Immune Support

  1. Statins can weaken your immune system response

    How cholesterol drugs can wreck your immune system

    It doesn’t take a long.

    You pop a statin, and the pain kicks in – the notorious muscle ache that, in some cases, is so severe that it’s practically crippling.

    It’s like taking the opposite of a painkiller!

    But if you think the pain you feel is bad, wait ’til you hear about what you can’t feel – the silent damage taking place inside your body.

    Taking these pain-inducing pills wreaks havoc on your immune system, increasing your risk of infection. Whether it’s an everyday illness or a life-threatening bacterial infection, being on statins will make you more prone to them – and when they do strike, they’ll hit you harder than a sack of bricks.

    In the new study, seniors taking statins didn’t respond as well to the flu shot. After vaccination, their levels of antibodies were cut by as much as two-thirds.

    That alone is not a big deal. But if statins can shut down the immune response to the flu shot, it’s almost certain the drugs will diminish your immune response to everything else, too.

    The drugs appear to reduce inflammation, and not in a good way. They can block the inflammation your immune system relies on to fight infection.

    Of course, the statins are working just as they were designed to – lowering your LDL cholesterol levels dramatically. But contrary to what mainstream medicine says (which has dubbed it “bad” cholesterol), you actually need LDL for proper immune system function.

    Along with making you more prone to infections, low LDL can even increase your risk of cancer!

    So to boost your infection protection in winter or any other time of year, don’t ask your doc for a flu shot. Ask instead about getting off your statins. Odds are, you don’t need them anyway.

    You don’t need that flu shot, either. It’s not the best way to prevent flu. In fact, it’s not even the second- or third-best way to prevent flu, either.

    The flu shot is the absolute WORST – it offers little protection to most people and almost none to seniors.

    Instead of getting stuck by an ineffective shot and crippling your immune system with drugs, try giving your natural defenses a boost.

  2. Glutathione can double immune system power

    The immune system is your body's first line of defense against everything from the common cold to killer diseases.

    It's under assault all day, every day. You're constantly dodging microscopic bullets of viruses and bacteria -- and if your immune system is doing its job right, you won't even know it because you won't get sick.

    But every defense system can use some backup. And whether you're perfectly healthy right now or the type who catches every bug going around, there's one step you can take today to give your immune system a super boost so you stay healthy.

    It's a potent antioxidant called glutathione, and new research reveals that supplements can supercharge your immune system's natural killer cells, or NK cells.

    These cells are just what they sound like: They're your immune system's assassins, called into action whenever it detects a threat. If your body senses a virus... a bacteria... a tumor... or anything else that doesn't belong, those NK cells are kicked into action.

    And if you take glutathione, you could double the power of that army of disease-fighting warriors. Yes, that's a two-fold boost in one of the most critical components of your immune system from a single antioxidant.

    Glutathione works in a number of ways, and the new study identifies just one of them, showing how supplements boost your levels of the antioxidant in all the cells that need it most -- including erythrocytes, plasma, lymphocytes and buccal cells.

    But that's not the only trick it has up its sleeve.

    Like the star player on a sports team, glutathione makes everyone around it better. In this case, it enhances the activity of vitamins C and E, two other antioxidants that help power your immune system and fight disease.

    Glutathione even lends a hand to your liver better, boosting its ability to chase toxins out of your body.

    And if that's not enough, this antioxidant is also proven to slash levels of the damaging oxidative stress responsible for both the outward signs of aging such as wrinkles to the more important stuff on the inside, reducing your risk of the chronic diseases that strike as we get older.

    If you've found your own immune system slowing down over the years -- or if you simply want to make sure it never does -- get to work on boosting your levels.

    While your body can make some on its own, it rarely produces enough. You can add to your supply of glutathione by eating more garlic, onions and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cabbage and cauliflower.

    But don't stop there. If you really want to step it up a notch or two, consider a glutathione supplement. I recommend the acetylated form, which is more easily absorbed by the body and more stable in the digestive tract.

