In Part One, we addressed what helps our immunity: four key contributing factors to a healthy or a diseased terrain. These include its nutritional status, pH balance, electromagnetic charge and level of toxicity. Nutritional status was the main focus of Part One and included several key supplements to help viral immunity. In this Part Two, we go a bit deeper into these four factors including introducing an organ, a system and a field - each with particular significance in immunity and some suggested foods to eat and avoid…here we go.
One critical symptom of diseased terrain is low oxygen. Another is the stoppage of movement in the colloidal (gel-like) body fluids between cells. Still another, is the loss to electrical charge on the surface of red blood cells. This contributes to a condition called Rouleau, sometimes called sticky blood.1
A Mini Cell Phone Experiment
I recently did a simple cell phone experiment with a colleague that does live/dried blood analysis. She courageously volunteered to talk on her cell phone next to her head. I say courageous, as she is normally very respectful of the distance (inverse square law) with non-ionizing microwave radiation such as putting her cellphone to her head. Before the call, we first viewed her live blood from her microscope on a large monitor and it was healthy. Her Red Blood Cells (RBCs) had lots of charge around them (like they were practicing social distancing LOL).
She had a 2 minute smart phone conversation from her ear with her husband - who was aghast that she was not talking from her speaker phone. After, she took another sample of her blood and examined it under her microscope again. Her previously healthy blood transformed to a state called Rouleau. Her RBCs were all stacked like coins. Crazy. I gave her a 5 minute Bioptron hyperpolarized light therapy session on her ear where the cellphone had been and she took another sample of her live blood. Her blood reversed back to its healthy state. Phew.
We took videos to capture our findings. Yes, we were both convinced what you put in your terrain matters, in this case your human electromagnetic biofield. A biofield is the holographic energetic blueprint or matrix that creates the human form that can be read, scanned and interpreted2. Distance from non-native electromagnetic radiation (EMR) like a cellphone emitting 2.4 GHz matters to our biofields when the human body's resonant frequency is below 10 Hz. Oh - and my faith in what hyperpolarized light therapy does to the biofield was reconfirmed.
In 2018, a paper was published telling the world about the newest and largest organ in the body – the Interstitium. Move over skin, it is now the Interstitium. The Russians and Germans have known about this for many years. In fact the Germans had a name for it: “Colloidal Connective Tissue of the Schade”. I first read about it in Sick and Tired by Dr. Robert O. Young, M.S., D.Sc., Ph.D several years back, a book first published in 2001.
What is the Interstitium?
It is a colloidal connective tissue organ. It can also be explained as the interstitial fluids of the Interstitium – basically a collection of collagen fibers that act as specific acid catchers of the body, without which an organism would die. No liquid exchange occurs between the blood and our specific organ cells unless it passes through this connective tissue organ! The Interstitium connects and holds everything in our bodies in place. It is composed of ligaments, tendons, sinew, and the finer fibers that become the scaffolding that holds every single cell in our bodies in place. When acids are stored in this organ, which includes the muscles, inflammation and pain develop.3
The Interstitium in Simpler Terms
It is a gel-like fluid that contains the interstitial fluid that surround every cell in the body. It is the septic tank of the body. Dr R. Young postulates that “the genesis/origin of ALL sickness and disease begins in the interstitial fluids of the Interstitium compartments that hold the acidic metabolic waste of all cellular functions until it can be released via the lymphatic system through the four channels of elimination – urination, respiration, defecation or perspiration!” Ultimately, the human cell is only as healthy as the alkaline fluids it is bathed in. And that is where the lymphatic system comes in…
The Lymphatic System in Simpler Terms
Many other systems have to get involved including the lymphatic system to expel these acids from the body. "Our body can easily handle this as long as it does not get over exposed or over saturated with acids. When this happens one or more of our four channels of elimination slows down and becomes congested or constipated and health issues pop up. This can be as small as a cold, flu, cough, constipation, running nose and eyes, itchy eyes, skin issues, sinus problems, candida or more severe issues.” 4
Other signs your lymphatic system may need some assistance include headaches, sluggishness, inflammation, poor digestion, mucus build-up, general stiffness, and swelling in the extremities (without injury).
The lymphatic system is the sewer drainage system. It is the reason your urine, stools, sweat and breath can smell when your terrain is overacidic and/or detoxifying. I noticed this dramatically when I first ate alkaline and was detoxing acids through my lymphatic system (about Day 4 – ask my husband, it was not my most attractive time in our marriage!).
Pamper our Lymphatic System?
We need to pamper our lymphatic system because unblocking the body's sewers leads to a cleaner/healthier Interstitium – and this translates into immune health. The janitors of the immune system are not needed so much if the building is cleaner (and less crap is put in the toilets). Acids such as heavy metals and toxic chemicals in cleaning products, makeup, hair dye, deodorants, food additives, and pesticides like glyphosate are just a few examples that clog the lymphatic system and acidify the Interstitium.
