ARM YOURSELF BY STRENGTHENING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM…

Posted on May 1, 2009. Filed under: Health and Wellness... |

 
I have periodically posted information about embracing a healthy lifestyle.  You would be wise to strengthen your immune system to help arm yourself against poor health that can lead to disease.  We may not be able to control what is happening, but we can be diligent in policing our own health so that our immune system doesn’t leave us susceptible to illness.  A healthy immune system is our best defense… 
 
QueenBee
 

 

 
03/05/2009
 
Chances are high that there will be a flu pandemic within a year, especially during fall and winter of 2009. Pandemics are worse than epidemics, affecting more people over greater areas (like global or continental).
 

There are astrological, metaphysical, physical, and political factors indicating that a flu pandemic is likely soon, and why it’s more important than ever to build up your immune system.

Astrological Factors

A couple months ago, after reading an article about astrometeorology (how the planets affect our climate) I decided to look up planetary positions for the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu pandemic using the SSIM solar system simulator. The only significant alignment in that span of time was Saturn opposite Uranus, as you can see in the following screenshots:

The next major flu pandemic was the 1968-1969 Hong Kong Flu. Planetary positions showed alignment between Saturn, Jupiter, and Uranus:

So, scrolling forward in time to the next of either alignments:

As you can see, Fall of 2009 mirrors the Spanish Flu alignment, while Summer of 2010 mirrors the Hong Kong flu alignment. Two astrological factors associated with influenza outbreaks will be converging in the span of a year. If the correlations are not just coincidence, then we may see heightened probability of a pandemic between mid 2009 and late 2010.

I don’t know the mechanism behind how planetary alignments influence disease patterns. If I had to speculate, I would say that the gravitational vibrational signature unique to each planet (so-called music of the spheres) overlap on earth in different ways depending on the position and relative velocity (doppler-shift) of the planets. This combined vibrational pattern resonates our local fabric of space-time at the quantum level and biases what probable futures we attract. Certain vibrational patterns may attract probable futures involving increased susceptibility to disease.

Physical and Metaphysical Factors

The economic downturn adds further problems. With a reduction in living standards comes poorer diets, reduced hygiene and health care, and shrunken living space with more people huddling or clustering together in lines, shelters, and homes. That means reduced immune systems and increased communicability of disease.

We know that stress reduces the immune system, but aside from the biological mechanism behind this, there are metaphysical ones as well. The physical body is supported at the quantum level by the etheric body, an energetic scaffolding that keeps everything in order. A breakdown in the etheric body leads to increased entropy in the physical, allowing viruses, fungi, and bacteria to more easily establish themselves with an infection. Several things lead to damage of the etheric body in the form of rips, blockages, and darkenings.

First are negative emotions like fear, worry, anger, hatred, contempt, guilt, and depression — especially if repressed. For example, reading an emotionally distressing news article and boiling with anger, but being unable to do anything and just letting the anger linger, that causes negative etheric energy to build up in your etheric body (actually your astral, but it filters down into the etheric) and causes damage. It also spikes the cortisol and adrenaline levels in your physical body which wears down your physical immune system. Another example: excessive fear, worry, depression, and cynicism over financial and economic conditions will affect your etheric body and magnetize you to the probability of getting sick.

Second is stubbornly pushing yourself toward some goal or duty that causes you great stress and discomfort, especially something that is soul-killing. This is a big one. There is a flow to life, a rhythm and direction of optimal balance where your soul maintains health and equilibrium because what it experiences in life matches its spiritual needs. Going 180 degrees against this is like pressing on the gas pedal with the breaks on; it creates friction and stress that can burn out the engine and the breaks. How does one go against the flow? By pursuing ego-inspired or socially-forced goals that go against wisdom and destiny. Sometimes we feel we have no choice, and sure enough sometimes we don’t, but other times we do have the choice to stop some unwise course of action but stubbornly push for it anyway. That’s when accidents and illness increase, which are synchronistic forms of “smoke” and “fire” caused by “friction.”

So those two factors alone, negative emotions and pushing against the grain, are enough to weaken the immune system and attract disease. Other factors like sleep deprivation and substance abuse can also weaken or damage the etheric body.

It’s easy to see that the economic problems affecting so many will greatly exacerbate all these factors. So not only do we have astrological and physical conditions ripe for a pandemic, but metaphysical ones as well.

Political Factors

There was a telling article in the news recently: Vaccines as Biological Weapons? Live Avian Flu Virus Placed in Baxter Vaccine Materials Sent to 18 Countries. That’s right, a biotech company got caught sending vaccines spiked with live bird flu viruses to several countries. They say it was an accident, but let’s just say that there are political reasons why this coming flu pandemic may be an artificially engineered event, just as the economic collapse was engineered. Let us remember the recent spate of mysterious deaths of numerous microbiologists, which suggests there is an agenda afoot having to do with genetically engineered viruses, an agenda needing preemptive protection through the elimination of microbiologists who could expose it.

The political reasons for a pandemic are obvious. Fear, chaos, and desperation in the population allow expansion of police state infrastructure and tactics for the protection of public health. That means quarantines, forced vaccinations (containing who knows what), and population reduction. That totalitarian infrastructure and the reduction of freedoms can then continue, even after the health emergency has been resolved.

