This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 25 September, 2014.
Formulated by Dr. James L. Wilson for people who want timely defense reinforcement*
- Certified organic or wildcrafted herbs*
- Pharmaceutical-grade colloidal silver*
- Easy-to-use liquid formula starts working right away*
- Supports healthy microbial balance*
- Gentle on digestive tract*
- Intended for occasional, short-term use
- Convenient to carry when traveling
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Stress & Front-line Defenses
Your body has complex front line defenses where it meets the outside world – the surface of your skin, and respiratory, digestive and urogenital tracts. These include physical barriers (skin, mucous membranes), chemical reactions (acids, enzymes and other antimicrobial substances in mucus, tears, ear wax, sebum, sweat, digestive secretions), biological action (beneficial activity of the microorganisms in and on your body) mechanical action (coughing, sneezing, exhaling, sweating, peristalsis, elimination, skin shedding) and immune system activity. Your intestinal tract is actually the largest immune organ in your body and a very critical area of front-line defense.
Stress directly affects these defenses, primarily via adrenal hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, which have the ability to regulate immune cells throughout your body. It also modifies aspects of these other defense mechanisms – for example stress slows digestion, which can alter such things as digestive secretions and gut flora, and increases the inflammatory response. Short-term stress temporarily boosts your front line immune defenses but prolonged or chronic stress has the opposite effect. During the acute “fight or flight” stress response set off by adrenaline (going to the dentist, a near collision) more white blood cells are sent to your front lines to help reduce the chance of infection from an injury sustained in the “fight or flight”. They quickly return to normal once the stress has passed.
However, the elevated cortisol produced during prolonged or chronic stress (a long illness, an unhappy relationship) suppresses the deeper, adaptive aspects of immunity that protect you over the long term from disease. This stress-related overall decrease in immune function combined with its long-term detrimental effects on your other defenses can leave you more susceptible to colds, flu and other infections, and potentially make you more vulnerable to serious illness and degenerative disease down the road. And because chronic stress also tends to increase inflammation, it can also make you more prone to the development of allergies and autoimmune disorders. Managing your stress, promoting strong immune function and healthy microbial balance in your body’s front-lines can significantly enhance your ability to stay well.*
Take 10 drops in non-citrus juice or water on an empty stomach 4 times daily (upon rising, mid-morning, mid-afternoon & bedtime) for 7-10 days, or as directed by your health practitioner. Can be repeated, if desired. To enhance effectiveness in intestines, take 1-3 Dr. Wilson’s Squeaky Clean
30 minutes after Dr. Wilson’s
Body-Guard, morning and evening.*