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Immune System Webinar
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  • 1. Welcome.Key Strategies to BoostImmune System HealthCindy KlementSeptember 4, 2012This NSPWebinar will begin at11:00 am MDT
  • 2. A recording of this webinar will be available at www.nspwebinars.com A phone recording will be available at 1-712-432-0453 PIN 8626 (not a toll-free call)
  • 3. Enter your questions for ourQ&A session as we conclude
  • 4. Welcome to Immune HealthCindy KlementMS NutritionArea ManagerAnn Arbor, MI
  • 5. Cindy Klement• Private practice in nutrition and herbal medicine since 1983• Masters Degree in Human Nutrition• Local and National Health Educator• Member of the Society for Nutrition Educators, the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians in Functional Medicine, and the National Speakers Association
  • 6. The IMMUNE System Basic Function • Gathers information on pathogens and disease • Produces ammunition to isolate, neutralize and destroy invaders – Weighs about 2 pounds – One trillion cells – 100 quintillion antibodies • Comes from Latin word "immunis," meaning safe
  • 7. Tonsils• Are masses of lymphatic tissue and produce lymphocytes• They trap and kill bacteria entering the mouth and throat to guard the respiratory and digestive systems
  • 8. Thymus• A lymphatic mass functioning in the programming of lymphocytes• Produces and converts the B-cells into T-cells which are specialized to meet a particular enemy• The thymus produces a hormone called thymosin and acts as an incubator for the maturation of T lymphocytes• Stress shrinks the thymus
  • 9. The Spleen• A blood-rich organ that filters blood to remove microbes and debris from blood stream• Its most important functions are to destroy worn out RBCs, synthesize and stores WBCs, and as a blood reservoir• It’s also a pumping aid for lymph fluids throughout the body
  • 10. Bone Marrow• Resides in the skull, ribs, shoulder blades, vertebrae, breastbone, and hip bones• Generates stem cells crucial to our immunity• Various stem cell types assist in regeneration and repair throughout our bodies
  • 11. Lymph Nodes• Gathering points throughout the body where lymph travels to unload toxins and microbes for cleansing• Before the lymph fluid reenters the bloodstream, bacteria and invading organisms are filtered out from the lymph fluid and then destroyed so it cannot enter the blood and circulate through the body• As the fluid leaves the node, it picks up more immune cells to circulate throughout the body
  • 12. Lymph Fluid• Lymph is a colorless blood serum derived from plasma that has leaked from the bloodstream into the tissue spaces and is recovered by a network of tiny vessels that separate it from the bloodstream• This fluid brings with it tissue toxins, excess fluid, dead cells, and microbes, removing them from the body
  • 13. Lymph Vessels• Tiny, thin-walled vessels made up of one-way valves that pump lymph fluid along by the contraction of nearby muscles during activity• Since muscle contractions serve to pump the plasma, we must exercise if we want to maintain the lymphatic highway or our immune system
  • 14. Our Immune Defense System The immune system is the most diverse and fascinating of all the body systems. It is extremely complex and intricate in the ways it interacts
  • 15. Our Immune Fortress• Protective barriers• Specialized soldiers• Manufacturing stations• Transportation systems• Storage areas• Clean up Crews
  • 16. Protective Barriers• Our skin is the outer wall of the fortress• The eyes, nose, and mouth – Are protected by mucous that captures harmful attackers• In the Nose – Cilia, which are tiny hairs, trap particles• In the stomach – Intruders pass through stomach acid that will destroy most of them
  • 17. Helpful Immune System Defenses• Coughing is a natural reflex that expels disease-causing germs from the lower respiratory tract• Clears the lungs and bronchi of excess mucus, helping prevent pneumonia
  • 18. Sneezing • Sneezing is a convulsive explosion of air from the lungs through the nose and mouth • It is a protective reflex that clears the upper airway of germs, irritants, and mucus