If the drain plug has already been pulled on the economy, then why not on public health as well? It seems like the next step, a biological 9/11 if you will. Spreading an engineered flu virus through vaccinations (through the common flu shot), through adulteration of the milk supply, or even through aerosol dispersion via chemtrails — those are all perfectly possible.

Even if there were no such conspiracy, there is no doubt that conditions are ripening for a pandemic. And should one occur, then there would still be political opportunists exploiting the situation just because it is in the nature of those in power to maintain and expand power.

Boosting the Immune System

So the logical thing to do is improve your immunity. Remember that even during the Black Death of the 1300s there were many who never fell ill. If you are one regularly gets colds, who goes to the doctor more than twice a year with the flu, then perhaps there are physical and/or metaphysical reasons behind this. Improvements are in order, now more than ever.

[Note: the 1918 flu killed young healthy adults more than young or old supposedly due to a biological cytokine storm whereby the “vigorous” immune system attacking the virus in the lungs caused inflammation and fluid build up, thus causing death. “Vigorous” should be understood as “over-active” immune system and not necessarily “healthy” immune system, whereby overactivity is brought on by internal allergens creating increased susceptibility to inflammation. Reducing such allergens and immune destabilizers would therefore be a good idea].

Dietary Changes

As far as diet goes, the big three immune-knockers are wheat, cow dairy, and sugar. The real reason winter is known as flu season is probably because of the seasonal foods like cakes, pies, cookies, eggnog, and pastries that are loaded with those.

Seriously, put down the Hostess snacks, that glass of milk, and the box of frosted doughnuts; don’t bother buying that tin of danish butter cookies. If it’s a special occasion and you are offered, then fine, but don’t stuff yourself with these, or else be prepared to take a hit to your immune system.

It’s not commonly known that wheat can have adverse effects. It seems to be linked to a mild or severe allergic reaction to the gluten in wheat. But the info is out there, for example read this book review on the book Dangerous Grains. The problem is that Celiac Disease is just the most severe type of reaction to wheat gluten, whereas a lesser condition is more common but tends to go undiagnosed. The condition is known as gluten sensitivity, which leads to symptoms that aren’t obviously linked to gluten being the problem. For instance, if it reduces your immunity and you catch a cold, how likely is it that you would realize that those dinner rolls you ate last week did it? So gluten sensitivity, even mild forms of it, is what I’m talking about here. Those with Celiac Disease ought to eliminate gluten entirely, while those with sensitivity can get by with greatly reducing their gluten intake. Please do further research on gluten sensitivity and Celiac disease to know what foods are okay to eat, if you suspect you have either.

Everyone has different biology and metabolism, so it takes some fine tuning to settle in on the foods that give you energy. For most people, wheat, dairy, and sugar don’t have to be eliminated completely, just restricted. Butter, cream in coffee, wheat breading on chicken, and a little sugar added to stews or oatmeal are fine. But bulk quantities like bagels, pasta, or slices of bread, whole cups of yogurt or chunks of cheese, and softdrinks or desserts saturated with sugar — those are best eliminated as much as possible. To make up for any calcium deficiencies you can eat more broccoli and leafy greens or get some supplements (see the whfoods page on calcium).

What are the alternatives to wheat, dairy, and sugar?

Instead of wheat, go for rice, oats, and in lesser quantities potatoes. Other alternatives to wheat include quinoa, millet, buckwheat, and amaranth. Avoid white rice since it has very little nutrition and a high glycemic index (leads to sugar crash). Brown or parboiled/converted rice is better.

Brown rice must be sprouted to eliminate the phytic acid that otherwise binds the minerals and keeps them from absorbing in your body. To sprout, follow these instructions. The quickest way is to put long grain rice into a plastic container, fill with warm water, soak for twelve hours, change water, soak for another twelve, then rinse and cook with slightly less water than usual. Lundberg Farms brown basmati rice works well for this.

As for oats, avoid the flavored oatmeal packets, and instead get whole oats in rolled or steel-cut form, then add your own butter/salt/honey. Wheat-free rye breads like pumpernickel are alright, because although they contain gluten it’s less than the equivalent wheat bread. Potatoes are okay as well, except in being a nightshade plant it contains solanine, related to nicotine, which in combination with high carbohydrate content can lead to feeling fatigue when eating too many potatoes too often. But in reduced quantities or frequency, rye and potatoes are fine as well.

Best alternative to cow dairy is goat dairy. Else, there is plain oat/rice milk. Avoid soy milk since it has estrogen-mimickers that will interfere with hormones. Mainly it is cow cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, yogurt, and milk that cause problems. Best to reduce them to condiment-levels, and stick to alternatives for larger quantities.

