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Julie Mitchell
08/Apr/2020

By Julie Mitchell, BCND, CN

As we go through the winter months, the same story about the cold and flu season seems to arise: we better get ready for it, because it’s coming our way!

What are the culprits to “catching” the cold, flu or any other kind of microbe? Spending too much time inside (where bugs can spread fast), reducing our movement/healthy exercise, stressing about things out of our control, poor digestion, not getting enough sunshine and rest, plus eating too many comfort foods, rather than nutritious ones. Any one or combination of these can put our immune system on the defense which allows the cold or flu bug to take over with debilitating results.

Having a cold or the flu can sometimes create fearful thoughts that weaken our system. How long will this misery last? Can I catch up with all my missed work work? Or will I even be able to crawl out of this pit I’m in? Fear and dread can quickly deplete our immune building reserves and cause our immune system to be vulnerable to attacks from microbes.

If we add on top of it the news reports of deaths from the flu or the CoronaVirus coming into the United States we can easily become even more fearful. I often hear myself saying to myself and others, “Let’s not make decisions based on fear, but of knowledge and truth!”

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, estimates that from October 1, 2020 through February 1, 2020 there have been 22-31,000,000 flu illnesses, 10-15,000,000 flu related medical visits, 210,00-370,000 flu hospitalizations, and 12-30,000 flu deaths.

In order to really defeat an enemy like the flu, we must go on the offense! When it comes to a sport like basketball or soccer, the players can play great defense throughout the game, but at some point, in order to actually win the game, they must have a strong offense and score! 💥

When it comes to the offense in your body, your immune system will not only help you score points throughout the day to make you feel amazing, it also has the potential to take down any intruder (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasite) that comes along.

6 Ways to Build a Strong Offense with Your Immune System… 👏

  1. Get outside, and enjoy the fresh cool air regularly with a walk or hike through the woods.
  2. Enjoy your fresh fruits, veggies and low-sugar foods in abundance
  3. Get the body moving, stretching and/or lifting with regular exercise
  4. Stress management is so important. If you are stressed out, you are on the defense.
  5. Get sufficient rest. Body heals and restores during rest phases.
  6. Equip the immune system with the Abundant Immune Protocol:
    1. Abundant Digestion
    2. Abundant C
    3. Abundant Immunity Chew-able
    4. Abundant Sunshine

PRAYER: Father, help us to have faith in who You are and what Your Word says over the fearful things of this world. We choose to fear You alone which opens us up to your infinite knowledge, wisdom and truth.  You will illuminate the path of wellness with the cleansing and redeeming light of the Holy Spirit as He equips us to follow and obey the hard but right  way that leads to abundant living. You will strengthen us to be strong and courageous and to not fear or dread anything, for it is You, Lord our God, who goes with us.  In the glorious name of Jesus we pray.

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who(or what microbe) can be against us?” Romans 8:31

You may want to read or reread the article I wrote a few years ago that can help deliver truth and knowledge about the immune system: PLANT THE SEEDS IN FERTILE SOIL.

BONUS IDEAS:

  1. Utilize our cleansing therapies:
    1. Colon Hydrotherapy, provides an excellent pathway to move toxins out of the body.
    2. Infrared Sauna, heats the core of the body just like the body raising the temperature to help fight infection.
  2. Add herbs to boost the offensive immune system:
    1. Liquid Echinacea 1:2
    2. Liquid Olive Leaf intrinsic
  3. Exhausted with adrenals falling behind?…support them with one of these:
    1. Adrenal Life Force
    2. Abundant Adrenals
    3. Liquid Adrenal Tonic
  4. Power up the immune system up with powerful homeopathic supports:
    1. Flu Milieu
    2. Viru Tox and Drainage Milieu
    3. Sinus Tone
  5. Cleanse your entire system with these protocols:
    1. 21 Day Purification Plan
    2. Colo Tox, Drainage Milieu and Artemisia Intrinsic
  6. Stay in a position of FAITH and not FEAR as you read the Word of God, to gain wisdom and direction for life of abundance in Him…abundance of LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS, and SELF-CONTROL.

