Some of you know that I was OUT this Wednesday afternoon with a cold. Sick as some say. Well, as you should know by now, we don’t call it sick when you have symptoms. Only individuals with good immune systems know how to express symptoms in a way to kill a cold virus. So we call that expressing health.
In other words, your expression of health is that your body, in a near perfect way identified a virus as it entered your system (and in all cases, it was likely well over a hundred million of that virus that entered your body in order for you to really respond). But you identified it. In that identification you knew it was bad, and so immediately you put up an alert. That alert involved creating a host of antibodies. These antibodies were produced and disseminated via your mucous membranes, and they flooded your system.
And then what happened? Well, you hated that your head swelled to basketball size, you couldn’t stand that stuff was dripping down your throat, and then it irritated you to NO end that your chest filled up with garbage for three weeks. So you decided to get diagnosed, and your doc told you that:
- You had a sinus infection (this is the swollen mucous membranes that needed to swell in order to keep you alive… no, its not an infection, it is superior domination of your species over that of the virus.
- You have Strep Throat – yeah, strep throat. First off, be sure the sensitivity of the test is not for minimal strep. You all have it. I was part of a group that swabbed 34 throats of 34 healthy chiropractic students exhibiting no symptoms. We grew and stained for strep and staph, and found all 34 slides times 2 to be positive for staph and strep. So, no, you have pain because you have life saving antibody rich mucous dripping down your throat. Irritation hurts.
- Bronchitis. Yeah, that sounds bad. -itis = inflammation. Bronchi = main passageways into the lungs. So you have bronchitis and you think it is awful. I think it is a normal byproduct of healing, and wellness, and it simply takes time. Most will get over it in a couple of days without doing anything. Or you could support your immune system and do it faster and more completely.
Which brings me to the point of expressing health. You better have health in order to express it. I want symptoms because I know that my symptoms are part of what makes me well. So, what to do? Pursue health with all that you can, and then have a fever (I didn’t get one of these), in order to produce interferon and to combat the replication of viruses.
Make some mucous, and don’t shut it off with a decongestant, let it do what it needs to do. I am a fan of essential oils, and though there are some that are slated as anti-viral and anti-bacterial, I primarily count on them to cut through the mucous in my nose so I can sleep at night when everything gets clogged up. They work for that reason better than anything I know.
Vitamin C and D – I put 20,000mg a day into my body these last two days of Vitamin C, and 20,000 units of D. I took about 12 of the vineyard blend Juice Plus each day, and 6 each of the Fruit and Vegetable. I drank a Green smoothie and I had three Amasai (80 billion probiotics each at least, though one was about three months old, and tasted like it had over 400 billion if my taste buds know anything).
I feel better this evening than I have in three days. And that is really all it has been. I was rough Tuesday AM, but not bad. Bad Tuesday PM, and awful Wednesday. Thursday was a rough start to the day, but then things have been pretty good. I anticipate that this will be gone completely by Sunday. Not a two week battle. But I attack the pursuit of immune health with abandon.
I have had my atlas adjusted three times, and each time there is an approximate increase in white blood cells that is enough to impove systemic killing by 20%. (Research)
So. Be happy you have symptoms. Be happy you will be free of them. But trust that you were built with GRAND design.
Be well and Be blessed! - Dr. E