Immune System Booster (10 Day Plan)
Why our immune systems are shot
Food today is highly lacking in minerals and the average person’s iron levels are low, largely because of how overly industrialised agriculture has become.
Foods available to us in the supermarket are almost all hybrid and don’t measure up to the mineral-rich foods we left behind in the forest.
Many people will say that they can get iron from spinach or beets, however, these also are hybrid plants and just don’t measure up to natural plants like dandelion or watercress.
In fact, the cartoon character Popeye helped to greatly increase spinach sales in the USA. This, however, was due to the error of German scientist Erich Von Wolf, who misplaced a decimal point in his notes leading to the cartoon creators deciding to paint spinach as Popeye’s super food. People just accepted that spinach had 35 milligrams of iron per 100 grams when in reality it has 3.5 milligrams.
The mistake wasn’t caught until 1937, 67 years later, and the scary thing – it is still widely believed today.
The importance of iron
Iron is a very important element in boosting and maintaining the immune system.
Dr Sebi said that no disease can prevail if a person’s iron level is up to par. He once told the story of treating a patient and giving him large doses of natural iron 3 times a day over a period of 10 days, after which the man was cured.
In most people, iron levels in the body are below where they should be normally. To remedy this you could take large doses in liquid form to help increase it to a normal level. If you do this 3 times a day for 10 days, your iron level should normalize and with it a boost to your immune system as well as energy levels and clearer thinking.
Following Dr Sebi’s advice, I went and bought some burdock root, boiled it down and drank the tea 3 times a day. On the evening of the 10th day, it was like a light bulb lit up in my brain, and my thinking became much clearer. Not only did I feel a new mental clarity and increased energy, but I also found myself feeling less hungry and have not been sick since.
The 10 Day Plan
Go out and get yourself a herb rich in iron such as burdock (Arctium lappa), yellow dock (Rumex crispus), sarsaparilla (Smilax ornata) or elderberry (Sambucus nigra).
Pour out a handful or 3 to 4 grams and boil it down in about 3 cups of water for 15 – 30 minutes on the lowest heat. Drink the tea and boil the herbs a second time. Drink this accompanied with plenty of spring water as it may loosen up a lot of phlegm. The second time you boil it the tea will have a milder taste but is still useful.
Do this 3 times a day if you have the time, do it twice a day if you can’t do 3 times.
You should feel a profound difference after 10 – 14 days. Once you reach this point you’ll only need to take it once a day and it’s up to you if you’d like to boil it down a second time or not.
One of the most important things is to be consistent, it’s not a big deal if you miss a cup or 2 but it takes time to boost your iron levels. You won’t get anything out of it if you just take it once in a while. But once you boost your immune system, you can take it whenever you see fit.
If you’re worried about the taste of these herbal teas, I would recommend using the burdock root. This was my personal choice as it was available to me and the taste is easy to accept. My first impression was it had a slight bittersweetness to it, though nothing terrible and easy to drink. Burdock seeds are bitter and so is yellow dock so avoid these if you’re particularly sensitive to bitter tastes.
What about taking too much iron?
Everyone knows if you take too much iron it will leave you constipated, but what they don’t know is that this is only true of the typical inorganic iron purchased in pill form.
Plant-based iron won’t leave you constipated and you can’t take too much of it. It will just give you more energy pull more phlegm and you’ll urinate out the excess with no harm done. Dr Sebi once said he, “tries to overdose on his iron compounds because he wants to feel good”.
Points to remember
- Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day and stay consistent. The changes you will feel won’t happen overnight but they don’t take long at all.
- If you feel slight discomfort upon drinking the tea make sure to drink plenty of water. This feeling is normal as it will purge mucus from your body, you may feel slight headaches in the beginning, staying hydrated helps. So get out there and boost your iron levels, but do it the natural way, you won’t regret it.