TTC Health & Wellness: The Immune System is WHERE?

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Published August 13, 2021 

By Carmen Hunter [Founder of The Institute For Functional Health Coaching and contributor to the Tennessee Conservative] – 

In this article, you’ll learn about things that can negatively affect our immune system as well as how you can take steps to support it.    

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Before going further, I want to say that it is always up to each of us to determine what is true for us, and that can only come from research and invested time in studying topics of interest. As we all know, there is NO shortage of topics to learn more about these days. 

There have been hundreds of articles, podcasts, blogs, and posts about the dangerous ingredients in the covid19 vaccines (Graphene Oxide is one). I will not go into detail here as my goal is to offer hope and solutions without overwhelming anyone. However, I have a few resources in this article to help you take your learning further and to empower you to make your own decisions.  

There has also been a great deal of concern about vaccinated people “shedding or transmitting” on unvaccinated people causing symptoms of all kinds. There have been many cases proving this is possible. I have personally had several unvaccinated friends experience this first hand. Here is one article on the topic that may help to “shed” some light on the subject (pun intended). Humor is one of the best ways to stay well, by the way! 

The first thing to remember is you were born with a miraculous immune system that is perfectly capable of helping you fight foreign invaders or what I like to call Toxic Insults to the body. These can come in many forms; pesticides, beauty products with plastics, bacteria, glyphosate in our food, mold, and so much more.

Though viruses have long been touted as something to be afraid of, they may not be as big of a problem as we have been led to believe. There is a lot of controversial information about this topic, so I invite you to open your critical thinking mind even wider and take a look at this information about what’s potentially making people ill.   

So whether it’s shedding, Covid19, the flu, or any other toxic insult, the thing to remember is that you have more control over how your body reacts to these insults than you know. That’s a powerful thing to know!   

When we have faith in how the body works, we can reduce fear. Since fear alone can make us sick reducing it is a really good thing! 

Considering  that 80-90% of the immune system is in the gut, it is logical to think we should take good care of it. Taking care of the gut means avoiding inflammatory foods like gluten, sugar, refined and processed foods, and soy, along with eating a nutrient-rich whole food diet. You can learn more about living a whole food lifestyle here

Another way to support your immune system is to see stress differently.

I feel like trying to manage stress or reduce stress can make us feel worse as there is really not much we can take off our plate at the end of the day. Seeing things as less of an emergency can be really important and helpful. Stress is the number one cause of disease and, as stress increases, the ability to digest our food, sleep and work decrease significantly. Living in a stressed or “sympathetic dominant state” wreaks havoc on our gut by reducing stomach acid which leaves our gut and our immune system primed for reaction to those toxic insults I mentioned earlier.   

We can do so much to stay healthy, but starting with stress perception and the gut are the top two places I recommend focusing first. You can learn more about how stress affects the gut in my training on Stress Perception..

 I would love to know your thoughts! What are you most concerned about with your health today? Drop me a line at

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About the Author:

Carmen Hunter is the founder of The Institute for Functional Health Coaching®Carmen Hunter Health LLC and the creator of Education, Preparation & Action.  She has over 11 years of experience in the wellness industry to include coaching hundreds of one-on-one clients, group training and teaching coaches and practitioners worldwide how to collaborate for better client outcomes and business success. 

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