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Immunity Diet on a Budget – Part 1
Your cells are your immune army that is ready to fight any foreign invader
2.Two key diet requirements your cells need
Healthy cell membrane
PART ONE – 3 steps to a healthy cell membrane
#1: Decrease your fat intake
A decrease in fat increased immune response specifically when under a pathogenic attack
-T- and B-cell-specific almost doubled when the level of fat in the diet of healthy men was reduced from 30% to 25% energy for 11 weeks.
-Similar results were found in another study conducted in healthy women whose fat intake was reduced from 40 to 25 or for 6 weeks.
-Results from two other studies show an increase in the number (Rasmussen et al., 1994) and activity (Barone et al., 1989) of natural killer (NK) cells when the fat intake was reduced by about 10 en%
SOLUTION: Reduce Saturated Fats
-processed foods; cakes, cookies, chips, pastries, pies, etx.
-pasteurized dairy products: butter, margarine, milk
-conventional meats & processed meats (such as sausages, burgers, bacon)
-coconut and palm oils and coconut cream.
#2: Low Sugar Diet
Hyperglycemia in blood limits the activity of the immune system & disables the innate immune system
-“Chronic hyperglycemia in diabetes patients can lead to acidosis, which limits the activity of the immune system. The effects of these changes are reversible upon treatment of acidosis and hyperglycemia.”
-High glucose levels limit and deregulate neutrophil synthesis, which is essential in the immune system to attack a foreign object.
-leukocytes to mobilize to the site of infection and stimulate apoptosis is negatively impacted as well.
-If the pathogen is able to invade the host without the assistance of the innate immune system, an increased risk of infection is expected
-get off refined sugars
-avoid bread, pasta, even fruits
-listen to the podcast with ken berry
-listen to the podcast with Anna Vocino for recipes
#3: Decrease Toxic Load
CONCEPT: Current & generational toxicity effects the body’s ability to fight infections
-New research shows that maternal exposure to a common and ubiquitous form of industrial pollution can harm the immune system of offspring and that this injury is passed along to subsequent generations, weakening the body’s defenses against infections such as the influenza virus.
-“The scientists observed the production and function of cytotoxic T cells — white blood cells that defend the body against foreign pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria, and seek out and destroy cells with mutations that could lead to cancer — was impaired when the mice were infected with influenza A virus.
-Toxin above study was done on was PCBs
-Where do you find PCBs: air, water, soil
-PCBs are found in animals because they drink water with PCBs
-support legislatures that want to protect our environment
-lower your other toxic loads
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