Immunity, Nutrition, and Biomagnetism: Important concepts to understand during the Coronavirus pandemic
What is immunity?
The three types of immunity that help defend our bodies from pathogens are innate immunity, active acquired immunity, and passive acquired immunity.
Innate immunity is the human body’s inborn ability and the first line of defense to thwart the effects of pathogens. The protective barriers of innate immunity include:
- Skin–Keeps out pathogens
- Mucus–Traps pathogens
- Stomach Acid–Kills pathogens
- Enzymes in Sweat and Tears–Creates antibacterial compounds
- Phagocytic Cells–Attacks all foreign cells entering the body
- Interferon and Other Antimicrobial Chemicals–Kill viruses in the blood and lymph system
- Fevers–Kills pathogens
- Inflammation–Protects against infection
Active Acquired Immunity is when an immune system responds to a pathogen by creating antibodies. In natural active immunity, a natural infection triggers the response; in artificial active immunity, a vaccination does. Active acquired immunity is regulated by the cells/organs in our body, like the spleen, thymus, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. The immune cells are multiplied due to the antibodies created by the cells/organs. Next time when the pathogens enter the body, the immune system remembers the foreign substance and swiftly goes into action destroying it.
Passive Acquired Immunity is when a host receives antibodies from another person. In natural passive immunity, a mother’s antibodies are transferred to the baby through the placenta and breastfeeding. The immune protection extends months beyond the transmission. In artificial passive immunity, a person’s blood containing the antibodies is injected into another person.
Immunity Building using Nutrition:
Proper nutrition is the primary key to a robust immune system. Essential nutrients include:
Protein: An essential element for cellular repair and recovery. The body needs to have an adequate amount of protein to produce antibodies and perform DNA repair. Lean meat, fish, eggs, seeds, nuts, beans, quinoa, amaranth, and peas are good sources of protein.
Vitamin A: A nutrient that helps to keep the skin, stomach, intestines, mouth, and respiratory system healthy. It also supports interferon signaling which is essential for the body’s antiviral defense. Broccoli, sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, and apricots are high in Vitamin A.
Vitamin C: An antioxidant nutrient that not only encourages the production of white blood cells but also improves their function. Bell peppers, kale, broccoli, guavas, pineapples, strawberries, tomato juice, mangos, and papayas are good sources of Vitamin C.
Vitamin D: A nutrient that supports the creation of the body’s “natural antibiotics,” AMPs (antimicrobial peptides), which act not only against bacteria but also against the flu virus. The best source is natural sunlight, but other good sources are fermented fish and cod liver oil.
Zinc: A mineral that supports the immune system. Red meat, shellfish, eggs, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds are good sources of zinc.
Probiotics: Live bacteria and yeasts that enhance the gut flora and immune system in general. Probiotics are present in yogurt, kimchi, and other fermented foods. They are also found in vegetables, beans, nuts, and whole grains. Sugary foods and alcohol disrupt the bacteria in the gut, and hence it is best to limit their consumption.
Other Vital Nutrients: Iron, selenium, Vitamin B6, folate, and prebiotics improve the immune system and enhance a healthy lifestyle.
Lifestyle Habits to Boost Your Immunity:
- Proper sleep, a vital aspect of body recovery.
- Maintaining hygiene by washing your hands.
- Regular exercise.
- Relaxation practices like yoga or meditation.
Biomagnetism & Immunity:
Biomagnetism is a revolutionary, scientific, and therapeutic approach to wellness that differs from traditional medicine, homeopathy, herbs, and natural therapies. It is perfectly compatible with any other traditional or alternative modality. It is an internationally practiced health approach that strives to attain bio-energetic balance in the human body; the state of natural health known as “homeostasis.” It is believed that pH imbalances may ultimately accumulate and combine to allow the development of symptoms, syndromes, and other health conditions in our bodies. Biomagnetism involves the precise and proper placement of special high field strength magnets over specific areas of the body, to support the regulation of pH in these areas. By maintaining adequate pH, homeostasis may be reestablished so that the body can heal itself. This therapy stimulates the immune system, increases circulation and oxygenation, normalizes response to inflammation, and has many more positive effects on our bodies.
Dr. Luis Garcia is a renowned practitioner based out in New Jersey. He conducts biomagnetism seminar to spread the knowledge and train individuals in biomagnetism therapy.
- Posted by Dr. Luis F Garcia