  • 19. Fever• Fever kills invading organisms• “Pasteurizes” the blood• Speeds metabolism• Enhances delivery of oxygen and nutrients to sites of infection• Hastens removal of cellular debris and toxins
  • 20. Immune System Defenses• The immune system’s job is to defend the body• It is activated by invading organisms• Most respiratory symptoms are caused by the immune system• These symptoms are helpful—even essential—in overcoming the illness
  • 21. Concern: Stressed Filled Lifestyles According to the CDC, as much as 90% of all illness can be directly tied to stress, because it breaks down the defenses of the immune system and opens the doorway to a host of injurious invaders
  • 22. Concern: Toxic ExposureIt is estimated that 85% of alldebilitating diseases are closelyrelated to toxin-related pollutionpresent in the environment– Chemicals– Cleaning agents– Mold– Pollutants– Pesticides
  • 23. Toxic Exposure = Free Radical Damage • These toxins cause free radical damage – Free radicals steal an electron from a cell which disrupts and destabilizes it – This causes a chain reaction which moves from cell to cell • Free radicals – Knock out communications pathways between the cells of the immune system- according to Dr Jesse Stoff, MD – Suppress the bodys immune cells – Damage DNA – Promotes aging
  • 24. Concern: Nutrient lacking foods"Theres no question the immune system is influenced by overall health -- and a balanced diet is key. Not only are essential nutrients critical for the production and maintenance of key germ-fighting cells in the immune system, but a balanced diet also has a strong effect on vascular function, and the immune system is dependent on blood flow.David Katz, M.D., M.P.H., director of the YalePrevention Research Center in New Haven,Connecticut.
  • 25. Concern: Lack of Sleep• The National Sleep Foundation states that 68% of Americans report suffering from sleep deprivation• Studies have shown that adults need an average of 8 hours of sleep each night• When sleep is interrupted the immune system cannot complete its defense cycle
  • 26. Concern: Sedentary Lifestyles• The lymphatic fluid is only active when our bodies are active• If you do not move, then your lymph system will become stagnant and toxic• This increases vulnerability to illness
  • 27. Concern: Antibiotic Resistance • Even though there has been a decline of infectious diseases over the last 60 years, bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to existing drugs • Many antibiotics are no longer effective at combating common diseases, and a lack of research into new drugs means there is a dire shortage of alternatives
  • 28. The Role of Antibiotics• Life-saving in some cases, but definitely overused in the U.S.• Overuse produces antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”• Antibiotic resistances is a world-wide public health problem• Effective only for bacterial infections— not viral or fungal infections• Antibiotics kill bad bacteria and good bacteria: probiotics in the gut
  • 29. Concern: No New Antibiotic development • “Research and development of new antibiotics isnt keeping up with development of resistance. If we dont do something about it well end up with a situation where all the old drugs have resistance and we dont have any new ones.“ – Dr. Kathleen Holloway of the World Health Organization • In some parts of the world there is already antibiotic resistance: – TB – Dysentery – Pneumonia
  • 30. Concern: Challenging Viruses There is an increased concern about viral invaders • It seems we are frequently being warned of an new ominous virus • Although new vaccines are being developed; they only target several strains of viruses and side effects are a concern
  • 31. Viruses• Need a host cell• They do not reproduce on their own• Seize control of a cell of humans or other species• Often the host cell is destroyed during this process
  • 32. The Common Cold• One of the most common illnesses worldwide• Caused by one of more than hundreds of types of viruses• Symptoms – Sore throat, low-grade fever, stuffy or runny nose, body aches, coughing, sneezing
  • 33. The Respiratory System• Numerous problems can occur: – Colds – Bronchitis – Croup – Sinusitis – Pneumonia – Influenza
