Immune System and Thermography

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A Full-Body thermogram can detect inflammatory changes throughout the body and serves as a guide in building a strong immune system.

Our three previous blogs have addressed the different types of breast cancer.  The health of our bodies and its ability to fight off disease relies heavily on building a strong immune system. Strengthening the immune system lowers inflammation throughout the body and gives us the fighting power to remain disease free.

You’ve probably heard by now that “gut” health is responsible for overall health. Doctors say that “your gut wall houses 70 percent of the cells that make up your immune system”. It is often recommended to begin building your health by building up your good “gut” flora. Starting on a good probiotic and digestive enzymes and adding fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and kimchi, help to start the process.

Here are the main reasons our bodies are so out of balance:

A nutrient-poor diet

Enhancing the immune system can start with changes in diet.

Live Foods: Adding “live” foods instead of processed foods provides the body with what it is really “craving” and eventually decreases “junk-food” cravings.

Medication overuse:

  • anti-inflammatories,
  • antibiotics,
  • acid-blocking drugs,
  • steroids,
  • Antibiotics destroy the good “gut” bacteria as they kill off the bacteria that are making us sick. Probiotics and eating fermented or cultured foods help to re- build good bacteria.

Small intestinal bacteria overgrowth, yeast overgrowth, parasites

  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is the presence of excessive bacteria in the small intestines that causes malabsorption of nutrients.
  • Common symptoms of overgrowth include:
    • nausea, diarrhea, joint pain, rashes, acne, asthma, eczema, and depression.

Toxic overload:

  • Mercury and Mold – Toxic metals harm the cells of the body but invading microbes, such as mold; thrive in a heavy metal environment.  Chronic fatigue, depression, and joint pains are at the top of the list of mercury toxicity illnesses.

Inadequate digestive enzymes:

  • Acid-blocking drugs (used to treat heartburn/acid reflux) have been linked to an increased risk of developing kidney disease, heart disease, digestive disorders, dementia, and  death (inhibits healthy cell metabolism).

Stress:

  • Several studies have shown that chronic stress suppresses the body’s ability to initiate a prompt and efficient immune reaction. Meditation or guided visualizations, eating a nutrient dense diet, yoga practice, and acupuncture are a few ways to alleviate stress from your life.

The journey to good health is attainable if we reach within ourselves and learn to recognize what our body is telling us. While we are so busy taking care of everyone and everything around us, we forget to take care of ourselves. If we could schedule a little “me” time into our busy calendar each day, it could have a major impact on our health.

 This article was condensed from “Thermography Center of Memphis” for 180 Wellness Thermography
 

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