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Supercharge Your Immunity

Athletic WomanFight cell phone pollution from the inside out.

Since the news broke that the World Health Organization has classified cell phones as a “possible carcinogenic hazard” the media has been relentless. Yesterday, the NY Times even weighed in.

I think there is plenty we can do right now—today—to protect ourselves before we learn that cell phones really weren’t good for our health in the first place. (Think about the suppression of evidence regarding tobacco, asbestos, agent orange, HRT, and tanning beds.)

Here’s what I think: Since EMFs target your cells—the membranes in particular—you must keep your minerals at top notch levels 24/7 to protect and defend yourself from cell collapse. Stealth stress generated by EMFs creates free radical damage, but it also does something more—like emotional stress, it floods the body with stress hormones, which produce more and more chemicals to transmit nerve impulses. The solution to this is the regular and proper intake of certain minerals, which promote blood formation, fluid regulation, protein metabolism, and energy production.

Here are my immune-boosting recommendations.

Zinc: Essential to the functioning of every single cell in your body, it plays a role in about one hundred enzyme reactions. In one study, animals exposed daily to EMFs and then given zinc had higher levels of glutathione than animals similarly exposed but who weren’t given the mineral. Zinc also helps with DNA synthesis, cell division, wound healing, and overall immune support.

Optimum dosage: Adults nineteen and over: 50 mg; pregnant and lactating women: 50-100 mg; children fourteen to eighteen: 25 mg.

Good food sources: Lean beef, poultry, legumes, mushrooms, kelp, spinach, pumpkin seeds, and eggs.

NAC: Studies have shown that NAC, derived from the amino acid L-cysteine, will help raise levels of glutathione in the cells. A sulfur compound, it also acts as an antioxidant on its own. There’s also evidence that it boosts the immune system. In one study, Italian researchers created a scientific cage match between staph germs and immune cells. When they added NAC to some of the cultures, the germ-fighting ability of the cells was significantly enhanced. Not only that, they literally lived to fight another day—many immune cells die in the process of subduing bacteria, but more of the NAC-treated cells survived.

NAC has also been studied as a cancer fighter. In that battle it seems to prevent DNA damage by blocking the effects of carcinogenic compounds on cellular genetic material and by quelling the free radicals produced by cancer cells, which signal other cancer cells to grow.

Optimum dosage: Aim for at least 600 mg. daily.

Ultra H-3: First discovered in 1949 by Dr. Ana Aslan of Romania’s National Geriatric Institute, procaine HCl repairs damaged cell membranes so they can absorb nutrients more effectively. More than five hundred laboratory studies by leading researchers show that procaine helps protect the brain from damaging electrophysiological changes. Its extraordinary rejuvenating powers are due to procaine’s ability to balance monoamine oxidase for improved mental clarity and to enhance circulation to the brain.

A patented procaine product, Ultra H-3—in a matrix of ascorbic acid, citric acid, niacin, folic acid, biotin, and magnesium—lasts about fifteen times longer than Aslan’s original discovery and is considered 100 percent bioavailable. Ultra H-3 also contains gingko and bilberry extracts to ensure targeted delivery of nutrients through the blood-brain barrier.

Optimum dosage: 1-2 tablets twice daily with a glass of water, 6-8 hours apart, 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating.

Superoxide Dismutase: SOD supplements have been used to reduce tissue injury brought on by radiation treatments. Studies show it acts not only as an antioxidant—it quenches superoxide radicals and repairs cellular free radical damage—but also as an anti-inflammatory in the body. It also helps the body use the trace minerals zinc, copper, and manganese, which defend the mitochondria from free radical damage. Studies have also found a strong link between occupational EMF exposure and ALS. Although there’s no leading theory on a possible biological explanation, European researchers who found changes in “antioxidant defense systems” in the brain think that could provide a clue.

Optimum dosage: 5,500 units, 1-3 times per day, which can be found in Oxi-Key, along with Vitamins E, C and B2, catalase, L-glutathione, N-acetyl cysteine, L-cysteine, and L-thioproline.

If you would like to know a baseline of your body’s nutrient levels, I suggest taking a Tissue Mineral Analysis. It provides a unique window into your individual mineral levels, key mineral ratios, and comes with personalized recommendations based on your unique biochemistry.

Comments (4)

  • karen June 7, 2011 - 7:28 pm Reply

    NAC? what might be food sources?

  • liz June 7, 2011 - 9:29 pm Reply

    Protein-rich foods are the best food sources of NAC. You can add meat, fish, seafood, chicken or turkey to your diet. Eggs, milk and dairy products will provide some NAC, too.

  • Judy June 8, 2011 - 7:14 am Reply

    Can you take Ultra H-3 and Pregnenalone at the same time? And what should I do if I do not take Zinc successfully most of the time? I usually throw up and I can’t figure out when to take it …full stomach or empty cuz it has happened both ways. Any suggestions?

  • liz June 8, 2011 - 1:49 pm Reply

    Yes, Ultra H-3 and Pregnenalone both work well when taken together. You may better tolerate a low dose of zinc, as zinc oxide. Zinc Plus has 25 mg. of zinc oxide per tablet and is available at http://www.unikeyhealth.com.

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