Preview from Chapter 7 – Immune Function: Get on Guard with Deep Nutrition
Article by Dr. Jade
It is now fairly common knowledge that the immune system plays a big role in cancer. In fact, billions of dollars continue to be funneled into the exciting world of immunotherapy research every year. But while scientists continue to look for that one smoking gun, the truth is that the immune system is a deeply complex system, controlled by several different factors, not the least of which include our diet, environment, stress level, medication history, etc. This is exactly why Chapter 7 of Dr. Nasha Winters and Jess Higgins Kelley new book “The Metabolic Approach to Cancer. Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet, and Nontoxic Bio-Individualized Therapies” is an absolute must read!! Take the reigns back on your health and start making changes today that will give you the upper hand on immune system dysregulation and get you one step closer to reaching your optimal state of health!
But remember, this is just one piece of the puzzle! You’ll have to read all of the other insightful chapters to learn more about the role of blood sugar control, epigenetics, inflammation, etc. in health optimization.
“A healthy immune system is constantly providing surveillance and destruction of the many cancer cells naturally produced by the body before they have a chance to congregate and form a tumor. Therefore, keeping our immune system healthy is the cornerstone to cancer prevention and management.
Along with the extreme diet changes that have occurred over the last fifteen thousand years—with dizzying acceleration in the past two hundred—the human population has been exposed to escalated stress, widespread use of prescription medications, chemotherapy, vaccinations, sugar, fever suppression, microbiome eradication, and widespread nutrient depletion. It is no wonder our immune cells are overrun, tired, and confused; the hits just keep coming. Over time a weak immune system becomes more prone to infection, and chronic infection leads to further immune depletion, creating an environment that is very hospitable to cancer.”
“Here’s the good news: with deep nutrition focused on repairing the intestinal tract through an autoimmune elimination diet, infusion with the top nutrients depleted in all cancer patients, including vitamin D and selenium, medicinal mushrooms, and lifestyle approaches like forest bathing, your immune system can get back in the game. If you scored high in the immune assessment section, and seem to have either frequent or no colds and flus (either can signal an immune problem), have an autoimmune condition, or chronic viral infection, then this chapter is of special importance to you. Your body has an incredible ability to heal. It just needs the right tools!”