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Internal Care
Started by ladyk
Posted: October 18, 2011 at 19:28

Support A Healthy Immune System

Supporting the immune system affords optimal function as it is biologically preprogrammed to do, in ridding the body of system invaders. Of course healthy foods (the body’s fuel) is best… but when one is unable to meet healthy ‘balanced’ daily values, *consider safely supplementing that which is lacking from diet.
*(One must check for drug interactions as these impact us particularly. Some supplement interactions with routine meds ingested can have fatal results.)


Healthy ~Foods~ that Strengthen the Body's Defense to Fight Diseases

Vitamin group A: sources are pumpkin, sweet potato, spinach, carrots, red peppers, cabbage, broccoli, asparagus, green leafy vegetables, tomato, papaya, egg, blueberries, apricot, cantaloupe, mangoes, persimmons, peach and cod liver oil.

B-complex sources are black strap molasses, oats, wheat germ, bran, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, all nuts, green leafy vegetables, all beans, avocado, whole grains, banana, asparagus, almond, brown rice, almond, salmon, halibut, sardines, eggs, veal, lamb, beef, yogurt and low fat cheese.

Vitamin C sources are red & green peppers, Brussels sprout, tomato, cherry, acerola, rosehip, black currant, cantaloupe, honeydew, grape fruit, orange, kiwi, guava, strawberry, papaya, mango, watermelon, grapes, tangerine, cantaloupe, pineapple, raspberry and feijoa.

Mineral group: Co-Enzyme Q10 sources are fatty fish, beef, chicken, eggs, soy, wheat germ, whole grains, nuts & seeds, sunflower oil, safflower oil, rice bran, garlic, cauliflower, yogurt, carrot, spinach, broccoli, cabbage and green vegetables.

Selenium sources are almond, Brazil nuts, cashew, coconut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, eggs, barley, buckwheat, whole wheat, brown rice, beans, annatto, soy beans, onions, chicken, duck, turkey and fish.

Zinc sources are pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts, cashew nuts, almond, wheat germ, brown rice, whole grain bread, salmon, eggs, fish, chicken, turkey, beef, oysters, baked potato, orange, pineapple, broccoli, carrot and tomato.

con't
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Re: Internal Care
Reply #1 by ladyk
Posted: October 18, 2011 at 19:30

Immune System Nutrition

Vitamin E: An antioxidant that protects that body against the damaging effects of unstable substances called free radicals. Food sources include corn, nuts, seeds, olives, spinach and other green leafy vegetables.

Vitamin C: Promotes resistance to infection through its involvement with the immunological activity of white blood cells. Food sources include oranges, sweet peppers, broccoli, strawberries, grapefruit, cantaloupe, mango and kale.

Vitamin A: Helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes and skin. It is also an antioxidant that protects cells from damaged caused by free radicals. Food sources include eggs, meat, milk, cheese, liver, kidney and cod.

Vitamin B6: Helps maintain the health of the lymphoid organs that make white blood cells, which fight infection. Food sources include potatoes, banana, rice, chicken, beef, tuna, avocado and wheat.

Zinc: An Important mineral that is needed for the body' s immune system to work properly. It plays a role in cell division, cell growth and wound healing. Food sources include beef, pork, lamb, peanuts and legumes.

con't
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Re: Internal Care
Reply #2 by ladyk
Posted: October 18, 2011 at 19:34
Supplements

Allibiotic Non-Drowsy CF
http://www.nutritiongeeks.com/p-7274-allibiotic-non-drowsy-cf.aspx
Start off with 1 cap 2x daily and build up to 2 - 2x daily for the synergetic effect (works together), this supplement contains other beneficial ingredients. Can be taken with additional garlic/allicin supplements.

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*Emergen-C
http://www.emergenc.com/
High dosing Vitamin C - 2000-4000mg daily (start out slow, work your way up as tolerated) Each package is 1000mg.

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*Vitamin B-12 No Shot sublingual (under the tongue)
http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp?id=TL-1031
1 every other day.

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Vitamin B12 Information Sheet
Vitamin B12's primary functions are in the formation of red blood cells and the maintenance of a healthy nervous system. B12 is necessary for the rapid synthesis of DNA during cell division. This is especially important in tissues where cells are dividing rapidly, particularly the bone marrow tissues responsible for red blood cell formation. If B12 deficiency occurs, DNA production is disrupted and abnormal cells called megaloblasts occur. This results in anemia. Symptoms include excessive tiredness, breathlessness, listlessness, pallor, and poor resistance to infection. Other symptoms can include a smooth, sore tongue and menstrual disorders. Anemia may also be due to folic acid deficiency, folic acid also being necessary for DNA synthesis.

