Living Healthily With Transfer Factor
Of late, the scare of swine flu is taking the world by surprise especially after the deadly bird flu pandemic had shown its ugly effects. Positive Health Wellness The ever mutating world of viruses is taking a toll on scientists nowadays so much so that the pace of keeping up them is way of tangent with new strains discovered. It appears that the field of science is always behind time in catching up and this opens up the threat to the human race to sustain survival in the event a worldwide pandemic occurs.
Can we then depend on proven antidote or vaccines to overcome such threats? As it takes time to come up with such remedies, the question is, “Can we wait for disaster to strike first before we can find the right antidote or vaccine to contain the situation?”.
Many have actually missed out the very important clue to contain such threats. It is within us, ourselves, our innate immune system that is the main defense for our very well being and continued living. It has been defending us against any form of known threats and will continue to defend us in the near future provided we know how to “nourish” it and educate it by arming it with the “tools and weapons” needed to fight the long term battle. A healthy immune system is our best hope for preventing, slowing, or surviving pandemics.
Our own body is of great intelligence but how can its immune system be the best hope? It can produce colostrum (the first day milk of a lactating female) which is known to contain a small amount of transfer factor , the key “signaling mechanism” of the immune system used to alert white blood cells of potential threats in the body. Acting as educators and trainers, akin to the trainer at the army camp, transfer factor is nature’s way of helping the body to deliver disease-related details to cells throughout the body which in return helps build up the body´s immunity to fight illnesses. Existing as short chains of amino acids and RNA made by white blood cells and are passed on from mother to child via colostrum, they are useful adjuvants in the treatment and and prevention of a range of viral and bacterial infections. Many frustrated patients live to attest to the fact that mainstream medicine has little to offer to people who suffer the majority of today’s diseases. As there are few options that exist for patients with conditions that do not respond to antibiotics or drug company medications, our primary focus is what role does transfer factor play in the future of medicine in their replacements?
As recognizing harmful bacteria and viruses and then fight them is the primary function of white blood cells, transfer factors, playing the role of being teachers to these cells, enable the body the ability to effectively defend it for healthy living. The transfer factor molecules, in creating memory in the body defense cells of the past pathogens it has been exposed to, is integral to maintain the integrity and effectiveness of the immune system.
In my next few postings, I shall touch on the its ingredients, effectiveness, reasons why transfer factors is essential to optimum health and other benefits.