“carrots and mushrooms help the body produce more white blood cells. This explains the emphasis on carrot juicing among health practitioners. Beta-carotene, which makes carrots orange, apparently protects the thymus gland. Maitake mushrooms are helpful as well.”
Thriver Soup, p.61
“My chiropractor, M. Jay Panyko, suggested visualizing white blood cells emerging from my thymus gland like popcorn. Or you can try the image of a blizzard emerging from your bones. Play with various images until you find what works for you.”
Thriver Soup, pg. 62
“Acupressure–pressing the energy pathways that course through the body–can be used to improve immunity. Place your right heel in the juncture between the bones that attach to the large and second toes. Rub, then switch sides.”
Thriver Soup, p. 156
A system of hand and finger gestures, called mudras or hand yoga, was developed long ago in India to enhance health.
“To improve immunity: Bend your ring finger and little finger and touch them with the tip of your thumb. Keep the remaining two fingers stretched out and touching each other.
“While doing the gestures, try to keep your hands as relaxed as possible, and maintain gentle pressure. Adding deep breathing is a plus.”
Thriver Soup, p. 173
“EFT also can provide support for … improving immunity…. I used EFT and other processes fairly effectively for raising my white blood cell counts.
“There are many online videos for tapping to achieve a variety of results. Look for one associated with your issue. EFT practitioners recommended to me include Rebecca Marina and Margaret Lynch, both of whom have YouTube videos showing their techniques. I took one of Lynch’s EFT videos and adapted the wording to suit my particular need. Create your own dialogue, using their patterns, for an effective self-treatment.”
Thriver Soup, pp.202-203
“Dean Ornish, MD, explained part of the mechanism in his book, ‘Love and Survival.’ One’s immune system loses some of its effectiveness when a person experiences marital conflict, and women are more prone to negative changes than men.”
Thriver Soup, pg. 97
“Berries … apparently are nutritional powerhouses. They boost the immune system and provide cell-protecting antioxidants.”
Thriver Soup, pg. 117
Curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric, “stimulates the immune system.”
Thriver Soup, pg. 119
“Resentment depresses the immune system; joy revs it up.”
Thriver Soup, pg. 150
“Polysaccharide-K (PSK, also known as PSP and Krestin) is derived from a mushroom commonly called turkey tail. Double-blind studies have demonstrated increased survival rates among those taking PSK because these mushrooms affect the malignant process in several ways. Their two primary benefits are stimulating the immune system and working against tumors.”
Thriver Soup, pg. 134