Your Body's 3 Levels of Defense-Carolyn Dean MD ND
Your body is made up of an ecosystem similar to the Earth’s biological balance – a miraculous, complex organization of intelligent factors all working cooperatively together to produce our wonderful body. Among our 30 million human cells live 39 trillion microbes – all of which have impeccably important jobs including the healthy bacteria and yeast that keep you alive and strong.
Your body is also designed with a wonderful method of defense – your immune system. Your body is defended at three different levels. The first line of defense are physical and chemical barriers like skin, hair, and tears along with gastric juices, saliva, and hyaluronic acid that defend your body when it first encounters an invader. Then we move on to the second line of defense made up of different types of cellular responses that destroy invaders in a non-specific way using fevers, inflammation, and direct one-on-one attacks to isolate and destroy the invader. Finally, if those defenses are breached, the body accelerates into the third line of defense where the body relies specifically on antigens to do its work. This is where the helper T-cells, CD-4 and COVID-19-8, become activated.
A nutrient sufficient body will have every asset required to work at all three levels of immunity in the body. End of problem. Beginning of solution.
Correcting nutrient deficiency is an incremental process and can be accomplished with the right protocol and lots of patience and self-love. It’s one that requires daily input but offers long-term gains and protections when the body needs it the most.
Eating fresh, whole food, breathing lots of clean, fresh air, and moving the body and lymph system daily all support optimal immune system function. However, in the last two or three decades the soil and environmental toxicity of our cities and farms are such that dietary supplementation is most likely required. Biologically compatible, whole food dietary supplements, organic herbs, and homeopathy are excellent tools to bring your body back to biological and energetic homeostasis and fortification against invaders.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)(Whole C ReSet, Vitamin C ReSet Bery Powder)
This water-soluble vitamin, best known for its role in fighting infection, is a well-known effective immune health supplement but it is dose-dependent as shown by IV Vitamin C studies.
Vitamin D (D3K2 ReSet)
Vitamin D supports all functions of the immune system. Deficiency is associated with increased autoimmunity as well as an increased susceptibility to infection.
Zinc (Pico Zinc, ReMyte, Flora ReFresh)
Those with zinc deficiency are found to have low levels of T cells, which play an important role in the immune response and attacking viral-infected cells. This essential mineral is a common ingredient in cold lozenges and other over-the-counter cold remedies.
Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that fights oxidative stress and is crucial for the health and proper functioning of your immune system. Higher levels may help boost the immune system of people with HIV, influenza, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C.
B Complex (ReAline)
Vitamin B-6, also known as pyridoxine, is a water-soluble vitamin known for its immune boosting benefits. This vitamin plays a vital role in protein metabolism, cognitive development, and the production of glucose in the body.
Essential Oils (Flora ReFresh)
Essential oils like lemon and hibiscus offers immune support at the skin, hair and olfactory levels of the body. Essential oils can be used as aromatherapy or by applying to the skin. Known for their complexity, essential oils can work at all three level of the immune system to stimulate the immune system, increase the activity of certain cells and also interfere with inflammation.
About Dr. Carolyn Dean
Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND has been featured on national media for over 30 years offering practical strategies to improve health, vitality, and well-being the natural way. As a medical doctor, naturopath, certified clinical nutritionist and master of many modalities including acupuncture and homeopathy, Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND has authored over 33 books and 100 publications including The Magnesium Miracle, 3rd Edition, Hormone Balance, Future Health Now Encyclopedia and Heart Health. Please note that the information and opinions expressed on these broadcasts are not designed to constitute advice or recommendations as to any disease, ailment, or physical condition. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in these broadcasts without seeking the advice of your personal physician. If you have any questions about the information or opinions expressed during these broadcasts, please contact your doctor.