My body was in dire straits when I became interested in self-healing. I had pneumonia 3-4 times during my life and caught every flu bug that was in the air. My immune system was out of control. Today people are always saying to me, “well you are getting older and our bodies just break down with age.” I am not satisfied with this and as I now know….
The IMMUNE SYSTEM weakens as you age – ONLY IF YOU LET IT!
The Japanese people and other Asian cultures have a life expectancy of around 100 years, which is among the highest in the world. Longevity and a healthy immune system go hand in hand. Both depend on the correct food intake for the vitamins, minerals and amino acids the food has, for the body to stay in a healed condition. The things we eat should promote cardiovascular health, electrolyte balance, good hearing/visual function, and immune modulation. Issues such as liver disease, kidney, heart failure, diabetes, cancer and obesity can block the body’s promotion of these essential supplements which it is capable of producing itself for our metabolic and neurologic health.
The Immune System is our natural defense system. It includes the entire body – every gland, organ, and tissue. The Immune System more than any other system in the body is central to your health and well-being, because it affects every part of the body. The fewer toxic burdens you have the more effectively the immune system can work. Everything you eat either strengthens or weakens your immune system. Correct foods give the necessary nutrients the body needs. The longer the body is deprived of the nutrients it needs – for cell repair, the more susceptible you are to illness. Vitamins, minerals, and amino acids help to strengthen the natural defense system. When toxins pile up faster than the body can eliminate them, the less effective the immune system becomes over time.
As I see people everyday, in all walks of life, with protruding stomachs I see a sign that their Colons are in jeopardy. OLD AGE begins in the COLON! So there goes your hope for longevity. It takes years of living and eating the wrong foods to produce a colon that is damaged. There is no quick easy way to correct a colon that is as damaged as any of the colons in the picture. So what do you do? CLEANSE, CLEANSE, CLEANSE…..
Eliminate the toxins, Rebuild, Regenerate.
A healthy Immune System needs a healthy Colon. The cleansing process means applying enough natural nutrient values in food, and the intake of correct herbal supplementation. The process is a gradual rebuilding of the blood, all glandular systems, skeletal (by way of exercise), and it also takes time and patience. Applying these strategies will aid in bringing the colon and the rest of the body back to a simulation of normalcy.
Additional conditions, from those mentioned above, that emerge because of a defenseless immune system include: chronic degenerative inflammatory disorders, sleep deprivation , chronic fatigue, joint and muscle issues, the common cold and flu, low sex drive, stress disorders, low motivational levels, weight gain etc. Do any of these conditions ‘ring a bell’ in your situation?
The following is a suggested list of the best foods to eat:
FRUITS: Grapes, Bananas, Strawberries, Mangoes, Grapefruit, Apples, Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, Oranges, Pomegranate, Dried fruits (not processed), Melons, etc.
VEGETABLES: Romaine and all dark leaf lettuce (Iceburg lettuce has less nutritional value), Kale, Spinach, Carrots, Celery, Green Peppers, Cucumbers, Avocados, Squash, Green Beans, Peas, Raw Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes (better than white potatoes), Cauliflower, etc.
** OTHER (Raw): Pecans, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Macadamia nuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Coconut, Pistachios. (**Eat moderately…too much can be acid forming.)
2 SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS: Taurine (which few of you have ever heard of, and Magnesium (which depletes in the body as it ages and is riddled with health issues). I take both of these as additional supplementation in my diet. They are extremely beneficial in combating all of the health issues, and more, than those mentioned in this article.
NOTICE: NO MEAT LIST. Meat is for the most part too acidic, and is basically the cause of many of our health issues. Remember – we need to Alkalize the body. The body makes enough of it’s own acids to do the job of breaking down the foods we eat. It doesn’t need help from other acid forming sources. Also remember that you are working on healing the IMMUNE SYSTEM AND COLON damage that has already taken place over the years.
REMEDY – Again, and repetition is good; Eliminate toxins, Nourish the body with correct nutrients, be Consistent, and Patient. Once your body’s own defence system is back on track to adequately protect you, your body will be rejuvenated and you will feel revitalized and energized!
Have a wonderful healing day and GOD BLESS!