Immune Dysfunction and Expectations
By David KekichOnly if your immune system is depressed will it normally allow a virus to take hold. So maybe a depressed immune dysfunction is the disease. In fact, maybe aging is the disease that depresses the immune system.
For a variety of reasons, the aging immune system loses its ability to attack bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells. In aging humans, excessive levels of dangerous cytokines are produced that cause the immune system to turn on its host and create autoimmune diseases associated with aging such as rheumatoid syndrome.
Some methods to counteract immune dysfunction:
Maintain youthful hormone balance and guard against excess free radical production. Consider supplementing daily with:
- Glucan Complex – 100 mg of Beta-1, 3-D to boost certain immune parameters
- Luteolin – 8–16 mg daily
- Curcumin – 800–3200 mg daily, to suppress undesirable cytokines
Other foods and supplements to consider are:
DHEA is a parent hormone that promotes tissue renewal and replacement. Low DHEA levels affect your cardiovascular and immune system as well as your metabolism. DHEA usually declines from prime levels by 80–85% by the time you reach seventy years of age. The benefits of supplementing with DHEA include increased muscle tone, a more active sex drive, better skin and hair condition and better immune system function.
- Cut heart disease risk in half
- Improve mental alertness
- Lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Reduce blood pressure
- Lower risk of breast, colon, lung, ovarian and prostate cancers;
- Protect against Type II diabetes
- Improve exercise performance
- Lower risk of obesity
Can Expectations Determine How Long We Live?
If you always think the glass is half full, you’re on the right track. Mayo Clinic research shows that people with positive outlooks typically live 19% longer than people who see the glass as half empty. It’s questionable if this can be attributed to optimists being more likely to seek medical help when they’re ill, or if their immune systems strengthen as a result of their sunny outlook. The end result is, they live longer. Optimists are also less likely to suffer depression and helplessness than their pessimistic counterparts.
To support the hypothesis that their immune systems are actually strengthened, Dr. Bruce Lipton’s experiments, and that of other leading-edge scientists, have examined in great detail the processes by which your cells receive information. The implications of this research radically change our understanding of life. It shows that genes and DNA do not control your biology. Instead, DNA is controlled by signals from outside your cells, including the energetic messages emanating from your positive and negative thoughts.
You can actually modify your genes without changing their basic blueprint by modifying their environment through changes in your diet, emotions, toxins, stress, etc. And guess what? Those modifications can be passed on to your future generations.
This process is called epigenetics. Science Daily defines epigenetics as a rapidly growing research field that investigates heritable alterations in gene expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in DNA sequence.
Everything you eat, drink, breathe, think and expose yourself to affects your genes. Those foods, beverages, toxins and thoughts trigger your genes to act in certain ways, either good or bad.
Scientists have discovered it is easier to make epigenetic changes than to fix damaged genes.
There is a connection between your core thoughts, beliefs and attitudes and how your cells function as a result. Happy thoughts put your cells’ functions in balance. Hateful, angry and resentful thoughts do the exact opposite. They suppress your immune system, alter your hormones, upset your digestive system, and diminish your brain function and respiration.
Stub a toe, and all your cells react. Poison your body with cigarette smoke or toxic food, and you stimulate every cell. Subject yourself to uncontrolled stress, and you stress tens of trillions of cells. Now can you see why stress management and attitude are so critical to your health and longevity?
Now that you know your thoughts affect every single cell in your body, what are you going to do about it? Since you now realize positive, loving and grateful thoughts keep you healthy and make you live longer, while negative thoughts destroy you from the inside out, you have a big anti-aging advantage. What happens to you usually doesn’t matter one bit. How you react means everything.
What do you think? Is it a real possibility for curing someone with a compromised immune system?
David Kekich is President/CEO of Maximum Life Foundation that focuses on aging research, a 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to curing aging-related diseases. MaxLife.org is helping to make the anti-aging dream a reality with cutting edge Bio-Engineering research and products.