  • 34. Bronchitis• Short-lived inflammation of trachea and large and small bronchi• Caused by viral or bacterial infection• Often follows cold or flu• Coughing is usually persistent in its attempt to clear the mucus• Other symptoms: hoarseness, fever, wheezing, dull chest pain
  • 35. Croup• Viral infection causing swelling of vocal cords• Most common in children younger than 6 years of age• Symptoms include barking cough and trouble breathing• Narrowing of airways may Steeple sign on X-ray necessitate emergency intervention
  • 36. Sinusitis• Infection or inflammation of sinuses caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi• Symptoms – Headaches, sinus pain and pressure, swollen nasal passages, fever, cough, post nasal drip• Bad breath, cough, fever, and nasal congestion will often be present
  • 37. Pneumonia• Inflammation of the lung or lungs caused by infection from bacteria or viruses – Symptoms include fever, chest tightness and discomfort, difficulty breathing, coughing, and wheezing• Over 3 million people develop pneumonia annually in the United States• It is the 8th leading cause of death in the United States• Most people who develop pneumonia initially have an upper respiratory infection
  • 38. Influenza or Flu• Caused by a number of viruses• Symptoms similar to those of common cold but typically have sudden onset and are more severe• Can be life-threatening in the ill, the elderly, and the very young
  • 39. The Flu• Enters the body by breathing the air of someone with the flu who coughed or sneezed• The virus has an enzyme which enables it to penetrate the mucus lining in the respiratory tract and make a home there• The infection nests in cells lining the air passage and spreads to other cells
  • 40. The IMMUNE System Pack• Contains these formulas – VS-C TCM – Elderberry D3fense – Immune Stimulator
  • 41. The IMMUNE System Pack VS – C, TCM – This proprietary Chinese formula helps create a healthy internal environment – Supports general detoxification and respiratory functions
  • 42. The IMMUNE System Pack Elderberry D3fense • Strengthens and strongly protects our body’s immune system and includes: – Olive leaf; Royal Jelly-nutritive food; and Echinacea
  • 43. The IMMUNE System Pack Immune Stimulator – Stimulates the body’s natural defenses – Delivers immunoglobulin proteins to the intestinal tract – Promotes immune response by stimulating macrophage and T-cell activity – Colostrum, cordyceps, reishi, maitake
  • 44. The RESPIRATORY System Pack• Contains these formulas – ALJ – Bronchial Formula – Lung Support, TCM
  • 45. The RESPIRATORY System Pack ALJ – Soothes irritated tissues – Encourages respiratory to cleanse itself – This formula aids and builds the entire respiratory tract, lung function – Supports healthy lung function, especially during seasonal changes
  • 46. The RESPIRATORY System Pack Bronchial Formula • Dilates the bronchioles • Strengthens mucus membranes and promotes a healthy inflammation response • Designed to nourish the lungs and bronchi and to offer general protection to the respiratory tract
  • 47. The RESPIRATORY System Pack Lung Support, TCM – Its Chinese name fu lei can be translated as “strengthen the weak and thin” – Acts as a tonic for the respiratory system – Maintains the viability of tissue surfaces by moistening and nourishing the respiratory tract
  • 48. Silver Shield and Immunity • A colloidal silver product that supports the immune system • Provides 90 mcg silver per serving • Does not harm the beneficial probiotic population in the gut
  • 49. Silver Shield GelNSP’s Silver Shield Gel: – Easy to use and it feels great – Made with food-grade ingredients – Contains no alcohol – Is safe for children – Acts as a skin moisturizer
  • 50. Building Your Immune DefenseLife style changes cost you nothingand can yield a large return!Identify the lifestyle habits youwant to improve
  • 51. Create Healthy Life Patterns1. Drink plenty of pure water2. Exercise regularly3. Sleep 8 Hours per night4. Relax daily5. Stop negative thought patterns6. Lighten your toxic burden7. Eat nutrient dense foods
  • 52. Let’s answer some questions…
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  • 56. Thank you for joining us!Our next scheduled monthly theme webinar willbe on Tuesday, October 2nd on Women’s Health

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