B12 is also important in maintaining the nervous system. Nerves are surrounded by an insulating fatty sheath comprised of a complex protein called myelin. B12 plays a vital role in the metabolism of fatty acids essential for the maintenance of myelin. Prolonged B12 deficiency can lead to nerve degeneration and irreversible neurological damage. http://www.vegsoc.org/info/b12.html

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*Probiotic Phillips Colon Health
http://www.drugstore.com/qxp197001_332828_sespider/phillips/colon_health_probiotic_supplement.htm

1 cap every night. In addition you might also add Activia Yogurt, Dannon DanActive Immunity 3oz probiotic dairy drinks, fruit flavored Kefir (found at supermarket usually near yogurt), as probiotics are good immune support.
(In my opinion those mentioned above are what I consider maintenance strains. For more serious concerns example: C-diff issues… live probiotics which contain many strains/varieties of ‘good’ bacteria is often necessary when attempting to repopulate flora back to balance.)

Forum Topic Prebiotics-Probiotics
http://www.mrsa-forum-usa.com/index.asp?forumID=13998&subject=Prebiotics-Probiotics

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Take in plenty of fluids, do not become dehydrated.

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Get outside in the sun (as little as 10-15 minutes) studies reveal this provides good Vitamin D absorption.

con't
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Re: Internal Care
Reply #3 by ladyk
Posted: October 18, 2011 at 19:35
Understand Our Immune System
http://webpages.charter.net/mrsa.america_beyond/index.html
(Drop down menu on right - category Immune System.)

This is a starting place for each individual to do further research, as all things relate to us particularly. We are unique - yet the same.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,
ladyk

(Topical Care http://www.mrsa-forum-usa.com/index.asp?forumID=19596&subject=TOPICAL-CARE is Part 1 of 3 addressing the control of MRSA as a threefold problem. Topical. Internal. Environmental.)

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Re: Internal Care
Reply #4 by ladyk
Posted: October 18, 2011 at 21:59

Top 10 Super Foods

There is an ever growing list of what are being touted as super foods because of their healthy properties. Unlike a prescription medicine, there is no specific food that should be eaten to help with a specific ailment. The addition of any or all of these amazing foods will help to lower cholesterol, fight disease and boost energy.

Soy
Soy is useful in fighting certain forms of cancer that are influenced by hormonal disorders such as breast, cervical and prostate cancer.
Soy also helps to reduce the symptoms of PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and helps to fight fatigue.

Legumes
Legumes are packed full of iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium. Legumes help to lower high blood pressure and reduce high cholesterol levels. Legumes also help to regulate the menstrual cycle and to inhibit breast cancer.

Fish
Fish contains Omega 3s which are helpful in reducing the risk of cancer and stroke. Fish also helps to enhance brain and memory functions, diminish the effects of arthritis and treat certain skin diseases, such as psoriasis.

Berries
Berries are packed with vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants that help to clean the blood and aid in circulation. Berries help to heal the kidneys and gallbladder.

Oats
Oats are rich in iron and can effectively prevent or eliminate anemia. Oats aid in digestion, calm stomach irritations and lower blood sugar levels.

Leafy Greens
Leafy greens are the perfect food for weight management because they are low in calories. Leafy greens are great cancer fighters because they are low in fat, high in fiber, and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, as well as containing phytochemicals, including lutein, and beta-carotene.

Tomatoes
Tomatoes contain large quantities of antioxidants including lycopene, vitamins C, A and K, potassium, and fiber that help strengthen the immune system, prevent cancer, stroke and heart attacks. The lycopene found in tomatoes is more easily absorbed when heated, so canned tomatoes, tomato juice and tomato sauce are all good dietary choices.

Garlic
Garlic has the ability to fight infections and colds. It also strengthens the immune system, reduces high blood pressure and is good for breathing problems such as asthma. Garlic acts much like Aspirin because it has the ability to thin the blood. Thinning the blood helps prevent clotting, thus reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke and hypertension.

Bananas
Bananas contain antioxidants, beta-carotene and vitamin C, that help in the fight against insomnia, PMS and depression. Bananas are high in vitamin B 6, which helps maintain a healthy nervous system and prevent heart related diseases.

Peppers
Peppers contain high levels of vitamin C, zinc and beta-carotene.
Peppers help to strengthen the immune system, prevent heart attack and stroke and stimulate digestion.

To your health~
ladyk

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Re: Internal Care
Reply #5 by BobS
Posted: October 21, 2011 at 05:38
What about the sugars in berries and other fruits, should we limit those or are
the natural sugars ok?
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Re: Internal Care
Reply #6 by ladyk
Posted: October 21, 2011 at 18:19
BobS -

In answer to your question… yes, fruit is a good ‘natural source of sugar’ in a BALANCED diet.


Balance is key for an optimally functioning system, and that includes sugar sources. In saying this, the total between ‘simple’ and ‘complex’ sugars should be considered in daily values, as particular foods (complex sugars) are broken down into simple sugar then used by the body as an energy source.

An example of a ‘simple’ sugar is table sugar itself, where as ‘complex’ sugars are found in bread or rice, for example. When complex sugars are introduced into the body, they are first broken down into simple sugars so that they can be used. Enzymes from the mouth start the process of breaking down the complex molecules. Once the breakdown has started, the sugar makes its way to the stomach so that all food can be digested. Digestion breaks down substances into molecules small enough to go through the stomach lining into the bloodstream.

