Has anyone used AHCC to boost the immune system.. Have they found any benefits? Does it increase white blood cell count?
EC: AHCC= Active Hexose Correlated Compound
I have been seeking the elements required by the body to do its own healing-- the most vital of them, at least. One of these is as old as life itself, and been in use as a healing agent for a known 5,000 years. It is aloe. The research reveals this type and form of aloe to be closest to eating the plant itself, and is required for cells to do their healing, so I'm all in, when I read that!
Yet another substance that we have woefully underestimated, due to not using it in its best variety, nor in the best delivery form. That the gubmt is trying to place such products under the auspices of big pharm should tell you all you need to know, as they really do want us to have access to affordable, and readily available healing agents, right? --T.
I have been giving my 19 year old son astragalus root capsules daily for a couple of months. He started college (a whole new set of germs to contend with), he had to get a bunch of vaccines (because he is studying to be an EMT), and it is cold and flu season and he doesn't have time to be sick.
So far so good. He has been quite healthy and seems to be avoiding sickness though he is often around it. But I will give further observations in a few more months. (I decided on astragalus root because it seemed to keep one of my small children well though the whole family was sick a few years ago. I had been giving it to him regularly to prevent lyme disease after a nasty tick bite. He didn't get Lyme disease or anything else that fall! )
Of interest is that he was stung by a wasp yesterday. Normally he reacts pretty badly to them. However, after the initial sting, he had very little reaction.
I suspect the astragalus root has been helpful to his immune system.
Of course, it won't do to take astragalus root once there is a sting. It is something to use more as a preventative.
My son is a big guy. I give him 2 capsules once or twice a day. (Basically, whenever I cross paths with him I hand him 2 capsules of astragalus! )
~Mama to Many~
Astragalus Root: I was hoping this plant would help me out as I seem to develope allergic reactions so easily to pollen and whatever in the atmosphere. I took 1,350 mg (weight) astragalus capsule from well known brand and I have been now for unwell 3 days! Upset my digestive system totally and I feel very strange. I have read that this reaction is very rare; for me it was almost immediate. Can anyone tell me how I might take this powdered root without invoking the upset stomach. Have to say that I don't really want to touch it again!
I have used Astragalus root, a common herb, in so many instances of low immune system and viral infections. It always works, its a lifesaver, inexpensive and worth a try.
(Manhattan, New York)
I would like to know people's experience with camel milk. This website seems to have a lot of information on it http://www.MiracleMilk.com.au
I have had great results for constipation with the camels milk. Chrinic constipation resolved within 3 days.
But it apparently is good for autism, diabetes and other immune problems.
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
I tried the clove oil on spine to relieve chronic back pain, which I think might be caused by a virus. After a couple of days, I have experienced tremendous relief. I feel quite limber and much better than I have for years. Thanks to Ted and Earth Clinic for all you do!
Here is a study showing what some of us here at EC have known and experienced for quite a while!
When a person 'dies of pneumonia', was it really a 'problem' of pneumonia? Or was the pneumonia a secondary illness, which gained traction in the body, due to lowered immunity to many such diseases? Wouldn't the pneumonia likely respond well to addressing the obvious lack of immunity?
When we are busy directing our energy to treating the 'specifically named disease', focusing on the basic symptomology and the like, perhaps we are missing the obvious. Perhaps the proverbial horse has left the barn.
What if the core issue is the building-up of general immunity? Respecting, resting, and restoring soils that grow foods of greater strength, is one place to begin. Nutritional supplements, herbs, oils, exercise, sunshine, and 'focusing on the good' also have place within this 'general health-building' protocol.
Native peoples who ate raw or wild foods, including Eskimos who ate only raw meat, seemed to display great joy, super immunity, great strength, and an almost complete lack of degenerative disease --as though it was unheard of alltogether.
I think it would pay handsomely to try to get to the root of the matter, not of each of 'my diseases', but of immunity as a single-eyed goal. The core of healing is health; pursue health, not 'disease', good and not evil, and we may find we are on the right, good road, already.
We are all, ultimately, together, one. I'm so glad we're all here helping one another. There is great power in working together for good, just as with evil. It is the same principle at play. Only the results are much happiness. -('Yahsha' in Hebrew; Strongs Conc. H#3467)
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
Green Tea boost my immune system. Green Tea is the most awesome tea, recently taken the world by storm. I drink 3 cups a day, which is the equivalent of eating 8 apples according to the daily mail. Tea can also rehydrate you so can be used as a substitute for water. I know this because my pee is mostly clear. I used to get the flu 4 times a year without failure. Even during the summer. I suffered for year. ie until I Started to drink Green Tea. My energy levels shot up. I only got sick once in the 2 years that I have been taking it. I think it was the airline food and the long thirsty journey that caused my Tonsillitis. I might have even died the Doctor told me if I didn't have a strong immune system. Well anyway. I haven't been sick drinking green tea.
