Here at The LifeCo Phuket, our resident oncology specialist and Chief Medical Operator Thomas Lodi, MD, MD (H) answers some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the recent outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV). As you will read, Dr. Lodi emphasizes the necessity of boosting our immune system with simple and effective strategies.
Please understand first, the people who are at the highest risk for infection are those already immunocompromised. That being said, it is also important to understand most of us are the owners of suppressed immune systems. Since this is planet earth in the 21st century, we are exposed to more toxins and daily stresses than ever before. Our modern-day immune systems always seem to be dealing with something, whether external or mental. For this reason, we strongly recommend that everyone take simple but significant action to detoxify themselves 2 times per year, with other minor commitments and lifestyle upgrades being made in the meantime. This restful reset serves as your immune systems time for scheduled maintenance. Do you change your car’s engine oil? Rotate its tires? How about rejuvenating your immune system?
If you are concerned about your immune system or you are concerned about the risk of this new virus; know that we are here with solutions. Keep in mind about this with regard to viruses; the reason for viruses has such a scary reputation is because they are not really alive. They are mysterious. They are not like bacteria and funguses or other animals and plants. They thrive in conditions not suitable for most other forms of life. They just insert themselves into your cells and hijack its reproductive capabilities, as viruses cannot replicate without a healthy host.
Most often when viruses enter a host cell your immune system will actively denature and destroy, and it is gone. The reason your cold goes away in 4-5 days, is because during that period you develop an immune response and the virus is gone.
What we would like to do as a medical wellness center is to offer you an opportunity to come and build your immune system. Not only will our detox program help you to rest and reset, our carefully selected supporting therapies will upgrade your immune system beyond its current level. Again we would like to emphasize that you would not have to worry about this virus more than any other more familiar viruses. As Dr. Lodi explains, the common Influenza virus is much more dangerous. Once the media attention and fear of the unknown blows over, then we are back to avoiding Influenza virus during the winter cold and flu season.
60% of our immune system is based in our gut and lymphatic system.
Which Immune Programs Do We (The LifeCo Phuket) Offer?
What can you do to upgrade your immune system, lose extra weight and feel healthier all at the same time?
Of course, we always go back to detoxification. Remember how important our good bacteria are? We have more bacteria than cells in our body! 60% of our immune system is based in our gut and lymphatic system, which through normal diet and lifestyle flaws can become suppressed and under active for months and years at a time. Remember yet again, a healthy digestive system induces a bowel movement 45-90 minutes after a full meal has been consumed. If you are like most people and fall short of this goal, then you have a lot inside of you which is waiting to be recycled and eliminated.
So, your immune system is busy, your liver is busy, and your lymphatic system has taken on more than it can handle. As soon as we begin the detox process by minimizing digestion (master detox and green juice detox) you free up an incredible amount of energy that will be redirected towards your immune system. That is Detox 101.
The lymph vessels act as the superhighway of the immune system, allowing for open communication with other immune functions.
Did you know our bodies contain almost the same amount of blood and lymph fluid? We are very familiar with blood and the importance of increasing circulation through diet and exercise, but we seem to know very little about the lymph system! Unlike the circulatory system which uses the heart and lungs to pump through the body, our lymphatic systems require movement of various kinds to circulate properly. During your detox program we always offer you several great ways to activate your lymph fluid! Walking in nature (as the movement of arms and legs has been designed by evolution to move the lymph), using the infrared sauna, using our vibrational therapies including the sonic table and jumping on our rebounder trampoline!
We also have two highly trained lymphatic therapists that help us move our lymphatic system through the use of a specialized machine which removes blockages and stagnation. During your ELT (electro lymphatic therapy session) our therapists will move around the body gently pressing two glass tubes filled with noble gasses into lymph nodes and vessels. You will feel when the therapists have found a ‘sticky spot’ where a blockage is to be removed, or even hear the machine working harder when stagnation is present.
Why Do We Use IV Vitamins?
We have several IVs available specifically to boost the immune system. In most cases, water soluble vitamins (Think Vit C and Vit B!) are best when administered through IV. This is because our digestive system actually places limits on the amount of these vitamins we absorb when administered orally. We can only get up to a certain amount of concentration of Vitamin C in our blood or in our tissues from our gut. Once we exceed that amount, our bodies will start to eliminate excess through bowel and bladder movement. When administering IV Vitamin treatments, we can bypass digestion to ensure these higher doses can be utilized to upregulate our tired immune systems.
Did you know, supporting our immune system in this way also fights cancer? If you are lucky enough to have sat in any of Dr Lodi’s talks, or have seen his features in “The Truth about Cancer” documentary, you know that viruses and cancer are very similar, and many cancers are related to sub-viruses like hepatitis B, C or HPV. Thus, they require the same immune responses.
Vitamin C is one of the most effective and well-known therapies, while ALA and Vitamin D also provide supportive roles in the immune boosting process. Our ozone therapies, where 200cc of blood is removed from the body, ozonized, then reintroduced back into the body is also an incredible stimulator and can make other IV treatments much more effective. Another treatment, called minor autohemotherapy (MIAHT) is another ozone treatment which is a very powerful immune booster. 5cc of blood is drawn out, mixed with another 5cc of ozone and introduced back into the body via an intramuscular shot. Alternative treatments such as these are like having your own natural vaccination shot and have proven to be effective in a wide range of cases.
Combination of Glutathione and Phosphatidylcholine
The other thing we use is a combination of glutathione, phosphatidylcholine. Even though they are working to repair the liver, which is very important because you got to be able to detoxify, it also affects your immune system.
We also get you to sleep early and meditation which is very important. No matter what religion you are, it is not a religious practice, it is really just a way of controlling stress and detoxifying you mind because what you do in meditation is learning not to think. Remember, you can’t control your thoughts, you can’t decide what you are going to think.
Healthy Sleep and Consistent Meditation is also Important
Our minds have an incredible effect on the overall health of the body. Positive thoughts and happier emotions lead to relaxation and upregulation of the immune system.
Meditation practices focused around breathwork have also proven to be effective beyond belief in supporting healthy immune responses. Gratitude is also a very powerful emotion we must utilize every day. Practices centered around gratitude for the body and mind can help us live longer, happier and healthier.
We know negative thoughts suppress the immune system, but how do we use this to our advantage? Since we will always be subject to the occasional negative thought even after great practices are a part of everyday life, we need only to change the way we interact with negativity. Know there is nothing wrong with having negative thoughts and doubts, it is a part of being human. What we choose to do now instead of getting worked up about negativity, is to let it come and let it go after being replaced by practices of gratitude. The only thing focusing on negativity will do is bring more negativity into your life. Feel and understand you deserve better and take action that causes you to spend more time feeling great and supporting your immune system!