Healthy Immune System
After completing the course, you'll be able to:
Outline the research that's being carried out using hybridoma technology.
Define ITP and describe the cause and pathophysiology of chronic ITP.
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Understanding The Immune System
Self and Nonself
Genes and the Markers of Self
The Anatomy of the Immune System
T Cells and Lymphokines
The Cells and Secretions of the Immune System
B Cells and Antibodies
Natural Killer Cells
Phagocytes, Granulocytes, and Their Relatives
Mounting an Immune Response
A Billion Antibodies
A Web of Idiotypes
Receptors for Recognizing Antigen
Immunity, Natural and Acquired
Vaccines Through Biotechnology
Disorders of the Immune System: Allergy
Immune Complex Diseases
Cancers of the Immune System
Bone Marrow Transplants
Immunology and Transplants
Immunity and Cancer
The Immune System and the Nervous System
Frontiers in Immunology: Hybridoma Technology
2. Host Defense, Natural Resistance and The Immune System
The Immune System
What is immunology?
What are the organs and tissues of the immune system?
What are antibody and complement molecules and what are their functions?
What are the cells of the immune system?
The Immune Response
Strengthening The Immune System
Rev Up Your Immune System to Prevent Disease
The Harmful Role of Free Radicals
The Role of Vitamins
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Alpha lipoic acid
Food That Harms
Nutrition Is the Fuel For Immune Cells
Plant Fats Balance The Immune System
Stress Reduction Essential To Immune Function
What Are Sterols and Sterolins?
Frequently Asked Questions on Sterols and Sterolins
What are sterols and sterolins?
Is there any research behind this product?
Is Moducare safe? Are there side effects?
Any contraindications or drug interactions?
Are sterols the same as steroids?
Will these plant fats make me gain weight?
Is this an immune “booster” like echinacea?
How should I take Moducare?
Do I have to take it on an empty stomach?
Can I take too much?
Healthy Immune System Is Defense Against Illness
Immune Restoration After HIV Infection
What is immune restoraration?
How can the immune system be restored?
Are new T-cells as good as old?
Five Steps to Optimal Immunity
Defenders of Our Immune System
Food that Harms and Food that Heals
Spiritual Well-being Helps
Exercise–Too Much Can Be Bad
Aiding Immunity: Plants to the Rescue
Food Is No Longer Enough
Power of Plants
Aid For AIDS
How Three Amino Acids Can Strengthen Your Immune System by 34%
Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Stress, Aging and Cortisol: The Immune/ Endocrine Connection
Stress and Our Body Chemistry
Mother Nature’s Cortisol Balancer
Stress Test to Determine Immune Status
Stress: At The Root of Women’s Health Issues
Too Much Stress Equals Disease
The Cortisol:DHEA Ratio
What Can We Do?
Anxiety and Stress Disease Therapy Protocol
Conventional Treatments for Anxiety and Stress
Other Beneficial Treatments for Anxiety and Stress
Move Over Proza: Depression and Immunity
Immune-Boosting Drugs and Depression
Stress, Cortisol and Inflammation
Treatments That Work
Bacteria That Strengthen The Immune System
Whole Body Protection
Lactoferrin: The Bioactive Peptide That Fights Disease
How to Obtain Lactoferrin
Lactoferrin as an Antioxidant
Fighting Off Diseases
Supplemental Steroids and Adrenal Disease
Treatment of Adrenal Fatigue
Adrenal Function and Aging
Summary For Treating Adrenal Fatigue
Summary For Maintaining Corticosteroid Balance To Prevent Aging
Phytosterols for Hepatitis C, Stress, Prostate, Heart Disease, High Cholesterol and Cancer
Human Research Proves Plant Sterols’ Action
Sterols Lower Cholesterol
Sterols: Great Stress Busters
Sterols Halt Hepatitis C
Sterols, Heart Disease and DHEA
Prostate Problems Eliminated
Stop Cervical Cancer
The Future of Phytosterols
Why Antioxidants Aren’t Enough
Gaining Control Over Our Biochemistry
Protecting Brain Chemistry
Free Radicals Beware: There’s Garlic Present
Green Tea, Your Coffee Substitute
Eating Too Much Depresses Immunity
Are you digesting what you eat?
Linus Pauling and Vitamin C Vindicated
Protein Power Protection
Cancer, Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, Energy and Fat Burning
Protein protects our heart
Lower cholesterol and triglycerides
Soy and Whey Protein May Help Prevent Breast Cancer
Vitamin C: how much is too much?
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
Can Infection be Prevented?
Signs of a More Serious Infection
Seniors: Is Your Flu Vaccine Protecting You?
