Modern living is making it harder to maintain a healthy immune system. Here are just some of the forces working against it.
POOR NUTRITION: ‘Empty calories’ is a term that aptly describes the typical diet. Even a mild deficiency of iron and selenium can cause suppressed immunity and Americans are typically low in both.
HIGH-FAT DIETS: In a 1993 report published in Progressive Food and Nutrition, scientists found that excessive fat intake impairs immunity.
STRESS: Stress releases biochemical that suppress immune function putting us at higher risk for bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Our emotional landscape impacts immunity. One study reported in a 1997 issue of Psychosomatic Medicine stated that post-traumatic stress suffered after Hurricane Andrew had dramatically reduced killer cells in test subjects. Prolonged stress weakens or impairs immune response, making us vulnerable to infections, auto-immune diseases and even cancer.
ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: Once considered miracle drugs, antibiotics are now abused to the point they pose a major health threat worldwide. Bacteria are now outwitting potent antibiotics creating the risk of global infections that won’t respond to the best of the high-tech Proscription Drugs. In a June 12, 2000 press release the World Health Organization announced that almost all major infectious diseases are slowly becoming resistant to existing pain medicine like Buy Tramadol. In a June 12, 2000 press release the World Health Organization announced that almost all major infectious diseases are slowly becoming resistant to existing medicine.
Principles of real health:
•The genes provide the operational programs to establish and maintain normal structure and function of every living organism.
•The resources for gene directed biochemical syntheses (everything that the cell needs to exist) are limited to the air breathed, water drunk, and food eaten.
•What is present and what is absent from foods eaten, is profoundly more important than what medical education and training has emphasized.
•If optimal nutrition is essential for good health, then nutrition could be even more important to persons with compromised health conditions one might observe benefits with improved nutrition that is not observed with many toxic drugs that have a label claim to treat disease.
•Conditions poorly managed or non-responsive to Proscription Drugs and responsive to phyto-nutrients and glyco-nutrients, strongly suggests, that the health compromise is due to a previously unrecognized nutritional deficiency.
•Present day nutritional deficiencies have more to do with the fact that our food is supplied from a green harvest, over processing, over-utilization of land, use of non-organic fertilizer, poor variety of foods (especially grains) and over-cooking our food than anything else.
•Lastly, toxins in our environment have a significant yet often non-quantifiable deleterious effect on our health, worsened by our present nutritionally deficient state.