Raising Your Immunity Through Healthy Lifestyle Practices
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Raising Your Immunity Through Healthy Lifestyle Practices

Fermented Food, Probiotics, Herbs, Nutrition, Lifestyle, Supplements
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Created by Diana Sproul
Last updated 12/2016
English
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know how to improve and build up their immunity through nutrition, fermented foods, probiotics, lifestyle practices like sleep, and how to choose probiotics. They will understand more about the immune system: what feeds it, the two systems. Herbal medicine for raising immunity.
  • About the Immune System: It’s sections (Innate and Adaptive) and basic functions through immune cells like white blood cells, T cells, B cells, natural killer cells.
  • Learn about things like medications, diet and lifestyle choices that may affect the Immune System in a negative way.
  • Learn about the majority (80%) of your immune system that works in the digestive tract (or gut), and what roles good bacteria carry on in the human body.
  • Learn about imbalanced gut flora, also known as dysbiosis, it’s causes, and practices that may help improve gut flora.
  • Learn what general medication classes can affect gut flora, and therefore immunity levels
  • Acquire new knowledge of 8 foods, herbal medicine (herbs), and vitamins that are reputed to raise and improve immune system function.
  • Learn about foods that can work as “prebiotics”, foods that help feed existing gut flora, and help them to grow more numerous, which is desirable.
  • Learn about six herbs that can help raise the immune system's general function, or are reputed to help avoid the spread of flu.
  • How to choose a probiotic (good flora in a bottle), general instructions for starting to take them, how to avoid killing them off immediately while on antibiotics, and what to look for in a brand. Cautions are mentioned.
  • Read and learn more with a list of Bibliography resources including books about nutrition, health, Paleo diet, recipes, gut flora/probiotics/microbiome, herbal medicine, alternative medicine, and Diana’s Transform Health website articles, free online videos, and free podcasts.
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  • You will need a laptop, tablet or phone to view the course. You will need to play an MPEG4 video. There is no special hardware required.
  • No prior knowledge of natural health, immunity nor probiotics is necessary.
Description

Now you can learn how to Raise Your Immunity using natural health methods like vitamins, herbal medicine, supplements, and healthy lifestyle practices. 

  • This course is for those interested in healthy eating and lifestyle, nutrition, herbal medicine, alternative medicine, functional medicine. There is no need to have prior experience with immunity, probiotics, or herbal medicine.
  • This course is for people who want to improve their resistance to illness, colds and flus.
  • This course is for people interested in herbal and alternative medicine who want to raise their resistance to illness in general.
  • This course may be helpful for you if you have used antibiotics, in order  to recover a healthy level of gut flora and variety. May help precent the incidence of bad bacteria dn yeast overgrowth if used during antibiotics.


This presentation teaches specifically on these holistic, natural health topics:

  • About the Immune System: It’s sections (Innate and Adaptive) and basic functions through immune cells like white blood cells, T cells, B cells, natural killer cells.
  • Negative influences like chemicals, diet and lifestyle choices that may affect the Immune System in a negative way
  • Learn about the majority (80%) of your immune system that works in the digestive tract (or gut), and what roles good bacteria carry on in the human body.
  • Learn about imbalanced gut flora, also known as dysbiosis, it’s causes, and practices that may help improve gut flora.
  • Learn what general medication classes can affect gut flora, and therefore immunity levels
  • Acquire new knowledge of 8 foods, herbal medicine (herbs), and vitamins that are reputed to raise and improve immune system function.
  • Learn about foods that can work as “probiotics”, foods that help feed existing gut flora, and help it to grow more numerous, which is desirable.
  • Find out six herbs that can help the immune system, raise general function, or are reputed to help avoid flu.
  • How to choose a probiotic (good flora in a bottle), general instructions for starting to take them, how to avoid killing them off immediately while on antibiotics, and what to look for in a brand. Potential downsides are examined.
  • Read and learn more with a list of Bibliography resources including books about nutrition, health, Paleo diet, recipes, gut flora/probiotics/microbiome, herbal medicine, alternative medicine, and Diana’s Transform Health website articles, free online videos, and free podcasts.

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.


Disclaimer:
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • People interested in healthy eating and lifestyle, nutrition, herbal medicine, alternative medicine, functional medicine. There is a low level of prior experience with immunity and herbs.
  • People interested in herbal and alternative medicine who want to raise their resistance to illness like colds and flus.
  • People who have used antibiotics and desire to recover their level of gut flora, rebuild healthy levels and variety, and lower risk of disease.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome! Let's Get Started--
7 Lectures 57:04
Dipping Our Toes In
01:10

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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Preview 08:15

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.

Gut Flora in Detail, Dysbiosis & Foods That Feed Gut Flora
09:45

How to buy or make fermented foods (sources), why eat them, two books recommendations, and other herbal foods that raise the immune system function.

Fermented Foods & Those That Raise Immune Function
10:15

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.

Preview 12:44

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.

Herbal Medicines That Raise Immunity
06:51

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.

Probiotics Guide, Additional Resources, Diana's Info
08:04

See if you remember the course material about probiotics.

Probiotics Quiz
3 questions

Test yourself whether you understand how to use some immune-raising plant-based medicines.

Herbal Medicine Immunomodulants Quiz
3 questions

Find out if you recall things that raise gut flora levels, and those which lower it.

Gut Flora Quiz
4 questions

See if you recall what lifestyle practices are healthy or not related to the immune system's function.

Healthy Lifestyle Practices Related to Immunity
4 questions
About the Instructor
Diana Sproul
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Nutritionist, Holistic Health Coach, Advanced Herbalist

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.