Awe, Laughter, And Dioxins: 3 Unusual Ways To Build Your Immunity And Your Bones - Save Our Bones

Savers are familiar with powerful immune-boosting and bone-building vitamins, such as Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, and other well-known nutrients. But in today’s post I reveal three unusual and fascinating ways to build immunity that also rejuvenate your bones.

It’s so amazing how immunity and bone health are tied together! I’m quite sure that you’ll be surprised by these interesting connections.

So let’s get started!

1. Keep A Sense Of Wonder And Admiration

This is not about a supplement you can take. This is about an attitude you can cultivate and enjoy. Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley conducted an amazing study that shows a link between positive feelings (especially awe) and good health.1

Study participants were asked to give an account of their emotions at the end of the day. Tissue samples from the mouth were taken from each participant, and analyzed for their cytokine levels.

Cytokines are inflammation markers found throughout the body, and are at particularly high levels during times of infection and inflammation. The latter, greatly increases the risk of fracture.

In this study, the cytokine Interleukin 6 was found to be lowest in those who experienced the most positive feelings: love, joy, pride, compassion, awe, and amusement.

It was awe, however, that is especially linked to good health, according to the study’s lead author, Jennifer Stellar. It’s that sense of wonder and amazement that you get when you look at a powerful waterfall, a rainbow, or even a lightning storm.

This may sound familiar if you have the Osteoporosis Reversal Program. The importance of a happy, healthy outlook and its relationship to bone health is discussed at length in Chapter 14 of the Program, “Relax and Have Fun.”

In that chapter, I list 10 steps for getting rid of bone-damaging stress, and one of the steps is to connect with nature. I don’t know about you, but when I see a breathtaking view, a body of water, a forest, etc., I am in awe at the marvels of nature. It’s the perfect remedy for generating that bone-saving sense of wonder.

2. Laugh Often

When was the last time you had a really good , deep laugh? Many people can’t even remember when they’ve had a true “belly laugh.” But you should do it more often, according to a study from Indiana State University.

Thirty-three adult women were divided into two groups. One group watched a funny video, while the control group viewed a video on tourism. Blood draws and questionnaires showed that the funny video group claimed lower stress levels and had significantly higher levels of “natural killer cells,”2 which are white blood cells that specifically target and destroy cancer cells.

This indicates clearly that laughter has a positive effect on the immune system. In fact, laughter apparently can boost your body’s own anti-cancer mechanism. Incredible!

3. Limit Your Exposure To Toxins

There is just no way to avoid toxins completely in our modern world. For example, individuals exposed to a dioxin, one of a group of highly toxic chemicals produced as a byproduct in the production of herbicides, paper bleaching, and other industrial processes, exhibited greater frequency of “antinuclear antibodies and immune complexes.”3

From dioxins to PCBs, these poisons are, unfortunately, rampant. And the evidence is mounting that these substances – called xenobiotics when found inside the human body – suppress immune function to potentially debilitating degrees.

Chronic immunosuppression can lead to recurrent fungal, bacterial, and other microbial infections, and a host of other conditions associated with compromised immune function (including some forms of cancer).

According to a scientific report on this topic:

“Studies of human immunodeficiency diseases and the counterpart animal models emphasize the potentially serious consequences of immunosuppression, whether it occurs as a result of heredity, aging, or nutrition or is acquired as a result of exposure to xenobiotics.”3

The report goes on to explore environment contaminants, noting that:

“…environmental toxicants are implicated in a number of reports that describe increased rates of neoplastic disease or infection in humans associated with immune-system changes.”3

Such pollutants are detrimental to bones, too, creating an acidic environment and taxing the kidneys and liver.

So while avoiding these and other toxins as much as you can makes sense…

It Also Makes Sense To Be Proactive About Removing Toxins From Your Body

In addition to avoidance, periodic removal of poisons is crucial, because as mentioned earlier, you simply can’t avoid them all.

With OsteoCleanse™: The 7 Day Bone Building Accelerator, it’s really simple to get rid of toxins (including osteoporosis drugs), and it doesn’t involve taking exotic supplements or cleansing agents. In fact, all the ingredients can be found at your grocery store!

Effective and easy-to-follow cleansing techniques are explained in a step-by-step manual that even includes shopping lists and lots of delicious recipes.

