The speaker was a very wise, quite old integrative doctor who had seen many changes through his lifetime. Through generations we have lost the wisdom of using good things from the earth to help our bodies heal. Such as elderberry to prevent colds and flu. Turmeric to reduce inflammation and pain. Ginger for digestion, and so on.
I would like to give you his name, but it is not one I can pronounce, much less spell. But I plan to look up his site. He commented that cancer is growing in our bodies 25-40 years before we have the symptoms that alert us to its presence. This is why it is often a disease that manifests with age. It only gets out of hand when the immune system is not functioning and doing its job of erradicating free radicals.
What do you use to boost your immune system? My family members are huge fans of a 2 oz power pack of anti oxidant juice. At the first sign of illness, exposure to a slew of viral breakouts at school - we start the day with these powerful shots of super foods and anti-oxidants.
When my husband was on his journey with late stage cancer he never once caught a cold or flu that year - even though he was exposed during the holidays to people getting over the flu or with colds. People did not think we should leave the house and expose him to all the germs - but he wouldn't hear of missing a family get together. Every morning began with an Anti Oxidant Immunity Booster. To the morning shot I would add drops of Lugol's iodine and collodial silver, with the latter being an anti-bacterial (nature's antibiotic). Before bed Jesse was glad to have the super food drink on its own so he could completely enjoy it. That said, it is a great way to mask some other supplements one might take.
As we get into the cold and flu season give your body what it needs to maintain a healthy immune system. Your natural defense system depends on you to fuel it properly to provide optimal performance.