Develop a Super Human Immune System

Tis the season of colds and flu, and my urgent care clinics in Texas and Arkansas have the patients to prove it. In fact, for the past few months they have been inundated with people who have everything from respiratory viruses and sinus infections to flu symptoms and colds. The scene is nothing new. This is the “busy season” in the urgent care business, but you don’t have to fall victim to cold and flu season.

I discovered a few little secrets long before I became a medical doctor that have helped me avoid getting sick, and I’m going to share them with you. You must develop a Super Human Immune System because people are counting on you. When I served as a Green Beret, being sick was not an option. The mission I was assigned to had to be accomplished, and it would not wait for me to get well. As a doctor at HealthCARE Express, the same holds true. My patients are counting on me being healthy so I can take care of them.

Over the years I have developed some “tricks” to staying healthy. They are easy to follow, and I highly recommend them if you want your own Super Human Immune System. Developing this is one of the most important things you can do for your body. It simply means you build up your body’s ability to fight off disease so when you do get sick (it is part of our human existence) you can get better much faster.

There are some things you can start doing today to develop your own Super Human Immune System. They include:

Step 1: Retrain Your Mind
Retrain your mind to not believe in getting sick. It is easy to think our environment makes us sick. The reality, however, is we are all surrounded by the same bacteria and viruses day in and day out. Yet some people are always sick, while others stay healthy.

Understand that disease could also be spelled dis-ease. When your immune system is in a state of dis-ease from stress or fatigue, the same virus that was benign and helpless in your body yesterday suddenly has an opportunity to make you sick today. You have to train your mind to fight off disease. Develop an “I don’t get sick” attitude. Your attitude about health is the most important thing you can do to develop your own Super Human Immune System.

Step 2: Practice Imaging
Imaging is the ability to imagine something so vividly that it becomes reality. While this may sound a little far out there, it is actually a very common technique used by athletes. An Olympic athlete will often imagine their event over and over until they know it so perfectly that when they perform it, they feel they have done it 1,000 times.

You can apply this to your health too. Imagine your healing hormones cruising through your veins healing you and preventing disease. If you do get sick, imagine your white blood cells killing off any wayward bacteria.

Step 3: Exercise
Exercise is a critical part of remaining healthy. It provides an opportunity for your blood to really flow. This in turn brings healing nutrients to the cells that need them most. Exercise also activates your lymph system to carry the toxins out of your cells and tissues and dispose of them. Exercise allows your body to become stronger, which aides you in fighting off infection and disease. Remember the difference between self confidence and self doubt is physical fitness. If you are fit, you feel better about yourself and your life. Exercise gives your mind a chance to get out the stress of the day and focus just on the body.

Step 4: Stop Smoking
If you smoke, it’s time to stop! This isn’t news; you already know it. Just put cigarettes away and develop a different habit. I know it’s not easy, but all you have to do is make a decision. I have helped hundreds of people quit, all because they made the decision to do so. Once you decide to quit, you will find a way to make it happen.

Cigarettes make you sick. They make you more susceptible to infection. They prevent your body from healing, and they drain your bank account. Use any of these as reasons, or pick a thousand other reasons, for your reason to quit. Having a reason will help you stay focused on your decision.

Step 5: Have an Hour of Power
Everyone needs “me” time. Take one hour a day, and use it for you. During that hour you might exercise, journal, plan, goal set, read inspiring books or meditate. Just make sure you are doing things that you enjoy

Do not use the hour to answer e-mails, do chores or daily tasks, make phone calls, or participate in other “urgent” things that can create stress. Simply take one hour a day and make it about you. You will be amazed what this does for your inner peace.

Step 6: Forgive Others
Forgiving others may sound like a crazy way to stay healthy, but carrying the burden of anger about past events increases your stress. This in-turn decreases your body’s ability to fight off disease. So you don’t have to forgive people because they deserve it. Instead, forgive people because you need it.

Ironically, most of the people you hold a grudge against don’t even know it, and they don’t care. Still, we treat forgiveness as though it is a gift for only those we choose. In reality, it’s a gift you can give away at anytime, and it will make your life happier in the process.

There are other steps you can take to build your Super Human Immune System, but this is a start. Become healthier this season by implementing the steps above. Have a great, healthy, happy life.

Health Care System Or Sick Care System?

Just in case you planned to exercise your freedom of choice and want out of this broken down system of drugs-and-surgery sick care insurance, lawmakers have blocked the exit. They’ve built in enormous financial punishments for people who decline to buy sick-care insurance. Hence, people who really take forethought of their health and require no health insurance can be handled as crooks and pushed to pay fines to an industry they don’t defend nor want.

If we simply had an honorable health care system centered on nutrition, disease prevention and patient education, Instead, we possess a system focused on medication, radiation, vaccines and chemo that not only ruin human health, but also damage the environment at the same time (where do you think all of those meds go when they get flushed down the drain?). Personally, for me to financially back such a system would be a infringement of my allegiance to preserving human health and Mother Nature.

