By Michael Biamonte, C.C.N.
In order to prevent relapse of Candida or any chronic viral condition, proper immune function must be restored. After Phase I (killing the yeast or virus), Phase II (detoxifying the body), and Phase III (restoring vitamin and mineral balance and energy) have been completed, the immune system is perfectly set up to be restored.
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
The nervous system is involved in stimulating the immune system. Proper nervous system function depends on many nutrients but particularly “B” vitamins and wheat germ oil. Phase III will reactivate nervous system activity, which will help the immune response stimulated by adrenal gland function.
Various Chinese herbs have been found to stimulate T cells. These herbs can also stimulate antibody production from B cells. T cells and B cells are essential to immune function. Chinese herbs are excellent to stimulate the immune function.
This is a protein which is produced by cells infected by a virus. It inhibits the virus’s ability to reproduce and induces resistance to further attack or infection. Both sunlight and the mineral Germanium have been shown to stimulate Interferon.
These are antibodies which are produced by B cells. Antibodies attack bacteria, viruses, etc. Omega-3 oils and other fatty acids are important in their production.
ANTIBODIES AND THE LIVER
Copper and Vitamin T (found in sesame oil) are important factors in restoring the liver’s production of antibodies.
This is a gland which has been called the master immune gland. If it functions excessively it can reduce adrenal function. Vitamin A, B12, B5, copper and magnesium are essential to its function.
Copper works closely with Vitamin C, as does manganese. It is used to attract toxins in the lymph system. It attracts the infection like a magnet and then wrestles it to the ground.
ZINC AND VITAMIN A
Essential to white blood cell production.
Essential to white blood cell activation.
The spleen directs white blood cells to areas of infection. It also helps to clean up the mess resulting from infections. It requires iron, B12, folic acid, and Vitamin C.
THE LYMPH GLANDS
Require Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and zinc to form lymphocytes which neutralize infections.
While this is just a basic outline, it does give an idea of what is involved in restoring immune function.
PROTEIN: THE MISSING LINK
In any immune suppressed condition, adequate protein intake is essential. Protein is vital for all of the prior functions described. Low protein diets have been linked to lowered antibody production.
Finding the level of globulin protein in one’s blood test gives a basic idea of one’s immune response. Many of the nutrients described previously can restore globulin production when adequate protein is present. Lowered total white blood cells are commonplace in protein malnutrition. Many Candida sufferers can actually worsen their condition if their diet is low in quality proteins and high in refined sugar.
WHITE DEATH AND CANDIDA
Good old white sugar, besides feeding yeast cells directly, has been found to lower white blood counts. It should be avoided when trying to restore the immune function.
A strong immune system is vital in preventing a relapse of Candida. Keep in mind that this information would never be used to attempt to eliminate Candida; that is what Phase I is for. Since Candida is commonly caused by antibiotic use, strong immune response would be vital in preventing antibiotics use due to reoccurring infections. A strong immune system is also vital in defending the body from yeast cells attempting to overgrow. In the future, a strong immune system will smash any yeast cell that even thinks of causing a riot in your body.
Michael Biamonte holds a Doctorate of Nutripathy, and is a New York State certified Clinical Nutritionist. He is a professional member of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists,The American College of Nutrition and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board. He is listed in “The Directory of Distinguished Americans” for his research in Nutrition and Physiology.
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