role in calcium absorption; however, research on vitamin D and its role in the immune system, particularly its role in protecting against bacterial infections, found vitamin D is a critical component in the facilitation of a strong immune system. This is due to the fact that vitamin D receptors are found on the cells that make up the immune system. When there is a vitamin D deficiency these cells weaken and lose their ability to provide protection against foreign invaders.
Vitamin D is influential in both the innate and adaptive immune system responses. While both of these immune system responses are necessary for a healthy immune system they can also be detrimental depending upon the disease and infection the body is trying to deal with. The right amounts of vitamin D handles this dilemma by providing the balance needed.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid has been examined for its role in both preventing and treating cancer. In terms of cancer prevention vitamin C has a strong part to play in enhancing the immune system; therefore, the risk of cancer is minimized. Once cancer presents itself vitamin C can help the body resist further spread of the disease.
Vitamin C has exhibited other immune system benefits through numerous research studies. A lack of the proper amount of vitamin C has been shown to decrease the effectiveness of the immune system response. This research shows immune function returned when Vitamin C intake was restored in amounts high enough to avoid a deficiency.
Those who experience good health may also benefit from taking higher doses of vitamin C for the purpose of preventative care.
Zinc Glycinate Chelate
Chelated minerals provide optimum results and benefits as they are absorbed and assimilated into the body more efficiently than non-chelated minerals! They accomplish this by the ease at which they move through the wall of the small intestine and cross the cell membranes. Zinc Glycinate Chelate’s absorption is facilitated even further with the help of:
- Dimethylglycine HCL
- Vitamin C
And even though zinc is a trace mineral and is only needed in minute amounts its intake is critical. Zinc makes up the largest component of trace elements in the cells and is involved in a myriad of cell functions. Zinc is necessary for the proper functioning of the immune system with the potential to decrease the incidence of contracting the dreaded “common cold,” and may actually decrease the longevity of this virus when taken soon after symptoms appear.
A zinc deficiency can result in lower numbers of the body’s T-cells, resulting in debilitated immune function. T- cells are lymphocytes, a specific type of white blood cell found in the blood and other tissues and are primary components of the immune system.
Over a third of the daily requirement for zinc can be found in Daily Immune Protection™.
Dimethylglycine HCL also known as plain ole’ Dimethylglycine, is a component of every cell in the body and is derived from glycine, an amino acid, which is a building block of protein and plays a role in metabolism. Dimethylglycine enhances the immune system response and fights infection. One example of Dimethylglycine’s impact on this response are findings from a research study conducted on animals. Animals involved in the study were either given Dimethylglycine or given none (control group). All animals were then observed for their immune system response. Those administered Dimethylglycine HCL exhibited extremely significant improvement (up to 1,000%), in regards to fighting off infections compared to those animals who were given no Dimethylglycine.
Elderberry Fruit Extract 4:1
The elderberry fruit is not a household name when it comes to fruit; however, maybe it should be. Elderberries are abundant in antioxidants and have been utilized for medicinal purposes for hundreds and hundreds of years.
Research is abundant and studies on elderberry extracts show it can:
- Hinder the duplication of certain strains of the influenza virus.
- Decrease symptoms of influenza.
- Shorten and decrease symptoms associated with the “common cold.”
Larch Arabinogalactan Powder
Larch Arabinogalactan Powder is a polysaccharide (long chain sugar), which is extracted from the larch tree’s wood. The U.S.D.A. classifies Larch Arabinogalactan Powder as a reliable source of dietary fiber. This fiber acts as a natural probiotic and is responsible for higher levels of the “friendly” bacteria which reside primarily in the large intestine, especially the bifidobacteria Bifidobacterium longum, and Lactobacillus.
More “friendly” bacteria equates to a healthier colon. A healthier colon equates to a stronger immune system response. Why? Seventy percent of the immune system lies within the gastrointestinal tract!
Immune Assist – Micron Powder
Immune Assist – Micron Powder is a potent immune modulator. The power of Immune Assist lies in its composition. With over 200 immune fighting long chain sugars assisted by beta glucans and sourced from six species of medicinal mushrooms ( grown with the help of biotechnology), Immune Assist – Micron Powder is a crucial component of D.I.P.
Mushrooms contain specific sugar binding proteins that have the ability to identify cancerous cells and inhibit these cells from proliferating. The plant chemicals present in mushrooms also stimulate natural killer cells (primary components of the immune system), to act, enhancing the immune system response.
Beta Glucan 1, 3
Beta Glucan 1, 3 is a long chain sugar containing beta 1, 3-d-glucans and is extracted from the cell wall of the saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast. Beta Glucan has been scrutinized and studied with positive results in relation to immune system function. This yeast derivative has anti-tumor properties and prompts natural killer cells to take action.
Supporting Good Health
Keep this in mind: the vast majority of the immune system is present in the GI tract and inflammation and free radicals are the culprits behind most disease. Daily Immune Protection’s™ New Improved Formula has you covered with ingredients that support good health (including the health of the digestive tract), fight inflammation, and neutralize free radicals.