I think many of us have been conditioned to fear disease and illness. Perhaps it’s because we see getting sick as a failure, we didn’t do all the things we know to do to stay healthy, etc. But, maybe it’s time to take back our power and stop being afraid.
You see, while no one WANTS to be sick, the bacteria and viruses that we live with on a daily basis actually serve a purpose.
Yes, we should still eat less sugar and drink more water. Yes, we should get good sleep and move our bodies and eat whole foods. But be afraid of germs? No way! In fact, check out the offenders below and the amazing things science is still finding out about them!
MUMPS: Researchers investigated whether mumps might engender immunity to ovarian cancer through antibodies against the cancer-associated antigen MUC1 abnormally expressed in the inflamed parotid gland.
MEASLES: Albonico et al found that adults are significantly protected against non-breast cancers — genital, prostate, gastrointestinal, skin, lung, ear-nose-throat, and others — if they contracted measles (odds ratio, OR = 0.45), rubella (OR = 0.38) or chickenpox (OR = 0.62) earlier in life. [Med Hypotheses 1998; 51(4): 315-20].
Alexander et al found that infection with measles during childhood is significantly protective — it cuts the risk in half — against developing Hodgkin’s disease (OR = 0.53) [Br J Cancer 2000; 82(5): 1117-21].
MV Clinical trials are producing encouraging preliminary results in ovarian cancer, myeloma and cutaneous non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and the outcome of currently open trials in glioblastoma multiforme, mesothelioma and squamous cell carcinoma are eagerly anticipated.
CHICKEN POX: (VARICELLA Canniff J., Donson A.M., Foreman N.K., Weinberg A. Cytotoxicity of glioblastoma cells mediated ex vivo by varicella-zoster virus-specific T cells. J Neurovirol. 2011;17(October (5)):448–454. [PubMed] Canniff et al. reported an association between those individuals with clinical or laboratory evidence of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection and lower risk of glioma.A glioma is a type of tumor that starts in the brain or spine. It is called a glioma because it arises from glial cells.
CHICKEN POX IN CHILDHOOD: Silverberg J.I., Kleiman E., Silverberg N.B., Durkin H.G., Joks R., Smith-Norowitz T.A. Chickenpox in childhood is associated with decreased atopic disorders, IgE, allergic sensitization, and leukocyte subsets. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2012;23(February (1):50–58. [PubMed Silverberg et al. also reported that wild-type VZV infection up to 8 years of age was found to be protective against atopic disorders that are thought to be “mediated by suppression of IgE production and allergic sensitization, as well as altered leukocyte distributions. Chicken Pox references taken from Goldman, King STUDY
INFLUENZA: Influenza Virus Infection Elicits Protective Antibodies and T Cells Specific for Host Cell Antigens Also Expressed as Tumor-Associated Antigens: A New View of Cancer ImmunosurveillanceUzoma K. Iheagwara, Pamela L. Beatty, Phu T. Van, Ted M. Ross, Jonathan S. Minden, and Olivera J. Fin
Our bodies are amazing. Even getting an illness is part of our bodies journey to transformation and total health. Dr. Stephanie Seneff (Senior Research Scientist MIT) made this fairly new discovery in regard to the flu virus.
She says we live in a symbiotic relationship with all the other species, even the pathogens. The Flu virus goes into the muscles cells and reprograms them to hand over their sulfate. The flu virus delivers the sulfate to your blood. The sulfate cleans your blood by killing off the weak cells allowing growth for new cells. In effect, the flu virus is rescuing your blood from a future meltdown (more serious illnesses, perhaps cancer).
The potential meltdown was there before getting the flu. It’s much like an overcrowded forest that catches fire to thin and clear out the debris and weak trees. It’s a natural process. Depending on what we eat, if we exercise, and if we take supplements to fortify our forest (blood) keeping only the strongest trees (cells) to begin with. Getting sick with the flu isn’t bad, it’s actually good for your body. You are cleaning house.
Erin Elizabeth is a long time activist with a passion for the healing arts, working in that arena for a quarter century. Her site HealthNutNews.com is barely 4 years old, but cracked the top 20 Natural Health sites worldwide. She is an author, public speaker, and has recently done some TV and film programs for some of her original work which have attracted international media coverage. Erin was the recipient for the Doctors Who Rock "Truth in Journalism award for 2017. You can get Erin’s free e-book here and also watch a short documentary on how she overcame vaccine injuries, Lyme disease, significant weight gain, and more. Follow Erin on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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