On a physical level, anything that helps with detoxifying would be helpful. Colon cleansing helps clear out the lymph glands. Have a look at Dr Schultz's American Botanical range of colon cleansers if you are in the US. They ship outside the US as well. A really inexpensive and well known cleanse uses bentonite clay and psysillium husks. I'm happy to email you instructions but you could also google it and find instructions on the web.
Exercise is great but trampolining is really good for lymphatic drainage (the body's immune system) and one of those small trampolines called a rebounder is also a good investment (as long as she actually uses it!)
Some types of massage also help - specific lymphatic drainage massage therapy. You would need to do a bit of research because it has to be quite a specific type to make any real impact on the lymph system.
Saunas and steam rooms are great too. Hot and cold therapies - anything that makes the blood move around the body will help with the immune system. A cheap way of doing this would be to have the shower on really hot and then cold and then hot and finish with cold.
Dry body brushing is a fantastic way of getting the lymph to move around your body. You need a get a body brush from a company that sells it for body brushing because it needs to be quite firm. Start off with the feet and basically work your way up to the heart. Sweep along the arms in firm long movements - basically you are trying to get the lymph flowing around the body rather than stagnating. Do this first thing in the morning before showering - if you wanted to take it to the next level you could then do the hot and cold shower treatment. Always finish with cold. Don't use perfumed body oils on the skin - pure (and inexpensive) almond oil is all you need.
Epsom salt baths - just put a couple of cup fulls of Epsom salts into the bath. This helps with detoxifying.
Green foods - Dr Schulze does a thing called Superfood which is so potent that it makes me go red in the face and tingle about ten minutes after drinking it.
At no expense whatsoever is a technique described in The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (highly recommended book). The key thing is to work on being in your body - staying connected with it at all times will have a big impact on your life. Keeping attention in the body as much as possible (noticing your breathing, feeling the different bits of your body) will keep you anchored in the Now. If you can do this it dampens down the running inner dialogue and so your thoughts and emotions don't overun you so to speak.
Feel your body from within. Say you are standing in a queue, use it as an opportunity to connect with your body. Basically being in the Now causes you to age less and is really good for your immune system.
The specific technique for boosting the immune system mentioned in the book is basically first thing in the morning (before your shower, green drink, trampolining ... LOL) when you are lying in bed or last thing at night "flood" your body with consciousness. Close your eyes, lie flat on your back and choose different parts of your body to focus your attention on briefly. First the hands, feet, arms etc Feel the life energy inside those parts as intensely as you can. Stay with each part for about fifteen seconds. Then let your attention run through the body like a wave a few times, from feet to head and back again. After that feel the inner body in its totality, as a single field of energy. Hold that feeling for a few minutes. Be intensely present during that time, present in every cell of your body. Don't judge yourself if you find your mind wanders. As soon as you notice yourself thinking, just return to the attention on the inner body.
If you were to do only two of these I would recommend the body brushing (inexpensive and easy to get into the habit of doing) and this visualisation exercise.
Lastly, I was told years ago I had a weak immune system - I dwelt on it for years hence my knowledge of lots of different techniques. The last thing I would add is that positive self talk really supercharges up the above mentioned suggestions. She isn't stuck with a weak immune system. She can change it because EVERYTHING can be changed. Good luck.
answered 08 Oct '12, 04:49
it may be helpful to know
for each it may be different
the old saying, know thyself
answered 09 Oct '12, 22:15
It is my understanding, that nearly all disease is caused by stress. If you ask any sick person, they will have a stressful event/s that triggered the disease. So, if we eliminate the stress response, we eliminate or at least reduce the disease. I have found that Two Hands Touching goes a long way in reducing stress and stress response. Also the EZ Deletion Sequence is very helpful to reduce stress around a particular person, place, event, or idea. Before I came up with THT, I was always healthiest when choosing to be happy.
It is also important to eat foods that are nutrient rich and as close to the source as possible, and less refined, processed foods, especially sugary food. Eat more fresh vegetables. There are many foods and spices that have medicinal value. Fresh garlic smashed with the side of the knife ten minutes before using, adds immune boosting properties as well as antibiotic, antiviral, antifungl properties. Turmeric is high in antioxidants. Broccoli is a good source of natural antioxidants, fiber, etc... As well as many fresh vegetables, especially leafy green vegetables, like kale, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, etc.... So eat fresh vegies and a variety of spices to improve health and well being.
Eat healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil, grape seed oil, avocado oil. These fats clean out the bad fats and also protect and nourish our cells, including brain cells and imunity.
It is also important to drink enough water to replace the water lost each day.
Exercise is important for the health. It keeps blood circulating, strengthens the heart and other muscles, increases white blood cells and endorphins. Stretching is extremely important. Emotions get stored in our cells. Have you ever noticed a flood of emotions when you get a massage? That is the release of those stored emotions and sometimes memories with them. So when we stretch, and use the foam roll, we release stored emotions as well. (If we use THT for the emotions instead of storing them, we have less pain and soreness)
So eliminate stress and eat fresh vegetables and spices and drink plenty of water to strengthen the immune system. However, you can improve your diet and exercise and drink enough water, but that stress is a real immune buster. So stress mangagement is vital.
I love the Dr Schultz products and procedures and feel they are the best to clean out the body and boost the immune system. There is only one problem I have seen and that is the procedures aren't simple or easy. They are definitely not for wimps or for people who are already very busy.
So that said, I offer an alternative. Look into MMS - less expensive, less time consuming, very effective. Here's a link that explains the basics:
Love always -
answered 03 Apr '13, 08:10