When you age, your immune system starts going downhill. You have less:
• Natural killer cells – That means you cannot eliminate viruses as well as you did when you are in your 20s. You are not able to get rid of the tumor cells as efficiently.
• B-cells – That means your antibodies go down, so your immune system does not remember past pathogens, so your immune system is a bit weaker.
• T-cells – Needed for killing off microbes, preventing autoimmune diseases, decreasing inflammation after an infection.
• Phagocytes – The quantity will go down. You have less of these cells eating bacteria and cleaning up stuff.
You can see that age really creates a huge impact on the immune system.
Certain things can also weaken the immune system as you age, such as:
• Pre-existing medical conditions
• Chronic stress
How to help repair a weak immune system:
1. Colostrum Supplement
Colostrum is very special because it is like the first milk that is released. It is rich in antibodies and other immune building factors. It has lactoferrin, which controls iron. It has growth factors. A lot of athletes consume colostrum because they find that it can actually increase their performance in their and their muscle mass and it can help them in overall strength.
Sovereign labs produces a very high quality colostrum in a powdered form from grass-fed cows, organic. The one Dr. Berg recommends is the colostrum LD. It is a version of colostrum that they use with a special technology to encapsulate it in little lipid wrappers so it can pass through the acidity of the stomach and survive. It is15 times more effective than other types of colostrum.
One of the biggest things the Colostrum does is help the intestinal permeability to prevent leaky gut and even if you have leaky gut it can actually help those junctions become really tight and strong to prevent pathogens from invading it.
A lot of problems can occur if you have a leaky gut – allergies, autoimmune diseases. This is a very powerful remedy to support the internal layer of your intestines. If you do have a weakened immune system and you take too much of colostrum, you may turn on an immune reaction. Take a very small amount, like 1/4 of a teaspoon in a little water before you go to bed and see what happens. If you take a full spoon you might end up feeling a little groggy, maybe have a little mucus reaction, maybe some immune reaction. Start off very small and gradually increase it and if you have a reaction back off until that is come completely cleared up and then start back. The fact that you have a reaction means that you need it you just need to take it in very tiny amounts at first. Some people might even need like 1/8 of a teaspoon if they are very sensitive.
We want to acidify the stomach, we want to make sure the large intestine has lactic acid, which will decrease the pathogens in the body because one thing that kills pathogens is acid. In our stomachs we need hydrochloric acid, in our large intestine we need lactic acid. Take betaine hydrochloride, that is going to help build up your stomach acid. Sea salt will help with the chlorides. Some other things that you can do is take fulvic acid, which is really good for your system. Kombucha tea is very beneficial. Probiotics like lactobacillus can actually make the lactic acid that you need. When you wipe out the flora, the intestinal friendly bacteria, you greatly diminish the immune system.
3. Fermented foods (prebiotics and probiotics).
These can help with the immune system. Start to consume things like sauerkraut, Kimchi. Prebiotics like vegetable fibers are beneficial so your microbes have something to eat and then probiotics. Anyone over the age of 60 should be taking a good probiotic.
Fasting has an extremely powerful effect on the immune system. There are indications that you can literally rejuvenate a very weakened immune system by doing intermittent fasting on a routine basis but also periodic prolonged fasting.
To learn more, please watch Make Your Immune System Bulletproof Now
Sleeping increases melatonin. Melatonin is a very powerful hormone that can help your immune system so make sure that you do what you can to increase melatonin through sleep. Do not take this as a supplement because over time your body can then resist that.
6. Low carb (Healthy Keto Diet).
Why, because the sugar weakens immune system. Most of the people that are dying from COV-19 have metabolic diseases, diabetes, things that are related to carbohydrates and high insulin. Make sure you are getting the quality of nutrients by doing Healthy Keto, the healthy version of keto.
7. Keep your stress as low as possible.
If you are under a stress state your immune system cannot work. also exposing your child to germs very important
How to help boost the immune system (for babies and kids):
If you have grandkids or you are thinking about having a baby make sure that you breastfeed that baby because breastfeeding is the most important thing to do for a long-term healthy immune system.
• Exposure to germs.
Children that are not exposed to germs that live in this hyper clean environment do not really develop your immune system.
• Do not suppress the immune system if you actually get an infection.
A lot of times parents will start giving the child medication and aspirin and things right off the bat when they should probably let the child go through the infection and let the immune system recover because as soon as you start to like drop the fever with certain medications you actually prolong the infection and a weakened immune system.
In this video we learned how to repair an old damaged immune system.
This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video, How to Repair Your Immune System if it is Old and Damaged
Dr. Berg is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.
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