Boost Natural Immunity

A healthy immune system is your best defense. 80% is in your gut. Learn about natural remedies. Don’t overuse antibiotics or vaccines. Address chronic infections. Integrate natural remedies into your daily lifestyle. Keep an eye on Chinese and Ayurvedic herbology and food practices, and naturopathic medicine.

THE NATURAL IMMUNITY LIST

Handpicked. From education to self-care solutions.

 

01.  Beyond cell wars

It is time to disarm the military metaphor of the body as a battleground, with immune cells as the first line of defense.

via Aeon →


02.  When germs make you healthy

Roughly one in 13 has an autoimmune disease-- a disorder in which the immune system tasked with our protection instead attacks our own body --­such as Crohn’s, lupus, and ulcerative colitis. Why and what’s to be done?

via KCRW →


03.  Educate your immune system

Our bodies are confused by this 21st-century world.

via New York Times →


04.  Early life exposure to antibiotics is related to increased risk of allergies later in life

Studies were included that assessed the association between antibiotic consumption during the first 2 years of life and the risk of eczema or hay fever later in life.

via Eureka Alerts →


05.  Swelling obesity rates may be tied to childhood antibiotic use

As the threat of drug-resistant superbugs spreads, researchers are concerned that the overuse of antibiotics may cause another, even larger public health problem: childhood obesity.

via Science Daily →


06.  Glyphosate found in childhood disease

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s flagship herbicide Roundup and hundreds of other herbicides, has been found in vaccines.

via Ecowatch →


07.  Can GMO food cause immunity to antibiotics?

A British study has revealed that volunteers who ate one meal containing genetically modified soya had traces of the modified DNA in bacteria in their small intestines.

via Daily Mail→


08.  Vaccination during pregnancy: Is it safe?

Pregnant women used to be encouraged to avoid any toxic exposure to the developing fetus. This has slowly shifted to where vaccinations are now recommended to all women, but any research that this is safe is glaringly missing. 

via National Vaccine Information Center→


09. Pregnant mom’s immune response to viruses may increase risk of autism

Study's findings may lead to future therapeutic applications during pregnancy

via Arstechnica →


10.  Dr. Boyd Haley: Autism, mercury & thimerosal

Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative used in vaccines, is highly toxic. This danger becomes worse when combined with aluminum (as it often is in vaccines), when taken while on antibiotics, when taken while sick, and when taken by someone with genetic risk factors. And yet none of these contraindications are given. 

via National Vaccine Information Center→


11.  What’s really in vaccines? Mercury, MSG, formaldehyde and aluminum

A list of dangerous ingredients used in vaccines. 

via Russell Blaylock, MD →


12.  Immunology study suggests the appendix has a use after all

The appendix has long had a reputation as a redundant organ with no real function, but new research on the way innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) protect against infection in people with compromised immune systems may redeem this misunderstood organ. 

via Mental Floss →


13.  What you need to know about vitamin D and its impact on your immune system

The widespread deficiency of Vitamin D is concerning because it plays an important role in many areas of our health. It plays a hugely important role in your immune system and can be a determining factor in whether or not you develop an autoimmune disease.

via Amy Myers MD →


14.  High quality evidence suggests Vitamin D can reduce asthma attacks

New research has found evidence from randomized trials, that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks.

via Science Daily →


15.  List of minerals important for immune system health

These nutrients are immune boosting powerhouses.

via Approach Wellness →


16.  How breast milk engineers a baby’s gut (and gut microbes)

We now recognize more and more that factors in breast milk influence the gut microbiota, which in turn sets up the immune system to have fewer chronic illnesses later in life.

via National Geographic →


17.  Breastmilk: The movie

We are often told that breast milk is better. Better for babies, better for mothers, better for nutrition, health, well-being, and society.

via Breastmilk: The Movie →


18.  Exploring the diverse immune factors found in human breastmilk

Nature has developed the perfect substance to help support your infant’s developing immune system – breastmilk.

via Dr. Alex Rinehart →


19.  How to hack your immune system

Most of us looking to optimize our health get bombarded with information on hormones, gut health and detoxification. But we rarely hear very much about the immune system. The goal of this article is to give you some basic information on how our immune system works and how to improve upon it.

via Robb Wolf →


20.  Never get sick again

13 underground immune boosting strategies you’ve probably never heard of

via Ben Greenfield →


21.  Ginseng could be an effective way to prevent the flu

Research has begun to investigate therapeutic and pharmacological uses of Ginseng,  including anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory properties. It may also be a very effective way of preventing the flu.

via The Conversation →


22.  Medicinal mushrooms

The stand-out benefits of medicinal mushrooms include their antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour, and antioxidant capabilities.

