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Jeff Sutherland

Twice the Energy with Half the Stress

Stress Equals Illness: Better Do Something About It

New research is documenting the molecular effects of stress that depress the immune system and lead to illness. Those under stress should (1) use Transfer Factor Plus to increase immune function 4-6 times, (2) eliminate nanobacteria (if infected) to improve immune function by at least a factor of 3, and (3) use the ABPA as it is used with Olympic athletes to improve the immune system by another factor of 3. This could give immediately give you an immune system 54 times as effective as current function while you go to work on eliminating stress from your life.

SICK OF WORK: Always on the Job, Employees Pay With Health

By JOHN SCHWARTZ, New York Times, September 5, 2004

Researchers are also finding links between stress and disease at the molecular level. At Ohio State University, for example, Dr. Ronald Glaser, a viral immunologist, and his wife, Dr. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, a psychologist, are reaching across disciplines to understand how stress causes illness.

Working with other researchers at Ohio State, they have studied the immune response of people who live with an enormous burden of stress: people who care for a spouse who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and who are, on average, 70 years old. The immune systems of the caregivers are clearly compromised, they found.

“What we know about stress is that it’s probably even worse than we thought,” Dr. Kiecolt-Glaser said.

Their most recent work focuses on cytokines, molecules produced by white blood cells, and in particular interleukin 6, which plays a beneficial role in cell communication. Like cortisol and adrenaline, interleukin 6 can damage the body in large and persistent doses, slowing the return to normal after stressful events. It has been linked to conditions that include arthritis, cardiovascular disease, delayed healing and cancer, Dr. Glaser said.

The immune systems of the highly stressed subjects, Dr. Glaser said, “had the levels of Il-6 that we saw in the controls that were 90 years old,” which suggests that their experiences “seemed to be aging the immune system” drastically.

These results might be especially important for older workers.