Types of Reactions
Avoidance of Allergens
Stop Allergies Where They Start– In Your Immune System
Vitamin C Supplements Ease Exercise– Triggered Asthma.
Say Goodbye To Seasonal Allergies
Plant Nutrients to the Rescue
Phytosterols Rescue Arthritis Sufferers
Guidelines for Diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoporosis – An Immune System Disease?
Stress, the Immune System, and Bone Loss
Risk Factor Checklist for Osteoporosis
New Research on Hepatitis C
Plant Sterols–The Missing Key in the Battle Against Herpes.
Shingles: The Herpes Virus Strikes Again
Potent Antiviral Agent
Cold Sore Treatment Plan
Fight Cancer and Win
Why do we get cancer?
What is cancer?
Natural Therapies Pack a Punch
Sterols and Sterolins, Star Cancer Protectives
DHEA, Cortisol and Immune Enhancement
Prostate Cancer in Remission
New Blood Test for Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Surger
Soy and whey protein may help prevent breast cancer
Stop cervical cancer
Asthma, More Than A Bad Air Day
What “Triggers” Asthma?
Herbal Tonic to Breathe Easy
Nutrients Reduce Attacks
Link Between Pollution and Asthma
Fight Cancer and Win
Prescription For Health
Health tips to enhance eczema healing
Stopping HIV-1 And AIDS Through Total Health Management
Autoimmunity – When Your Body Attacks Itself
What is autoimmunity?
Plant Sterols and Sterolins Return Balance
Autoimmune Diseases Therapies Protocol
Basic Pathways of Autoimmune Dysfunction
The Effect of Natural Supplements on the Autoimmune System
General Causes of Anemia
Symptoms of Anemia
Common Dietary Anemias
Pernicious anemia (lack of vitamin B12)
Folic acid deficiency anemia
Iron deficiency anemia
The anti-anemia drug
Treatment of pernicious anemia
Treatment of folic acid deficiency anemia
Treatment of iron deficiency anemia
Other nutritional approaches
Preventing and treating anemia caused by HIV antiviral drugs
Preventing and treating chemotherapy induced leukopenia
HIV (Immune Deficiency) Treatment
The Critical Importance of Glutathione
Substances That Boost Glutathione Levels
Immune Cell Subset Testing
Cell-Mediated Immunity Tests
Natural Killer Function
7. Understanding CFIDS
What is CFIDS?
How is CFIDS diagnosed?
What are other common symptoms?
How is CFIDS treated?
How many people have CFIDS?
Who gets CFIDS?
Do PWCs get better over time?
What causes CFIDS?
Are viruses involved in CFIDS?
Is CFIDS contagious?
What precautions should PWCs take?
Should PWCs receive flu shots or other immunizations?
Is exercise helpful or harmful?
Is weight gain common?
Is depression common?
What role does stress play in this illness?
How does pregnancy affect CFIDS?
Is CFIDS related to other illnesses?
Why is this disease called CFS or CFIDS?
How can I cope with and manage the illness?
For further reading
Fibromyalgia: The Invisible Illness
Diagnosis Is Difficult
What causes FM?
Treatments for Fibromyalgia
Sterinol and Fibromyalgia
Sleep, Laughter and Exercise
5-HTP and St. John’s Wort
Magnesium and Malic Acid
Moducare and Fibromyalgia
9. Chronic ITP
Clinical Presentation of Chronic ITP
Cause and Pathophysiology of Chronic ITP
Evaluation of Antiplatelet Autoantibody
Differential Diagnosis and Prognosis of Chronic ITP
Disorders most commonly confused with chronic ITP
Standard Treatment of Adult Chronic ITP
Who should treat ITP?
Indications for treatment
Index of treatment options
10. People With Severely Weakened
Guidance For People With Severely Weakened Immune Systems
Preventing Cryptosporidiosis: A Guide for People With Compromised Immune Systems
Who might be immunocompromised or have a weakened immune system?
What is Cryptosporidiosis?
What are the symptoms of Crypto?
How long after infection do symptoms appear?
How long will symptoms last?
How does Crypto affect you if your immune system is severely weakened?
How is Crypto spread?
I have been diagnosed with Crypto. Should I worry about spreading infection to others?
What should I do if I think I have Crypto ?
How is a Crypto infection diagnosed?
What is the treatment for Crypto?
How can I protect myself from Crypto?
Filters designed to remove Crypto
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"Well written and comprehensive. I learned quite a bit." -B.S., RN, Nevada
"Great course. A lot of useful new information." -A.S., LCSW, CA
"Excellent material! Well written! -D.D., RN, MI
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