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Symptoms of an Impaired Immune System

Symptoms of an Impaired Immune System

Symptoms of an Impaired Immune System

 

Symptoms of Impaired Immune System

"To strengthen the immune system, one must address the needs of the whole body.  A strong immune system is essential for health.  It is a very complex system of the body, involving the skin, intestines, nasal mucosa, blood, lymph and many other organs and tissues.  Factors that impair the immune system include nutrient deficiencies, contaminated air, water and food, unhealthful lifestyles and too much exposure to harmful microbes.  Other factors that weaken the immune system are negative attitudes and emotions and the presence of toxic metals, toxic chemicals and biological toxins in the body.  Others are sluggish metabolism, lack of rest and sleep, excessive stress or too much exercise.  As these causative factors are removed or corrected, the immune system improves." Dr. Lawrence Wilson

YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM NEEDS WORK IF YOU CHECK TWO OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  1. THREE OR MORE EAR INFECTIONS IN ONE YEAR
  2. TWO OR MORE SINUS INFECTIONS IN ONE YEAR
  3. ORAL ANTIBIOTICS USE MORE THAN TWICE IN ONE YEAR
  4. TWO OR MORE EPISODES OF PNEUMONIA IN ONE YEAR
  5. FAILURE TO THRIVE (CHILDREN)
  6. RECURRING DEEP SKIN OR ORGAN ABCESSES
  7. ORAL OR CUTANEOUS CANDIDIASIS AFTER AGE ONE
  8. HISTORY OF MENINGITIS, OSTEOMYELITIS, CELLULITIS, SEPSIS, OR RECURRENT HERPES ZOSTER
  9. HISTORY OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE, LYMPHADENOPATHY OR SPLENOMEGALY
  10. FAMILY HISTORY OF IMMUNE DEFICIENCY
  11. INCREASE OR SUSEPTABILITY TO INFECTIONS
  12. CANCER
  13. SARS
  14. THRUSH
  15. DIARRHEA
  16. HASIMOTO’S THYROIDITIS
  17. PERNICIOUS ANEMIA
  18. ADDISONS’S DISEASE
  19. DIABETES
  20. RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
  21. SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS
  22. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
  23. MYASTHENIA GRAVIS
  24. REITER’S SYNDROME
  25. GRAVES DISEASE
  26. PSORIASIS
  27. ECZEMA
  28. CUSHING’S
  29. FIBROMYALGIA
  30. SCLERODERMA
  31. SJORGREN’S SYNDROME
  32. DERMATOMYOSITIS
  33. LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS
  34. STRESS
  35. CRAVE SUGAR OR SWEETS
  36. NEED FOR INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTICS TO CLEAR INFECTIONS
  37. LACK OF ENERGY
  38. ILLNESS MORE THAN TWICE A YEAR
  39. DIFFICULTY DIGESTING CERTAIN FOODS
  40. FOOD ALLERGIES
  41. RECENT OF FREQUENT USE OF ANTIBIOTICS
  42. SORE OR PAINFUL JOINTS
  43. DIFFICULTY MAINTAINING IDEAL WEIGHT
  44. SLOW RECOVERY FROM ILLNESS
  45. EXPOSURE TO AIR POLLUTION DAILY
  46. POOR RESISTANCE TO DISEASE
  47. BELCHING OR GAS AFTER MEALS
  48. FEELING OUT OF CONTROL
  49. FOOD/CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES
  50. RECURRENT YEAST/FUNGAL INFECTIONS
  51. CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
  52. ASTHMA
  53. DEPRESSION
  54. SINUSITIS
  55. ACNE
  56. MIGRAINES
  57. ANXIETY
  58. INSOMNIA
  59. HIVES
  60. BOWEL DYSFUNCTION – CHRON’S DISEASE
  61. HEPATITUS B & C
  62. HIV
  63. SHINGLES
  64. TB
  65. ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
  66. LIVER DISEASE
  67. SILVER AMALGAMS
  68. HEAVY METAL TOXICITY
  69. PARASITIC INFECTIONS
  70. BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS
  71. ARTHRITIS
  72. CHEMOTHERAPY
  73. CORTISONE OR PREDNISONE
  74. LYMPHOMAS

IMMUNE SYSTEM ASSULT

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 American 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.

POLLUTION. A recent report published in Environmental Pollution and Neuroimmunology stated that the combined influence of various factors (chemical agents, radiation, stress) may lead to immunodeficiency in the form of respiratory and inflammatory disease. Hundreds of studies show that toxic chemicals impair immune defenses.

STRESS. Stress releases biochemicals 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 posttraumatic 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. In a recent study published in a 2000 issue of Psychological Medicine, researchers reported that episodes of serious stress experienced early in life may predispose a woman to breast cancer.

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE and 'SUPER BUGS'.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 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 medicine. 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.

LOW NATURAL KILLER CELL LEVELS. NK (natural killer cells) provide our first line of defense against invaders. A low NK count means a much higher risk of disease and tissue degeneration. Today we are able to measure the number of natural killer cells, and the news is not good. In addition, the constant barrage of free radicals, alcohol, tobacco, dieting, international travel, eating disorders, prescription drug side effects, day care, food additives, aging, lack of sleep, poor digestion and elimination continually weakens our natural immune defenses." [p. 16]

Reference:
…Elkins, R. (2002) Miracle Sugars. Pleasant Grove, Utah: Woodland Publishing.

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