Friday, July 20, 2007


Stresses to the immune system are:

-Mechanical damage- breaking a bone, tearing a ligament, getting a wound in the skin or other physical shocks to the body cause the immune system to kick in and begin the healing process.

-Diseases- caused by external agents, double 0 virus, fungus-amongus, and nasty buggies call Bac T. Eria [ok bacteria]

-vitamin deficiency- If you are deficient in vitamin D you will not be able to metabolize calcium properly and will get rickets causing weakened bones that break easily or become deformed, if you are deficient in Vitamin C you get scurvy, swollen bleeding gums, swollen joints, and bruising. A lack of Iron can cause anemia, and so on.

-organ degradation- an internal organ can become ‘sick’ either from environmental causes or damage from cumulative excesses.

-Genetic diseases- a coding error in the DNA can cause certain proteins to secrete too much or too little, causing problems at the cellular level; another strain on the immune system.

-Cancer- cells gone wrong and a nice little mess we’ve gotten ourselves into eh IS [immune system]?

The skin is our first line of defense to keep us healthy. The skin secretes an antibacterial substance that keeps most bacteria, spores and molds from growing on your skin; A good reason to keep your skin healthy.

The eyes, nose and mouth are obvious points of entry for pathogens but an enzyme called lysozyme in tears and mucus breaks down the cell walls of bacteria. Saliva is also anti-bacterial. Since the nasal passage and lungs are coated in mucus, many germs not killed immediately are trapped in the mucus and soon swallowed. Mast cells also line the nasal passages, throat, lungs and skin. Any bacteria or virus that wants to gain entry to your body must first make it past these defenses

However, once inside the body a germ has to deal with a whole different kind of immune system response. There is must deal with such factors as:
· Thymus
· Spleen
· Lymph system
· Bone marrow
· White blood cells
· Antibodies
· Complement system
· Hormones

If any of those are not working then the IS won’t be able to function to heal your body. Diseases like Candidiasis can so overload the individual organ functions that they can no longer fight off any opportunistic infection or basic weakness your body might have.

This is such a complicated topic that it’s difficult to simplify it, but this is the basic premise.

Our innards like an alkaline pH, but the skin likes it acid.

will help both the skin and the insides regain their normal pH.

Another great idea is coconut oil for weight maintenance or even losing weight and to balance the omega-3’s and omega-6’s, the essential fatty acids.
coconut oil

But you could also try:
Mega is the most complete daily source of Omega-3/6/9 fatty acids for healthy skin, joints, hormonal balance and cardiovascular functions

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-- Tom Wolfe

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I
ever heard of.
-- Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

To refuse awards is another way of accepting them
with more noise than is normal.
-- Peter Ustinov

Play: Work that you enjoy doing for nothing.
-- Evan Esar, Esar's Comic Dictionary

Fishin with Boudreux

Boudreaux been fish'n down by de bayou all day an he done run
outta night crawlers.

He be bout reddy to leave when he seen a snake wit a big frog in
his mouf.

He knowed dat dem big bass fish like frogs, so he decides to steal
dat froggie.

Dat snake, he be a cotton moufed water moccasin, so Boudreaux had
to be real careful or he'd get bit.

He snuk up behine de snake and grabbed him roun de haid. Dat ole
snake din't lak dat one bit.

He squirmed and wrapped hisself roun Boudreaux's arm try'n to get
hisself free. But Boudreaux, him, hada real good grip on his haid,

Well, Boudreaux pried his mouf open and got de frog and puts it in
his bait can.

Now, Boudreaux knows dat he cain't let go dat snake or he's gonna
bite him good, but he had a plan.

He reach into de back pocket of his bib overhauls and pulls out a
pint a Tennessee hillbilly moonshine likker.

He pour some drops into de snakes mouf. Well, dat snake's eyeballs
roll back in his haid and his body go limp.

Wit dat, Boudreaux toss dat snake into de bayou, den he goes back
to fish'n.

A while later Boudreaux dun feel sumpin tappin' on his barefoot toe.

He slowly look down and dere be dat cotton moufed water moccasin,
wif two more frogs.

Life is Good!
Steven Spielberg was discussing his new project - an action docudrama about famous composers starring top movie stars. Sylvester Stallone, Steven Segall, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger were all present. Spielberg strongly desired the box office 'oomph' of these superstars, so he was prepared to allow them to select whatever composers they wished to portray, as long as they were famous.

"Well," started Stallone, "I've always admired Mozart. I would love to play him."

"Chopin has always been my favorite, and my image would improve if people saw me playing the piano," replied Willis. "I'll play him."

"I've always been partial to Strauss and his waltzes," said Segall. "I'd like to play him."

Spielberg was very pleased with these choices. "Sounds splendid." Then, turning to Schwarzenegger, he asked, "Who do you want to be, Arnold?" Arnold in a slow deliberate voice replied, "I'll be Bach."


A local monastery was going bankrupt. The abbot didn't know what to do. The brothers had a meeting, and decided to open a great Olde English Fish-N'-Chips stand. One day, a man knocked on the door. After one of the brothers answered the door, the man asked, "May I have just an order of fries?"
The brother said, "Hold on a moment. I'm the fish friar. You want the chip monk."

Have a great day, may you be always blessed and your wallet always full, May you find fresh pasture and cool shade. Be blessed my friends!
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