Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock writes The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter and has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Maintain a Healthy Immune System

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 08:27 AM

By Russell Blaylock, M.D.

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It is well known among both cancer scientists and infectious disease specialists that the most important defense against both types of disease is to have a powerful, balanced immune system.
 
Dr. Everson Cole, a surgeon from North Carolina, has collected data from all over the United States on people who had advanced cancers, yet for some seemingly unknown reason underwent a complete spontaneous cure and the cancer disappeared completely. The most common link between all of these miraculous cases was that something suddenly boosted the patients’ immunity. Further evidence comes from the observation that suppressing people’s immune systems increases their cancer risk dramatically. (For more information on fighting cancer, read my special report "Prevent Cancer Before It's Too Late.'')
 
Good nutrition is important to all immune function. This includes not only adequate protein, carbohydrate, and fat intake, but also all of the vitamins and minerals, especially:
• Vitamin C
• Natural vitamin E (mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols)
• B vitamins
• Carotenoids
• Magnesium
• Zinc
• Selenium
 
Of specific importance is the finding that even a single deficiency, such as thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), or pyridoxine (B6) can cause significant impairment of immune function.
There is also evidence that even low-to-normal levels (subclinical deficiencies) can impair immunity. My special report "Key Vitamins that Save Your Heart, Prevent Cancer and Keep You Living Long" will give you details on using vitamins to increase your immunity.
 
The medical profession rarely addresses these important, life-saving findings. What this means is that nutritional supplementation can make the difference between life and death. During  infections, the body must produce trillions of white blood cells (lymphocytes, neutrophils, macrophages, and monocytes) to fight the invading organisms.
 
Producing this many cells requires higher levels of vitamins and minerals. But it is
difficult to replace lost nutrients when an infection is rampant. Rather, it is better to keep
your body healthy and well-supplied with nutrients in anticipation of possible infection.
 
For more of Dr. Blaylock's weekly tips, go here to view the archive.
 

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