Our sick-care system is beyond broke to fix. It’s time to stop flirting around the edge of an answer and get honest about what it would require to create health and stop disease. That will mean a huge repair of our sick-care system, and it will anger a lot of powerful corporations whose profits depend totally on the expansion of disease. The intention of the sick-care system is to feed corporations, it’s not to make you well. Here is your wake-up “smell the coffee” call, there is too much money to be made in sickness.

It is insanity to try to fix a broken system by aggressively expanding that system so that it harms a far larger group of people. You can’t slap a Band-Aid on this problem and call it resolved. You have to reform this from the inside out. But thanks to the influence of corporate money on lawmakers and politicians, there is simply no political will in this current administration to pursue meaningful reform.

So what does this all mean? It’s time to be proactive with our own health. The money you can save each year by not buying health insurance can be used to buy can be used to buy organic foods, supplements and health products, a juicer, to keep you healthy, both mentally and physically.

A gun-in-your-face sick-care system that forces people to pay money into a broken system of corrupt, criminally-operated medical scams like psychiatric medications or even mammograms, which have been proven to actually cause far more cancers than they prevent, is not in your best interest. Laetrile works in fighting cancer, yet if you want laetrile therapy you will have to outside the country. If a parent seeks the alternative other than chemo or radiation treatments for cancer, they will be regarded as criminal.

United States is a great nation, and freedom is at the core. A lot of blood has been shed for this freedom, just thinking we deserve the right to choose.

Environmentally Friendly Lawn Care System

People are afraid that if they switch to an environmentally friendly lawn care method, they will have difficulty having beautiful green grass because of grubs or unwanted weeds. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, if you have done the ground work, you will notice that an environmentally friendly lawn care system is superior to using insecticides/pesticides for many reasons.

First of all, you will notice that once the initial work is done, this innovative lawn care method is more economical than the old-fashion method of having to buy lawn fertilizers and spraying twice or more times during one summer with all kinds of chemicals.

Secondly, using ecological or natural lawn care methods supports the ecosystem in many ways.

1. Your grass keeps getting thicker and thicker which prevents soil erosion

2. Your soil becomes a rich source of worms and other microorganisms which help nourish the soil and keep it healthy. In turn, a healthy soil promotes growth.

3. A soil full of worms provides food for the birds which in turn help you get rid of unwanted insects

4. Grass which is not contaminated can filter contaminants from rainwater and many types of pollutants such as soot and dust from the air

5. And more importantly for us humans, healthy grass, like trees, can absorb the carbon dioxide from the air and give off oxygen back into the air. This exchange helps clean the air. Switching to an environmentally friendly lawn care system is one way to help diminish the effects of global warming.

In order to get good results when using an environmentally friendly lawn care system, you must think “preventative”. In other words you must take steps to discourage weeds and insects from taking over your lawn.

If you follow these steps, you can work with nature and avoid using pesticides/herbicides but still have a beautiful lawn:

A. Mow high (up to 3 inches) and often so that you cut no more than a third of the blade length at a time.

B Use a mulching lawn mower and allow the mulched clippings to fall back onto the lawn where they can decompose into rich fertilizer which promotes a slow but steady growth year round. With nutrients being slowly but constantly released, the grass can produce good strong roots which are not as attractive to grubs.

C. If you must fertilize, avoid fertilizers which make the grass grow very quickly. Too much fertilizing or using fertilizers with a high nitrogen or using “green up” liquid fertilizers makes the grass grow fast — too fast. It cannot develop good firm roots, so you end up with weak roots which grubs just love. Fertilizing once a year is more than enough.

D. As more and more of your clippings continue to fall back onto the lawn, it will accumulate between the grass blades. If you have half an inch or more of this thatch, you may need to dethatch. Otherwise, the water will not get through to the soil.

E. Water sparingly (once or twice a week) and deeply. Keep a small container on your lawn at all times to measure the amount of water your lawn gets when you water or when it rains. When watering, don’t stop until there is at least 2 cm of water in the container. In addition make sure the water has penetrated the soil to a depth of 6 to 8 inches minimum.

F. If you need to level your lawn, top dress with topsoil for lawns mixed with compost to prepare it for overseeding

G. When overseeding, use grass varieties which suit the specific location (sunny spot? shady spot?)

H. When the soil becomes compacted, aerate and add soil amendments such as compost or sand to relieve compaction

I Use an environmentally safe method to control white grub. Put nematodes back into your lawn. Nematodes seek out white grubs, citrus root weevils, the Japanese beetles, the May/June pupa of the beetles, the European/Masked chafer, the black vine weevil, and the sod webworm.

Taking care of the environment begins in our own back yard. We now know how insecticides and herbicides are having huge detrimental effects on both humans and the environment, so why not work with nature to create a healthier, greener environment for ourselves and our children — the sooner the better. Switching to an environmentally friendly lawn care system is one of the many ways we can all help clean up and save our environment.