And I should address the current toilet paper craze here. If your lymphatic system is healthy, your stools are beautifully formed and regular after every meal then toilet paper is optional. I learned a thing or two studying to be a colon hydrotherapist.
What are Some Ways to Improve the Lymphatic System?
Lymphatic massage, myofascial release techniques, rebounding, dry brushing, whole body vibration therapy and sauna therapy are well known techniques to stimulate lymph flow and one reason I have some of these available in my wellness business. If you have no access to these, no stress. Since movement acts like a pump for the lymphatic system, just move your body and sweat if you can. If you cannot sweat, be sure to walk, as pumping the calves helps pump the lymphatic system. Stretching is key too, so any yoga is very helpful, especially twisting poses.
Another newer technique for improving lymphatic drainage is called hydrotherapy. This really hit home a couple years ago when a blister on my heel turned to cellulitis very quickly after being at a spa. Another colleague in live/dried blood analysis recommended I hose cold water with pressure in a circular motion around the injury every hour and move it down the foot. Within 24 hours the cellulitis that was spreading disappeared. Again it is an N=1 experiment and is no double blind study but it woke me up to the power of cold water hydrotherapy and how it triggered a positive immune response.
What About the Wim Hof Method (WHM)?
One form of hydrotherapy is Wim Hof Method (WHM) that I trained in recently. Though it is not marketed this way, I suspect one of the 3 pillars of WHM: Cold Therapy with the immersion in cold water encourages lymphatic flow. In fact a study conducted by the Thrombosis Research Institute (ME, CVS, Documentation Centre, 1994) showed that people who took a daily cold shower had significantly more white blood cells in comparison to people who did not. White blood cells are cells that combat diseases. The investigators declared that, by taking a cold shower, the metabolic rate during and after such a shower is increased to keep the body warm. At the same time, the immune system is activated, resulting in the release of more white blood cells. This study indicated that exposure to the cold boosts the immune system.5
Dr Ann Lawrence, ND also stated “This method has been studied and appears to up-regulate your immunity by increasing the production of white blood cells and B-lymphocytes.” If you want to see the science on WHM, see the link below in References for a downloadable pdf. Once you have contracted a viral flu, my understanding; however, is to stop your cold showers/baths until you are better.
What are the Best Food Choices for Lymphatic Flow?
Keeping hydrated with water and water-rich food is the most important for lymphatic flow. Food choices are important including:
- Citrus - one of the most detoxifying foods you can eat. This includes lemons, limes, navel/blood oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit
- Berries - especially cranberries
- Leafy Greens
- Seeds - especially pumpkin, sunflower, chia, hemp and flax
- Herbs - especially turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander
These foods all possess powerful enzymes, along with Vitamin C, that support the body and keep digestion flowing. Enjoy several servings of these daily, whether that’s the whole fruit as a part of a meal or snack, the juice squeezed into water or onto salads or entrees, or smoothies. And know these foods possess natural cleansing properties that also energize you to keep you moving. Since movement acts like a pump for the lymphatic system, these foods provide a double benefit by encouraging activity.
The less waste your lymphatic system has to filter, the more easily it will flow and clean your body. Be sure to avoid:
Dairy and White flour - form mucus in your body that can congest your lymphatic system.
Processed Foods (including Sugar) - can increase the amount of toxins in your body, clogging the lymphatic system.
Hydrogenated Oils - can be oxidized easily and this will lead to a clogging of the arteries and lymphatic system.
Non-Organic Foods - to avoid synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, sewer sludge fertilizers, genetic engineering, growth hormones, antibiotics, artificial ingredients, or synthetic additives. All of these toxins will need to be filtered by your body via your lymphatic system.
Your Food Sensitivities - Your body’s ability to detox starts in your digestion system, and any foods that cause digestion issues can lead to a clogged lymphatic system.
Red Meat & Shellfish - these can be hard to digest and can clog up your lymphatic system. If you enjoy these in your diet, choose organic and use enzymes as needed.6
Build your immune system naturally by having a "cleaner" body with a less acidic Interstitium organ, a flowing lymphatic system and a healthy biofield. What you put in your terrain matters for immunity, be it food, liquids, electromagnetic radiation, toxic chemicals, etc. What comes out matters, so do what it takes to sweat, breathe, pooh and pee regularly. Just eat real clean food. Drainage is more important that you could imagine – what comes in must come out – if it does not, you are clogged and this impacts your immune health.
If you prefer holistic nutritional support with your diet, supplementation or lifestyle – just reach out on my Website Contact Page or book an appointment for an online 30 minute or 1 hour phone/video consultation (during this quarantine).
Stay tuned for Part Three which will address some other lifestyle ideas to help immunity.
1 - Sick and Tired, by Dr. Robert Young, Ph.D., D.Sc. pg. 21
4 – Article in power2doit.com e-magazine “How to Eat and Heal the Alkaline Way” by Donna Porteous
“Nothing tastes as delicious as healthy does”