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Taught by Diana Sproul, a nutritionist, holistic health coach and certified Advanced herbalist. This presentation includes easy-to-read computer slides in English along with voiceover narration by Diana Sproul of Transform Health, a nutritionist and certified Advanced herbalist. This presentation does not contain affiliate links, nor does it recommend any specific brands at all.
How Long Can I Have Access to Watch the Video? There is no time limit for how long you can watch the Raising Your Immunity video course. You will be able to watch the video for as long as the media host stays in business.
This presentation is intended for self-education purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any condition. The host, Diana Sproul, is NOT a licensed medical professional, and cannot know what is happening with the viewers' individual medical picture.
This first video teaches about the parts of the immune system: innate and adaptive, how the innate is acquired, and how they are different. We also discuss several lifestyle practices that can affect the immune system negatively. After this video, students will have a better understanding of the human body's immunity, and be able to choose practices that better support it.
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The gut flora: details about their number, cell count, where they mainly live, and why they are important to digestion and immunity. Gut flora may also be called a person's "micro biome." A startling list of medications that lower our flora numbers. Includes several foods (mainly roots) that help feed gut flora. Discussion of burdock root, and why it may be beneficial to digestive diets like GAPS & SCD.
How to buy or make fermented foods (sources), why eat them, two books recommendations, and other herbal foods that raise the immune system function.
Antibiotics can help us combat bacterial disease when truly needed. Unfortunately, their use also comes with a COST, as they lower ALL bacteria - both good and bad, indiscriminately.
If the illness is viral, taking antibiotics doesn't help the illness, but can lower our immunity. This can set us up for future illnesses, unless we help rebuild our gut flora and restore our immunity.
Most of us were not passed down enough beneficial bacteria (good gut flora) from the babyhood because we are in our 3rd or 4th generation of antibiotic use. There was a generational lowering as each group used them. There was also a lack of nursing during the 1950's-1960's, which reduced the transfer of beneficial bacteria, too.*
Learn what bacterium and yeast tend to overgrow during antibiotic treatment. You can learn how to protect yourself from them taking over both during and after antibiotic treatment/course through the use of:
• Probiotics, how to take them during antibiotic use, how to choose a good mixture, don't be scammed by health food companies
• Fermented Foods and where to find some good recipes, and more.
The video talks about the fermented food recipes and information that are found in these books:
• Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig
• Alex Lewin's Real Food Fermentation
• Dr. McBride's Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS)
I hope this information will help educate you, and help you avoid health problems like dysbiosis (unbalanced gut flora), SIBO (Small Intestine Bowel Overgrowth), leaky gut (which can lead to food allergies), lowered immunity, and lack of beneficial bacteria.
Herbs that raise immune function or are anti-microbial. We will examine Elderberry fruit (Sambucas nigra), Purple Cone Flower (Echinacea), Cleavers (also called Bedstraw or Galium aperine), and the anti-microbial Myrrh (Commiphora myrrh). Be cautious/avoid using immunomodulants during severe and chronic illnesses, pregnancy and lactation, or high thyroid conditions. See the individual herbs. Students will learn how to raise immunity through the use of herbs. These are also called plant medicine or alternative medicine.
Probiotics: How and When to take them, what they can do in the human body, where to buy them, reading labels for bacterial content. Downside to probiotics: avoid with severely ill people, and can worsen SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth).
Resources for where to read more about immunity, herbal medicine, and nutrition books.
How to connect with Diana via your favorite social media, sign up for a free newsletter, and watch free videos online or at a podcast website. All links are at Diana's website. Look for Diana's Transform Health podcast soon in the iTunes and Google Play store.
See if you remember the course material about probiotics.
Test yourself whether you understand how to use some immune-raising plant-based medicines.
Find out if you recall things that raise gut flora levels, and those which lower it.
See if you recall what lifestyle practices are healthy or not related to the immune system's function.
Transform Health LLC is owned by me, Diana Sproul, a nutritionist, certified Advanced herbalist, alternative/functional medicine person, and holistic health coach based in beautiful Northern Colorado. Read more below about my education, experience, health articles, video tips, free holistic health newsletter, and custom herbal formulation.
I see clients locally and nationwide via phone, as well as online phone services like FaceTime and Skype.
Read, Download, Watch Video, Newsletter! I have health-related nutrition and herbal articles, Paleo recipes, downloadable papers, a monthly e-mail newsletter on my website.
Watch nutrition & herbal videos on Transform Health’s YouTube channel (link below). I have an homemade Green Tea Latté video recipe, how to recover from antibiotics, herbal rosemary, and information about foods that act like wheat in the body, for those of you new to wheat sensitivity or celiac diet. [These are called wheat analogs.] Hope you like all of these!
Education: I studied nutrition, clinical herbal formulations, basic anatomy and physiology, detoxification, herbal safety and much more at Boulder’s Colorado School for Clinical Herbalism. I completed 330 educational hours in the Fundamentals of Medical Herbalism course, and then went on to complete 550 hours in the Advanced Herbalism course.
Herbal Education and Mixtures: My herbal education focused on how to combine herbs together to meet the individual’s needs, sometimes combing several herbs together to enhance the effect needed.
In addition, due to my own health issues, I have studied and followed diets to starve out bad bacteria from Dr. McBride and Elaine Gottschall called the GAPS diet and SCD diet. I have also studied books about gut bacteria from Dr. McBride, and nutrition from author and 1930’s National Dental Association President Weston A. Price, its foundation website and conference, and author Sally Fallon Morrel’s book Nourishing Traditions. I’ve also enjoyed (and would recommend) Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippio.
Previously, I studied graphics and website design at UCLA. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University, California.
There are many articles on my website, with social media links at the top to free Youtube videos and video podcasts.