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Julie Mitchell
08/Apr/2020

There once was a story about a sower whose seeds fell on different soil or terrains with different kinds of outcomes. The condition of the soil where the seed was dropped effected the growth process. The development of life never had to do with the vitality of the seed, but the environment in which it was found. The seed was never able to take root and grow to fullness until it was put into fertile ground that allowed for the healthy growth process to be completed. (Matthew 13:3-23) If we take this same truth principle and apply it to the human body we can get a deeper understanding of why people go through the process of health or disease. Be it cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis, chronic fatigue or any other ailment, the only way a person has a fighting chance to survive with vitality is within the healthy ground of a human body.

Pierre Jacques Antoine Béchamp (1816 –1908) was a French scientist who had contentions with a more famous French scientist, Louis Pasteur (1822-1895).  Béchamp claimed discovery of the “molecular granulations” which lead to his cell theory. The research lead him to believe that bacteria could not invade a healthy animal and cause disease, but instead an unfavorable host and environmental conditions threatened the host’s healthy microbiome (a vast army of microbes in the body).  He stated they break down the host tissue by producing pathogenic bacteria. Claude Bernard (1813-1878), also a French scientist, agreed with Béchamp and his cell theory of disease thriving in a poor-quality terrain.  On the other side of the coin, Pasteur said that many diseases are caused by microorganisms in his germ theory. These small organisms which invade humans, animals, and other living hosts, multiply within their hosts and cause disease. It has also been speculatively said that Pasteur (on his death bed) recanted the germ theory saying, “Bernard was correct. I was wrong. The microbe (germ) is nothing. The terrain (milieu) is everything.”

If we are going to battle an enemy, one of the most important components will be a strong army. This army must be made up of healthy individuals that have been trained for physical strength and have the most powerful weapons to destroy the enemy. I would consider cancer to be an enemy within every person or animal. Since it is a fact that everyone has cancer cells, then it is also a fact that we have the enemy living within. We have been created with an internal military system that seeks out to destroy cancer cells, but more importantly the toxins that feed the growth of cancer cells, be it bacteria, virus, fungus, metals, chemicals. It is called our immune system which is powerful and on alert, ready to seek out and destroy the enemy.

We want to do everything in our power to strengthen our immune system. The National Institute of Health led over 200 researchers and 80 universities in the Human Microbiome Project that proved our bodies are made up of more microbes than cells as it studied 242 individuals. And since a large amount of our immune system is in our gut and made up of microbes, it makes sense that we should pay attention to how we feed our cells as well as our gut microbes. Foods that support immune function and gut health are not going to be found in highly processed foods, antibiotic feed animals, mercury filled fish, grossly pesticide sprayed grains, fruits, and vegetables. Clean-eating contributes to the building of  clean environments where the body is able to self-correct from within! Proper ratios of the macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats) are just as important as the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). If you are struggling with figuring out how to do this or need support, find a professional or center that specializes in healing holistically using elements of the earth to encourage natural healing from within the body. We are here to support you in this process!

The father of immunology, Dr. Eli Metchnikoff said, “Death begins in the colon.” That was stated back in 1908, when he won the noble prize in medicine for his work with the immune system. So how can we support a healthy colon? It starts by eating and drinking natural elements that are able to be broken down by the digestive system and utilized by the cells. Some people have compromised gut walls as well as production of hydrochloric stomach acid, pancreatic enzymes, flow of bile, and gut flora. Since the health of the whole body has everything to do with the health of the individual cells that lie within it, there will be those who need digestive support so the cells of the body are able to get nutrients broken down to allow them to run properly.  Healthy digestion is shown with proper elimination which can be anywhere from 1-3 healthy bowel movements a day.  If you are struggling with this you may want to consider trying a few of these things: drink ½ your body weight in water daily, increase your vegetable intake to increase your fiber intake, discuss probiotic, herbal and/or fiber supplementing with your healthcare and holistic practitioner. Since the colon is one of the main drainage pathways of the body that supports elimination of body toxins, colon hydrotherapy is a great option for supporting of peristalsis, hydration and sanitizing of the colon.

Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institute of Health says, “Genetics loads the gun and environment pulls the trigger.” Those of us who are reading this have loaded guns with genetic potential to have our inherited strengths or weaknesses play out. It doesn’t matter what we have gone through in the past (sickness, heartbreak, stress, anything that has tried to break us down), our bodies have the FULL potential to change their genetic expression toward wellness and vitality as we begin to change for the better what we EAT, DRINK, THINK, and DO. And for some people, proper guidance from a professional, with addition of herbs, nutrients, essential oils, and therapies will bring them to a whole new level of life expression!

Julie’s 9 Points for a Healthy Robust Immune System:

  1. Start your day mindfully connecting with God and 15-30 oz of water
  2. Set an intention for the day that will focus on healthy choices
  3. Planning your healthy meals and snacks for the day or week reduces physical and mental stress
  4. Move with exerted effort daily(preferably outside): walking, biking, jogging, tennis, canoeing, swimming or golfing.
  5. Add 1-3 tsp of Abundant C into your water 1-2x day, CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  6. Take 1-3 Abundant Digestion 1-2x day, CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  7. Take 1-2 Abundant Multi 1-2x day with or after meal, CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  8. Take 3 Abundant Gut/Energy 2x day on empty stomach for 3+ months, CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  9. Add Colon Hydrotherapy(CLICK HERE) and Infrared Saunas(CLICK HERE) to your health regime

“And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands and grasp it; he indeed bears fruit and yields, some a 100 times (as much as was sown), some 60 (times as much), and some 30.” Matthew 13:23 AMP


Julie Mitchell
08/Apr/2020

Here are strategies to keep your system balanced through the Cold/Flu Season(or all year long!):
• Handling Stress: Unmanaged Stress=Disease. Eating healthy, regular exercise, belly breathing, relaxation techniques all help assist in the reduction of stress and help build a strong immune system.
• Importance of Vitamin D Levels: 15-20 minutes of 12 noon exposure is the most effective at keeping optimal levels.
• Exercise: Our Bodies are Meant to Move: . When you exercise, circulation and blood flow increase throughout your body thus delivering rich oxygen and nutrients to the cells. The expanding and contracting of your lungs during exercise as well as the movement of the body allow for better circulation of the lymphatic system.
• Foods to Avoid: Dairy, Sugar and Processed Foods. Dairy is very mucous forming and lowers immunity. Sugar impairs the function of your immune system almost immediately.
• Support a Strong Colony of Friendly Bacteria: Avoiding sugars, processed foods and most grains while adding in plenty of healthy fats, veggies, fruits and proteins.
• Sleep: You have a sleep bank and if you don’t do enough deposits and too many withdrawals, your immune system will pay the price thus weakening it.
• Build Your Home Apothecary: Create to help strengthen the immune system throughout the year for various conditions.
Recommendations for your Home Apothecaries regarding Flu and Colds:

PREVENTION OPTIONS
* Flu Tone, 1 dropper 1x day
* Core Olive Leaf, 2 droppers 1-2x day
* Digesta Guard, 1-2 caps day
* Potent C, half to one tsp 1-2x day, bowel tolerance
* Lymphopath and/or Drainage Tone, 1 dropper 1-2x day
* Vitamin D3, (dosage depends on your specific levels) 2,000-10,000units

ACUTE CARE Appointments are available for assessing underlying causes such as viral or bacterial.

OPTIONS AT ONSET OF SYMPTOMS:
* Perform C Flush immediately at onset whenever possible
* Flu Tone, 2 droppers 2x day
* Digesta Guard, 1-2 caps, 1-3x day
* Olive Leaf, 2 droppers up to every hour
* Xeno Force, 2 caps 2x day
* Core Myrrh (lung), 2 droppers hourly
* Throat Spray, 4 sprays hourly as needed
* Lymphopath / Drainage Tone, 2 droppers 2x day
* Sinus Tone, hourly as needed
* Vitamin D3, (dosage depends on your specific levels) 2,000-10,000 units
* Bacteria or Viru Chord, 2 droppers 2-3x day (after Acute Care Assessment)

We need to be cautioned by the lessons of history. In 1976, an emerging swine flu virus appeared to be responsible for the death of a military recruit. Gerald Ford ordered a nationwide vaccination program, which led to a number of cases of ascending paralysis (Guillain-Barre Syndrome), including some deaths.

Do not fall prey to the fear that has brought many people to greater sickness and disease.

 


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