Instead of white refined sugar, first reduce your overall intake of sugar by cutting out soft-drinks and cookies/cakes/pastries, and then use raw/brown sugar, maple sugar, or unpasteurized and unfiltered honey instead. For non-calorie sweetener alternative there is white stevia powder. Agave nectar is not recommended since it is very high in fructose, which can overload the liver and turn into belly fat. Definitely avoid aspartame, Nutrasweet, Sweet-n-Low, Splenda, Truvia, and all the other artificial junk the chemical companies are trying to ram down our throats because these severely screw with our neurochemistry and/or digestive systems.

It’s also worth reducing caffeine intake since caffeine creates a stress-response in the body (adrenaline and cortisol increase) — anything over 30mg of caffeine per day is getting into health-negative territory, leading to fatigue, headaches, and rapid aging.

The best immune-supporting meals are those with low glycemic index (doesn’t cause sugar crash), that are low in wheat gluten, and have a neutral or alkalizing effect on body pH. Examples include split pea soup, sprouted brown rice fried up in butter or coconut oil, chips and refried beans/guacamole, dark chocolate, soups/stews/chillis, sauerkraut, oatmeal with butter and a little honey, fruit and nut mixes, apples, salads, fresh meat and fish, sauteed vegetables, and so on. Simple ingredients, minimally processed, maximum nutrient density.

As for supplements, the major thing to watch out for is being deficient in zinc/copper, B-vitamins, and vitamin C. Any of those will lower your immune system, therefore read up on deficiency symptoms and compensate as necessary. A good site for getting up to speed on nutrition is http://whfoods.com

And lastly, if you are concerned about the pharmaceuticals, fluoride, and chlorine in your water (which regular filters like Brita or Pur don’t remove), then the alternative is either getting a home Reverse Osmosis system (expensive), a distiller (takes lots of electricity), or cheapest is getting a 3 or 5 gallon water jug and refilling at the grocery store. Water so pure (reverse osmosis or deionized water) can have a de-mineralizing effect, so just add a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon No-Salt (potassium chloride) per 3 gallons of water to buffer the water a bit.

Physical Changes

A little bit of exercise can go a long way. If you sit on your butt all day and heart rate rarely ever elevates, your overall health will decline. Your body will become like a stagnant pond versus a clear bubbling stream. Exercise is necessary to oxygenate cells, accelerate the expulsion of accumulated toxins, and flush out your circulatory system. No, jogging isn’t necessary, nor is exercising so hard that your chest hurts. Just increased breathing and breaking into a light sweat by maintaining elevated heart rate for at least ten minutes per day is enough. Simple home exercises like pushups, bicycle crunches, barbell movements, and leg lifts or squats (if you don’t have weak knees) do the job. Whatever works.

And most importantly, get enough sleep — every night. Some people view sleep as something that gets in the way of living, but that’s like saying coming up for air gets in the way of diving. Sleep is when the body repairs itself and charges up with physical and vital energy. If you sacrifice sleep for trivial reasons, you will burn the candle at both ends. Your immune system will suffer for it, you will age faster, get sick more often, have lowered creativity and initiative, get stressed and irritated more easily, and become more zombie-like. Get the sleep you need to feel your fullest, and take a short nap if you hit an energy slump during the day.

Metaphysical Changes

Moderating your emotional response to situations will become an invaluable skill in the times ahead. I prefer staying on the slightly positive side of neutral — not so flat as to be stone-faced, but not so giddy as to see through rose-colored glasses. Rather, good-natured, optimistic, and most of all sharp, balanced, aware, and lucid.

How can this be done in very challenging circumstances? Well, through a combination of faith and understanding. Faith is needed where knowledge fails, where you have done what you could and the rest is not in your hands. Then it’s better to invoke a feeling that that things will work out, than to worry unnecessarily. Understanding comes down to feeling security in knowing what you must do, that panicking will get you nowhere. An attitude of strategic optimism, that you will get through this and will play your moves smartly, that really helps. If you are confronted with anger or fear, ask yourself whether you can do something about the problem right now. If yes, then do it. If not, then let those emotions go and don’t worry since it’s out of your hands right now.

Catching yourself before you let loose with a blind emotional reaction will keep you from having to suppress that emotion, by nipping it in the bud. How? By noticing yourself reacting the moment that you do, instead of being entranced by the thing triggering your reaction. Notice yourself, notice how you the observer are actually calm and silent deep inside while the emotion is an external thing trying to latch itself onto you, trying to get you to align and identify with it. Ask yourself if this is really necessary. Then look for understanding, the meaning, the lesson, the way out of this situation you are in, and act logically and strategically.

If you build up a momentum of balanced optimism then when confronted with a negative emotional trigger you are less liable to lose control because you are already centered and stable. Therefore it may help to start your day with some thoughts of gratitude, hope, and wonderment. If you do this, you will also notice it affecting the probability of your experiences throughout the day, reducing incidences of aggravation and misfortune and increasing positive synchronicities. That is because consciousness subtly affects how the future flows into the present.

A harder task is aligning with the optimal flow of life. It can be accomplished by consulting your intuition, heart, and common sense when making decisions, by spotting genuine inner and outer resistance to going in the wrong direction (see my article Battle of Opposites).

The key to survival in the coming years will be keeping your eyes open and acting smartly without losing your emotional composure or spiritual integrity, no matter what happens to you or those around you. 

 

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