Greetings Brethren,

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.

 

Part 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 STEROLINS -

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 their glucosides.

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).

Also of 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.

Sterols and sterolins have been shown to modulate the functions of the T cells by enhancing their cellular 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.

(B) Allergies: 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 disappear.

(C) Chronic 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.

(D) Stress: 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.).

Cont. Part 2: Sterols & Sterolins

 

 

 


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