[Sugars are carbohydrates, therefore an important source of energy for the body. Other natural carbohydrate-rich foods include fruits, root vegetables (including potatoes), rice, noodles and bread. However, before the carbohydrates in these foods can be used for energy, they must be digested and broken down into sugars.

When we talk about sugar we usually refer to table sugar or sucrose, from cane or beet. There are many other types of sugars. Some occur naturally in fruits, vegetables and milk. Sugars are also added as ingredients to many foods.

The body does not distinguish between one sugar or the next and treats them all in essentially the same way, whether they occur naturally in a food or are added. All sugars provide the same amount of calories (approximately 4 calories or 16 kilojoules per gram).]


Sugar is one of the substances that goes into the bloodstream and is sent to cells along with glycerol, fatty acids and amino acids.

Once in the cells, the sugars are broken apart into carbon dioxide and water over time. This will happen with many different chemical reactions within the cell as the cell releases the energy brought in by the sugar. The sugar itself is made up of a combination of oxygen, carbon and hydrogen that are kept together by chemical bonds. *The bonds are an attraction that pulls the particles together, and that attraction is the energy that is released as each bond is broken.

A simple sugar is held together with about 24 bonds. As each one is broken, energy is released that can be used by the cell. The cell can also create a different compound with various elements and store it for later use, when it might need energy for such things as repairs.

*DNA and RNA are built up of the sugars ribose and deoxyribose. The sugar in DNA is deoxyribose.

con't
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Re: Internal Care
Reply #7 by ladyk
Posted: October 21, 2011 at 18:21

As a general rule… a healthy body is a well functioning body. But. Some things are out of our control for example, age related compromising health factors, heredity. The impact on our particular body with our pre-existing compromising factors (some due to lifestyle choices), leave a host attractive to serious mutations… whether virus, bacteria, parasitic. BUT. There are many areas in our lives we do have control over. If we are unhealthy - find healthiest resolve. If we are stressed - find healthiest resolve. Etc. The days of quick fixes are short lived with little future focus, are challenged at best… ineffective at worst. Time to take care of you!

So much counts on the fuel we use to keep in relatively healthy motion. So the question becomes… what fuel are you using to maintain the body machine? The body is amazing, and generally can take quite a bit of punishment before it succumbs. Aggressive pathogenic mutated contagions… tilt the scale, forcing us to take extended measures for our survival.

How are you doing?

ladyk

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Re: Internal Care
Reply #8 by BobS
Posted: October 29, 2011 at 03:28
I'm doing ok, trying to get a maintenance regimen going and trying to put our
families health needs first over demamding work and long hours, mrsa down to
just knotts left in skin, feels like scar but last time it went away completely
with no scar so hoping these do too. Probably going a bit OCD with rituals in our
house but using the better safe than sorry way of thinking these days, this ugly
bug is time consuming and life changing to say the least. My food habits
changed so much I feel like an earthy tree hugger vegan now, a far cry from
the foods we used to eat, juicing veggie drinks down, farmer market shopping
organic, still have to wait and see if it will all work. I thank u ladyk for all your
posts, you've helped me a great deal in understanding better what we are
dealing with.
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Posted: November 19, 2012 at 16:00
Re: Internal Care
Reply #9 by Jason Posted: October 30, 2011 at 20:56

Yes ladyk I couldn't agree more POBIOTICS got rid of me and my sons MRSA. Flood your body with positive bacteria and crowd them out. This is what happened to me and my son and how we got rid of it(him completely and me really close)

I fought with MRSA that was cultured and ID'd 6 years ago, I passed it to my at the time 2 yr old son. I had well over 60 large boils, dozens i could put my pinkie in the abscess hole (sorry to be so graphic but I want you to know it was very severe.) I was on several antibiotics for three years and then found bactriban cream, not ointment. It worked very well but they still came back regularly. Worked better than the oral antibiotics, applied directly and would drain in 24 -48 hrs completely and heal quick, but like I said I got more in a week or month. When my son got one on his his bottom we took him to the doctor and they put him on a vancomycin drip for 24 hrs and had him on antibiotics for 10 days, it went away but more came back. Then my doctor (one that I knew from a child and had just got back in contact with) told me to use probiotics, IT WORKED! My son has had ZERO in 14 months and all I have gotten is pimples and two small abscesses in the last year and a half. They have a chewable for kids and I would go with a very high count like in the 50-60 billoion range for adults. I pour just a very small amount out of a capsule and mix it with water to make a past put it on a bandage over the abscess. Dont leave it on for more than 6 or 8 hrs though I've had it burn/irritate the skin. Best of luck, I know it can be a awful thing to go through.

Probiotics -wiki link....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probiotic
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Re: Internal Care
Reply #10 by DallasTrace
Posted: April 23, 2018 at 20:54
Not allowed to mention
products, such as the
yogurt mentioned?
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