The Natural Side to Immunity
“There is a big difference in product quality and we need to be able to identify which products serve us and which do not. Evidence based natural medicine with no side effects is exactly what is needed in order to build and maintain a strong immune system.”
Building a strong immune system seems to be an essential issue. Some might think it is a complicated process, while in fact, our bodies immune defence have proven to be effective since the beginning of time since nature has it under control without any synthetic help. So how does the natural side to immunity really work?
The immune system has many vital functions. One of its components generates antibodies and protects against viral infections. The other acts like a cellular sentry, challenging all new comers to distinguish between friend and foe. In the body’s terms: anything the immune system recognizes as “self” is deemed a friend while anything foreign or abnormal will likely to be recognized as foe. Our bodies naturally know how to do the job in which the thymus gland plays the key role.
The thymus produces T-lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell responsible for cell-mediated immunity which is extremely important in resisting infection. The function of the thymus gland is to program white blood cells in their various tasks, and then send them into the blood to recognize and destroy pathogens. T-cells come in 2 types: killer T-cells and helper T-cells. Killer T-cells detect germs or cancerous growths and destroy them. The helper T-cells create an immune response in the body, activating other immune cells and stimulating antibody production. The thymus “instructs” T-cells what to attack and when. Without this instruction the T-cells may fail to attack enemies (e.g. bacteria, viruses or cancer cells) or they may even mistake some of your own cells for an invading enemy and attack you–this is known as autoimmune disease.
Glandular Therapy and the Role of the Thymus Gland
Glandular therapy uses glandular and organ substances to bolster the function of a patient’s organs or glands. It may be useful when a person’s endocrine system is under-producing or under-secreting a specific hormone or when an organ is weak or diseased. Glandular therapy is also recommended for preventative measures, for direct supply of enzymes that encourage metabolic, catabolic, and digestive processes in the body, and to help rebuild and detoxify.
This is where Thymus Gland steps in because thymus concentrates may provide a solution to chronic viral infections and low immune functions. Thymic involution is an important factor in the aging process and it may also be an important clue in understanding disease progression, including COVID-19 disease.
Both aging and diseases of inflammaging are associated with severe COVID-19 disease, and a dysfunctional thymus may be a predisposing factor. In addition, attacks on the thymus during childhood may lead to abnormal thymic function and may explain severe COVID-19 disease among younger individuals; therefore, measurement of thymic function may assist COVID-19 care. Those with poor thymic function may be treated prophylactically with convalescent serum or recombinant antibodies. Treatments inducing thymic regeneration may improve patients’ overall health and may be incorporated in COVID-19 management.
Doctor’s Choice® Thymus Gland is a true full gland thymus concentrates (not extracts) which are taken from New Zealand-raised, grass-fed sheep without hormones or antibiotics. It also has Vitamin B6 (P5P) and Zinc Picolinate. B6 deficiency has been linked to thymic atrophy and reduced antibody production, while increased B6 enables the body to absorb thymus hormones. Zinc is included because it is the keystone molecule for thymic proteins, which are immune substances made in the thymus gland – no zinc, no immunity.
Supplementing with thymus gland is completely natural and without side effects, and bolstered when combined with L-Glycine—the wound healer amino acid/antioxidant that aids in the formation of glucose. High glycine availability is needed for a healthy collagen, a mechanical barrier against infective agents, including viruses. Glycine intake (up to 10 grams) prevents the spread of viruses by strengthening the extracellular matrix barriers against their advance. Glycine serves as a source of nitrogen and is essential in the manufacturing of muscle tissue—when combined with Thymus they become even more powerful than on their own. Remember, the best way to boost your T-cells is to strengthen the gland that supplies them the Thymus.
Other Ways of Keeping Your Immune System Strong
Many things can damage our immune system from poor diet, to too much stress, lack of exercise, sunshine or fresh air. Improving our diet could be tricky, sometimes even confusing. Finding clean and fresh ingredients that are prepared the right way (with short cooking and as little fat as possible) is exactly what could help to build a strong immune system.
