I don’t know who first came up with the crazy idea that women are the “weaker sex”… but I bet it was a man.
Women are stronger than men in most ways – stamina, flexibility, balance and increased longevity.
But nowhere is the difference between men and women’s strength more apparent than when it comes to the immune system. Numerous studies prove females produce a much stronger immune response than males. And that this immune protection lasts longer.
Unfortunately, today’s toxic world is taking a toll on the immune system… and this affects women more than men. According to a new study by the Women’s College Hospital of Toronto, 80% – 90% of those affected by environmental toxins are women.1
This toxicity is apparent especially when it comes to the all-important T cells. These white blood cells play a central role in your adaptive immune response. And when these T cells become damaged by toxins and die, your body becomes older and weaker.
This leaves you vulnerable to chronic diseases and contamination – including everything from infections to cancer.
But strengthening your T cells revives your entire immune defense shield. And empowers it to protect your brain, lungs and heart. Even reverse cellular aging.
A UCLA study backs this up.2 Using a T cell activator, researchers were able to make the immune response stronger by seven-fold after just one intervention. These stronger cells appeared younger, acted faster, and were able to regain their ability to remember germs, viruses, bacteria and other pathogens and invaders.
And they replaced the loss of the immune cells that come with a lifelong exposure to toxins with brand new, vital replacement T cells. In a moment, I’ll show you what this immune activator is… First, let me tell you that strengthening these cells will protect you from:
- Autoimmune disease
- Viral respiratory infections
- Diseases associated with aging
At the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine, I’ve been helping my patients restore their T cell levels – and their overall immunity – with an ancient herb proven to boost the body’s natural defense system. It’s called astragalus, and I’ve been using it for 30 years.
Astragalus contains dozens of active, synergistic and supportive components — including immune-boosting saponins, antioxidant flavonoids and dozens of anti-inflammatory, oxygen-rich polysaccharides.
This super adaptogen heightens the efficiency of virtually every component of your immune system and provides your body with a near-impenetrable defense. It does this by triggering the production of immune system stem cells, flooding your body with young, new immune cells ready to battle against any viral or bacterial invader.
Just look at some of the research:
- In addition to increasing production of T cells, astragalus also increases immunoglobulin levels. This helps immune cells attach themselves to harmful viruses, and aid in their destruction.3
- Astragalus significantly increases interferon-inducing ability in blood vessels. This dramatically heightens the virus-fighting power of cells. And the effects are long-lasting.4
- Cancer patients given astragalus supplements had immune systems that resembled those of the healthy subjects. In fact, the patients who used astragalus doubled their chances of survival.5
Astragalus is available in a variety of forms, including dried or powdered root, capsules and extracts. But for maximum absorption I suggest using a spray form of the herb.
You can always enjoy astragalus as a healing tea. This is the traditional method of taking of astragalus.
- Simply add one tablespoon of the dried root to 8 ounces of water in a covered pot.
- Heat, but don’t let the water boil. Try to keep it at a low simmer for 30 minutes.
- Strain, then add a little organic lemon peel and honey to taste.
1 Women’s Health Matters – Environmental Health. Womenshealthmatters.ca. Published 2021. Accessed January 29, 2021. https://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/health-centres/environmental-health/
2 Fauce S, et al. “Telomerase-based pharmacologic enhancement of antiviral function of human CD8+ T lymphocytes.” J Immunol. 2008;181(10), 7400–7406.
3 Li ZX, et al.’ Immunomodulatory effects of a new whole ingredients extract from Astragalus: a combined evaluation on chemistry and pharmacology.” Chin Med. 2019; 14: 12.
4 Hou YD, et al. “Effect of Radix Astragali seu Hedysari on the interferon system.” Chin Med J. 1981; 94(1):35-40.
5 Maleskey G. “Nature’s Medicines : From Asthma to Weight Gain, from Colds to High Cholesterol – The Most Powerful All-Natural Cures.” Rodale Books. 1999 ISBN-10 1579540287