Information presented in Conversations with Susanne: An Interview with Dr. Brian Smuk about the Immune System .
In this interview Dr. Brian and I take a deeper dive into what you need to do to support your immune system especially when it is challenged by a flu, virus, the common cold or more serious health challenges.
It is important to recognize that your immune system is an actual system that functions well when it's in balance and harmony. Research is looking at the effects of lifestyle choices on the immune system and although we are focusing mostly on supplements it is important to recognize the importance of other factors such as:
In regards to supplementation for a stronger immune system the Basic protocol includes:
Next we add Accelerators and Anti’s (supplements that work like an antibiotic):
Accelerators are typically site specific homeopathics or botanicals such as:
Echinacea - increases the number of white blood cells
Mushroom Extracts - Chaga, Reishi, Turkey Tale, etc. boost the immune response
Oscillococcinum - is a homeopathic remedy said to shorten symptoms of colds and flu
Arsenicum, Belladonna, Ferrum phosphoricum are all remedies that can be used. Seek out a practitioner for help choosing the right remedy for you.
Anti’s are those supplements that are generally antimicrobial, antiseptic, antibacterial, and/or antifungal. They are:
Iodine - this ancient remedy is a mineral that helps grow and repair damaged cells.
Colloidal Silver - an antibacterial agent
Oregano Oil - antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
Garlic - it helps the body resist or destroy virus, unwanted microorganisms and infections
Ginger and Turmeric - both reduce inflammation and strengthen the immune system
Elderberry - high in antioxidants and vitamins, prevents and eases flu and cold symptoms
Black Walnut - used to treat parasitic worm infections, infections and cancers.
Watch our video on my Youtube channel, Susanne Jakubowski, https://youtu.be/Jb7-857aAXw and https://youtu.be/1LFo4BXUyi8 to get a deeper understanding on how to use these remedies.
Susanne Jakubowski is a holistic nutritionist, yoga teacher, Thai Yoga Therapist, and cancer survivor.