Our body’s immune system needs supplies of vitamins and minerals to function effectively. In order to fight off infections and cancer, our body needs regular supplies of foods which contain antioxidants e.g. beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E. Vitamin D is also essential for fighting infections. “Vitamin D deficiency doesn’t just increase the risk of contracting an infection, there is also an increased risk of heart disease, asthma, cancer and dementia.” The best source of vitamin D is sunshine: spending too much time indoors increases the risk of viral infections.
Natural and quality supplements could be another alternative to fresh food. Doctor’s Choice® Next Generation Super Multivitamin Complex is a completely vegan, non-GMO, organic plant-based vitamin complex derived from spirulina, shiitake mushrooms, acerola berries, palm fruit, legumes, in a base of spinach, ginger, turmeric and blueberries. It has the purest natural form of Vitamin D3 derived from lichen, appealing to vegetarians and vegans. It is a complete B-complex with vitamin C and E, all essential in fighting infections. A true organic food supplement; plant-based vitamins are in their active cellular state for immediate absorption, eliminating the necessity of first converting within the body as synthetic B’s require.
Due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory effects, the therapeutic potential of melatonin in treating COVID-19 patients has been scientifically supported. According to the article Can Melatonin Be a Potential “Silver Bullet” in Treating COVID-19 Patients? “melatonin could be unique in impairing the consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Moreover, indirect evidence points out to a possible antiviral action of melatonin by interfering with SARS-CoV-2/angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 association.” The article also suggests that melatonin could increase the efficiency of anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.
Melatonin has been successfully used because of its anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory effects and it has been reported beneficial in cases that could appear as risks associated with COVID-19 and some of its possible complications. It is also important to mention that no significant side effects were noted while using high dosage of melatonin in treating symptoms similar to those of COVID-19. Melatonin proved to have the most positive effects of all drugs used to treat respiratory distress in cases of intubated patients as well –based on the clinical experience at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The study used USP pharmaceutical grade melatonin, melatonin is a hormone, for safety sake all hormones must be sourced from the highest quality standard USP grade.
The Clean and Healthy Environment
Food and supplements are not the only two categories hard to navigate within. COVID-19—especially at the beginning of the pandemic last year—resulted in global shortages of pharmaceutical and food-grade ethanol which resulted in the controversial decision to use the potentially carcinogenic technical-grade ethanol in hand sanitizers. The lesson to be learnt, not every product created to solve a particular problem is the same—in fact, some of could be dangerous and do real harm.
Fortunately, there are options that are safe to use while providing the expected benefits. Our Earth Pure Hand Sanitizer contain 60% grain alcohol, colloidal silver, aloe vera, (organic), tea tree oil, oregano oil, eucalyptus, neem, lemongrass, peppermint, xanthan gum and carbomer. While keeping its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, it is all natural, non-GMO, cruelty free and most ingredients are USP pharmaceutical grade, not technical grade.
Homeopathic Colloidal Silver is another excellent remedy against bacterial infections that is antiseptic and disinfectant. It effectively supports the immune system while you do not need to worry about nanoparticles or heavy metal build up. The electrically charged formula is 100% USP pharmaceutical grade, non-GMO, cruelty free and vegan.
Remember, there is a huge difference in product quality, we need to be able to identify which products serve us and which do not. Evidence based natural medicine with no side effects is exactly what is needed in order to build and maintain a strong immune system, especially at a time when our immunity is under attack.
- Cardinali DP, Brown GM, Pandi-Perumal SR. 2020. Can Melatonin Be a Potential “Silver Bullet” in Treating COVID-19 Patients? Diseases. 2020; 8(4):44. https://www.mdpi.com/2079-9721/8/4/44#cite
- Coleman, Vernon. 2021. Simple Ways to Keep Your Immune System Strong. https://vernoncoleman.org/videos/simple-ways-keep-your-immune-system-strong
- Kellogg, Caitlyn, and Ozlem Equils. 2021. The role of the thymus in COVID-19 disease severity: implications for antibody treatment and immunization. Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics 17,3 (2021): 638-643. doi:10.1080/21645515.2020.1818519
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 Cardinali DP, Brown GM, Pandi-Perumal SR. 2020.