As a naturopath
who managed 3
holistic health centers over decades, I
keep up on biological science. In the early 90's, my third clinic,
I was a pioneer in 'quantum
medicine', the new 'bioenergetics of
health' paradigm that will someday surpass
the 'chemistry of disease' paradigm of contemporary
In order to help the most
people now, I write about the most important things I've learned for
holistic self care, specifically a strong immune system.
You may already have heard the
statistic that 80% of your immune system is related to your colon.
It is also related to the different glands of your endocrine system
which secrets the hormones that regulate all the systems of your
There is a direct cause and
effect relationship between your colon and hormonal health. When
people corrupt their colon with the "Standard American Diet" (SAD),
a toxic gut poisons the entire body, weakening the glands and
afflicting the immune system.
Life in the fast lane with
incessant stress is a gut-buster, impacting the solar plexus energy
center as corresponds to digestion and the colon.
"Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects 25 million Americans,
and is the leading cause of work-related absence."
[Harvard Women's Health Watch, April 2004.]
Some of us tend to be more sensitive to gut-wrenching emotional stress, yet 'hold it in'.
Others tend to be less sensitive and just 'blow it off', flatulence
This is no laughing matter if
you are over 40 with diminishing digestive enzymes and increasing
gas, bloating or the full range of gut imbalances from constipation
to diarrhea. This always puts a burden on the immune system.
The whole body is like a plant
that grows out of the 'dirt' in your colon. Healthy 'dirt', rich in
bio-available nutrients, creates a healthy 'plant'. But a toxic gut
is commonly caused by poor digestion, bad food-combining, GMOs, high
fructose corn syrup, toxic food additives, trans-fats, etc. Taking
toxic drugs to suppress the consequent 'dis-ease' symptoms only
compounds the toxic gut problem.
Those toxins pass through the
permeable colon membranes to poison the glands and cause the
pandemic of auto-immune diseases we now see with 'food sensitivity'
which is a dysfunctional inflammatory immune reaction to different
Here are just a few of the
possible symptoms of food sensitivities:
Head: Migraines, difficulty sleeping, dizziness, brain fog;
Mouth and throat: Coughing, sore throat, hoarseness, frequent
Eyes, ears and nose: Runny or stuffy nose, ear ringing, blurred
vision, watery eyes,
hearing loss, dark circles under eyes;
Heart and lungs: Irregular heartbeat, asthma, chest pain,
shortness of breath,
bronchitis; congestive fluid retention;
Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea,
stomach pain, heartburn;
Skin: Hives, rashes, psoriasis, eczema, acne, hair loss, dry
Muscles and joints: Weakness, joint aches, arthritis, swelling;
Mental: Depression, memory lapses, mood disorders, apathy,
difficulties, confusion, cravings, binge eating or drinking.
disease begins with strengthening the immune system.
Many people have asked me what the most important supplements are
the immune system and preventing disease.
health with the best available 'probiotics' is at the top of the
list. If you are "pro-life" (pro-bios) for your life, the health of
your 'poop chute' is the bottom line. But all probiotics are NOT
created equal. Very few probiotics on the market provide
peer-reviewed clinical research for validation of efficacy claims.
The best results I've found came out of six years of global research
regarding the most advanced
Also at the top of the list is nature's most
superfood' for your endocrine glands. This
nutraceutical grade 'royal jelly' provides the precursors to the
hormones that your glands secrete to regulate your whole body's
This "glandular superfood" (SPX) is also
a metabolic activator for cellular cleansing. Each
cell has a mitochondria 'powerhouse', and SPX
is nature's DNA 'powerfood'.
This cellular power is used to "clean house" (dump toxins, cleanse
Healthy cell metabolism, and the healing process in general,
requires that you get toxic wastes out of the body - a systemic
cellular cleanse -- to optimize cell regeneration.
combination of superior probiotics with this glandular superfood is far
over-all immunity benefits - biological synergy - than the sum of
Combo' is highly beneficial for more than
80% of your immune system. And the addition of essential fatty
acids like organic flax seed oil will turbocharge the
bio-synergy immunity benefits even more.
The future of
'Informed Choice In Health Care' is
emerging with 'Universal
Self Care'. And in the meantime, you still
have the right to own your own body, mind and spirit.
PS: For more insight on the immune system, see
also the previous health article,
Microbiota and 'The Flu',
with an excellent short video.