At this stage of our evolution you would think that the human body would be thoroughly mapped out by now, and the science of anatomy is pretty much settled.
Well, science is NEVER settled, and here’s a perfect example.
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered that your brain and central nervous system are directly connected to your immune system by lymphatic vessels (near your sinuses) that were previously thought not to exist.
This stunning discovery actually means medical school textbooks need to be rewritten!
But there’s a lot more to it than that…
Shedding new light on neurological conditions
Prior to this recent discovery, the immune system component in neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS), autism and Alzheimer’s has been a bit of a mystery.
For example, people with MS suffer impairments in their mobility and coordination because their immune system eats away at the protective covering of their nerves, but it was never clear exactly how this was carried out.
Well, now we know there’s a distinct pathway between the two!
Alzheimer's is characterized by the accumulation of large protein chunks in the brain. It’s entirely possible that those chunks may be accumulating because they're not being properly “washed away” by these newly-discovered lymphatic vessels.
And in autism, a condition that has exploded from 1 in 10,000 in 1983 to currently 1 in 36 children, it’s time to acknowledge ALL possibilities as to what is affecting our kids’ immune systems—including the ever-expanding vaccine schedule—and how these factors are damaging their brains through this newly discovered lymph network.
The more these lymphatic channels are studied, the more hope there will be for people suffering from these and other neurological condiitons.
Its resume is growing
A healthy immune system clearly does SO much more than merely protect you against colds, viruses, flu and infections!
A strong immune system also protects you against diseases like cancer.
A sharp immune system recognizes that things like cat dander, ragweed and shellfish aren’t harmful invaders that should cause you sneezing, congestion and make you swell up.
A smart, properly functioning immune system knows better than to attack your body through various autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, lupus, psoriasis and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
And now it sure looks like an intelligent immune system can even reduce your chances of developing a devastating neurological condition!
Take care of yours
Now more than ever before in our existence, it’s essential to take care of your increasingly vital immune system!
Here are 7 of the best ways to pamper yours:
7 Ways to support a healthy immune system
1- Limit sugar and refined carbs
Sugar and refined carbs (which turn to sugar upon digestion) feed cancer cells, harmful yeasts and parasites and depress your immune system functioning.
So avoid the white breads, pastries, cookies, donuts, cakes, bagels, rolls, white rice, crackers and snack chips.
And stay far away from the #1 health wrecker in existence—SODA.
2- Get some exercise
Unlike your heart and circulatory system, your lymphatic vessels don’t have a “pump” to move toxins through so they can be eliminated—YOU must be the pump!
And that means getting regular exercise—yet another reason to get your doctor’s OK and get going!
3- De-stress and get some rest
Both stress and lack of sleep are harmful to your intestinal gut flora, which houses 70-80 percent of your immune system.
Do what you must to lower stress in your life (regular exercise works wonders!), and make sure you get enough sleep each night.
4- Get nutritional support with vitamin B12, probiotics and vitamin D
Vitamin B12 is crucial for the formation of red and white blood cells, which boost your immune function.
Although B12 can be found in foods like meats, fish, eggs yolks and cheese, its absorbency in the GI tract can be limited, especially if you use acid reducers.
So an oral vitamin B12 spray like Hydroxaden 2.5 can help make sure you’re getting the B12 you need, since it’s absorbed through the mucus membranes in your mouth and bypasses the GI tract.
Since most of your immune system resides in your gut, it's essential to make sure that you have a healthy population of beneficial gut bacteria to support it!
Supplementation with a top-notch, full-spectrum probiotic like Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula is the #1 most effective step you can take to encourage a healthy intestinal flora balance.
Vitamin D helps tame your immune system’s inflammatory reactions, and therefore it is helpful for autoimmune conditions, asthma and allergies.
In addition to getting 20 minutes a day of unprotected sun exposure, a high-grade, therapeutic supplement like Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B can help ensure your body has the vitamin D your immune system so desperately needs.
5- Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Water is vital for cell and lymphatic system health—both of which are crucial to proper immune system functioning.
6- Ditch the antibacterial products
Exposure to various microorganisms actually makes your immune system stronger!
So ditch the anti-bacterial soaps and hand goo. Ordinary soap and warm water are all you need to keep yourself clean.
7- Carefully weigh vaccines
Vaccines are designed to trigger the development of antibodies to a virus, contending that if antibodies are created, immunity has been achieved.
But that’s like saying if you dump flour in a pan and put it in the oven, it will become a cake. Flour is only one ingredient in cake batter, and antibodies are only one component of human immunity.
Your body creates immunity by contact with a virus through the mouth, nose or skin, and processes it through a series of intricate steps that includes your GI tract.
Vaccines bypass this plan by injecting viruses into a muscle (this never occurs in Nature), which makes its way to your bloodstream and ultimately may provoke your immune system into producing antibodies.
But this is not “immunity” as Nature designed it, and our experiences prove this—many people contract the very illnesses they were vaccinated against.
Plus vaccines depress your immune functioning for several weeks, which means you are even MORE susceptible to illness.
If you choose to vaccinate, please read the package insert in its entirety prior to injection. Package inserts are vastly different from the “information sheet” your doctor’s office gives you, and may be downloaded from the FDA website.
Take care of your body’s gold—your immune system—and help it to protect you AND your brain like it should!
To your health,
The information in our articles are NOT intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and are not intended as medical advice.