So now you can give your immune system a boost and build your bones faster with OsteoCleanse™: The 7 Day Bone Building Accelerator. You’ll look younger and feel more energetic, too!

Till next time,



2 Bennett MP, Zeller JM, Rosenberg L, et al. “The effect of mirthful laughter on stress and natural killer cell activity.” Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2003;9:38-45.

3 National Research Council (US) Subcommittee on Immunotoxicology. Biologic Markers in Immunotoxicology. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1992. 4, Autoimmune Diseases. Web.

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  1. Sheena

    This has been the central core of my life and marriage yet I allowed it to slip over the last 5 years and it has cost me my health…slowly I am getting back to my OH-SO-ZONE and my health improvement is a direct correlation.

    Thank you Vivian yet again for giving such thorough insight into the majesty of who we are and how our bodies work.

    Go well, breathe deep, give thanks

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Thank you for that inspiring comment, Sheena!

  2. Eileen

    Thank you for this last article! I can identify with “awe”! I recently became a
    “birder” and got hooked on the hobby when seeing the beautiful and colorful birds out in nature! Once you get the skill of using binoculars and where to find them, I experience AWE every time! Thanks, Vivian, for including this!!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      That is so wonderful, Eileen. Nature is very awe-inspiring, in large and small ways!

  3. Mercedes Russo

    I am interested in this printed book. How do I buy it?

  4. Judy Spring

    Hallo, disappointment reigns yet again, no printed version of the Osteocleanse e-book, which I have just purchased after wading through pages of ‘bumf’ to find only the wretched e-book at checkout.

    This causes stress which is no good for bones ! For Goodness sake Vivian PLEASE LISTEN to those who, like me, loathe e-books. We don’t mind paying or the postage; we need proper book books !

    They are not good for eyesight, and in the case of the Densercise, too almost maddenly annoying to bother about, IMPORTANT AS IT IS.

    We live in hope or not as the case may be. Kind reghards, Judy

    • Customer Support

      Judy, many U.S. members of the Saver community have had luck sending the eBook links to their local office supply store, such as Kinko’s or Office Max, where they will print it for just a few cents a page.

  5. Rita

    Hi Vivian
    Have you ever studied the connection of a low hormonal system in women over the age of 40 + and oesterprosis. I have just seen an Intergrated Medical Practioner and had a series of blood tests done . The finding are that i have low progesterone and even lower estrogen and tostesterone. My gynacologist had in the past told me i was fine ( for my age 62 ) and should`nt interfere with nature.
    Not so ! ….. according to the IMP as it can cause insomnia ( which i have ) and oesterprosis among many other serious medical conditions.
    I am now taking Bio identical hormones and hope to see an improvement in the months to follow. Will keep you posted.

    Many thanks for your articles and advice.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Hi Rita,
      I am glad you are enjoying the articles! If you’ve been reading the information on this site, then you probably already know my stance on HRT, or hormone replacement therapy (including bioidentical hormones). I believe it’s better to support the body through its natural changes, since some hormones are meant to decline as we age. 🙂

      • Jean

        And then there are those of us who must take anti-hormone drugs, because of hormone dependent breast cancer. That, of course, is hostile to our bones as well. What’s the answer for us? We can do the best we can with diet and exercise and hope that’ll be enough, I guess.

        • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

          That’s right, Jean – if you have to take hormone-suppressing drugs because of cancer, that’s all the more reason to follow a pH-balanced diet and exercise regularly to offset the bone-damaging effects. 🙂

  6. Elizabeth Thackrah

    Hi Vivian, I feel you might have already read a book ..
    The Calcium Lie by Dr Robert Thompson MD, if not
    I urge you to seek it out. It backs up everything you
    say and much more. There are several other ‘lies’
    he uncovers that are foisted on the world by the drug
    companies and careless doctors.
    I can only thank you for alerting me to the danger of
    biphosinates. Elizabeth.

    • Judy Spring

      Hallo to Vivian and replying to Elizabeth re [my Bible ! ] The Calcium Lie.

      Finding this about three years ago, was my Eurika Moment, especially regarding minerals’ ionic versus colloidal.

      I bet all the mothers in Alaska are the healthiest in the world ! If you haven’t already, do get a copy, Vivian, whilst you are in the throes of giving us printed versions of ALL your books. Kind regards, Judy

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