via Primal Eye →


23.  Ancient healers: Adaptogens

Unlike a pharmaceutical that push effect one aspect of the body, adaptogens do what is needed to bring the system back into harmony. The name describes how they help the body adapt to stress. See what adaptogen might be a good match for you.

via Experience Life →


24.  Top 10 benefits of shilajit

Shilajit literally means “rock of life” and is considered the cornerstone of Ayurveda and one of the world’s most beneficial foods. 

via My Plastic Free Life →


25.  Hacking your health with bees

From raw honey to royal jelly and venom, new evidence suggests bees and their byproducts can help boost your immune system.

via The Daily Beast →


26.  The scientific case for cold showers

Chilly water increases blood circulation, releases endorphins, and could make you a more productive human—if you can handle it.

via Fast Company →


27.  Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection.

via Telegraph →


28.  10 natural antibiotics that fight infection

Pharmaceutical antibiotics end up doing more harm than good as they kill beneficial bacteria as well. Here are 10 natural antibiotics that may already be in your kitchen. 

via David Wolfe →


29.  12 ways to support your immune system naturally

In a world where toxins run rampant and exposure is difficult to avoid, we really need to take extra precautions to support our immune systems naturally.

via Global Healing Center →


30.  Why homeopathy makes sense and works

A great introductory article for advocates or skeptics of homeopathy...

via Homeopathic.com →


31.  How to treat a weak immune system with aromatherapy

Many essential oils have a remarkable ability to both support the immune system and increase one’s rate of healing. Some of these same essential oils are also powerful antiseptics.

via How Stuff Works →


32.  More than a scent: Essential oils aid the immune system

Today we think of essential oils as mere pleasant additions to a relaxing massage. But in olden days, some cultures valued oils even more than gold because their powerful healing properties were known.

via Huffington Post →


33.  An apple cider vinegar tonic that will boost your health

This one is full of natural ingredients that, when combined, create a powerful elixir to combat nasty viruses and bolster the immune system.

via Yuriel Kaim →


33.  8 Proven Colloidal Silver Benefits

How colloidal silver boosts immunity.

via Dr. Axe →


34.  How to make Bone Broth

Anti-inflammatory, Immune Booster, Ancient Superfood

via The Art of Healthiness →


35.  Boost your immunity with this 2-minute acupressure routine

Whether we’re talking about the flu, and hence its immunity-boosting ability, or back pain, acupuncture makes us stronger so that we can naturally resist illness and pain.

via My Plastic Free Life →


36.  Tasmanian devil milk fights superbugs

Milk from Tasmanian devils could offer up a useful weapon against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to Australian researchers.

via BBC →


38.  Can Qi Gong boost your immune system?

Recent studies, however, have evaluated the long-held belief that qigong improves immune system functioning – a characteristic that can be measured and quantified.

via Well.Org →


39.  The CBD user’s manual: Everything you need to know about marijuana’s most medicinal molecule

Brush up your knowledge on Marijuana, thanks to Project CBD. 

via Alternet →


40.  Autoimmune diseases: How does cannabis help?

Not only is the plant effective at relieving some of the pain and uncomfortable symptoms of autoimmune disease, but it is showing a lot of potential as a powerful immunomodulatory. So how does the herb actually work?

via Herb.co →


41.  Your grandma needs to be smoking pot

Scientists found evidence that the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), may be able to remove the buildup of a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s. 

via The Daily Beast →


42.  Study: Here’s how cannabis could help your body fight off cancer

Cannabinoids work synergistically with the body’s immune system to stop cancer, unlike traditional treatments which destroy the immune system in the process of stopping cancer.

via Reset.me →


43.  Holistic cancer research: Marijuana, THC and hemp oil

via Holistic Cancer Research →


44.  A cure for metastatic cancer? 

GcMAF is a research-proven cancer therapy—a human protein that activates specific immune cells (macrophages) that attack and destroy cancer cells.

via Tim Smith MD →


45.  GcMAF: The latest discovery in natural cancer treatments

An Italian molecular biologist, Marco Ruggiero, has invented a new ‘drug’, which is showing very promising results in reversing not only cancer, but autism, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, kidney disease, HIV and other chronic illnesses as well.

via We are change →


46.  Treating Lyme Disease

Multiple factors led to an increased prevalence of Lyme Disease. This article describes the interplay of neurotoxins, co-infections, oral vitality, autoimmunity, and psychological trauma and how to sequence treatment to address each case.

via Klinghardt Academy →


47.  Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in 2 minutes

While vaccine manufactures and drug companies take each disease and opportunity to bring chemical interventions to the market, a natural way to prevent the spread of viruses already exists. 

via Natural News →