Immunity – Facts Versus Fear

While it may seem like illness and disease are things that just happen to us, what many people fail to remember is that YOU have power to influence and even control your immunity! Anxiety and fear can and do suppress your immune system, which in turn leave you more vulnerable to illness and disease. By taking control, distinguishing facts versus fear, and empowering yourself with the understanding of the root causes of why you’re sick, you can actually improve your immune defense.

What is Immunity?

Simply put, immunity is the body’s defense against infections and disease. The immune system defends against germs and antigens and helps keep us healthy. This involves functions like defending against bacteria and viruses, clearing up dust which gets in the lungs, and killing cancer cells. Even a small breakdown of these defenses can make us feel run down and sick, ultimately taking our power and making us feel out of control.

There are two basic types of immunity: active and passive.

Active Immunity – Natural and Vaccination

Active immunity comes from being exposed to a disease which then causes the immune system to produce antibodies to that disease. If this exposure is to the actual disease, the resulting immunity is called natural immunity. If the exposure comes from the introduction of a killed or weakened form of the disease through the process of vaccination, the resulting immunity is called vaccine-induced immunity. When someone with immunity is exposed to that disease in the future, their immune system recognizes the elements of disease and immediately produces antibodies to attack it. Active immunity lasts a long time, sometimes for life.

Passive Immunity – Antibodies and Maternal Inheritance

Passive immunity occurs when a person is given the antibodies for a particular disease instead of their immune system producing them naturally. A person can get passive immunity from receiving immunoglobulin, or other blood products containing antibodies for the disease, but babies also gain passive immunity from their mothers through the placenta. While it can take several weeks for enough antibodies to be developed for active immunity, passive immunity has the added benefit of providing immediate protection.

Take Back Your Power

Nutrition is at the core of health. You can do your own research (and we recommend you do) but having the help of experts in their field can save you both time and money. Consulting a medical professional like Dr. Matzinger at MIH, for a Customized Diet and Supplement Plan is a powerful way to learn how proper nutrition can boost your immunity and give you back control over your health.

One of the best ways to give your immune system the best fighting chance for victory is through IV Vitamin and Mineral infusions. This fast and effective method to restore critical levels of vitamins and minerals helps you start feeling better immediately because they are absorbed by the body so efficiently. And speaking of enhanced nutritional absorption, another excellent way to help the body receive what it needs are Medical Lipid Colon Cleanses. These treatments remove toxins and bacteria from the bowels and open a clear path for vital nutrients to get where they belong.

Recently, an anxiety-mitigating and immune-boosting treatment called Aromatouch has gained popularity. The doTerra AromaTouch Technique reduces stress and promotes overall wellness by combining the power of essential oils with the benefits of human touch. Cupping is an immunity treatment with history in Chinese, Middle Eastern and Egyptian cultures that is finding many modern fans, especially with MIH patients who utilize it in concert with other treatments designed to boost immunity. Particularly beneficial for muscle relaxation and pain relief, cupping can improve overall health by removing energy blockages that act as barriers to healing.

Another increasingly popular self care treatment that shares some of these stress-reducing and immunity-promoting benefits is the Infrared Sauna. The penetrative power of infrared light used in these innovative saunas more comfortably and effectively heats your body’s core temperature, allowing you to sweat out up to 7 times more toxins than conventional saunas.

Empowering yourself with these and other innovative treatments to mitigate stress and anxiety and take back control of your health not only can improve your well-being, but can also be a fun and relaxing way to give yourself the self care we all deserve.

For more information about these treatments and more immune-boosting treatments, contact the Matzinger Institute of Healing today and find out more about how Dr. Matzinger can put you on the path to better health.

5 Reasons To Boost Your Immunity with IV Vitamin and Mineral Infusions

By now, you’ve probably heard the amazing ways that IV Vitamin and Mineral infusions can boost your immunity. But, how does something like that fit into your daily life? When should you be using this increasingly popular therapy? Here are the 5 best times to get rapid immunity boosting IV Vitamin and Mineral Infusions.

Before and After Surgery

Surgery can be among the most traumatic circumstances your body will ever encounter. Even less invasive procedures like colonoscopy and endoscopy can still cause disruption within your body and affect immunity. Preparing your immune system for the upcoming chaos can be tremendously helpful to your recovery, and IV Vitamin and Mineral Infusions are ideal for strengthening your immune defense before surgery or any invasive medical procedure.

And, the same logic applies to after surgery, as well. During post-op recovery, our bodies are in a state of emergency that taxes the immune system beyond normal parameters. Even if you were smart and proactive enough to get IV Vitamin and Mineral Infusions before your surgery or procedure, giving your body an immunity boost afterward can yield remarkable results in improving healing and recovery time.

Before and After Travel

While perhaps not as stressful as surgery, anyone who travels regularly can tell you just how stressful travel is to our bodies. Crowded airports, train stations, and other transportation hubs are all excellent environments for antigens to thrive and attack our immune defenses. Add to that the weakening of these immune defenses by fatigue and stress during long travel days, and you have all the necessary ingredients for illness to occur. IV Vitamin and Mineral Infusions on either side of traveling can give you the immunity boost needed to get through your travels unscathed.

COVID-19 Prevention and Recovery

The global pandemic of 2020-2021 has taught everyone a lot about viruses and how they spread. Masks provide a level of protection, as do vigilant hand-washing and social distancing. But, perhaps the best line of defense against COVID-19, or any other virus, is by keeping your immune system strong. During the pandemic, many people have taken the proactive step to have regular IV Vitamin and Mineral Infusions to help stave off this deadly coronavirus. Of course, these infusions boost your immunity to all kinds of antigens beyond COVID-19, so they are always a smart activity.

For those unfortunate enough to have been infected, the recovery process can be slow and challenging. This is another area where IV Vitamin and Mineral Infusions can give a much-needed shot in the arm to your immune system, speeding recovery and helping to prevent long-term side-effects.

Cancer Treatments and Other Immunosuppressive Therapies

If you or someone you know is undergoing any kind of cancer treatment, then you are aware of the immunosuppressive side-effects that accompany most of them. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy wreaks havoc on the body due to their indiscriminate killing of bad and good cells alike. This makes these patients ideal candidates for the immune-boosting benefits of IV Vitamin and Mineral Infusions and experts suggest a regular schedule of infusions whenever possible.

Before and After Athletic Training and Events

Athletic activities are great for overall health, but they can challenge our bodies and push us to our limits. Professional athletes have known about and benefitted from IV Vitamin and Mineral Infusions for years. But recently, as more advanced performance technologies have been made available to the general public, everyday athletes and “weekend warriors” have begun to discover the regenerative benefits of IV Vitamin and Mineral Infusions. Not only do these treatments boost immunity, they can also help to improve your body’s regenerative processes and recovery times. Name your sport or activity, from walking to weightlifting, IV Vitamin and Mineral Infusions can be an immensely valuable training tool.

Your Life, Your Choice

These are just five of the many opportunities for IV Vitamins and Mineral Infusions to benefit you and your health. You know your lifestyle, schedule and daily routine better than anyone. Where else in your life can you see IV Vitamin and Mineral Infusions making a difference in your life? Let Dr. Matzinger and her team at Matzinger Institute of Healing put their knowledge to work for you and be your trusted advisors. Call Dr. Matzinger and her team at MIH today for a free consultation and find out more about how IV Vitamin and Mineral Infusions can help you.

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