This is a continuation of the series on Healing. However, it is not placed in chronological order. We may resume the Series on Healing and further notes on Prayer at a later date. Meanwhile we find that this information is also very important. We also thank God for our deliverance.
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal April 10, 2002 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
1: HEALING & GOOD HEALTH
Faith in God is the most important aspect of healing.
†EXERCISE & DIET:
1. Four servings of fruit daily. For example one apple, one orange, one peach and one pear.
2. One serving of yogurt daily. Two to three ounces.
3. Three portions of vegetables of daily.
4. Eat softened margarine. No solids.
5. Flaxseeds, Sesame seeds and Pumpkinseeds (Omega 3 and Omega 6) should be part of the daily diet.
6. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily.
7. STEROLS AND
WHAT ARE THEY?
One of the
many phytochemicals which have, in recent years, stimulated research into the
healing and protective
effects of plants. Both sterols and sterolins were identified and
chemically elucidated as early as 1922. They are plant "fats"
present in every single plant (fruits and vegetables). Chemically very similar
to the -animal fat, cholesterol, but totally different in biological
functions. Sterols never exist on their own: always in combination with
In the natural
state, they are bound to the fibers of the plant and for this reason, they are
difficult to absorb
from the fibers. Seeds are the richest source of the sterols and sterolins; and
yet, the refining processes applied in the food industry render the
foods useless because they remove the sterols and sterolins to make the
product more appealing to the eye (such as no precipitation of the fats
in the extracted oils from seeds).
importance is the fact that our diet is low in plant materials (vegetables and
fruits) or we have
recourse to the fast food outlets!! The way in which we prepare our vegetables
is also a major cause for concern: we freeze the vegetables (which
release enzymes and this in turn destroys the glucosides) and then we
boil and throw away the water. It is like throwing away the baby with
the bath water!! THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND ITS DEPENDENCE ON STEROLS AND
STEROLINS: Our immune system is made up of several cells and the factors, which
they secrete in response to an invading offender.
On one hand we
have cells called B lymphocytes which make proteins (antibodies) which bind to and inactivate the organism only if
the organism is on the outside of the host's cells (for example, a
bacterium). Once the organism has been internalized, it is inaccessible to the
action of the antibodies. This was a ploy developed by microorganisms in
order to evade the immune system. On the other hand, the T cells are
specialized cells, which fight off offenders, which live inside the hostís,
cells (eg. viruses, certain bacteria, etc.). The T cells secrete soluble
factors, which enhance the functions of specialized cytotoxic cells,
which kill off the infected cells.
sterolins have been shown to modulate the functions of the T cells by enhancing
division and their secretion of these important soluble factors called
lymphokines. Also, the activity of the cytotoxic cells is greatly
promoted in the presence of the sterols/sterolins mixture. These
activities are of utmost importance in fighting off viral diseases or diseases
involving bacteria, which live inside cells (eg. tuberculosis).
Other diseases/conditions which would benefit from the intake of sterols/sterolins mixture:
Include (A) Cancer: it is known that the individual's
immune system is low thereby allowing the growth of cancer cells. By enhancing
the function of both T cells and the secretion of lymphokines. it can be
predicted that the cancer cells will be attacked and killed.
in these conditions, the lymphokines secreted by the T cells promote the B
cells to make a
certain type of antibodies (IgE). Because the sterols/sterolins mixtures
stimulate the secretion of "good" lymphokines, which inhibit
the IgE promoting lymphokines, the symptoms of an allergic state would
viral diseases: such as HIV infection where it is known that the immune
suppression is due to
the body's immune system failing to make sufficient lymphokines which stimulate
the activity of cytotoxic T cells (hence chronic infection) and also the
T cells fail to divide in response to the invading virus or other
opportunistic organisms. Since the sterols/sterolins stimulate both the
proliferation of lymphocytes when these have to respond to organisms as well as
the secretion of lymphokines, in these diseases, the individuals would
find that their immune system would cope with the onslaught by the
invading organism and that there would not be destruction of the immune
cells which normally accompanies infection by HIV.
the killer of modern man. It is a well-known fact that stress (either physical
or mental) has a
detrimental effect on the immune system due to the synthesis and release of
hormones such as Cortisol. It has been the interest of prominent
immunologists and sports medicine doctors to find out why marathon
runners are prone to colds and influenza during the period immediately
following a marathon run. It is now known that during the excessive physical
stress, the secretion of cortisol and the increased release of pro
inflammatory factors (due to tissue damage) inhibits the immune system.
Sterols/sterolins have been shown to reverse this process and to prevent
the post-marathon infections: indeed, the plant sterols/sterolins decrease
the blood levels of cortisol as well as the factors which themselves induce
inflammation (tissue damage, muscular aches and stiffness, etc.).