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Posted by Dana on February 26, 2001 at 02:47:44:

Doc Stoll, so many people I know have either contracted a stomach bug, strep, or influenza, the same stuff that goes around every year. Myself, my parents have never had any of these...ever! Im grateful. But could there a reason for this? Does it mean we are immune to these things, just lucky? Is there an answer? We are all healthy, none of us on any meds, my parents are almost 80, Im almost 50. Believe me Im very grateful we are healthy and I hope we never catch these things, but is there a medical answer for our good health? Thanks, Ive always wondered about this.



Re: Immune System

Posted by Rich on February 26, 2001 at 15:29:48:

In Reply to: Immune System posted by Dana on February 26, 2001 at 02:47:44:

You probably have great immune systems, healthy digestion and an increased capacity for detoxification.

Rich



Re: Immune System Rich?

Posted by Dana on February 26, 2001 at 18:53:46:

In Reply to: Re: Immune System posted by Rich on February 26, 2001 at 15:29:48:

increased capacity for detoxification

Could you define the above statement please? Thank you



many systems. just generalizing...........

Posted by Rich on February 26, 2001 at 20:48:25:

In Reply to: Re: Immune System Rich? posted by Dana on February 26, 2001 at 18:53:46:

Yes. An increased immune response would keep infections at bay and would keep the whole body free from pathogens. Increased detoxification capacity refers mostly to the function of the liver but includes other organs including the gallbladder, pancreas, colon, etc. Anyway, the better the detoxification abilites of your liver (and your ability to expell the toxins), the less toxins remain in the body to poison us and to become a breeding ground for diease.

I was merely generalizing. I personally believe that longevity has to do with MANY factors but science is starting to uncover some key points which would be worth noting. People how have higher glutathione levels (an antioxidant made by the body) tend to live longer. Those with higher levels of DHEA tend to live healthier than those who have low levels.

Genetics plays a large role but I refuse to believe that we can't extend our lives through nutrition, stress reduction and exercise.

Rich



Re: many systems. just generalizing...........Rich?

Posted by Dana on February 26, 2001 at 22:27:42:

In Reply to: many systems. just generalizing........... posted by Rich on February 26, 2001 at 20:48:25:

Thank you for your prompt and knowledgeable answer. I do have 1 more question. If all these things in our bodies, me and my family, why is it we seem to fight off stomach viruses, strep etc but not common colds?? We always seem to get them.



Re: many systems. just generalizing...........Rich?

Posted by Vince F on February 26, 2001 at 23:17:33:

In Reply to: Re: many systems. just generalizing...........Rich? posted by Dana on February 26, 2001 at 22:27:42:


Dana,

I think we are always fighting off colds and don't realize
it and when we do catch a cold it is because our systems
got run down and nutrients that are needed were depleted
and maybe other illneses have the same cause but not as
easily.

VF

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hmm, well............

Posted by Rich on February 27, 2001 at 14:00:45:

In Reply to: Re: many systems. just generalizing...........Rich? posted by Dana on February 26, 2001 at 22:27:42:

I believe that people's immune systems and bodies are as individual as fingerprints. You just may be suseptible to certain strains of pathogens. That is, if you ONLY seem to catch a cold. Or, you could just be incredibly fortunate that you remain healthy. I believe it is always better to be a little on the safe side and an ounce of prevention goes a long way. New products like TransferFactors are proving themselves as powerful immune modulators that rev up a poor immune system or calm down an over-active immune system. Transferfactors can also help your immune system get used to fighting certain pathogens. Immunology is still in its infancy but science has uncovered a lot. Mabye within 10 years we will have a definite answer to that one. take care,

Rich

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Re: Immune System

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 28, 2001 at 09:36:21:

In Reply to: Immune System posted by Dana on February 26, 2001 at 02:47:44:

Hi, Dana.

The Bell Curve of Immunity is at least part of this. This is a good example of why the old paradigm of "one cause for one condition" is MUCH too simplistic.

Walt



Re: many systems. just generalizing........... (Archive in aging.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 28, 2001 at 09:41:05:

In Reply to: many systems. just generalizing........... posted by Rich on February 26, 2001 at 20:48:25:

Thanks, Rich.

Just a few months ago a large research project reported that the blood of centenarians had a much higher level of antioxidents than the average 20-30 year old. Apparently their syatems make a lot more endogenous antioxidents than others (genetic superiority) which the young people could compensate for by taking several of the exogenous antioxidents we have discussed on this BB for years.

Namaste`

Walt



Microhydrin as a superior antioxidant?

Posted by Rich on February 28, 2001 at 15:08:33:

In Reply to: Re: many systems. just generalizing........... (Archive in aging.) posted by Walt Stoll on February 28, 2001 at 09:41:05:

hi Doc,

I was just reading about a relatively new antioxidant called Microhydrin. It is a unique ioniozed hydrogen that saturates our cells with it. 1 capsule of it is supposed to be the equivilant to 10,000 glasses of fresh organic orange juice. don't know enough yet but it is intruiging. It renders free radicals neutral without becoming a free radical itself.

Rich



Re: Immune System (Bell Curve??) nmi

Posted by Dana on February 28, 2001 at 19:09:05:

In Reply to: Re: Immune System posted by Walt Stoll on February 28, 2001 at 09:36:21:

nmi



Re: Immune System (Bell Curve??)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 01, 2001 at 10:41:34:

In Reply to: Re: Immune System (Bell Curve??) nmi posted by Dana on February 28, 2001 at 19:09:05:

Hi, Dana.

See the glossary for any unfamiliar terms. ANY book on stress or immunity will have a description (& likely a picture--I know MY book does) of the Bell Curve.

Walt

Walt

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Re: Microhydrin as a superior antioxidant? (Archive in supplements.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 02, 2001 at 10:08:46:

In Reply to: Microhydrin as a superior antioxidant? posted by Rich on February 28, 2001 at 15:08:33:

Hi, Rich.

I have been procrastinating about trying this stuff myself. I have no personal or professional experience with it.

However, I do have a lot of respect for Pat Flanagan and he is the one behind microhydrin.

I would be interested in anyone with experience with this sharing with this BB.

Namaste`

Walt



Re: Microhydrin as a superior antioxidant? (Archive in supplements.)

Posted by Rich on March 05, 2001 at 14:02:23:

In Reply to: Re: Microhydrin as a superior antioxidant? (Archive in supplements.) posted by Walt Stoll on March 02, 2001 at 10:08:46:

I know of a lady who bought this from my local health foods store. He claims she would have died without it. I am trying to get her story. I would try it myself but I have a few other things going right now and I want to know what works and what doesn't. If I start microhydrin, it may skey the results of two other products. However, I am planning on giving it a go. I will let you kow what I experience.

Rich

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