Scientific research is finally validating the ancient health and healing practice of fasting. The Telegraph recently reported that scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have discovered that fasting “for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system,
even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as ‘remarkable.'”
Researchers suggest that the mechanism behind this phenomenon is that “starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection.” And fasting “‘flips a regenerative switch’ which prompts stem cells to create brand new white blood cells, essentially regenerating the entire immune system.” (more…)
It takes no more than 100 seconds for the body’s immune cells to identify and kill a cancer cell. Immune cells undergo ‘spontaneous’ changes on a daily basis that could lead to cancers if not for the diligent surveillance of our immune system, Melbourne scientists have found.
A research team from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute found that the immune system is responsible for eliminating potentially cancerous immune B cells in their early stages, before they developed into B-cell lymphomas (also known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas). The results of the study were published in the journal Nature Medicine. (more…)
Are you looking for a powerful cancer fighting food? Tiny single cell organisms known as spirulina,were designed by nature 3.6 billion years ago. Spirulina generated the oxygen we have in our atmosphere and created an environment that allowed all higher forms of life to evolve into the rich diversity we find on earth today. Just think what it would mean to capture the energy of this food in your body and free yourself or someone you love from the threat of disease.
Spirulina is in the highest order of superfoods. It contains one of the most remarkable concentrations of nutrients known in any food, or herb. Spirulina is 60 percent highly digestible vegetable protein, and contains a huge concentration of beta carotene, vitamin B-12, trace minerals, and the rare essential fatty acid GLA, missing in people who were not breast fed. Spirulina is rich in polysaccharides, another name for essential sugars sometimes referred to as glyconutrients. It has a balanced spectrum of amino acids, cleansing chlorophyll, and the blue pigment phycocyanin with tremendous antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. (more…)
Echinacea is a coneflower that is found most commonly in eastern and central North America. It is typically found in early to late summer in the open wooded areas and prairies. Echinacea was used by the North American Indians and the early settlers as an anti-microbial for relief of infections, pain and to reduce symptoms of snake bite and anthrax. Others have used Echinacea for relief of scarlet fever, syphilis, malaria, blood poisoning and diphtheria.
Big pharma would like you to forget about herbal medicine
The advent of antibiotics and the massive marketing and prestige that went behind this new medical technology reduced the usage and understanding of herbal medicine. The Germans picked up echinacea in the 20th Century and began to study it immensely. The Germans performed numerous studies that have demonstrated echinacea’s effectiveness at enhancing immunity. (more…)
By Michael A. Smith, MD
In case you didn’t already know it, most of your immune system is located in your gut.
That’s why if your gut isn’t healthy, neither is your immune system.
For instance, people with inflammatory bowel disease often suffer from immune hypersensitivities and other allergies as well.
Fortunately, new research shows that eating more cruciferous and leafy green vegetables is a great way to boost your gut immune system and improve your overall immune function throughout your entire body.
Let’s dive into the details!