Dr. Russell Blaylock, author of The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter, is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Find out what others are saying about Dr. Blaylock by clicking here.

Stop Sleeper Germs

Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:08 AM

I’ve been telling you for years how sleeper germs may be silently robbing you of your health. Growing medical and scientific evidence continues to show that so-called sleeper or silent infections are connected to many if not most of the chronic diseases that plague and eventually kill most Americans.
These infections have been closely linked to a number of diseases that you’ve probably never associated with them. The list includes diabetes, atherosclerosis, stroke, heart attack, heart failure, neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases, cancer and various organ failures. (To learn more, read my newsletter “Sleeper Germs: Hidden Infections and Their Link to Disease.”) And more and more microorganisms are being associated with these disorders as our detection methods improve.
Now we can add obesity to the list.
Researchers in Louisiana have linked obesity to a highly contagious adenovirus called AD-36 that can be spread as easily as the common cold. A simple handshake could be gateway for a virus that could plunge you into the ranks of the obese.
So what can we do to prevent hidden infections? Actually, a lot. A number of nutrients have been shown to interfere with viral reproduction and infection, and most of the damage done to the brain by infections is secondary to the damage done by excitotoxins and free radical damage. Fortunately, both are treatable with nutritional supplements and dietary changes.
Chronic diseases caused by infection are secondary to the continued presence of viruses that are not killed by the immune system. This indicates a weak immune system that must be strengthened.
The medical profession seems to be asleep at the wheel when it comes to the link between immunity and nutrition. It has been proven beyond all doubt that the most important factor in immune health is good nutrition. Even the deficiency of a single nutrient, such as vitamin B6 or vitamin E can severely impair the immune system.
But most doctors are not aware that long-term studies have shown that poor nutrition is the major cause of immune deficiency as we age and that this can be fixed by simply correcting our diets.
The first step in protecting your immune system is to give it a boost with an improved diet and supplements. Follow these steps:
• Reduce your consumption of omega-6 fats (vegetable oils), excess sugar consumption and high iron intake. All three greatly increase inflammation and suppress immunity, and several, such as iron and omega-6 fats, enhance viral replication, such as the fat-causing adenovirus.
• Add nutrients, such as vitamins, flavonoids, and minerals to your diet that support your immune system. My special report "Key Vitamins that Save Your Heart, Prevent Cancer and Keep You Living Long" will give you all the details.
• Eat a healthy diet, including increasing your intake of leafy green and yellow vegetables (cruciferous vegetables). They play a major role in suppressing viral replication and free radical damage in addition to reducing inflammation.
• Add the health-giving benefits of tea to your diet.
For more of Dr. Blaylock’s weekly tips, go here to view the archive.

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