    I've got even more to tell you about this incredible stuff -- so much more, that I plan to have a full report on glutathione in the February edition of my subscription newsletter, Health Revelations.

    Subscribers, your issue will be on its way to you next month.

    Not a subscriber? It's not too late -- sign up today and you'll get that latest cutting-edge natural cures delivered right to your mailbox every month.

  3. Flu shots are grown in dog kidney cells

    You could be getting a dose of Fido with your next flu shot

    Ever wonder just what's inside a flu shot? It's not medicine... and it's certainly not magic.

    Flu shots contain toxic metals and other dangerous additives. But just as unsettling is how the virus itself is grown before its put into the vaccine.

    In most cases, the virus is injected into fertilized chicken eggs. But because that makes the shot off-limits to people with egg allergies, they've managed to cook up something even more disturbing: flu shots grown inside the kidney cells of dogs. Continue reading

  4. Good bacteria promote belly balance for a happy calm gut

    Something bad is buried in your belly

    Gas, bloating, indigestion, cramps and constipation: Most of us find our occasional digestive woes too uncomfortable to even talk about.

    But ignoring these signals from your belly is a bad idea. They're, more often than not, a sign from your stomach and digestive system that something bad is buried in your belly, and you need a little extra support.

    All of our guts are teeming with bacteria, good AND bad. The good bacteria help with digestion, but the bad bugs can do a real number on your gut. That's when suddenly, before you can even say "Burp," your digestive comfort has left the building. Continue reading

  5. MMR vaccine again linked to autism

    CDC researcher admits to vaccine cover-up

    It's a shocking confession straight from a CDC researcher: The agency has been hiding the truth about vaccines.

    William Thompson, one of the authors of an often-cited 2004 study that claims to find no link between vaccines and autism, admits he and his fellow researchers omitted "statistically significant data" and didn't follow the study protocols.

    Now, a new study in Translational Neurodegeneration using the full dataset finds that African-American children given the MMR vaccine have a much higher risk of autism. Continue reading

  6. Nasty bacteria found on human hands

    Your hands are dirtier than you think

    Do you wash your hands before eating?

    Be honest. You're hardly alone if you don't: Studies show that most of us don't wash before eating, despite the fact that we often carry dangerous germs on our hands.

    And maybe that's the reason -- and not food poisoning -- that some people get so-called stomach bugs, because your hands are usually dirtier than anything else around you. Continue reading

  7. Probiotics can reduce blood pressure

    Gut bacteria can help lower your BP

    Want to knock a few points off your blood pressure quickly, easily and without drugs?

    Then follow my advice and take a probiotic.

    You know I'm a big fan of these friendly bacteria for digestive health, immune system support and more. Now, new research finds one more benefit: they could help reduce your blood pressure levels. Continue reading

  8. Vitamin C boosts energy and fights the cold

    Vitamin C can give you the energy to exercise

    You know, one of the most common excuses I hear from people who don't exercise isn't that they don't have the time.

    It's that they don't have the energy.

    It's a vicious cycle, of course, because regular exercise will give you the energy to keep at it. And the longer you go without exercise, the harder it will be to find the strength to get started.

    So let me offer a little help. Continue reading

  9. Chlorella can slash triglycerides

    An easy way to cut your triglycerides

    Most of what you hear from the mainstream about cholesterol is wrong or at least badly distorted. LDL isn't a "bad" cholesterol, and lower isn't always better.

    But there's one message they've got right when it comes to the fats in your blood, and that's the fact that triglycerides really are dangerous -- and if yours are starting to rise, you need to take action now to bring them back down.

    Drugs won't help you here, but natural solutions can do the job -- and new research uncovers one more weapon that can help anyone get quick results.

    It's an algae called chlorella, and 5 grams a day can slash your triglycerides by more than 10 percent in a single month, according to the new double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study published in Nutrition Journal. Continue reading

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