I hadn’t heard this bit about bacterial immune defense so clearly articulated. Daniel Vitalis does a great job explaining this in a way everyone can understand.
The immune system has a built in force-field made out of lactobacillus acidophilus (acid loving milk bacteria). Ideally, when babies come out of the womb they leave the sterile environment of the amniotic sac within the mother’s uterus and are coated with this healthy bacteria from the lining of the birth canal. Then they nurse form the breast and receive more bacteria from the colostrum in mother’s milk. Lactobacillus acidophilus is the most aggressive bacteria which destroys any potentially dangerous organisms.
Babies who haven’t breast fed, were delivered by Caesarean section, people who have been over-alkalized from soap, taken antibiotics open themselves up to infections from unhealthy bacteria and organism. This requires the body to go to its second line of defense—white blood cells. Unfortunately sometimes they over or under-respond. The Polysaccharides in medicinal mushrooms like Reishi and Chaga and other superfoods can help retrain your white blood cells to work better.
Daniels 2-prong solution to boost immunity is:
- Fermented Foods to rebuild a healthy gut biome
- Oils on the skin to provide acidity to feed the force-field of health bacteria
Daniel Vitalis is the host of the ReWild Yourself Podcast, and the founder of SurThrival, a premier line of food-based nutritional supplements. He is a writer, public speaker, entrepreneur, and lifestyle pioneer in the sphere of human health, personal development, and strategic living. He’s especially interested in the meeting place of ancestral health and lifestyle design.
He is best known for relentlessly flouting taboo — and exposing the forces of domestication wherever they lurk — in his lucid and provocative interviews, essays, videos, and dynamic on-stage presentations.