Hello everyone, From a short research I found that there is some molecules are very important to stimulate the immune system:
1- Iodide potassium stimulates macrophage activity. 2- Alpha and beta gluca are also very good immune stimulator. 3-L-arginine and L-Citrillune stimulates the murine macrophage by the production of NO. 4-lPS( lipopolysaccharide) stimulates murine macrophage activity.
The question is what is LPS and we can find them or buy them as supplement? I appreciate your help.
(Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
I make a large container of kimchee and keep it on hand when I feel my intestinal and vaginal candida starting to act up. For me, it really helps nip an attack in the bud, and seems to raise my immunity generally. It even seems to ward of a cold or any kind of respiratory infection. Here's my recipe: Buy a big head of nappa cabbage. Coarsely dice, and steam in the microwave with a small amount of water for five minutes only. It should still be crisp. Place the semi-cooked nappa in a large bowl. Add the following to taste and toss with the nappa: about 1/2 cup of Vietnamese Chili Garlic Sauce. This can be purchased at any well-stocked Oriental grocery. The kind I purchase has no sugar, although it does contain vinegar (but that doesn't seem to lessen the benefits in my case.)Then dice and add 3 or 4 raw scallions. Grate a large carrot and add. Then, finely dice and add 2 large garlic cloves. Lastly, grate about 2 TBSP of RAW, FRESH ginger and add. Pour on about 1/2 cup water to make a "sauce" that will distribute all of these ingredients with the nappa when mixed together. The result should be a pungent, head-clearing "salad" that I eat in between meals a half-cup at a time, a few times a day when experiencing symptoms. If you are familiar with kimchee, you know that it traditionally contains fermented fish sauce, so I leave this out, of course. My kimchee stays in my refrigerator at all times and will not spoil, so it can be kept on hand to have when needed. It's a good thing I enjoy eating it. It's great as a condiment on rice, but mixing it with other foods seems to lessen its punch for me. One more thing. It does cause garlic breath, so I brush and gargle with baking soda. It helps me so much with my candida and general immunity, that I'm not willing to give it up!
Immune system booster, muscle mass increase, 45 min. results. The empirical data out there speaks of your mid gut bacteria encompassing up to 70% of your immune system. L-glutamine amino acid helps mid gut bacteria reproduce and increases the immune response by increasing the sheer volume of the bacteria.
Some of you with chronic broad spectrum antibiotic use have helped destroy your most potent ally in immune system response. The lowly mid gut bacteria..L-glutamine helps create a favorable environment for mid gut bacteria to flourish.
The response to first dose was incredible for me, as within 45 min I was sneezing and blowing snot (chronic allergic rhinitis). As an added bonus I started to gain muscle mass from normal work routine. No body building at all.
I take.1/4 tsp powder 1x day directly in mouth and allow it to mix with saliva and swallow. but you can add to water drink or shake. My impression is its tasteless. Some high end grocery stores (heb market) or online stores or body building storefront will have l-glutamine powder in 2.2 pound containers. This 2.2 pound container has lasted me over a year. Works well with acidophilus lactobacilli and probiotics for bacterial gut imbalance and Magnesium Ascorbate for a full spectrum immune response. I enjoy the benefit of l-glutamine, May it be you will also.
Hi Ted.... Please help.... I Need your advice... I have a low immune system because my body produces low neutrophils.... I have been sick with an infection for the last 6 months and still fighting it.... What can help me to increase my neutrophils..... I have read various things like zinc, shark liver oil, lithium can help increase my count but I need your advice....
(New York, Usa)
Hi Everyone, Since we are entering the holiday season and the season notoriously known for colds and flus, I thought I would put the recipe up for The Master Tonic which is known to avert these nasty things. This tonic is extremely powerful because all the ingredients are fresh. Do not underestimate its power.
Master Tonic Ingredients:
1 part fresh chopped garlic cloves
1 part fresh chopped white onions
1 part fresh grated ginger root
1 part fresh grated horseradish root
1 part fresh chopped Cayenne peppers, Jalapenos, Serranos, Habeneros... any combination of the hottest peppers available.
Fill a jar 3/4 of the way full with equal parts of the above ingredients. Then fill to the top with raw apple cider vinegar. (Remember all ingredients need to be fresh and organic if possible.)
Close and shake vigorously and then top off with vinegar again if necessary.
This tonic will take approximately 14 days to come to its full potential. Shake it whenever you walk by or at least once a day!
Strain liquid from solids with either cheesecloth or a strainer into an 8 oz. Glass. (Note: the solid ingredients retain almost the same potency as the liquid therefore, they can be pureed and used in salad dressings, as marinades, etc.)
1/2 to 1oz. , 2 or more times daily, gargle and swallow.
Keep this tincture in a dark place as light will deteriorate it. You can put the jar in a brown paper bag for the brewing and shaking process. Tinctures last indefinitely while herbs lose their potency within a year. Also, tinctures enter the body in seconds.
Cheers everyone and stay healthy! Lisa
(Worden, Il, Usa)
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
(Worden, Il, Usa)
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)