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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK235670/?report=reader