10 Top Secrets To NEVER Get Sick Again – Real Doctor Reviews

10 Top Secrets To NEVER Get Sick Again – Real Doctor Reviews

hello health champions today when you
talk about the top 10 secrets to never get sick again coming right up hey I’m
Dr. Ekberg I’m a holistic doctor and a former Olympic decathlete and if you
want to truly master health by understanding how the body really works
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anything every time that flu season comes around
or there’s an epidemic of some sort then there is a lot of talk about how to
prevent the spread and how to contain it and washing hands and so forth and
that’s all good but no one ever talks about what makes the difference in how
capable the body is at resisting the infection and coping with the infection
what makes the difference between being exposed and staying healthy or being
exposed and getting sick or even worse dying so today we’re going to go over
all those things that they don’t usually talk about how do we boost the body’s
immunity how do we up regulate our immune system and most importantly how
do we understand the most basic mechanisms in your body in your nervous
system that decide based on circumstances whether to upregulate or
down regulate your immune function so the first two things you want to do is
under avoiding exposure so these have to do with hygiene and sanitation and when
it comes to public health this is what Public Health has been responsible for
and they have done a tremendous job that is the number one factor that has
increased life expectancy that has increased the average lifespan of humans
is because we don’t die from infections anymore and the number one reason that
we have raised the life expectancy as much as we have is because of public
health of hygiene and sanitation so those things are important but everyone
else already talks about those so we know you want to wash your hands you
want to wipe off surfaces you want to use some common sense
all right so we’ll leave it at that and then we’re going to talk about we’re
going to spend the rest of the time on the things that other people don’t talk
about how do you make your body work better so that you don’t catch the stuff
that comes around so next you want to pay attention to nutrition and under
nutrition there’s a couple of things first you stop putting bad stuff in and
then you start putting good stuff in so avoiding the bad the number one thing
you want to avoid is sugar right you want to avoid putting things in that
destroy or interfere or down regulate your immunity and sugar does that but
more than that sugar feeds it selectively feeds the pathogenic
bacteria in your body so everything you don’t want in your body the virus the
bacteria the yeast fungus parasites and even cancer they love sugar so if you
stop putting sugar in you’ve already made a tremendous difference in your
immunity next you want to stop putting toxins in anything that’s foreign we’re
talking environmental pollutants and pesticides but also all the stuff they
put in food right if you don’t know what it is on the list of ingredients don’t
buy it whole food doesn’t need a long list of ingredients and anything toxic
like a preservative or an artificial color or artificial flavor or artificial
anything it’s foreign to your body your liver is gonna have to neutralize and
detox it and it’s gonna have to spend resources it’s gonna have to expend
resources that it could be using for other things like immune function right
so stop putting bad stuff in next you want to put some good things in your
body and now we’re talking fresh Whole Foods primarily every cell in your body
whether it’s a tissue cell or a brain cell or a liver cell or an immune cell
they have requirements they need certain things they need vitamins they
need minerals they need essential amino acids and essential fatty acids and if
your body has plenty of those there’s a greater probability that your body has
what it needs to make the necessary immune cells whereas if you eat all
processed foods and you don’t have any of those nutrients then you got body is
gonna fall short in terms of manufacturing those immune cells next
you want to also think about your intestinal flora the bacterial flora and
you have about 40 trillion cells and give or take in your gut and normally
there’s a balance if you’re healthy there’s a balance between the so called
beneficial and the pathogenic and the pathogenic aren’t really bad unless
there’s an imbalance if they’re kept in check then they actually serve a purpose
but if we get things out of balance by feeding them sugar now the pathogenic
ones take over and we start disregard system and most of your immune system is
in the gut so it makes good sense to try to take care of it so first thing is to
cut out the sugar then you eat whole fresh food but then you can also add on
some fermented foods and maybe even some probiotics don’t think of them as a
cure-all though all right they can be a good little factor to tip the scale but
they’re not going to undo a bunch of other great imbalances they’re not gonna
undo a lot of other bad habits that you have those are the very basics now we’re
getting to the core of the issue what is it actually that decides when to turn on
or off your immune system what is it in the body that makes the decision to
increase or decrease all right and the answer is your autonomic nervous system
it’s the part of your brain and nervous them that handles everything you don’t
have to think about your focus you’re consciously focused on a lot of things
around you but there’s about a million times more stuff going on behind the
scenes that are managed by your autonomic nervous system and this
autonomic nervous system the main task that it has is to allocate resources
it’s to decide what’s the most important thing that we have to do right now with
all this this stuff going on how do we spend the resources to make the best
possible result and stress is the number one factor that the autonomic nervous
system has to deal with and whenever we have stress the body creates a response
right it’s not the stress that makes the difference it’s the nervous systems
interpretation of a factor that becomes a stress and that you have a stress
response to and whenever you have a response now the brain changes how it a
liqu AIT’s the resources it makes a different decision based on whatever
happened that it interpreted as stress and the autonomic nervous system has two
branches one is called the sympathetic and one is called the parasympathetic
the sympathetic is what people think of as fight/flight your fight/flight system
and the parasympathetic is your feed breed so we’re gonna simplify this even
a little further and we’re gonna say that the sympathetic primarily focuses
on things outside of you things that could threaten you from the outside like
enemies or cars or grizzly bears or external dangers all right the
parasympathetic handles everything inside it handles your digestion your
immune system your detoxification your reproductive function and your healing
right so everything inside is parasympathetic everything outside is
sympathetic that’s the simplest way of thinking about this so the nervous
system based on its interpretation of stress is going to allocate resources
differently so think of it as a faucet that there’s so much fluid there’s so
much resources flowing through the pipeline and it can go either into the
sympathetic or the parasympathetic and depending on the situation we’re going
to get different scenarios so it’s not that one is good and the other is bad
because we need them both but we need to be able to be flexible and make the most
appropriate decision so this would represent the 50/50 balance this would
represent a sympathetic dominance this is when we have a lot of stress so if a
grizzly bear is attacking us then this would be appropriate because it would
save our life if we have an infection or if we’re sleeping or meditating then
most of the attention would be on the parasympathetic that would be very very
little sympathetic activity there’d be very little attention on the outside all
right so we need all of these and we need to be able to be flexible and be
able to change appropriately here’s the problem that stress activates
sympathetic responses it starts defending us toward things on the
outside whether it’s real or imagined so anything that makes you tense or
frustrated or angry or overwhelmed or fearful or anxious we’re guilty or
whatever bad feeling you have is going to trigger a sympathetic response so
this isn’t just the grizzly bear this is a sympathetic dominance that most people
have due to emotional stress and overwhelm and that means that the faucet
is pretty much turned entirely off for your immune system so this is critical
to understand that why do students get colds around exam
time whenever there’s finals or midterms the frequency the percentage of students
with colds and sniffling and coughing goes up exponentially it’s because they
eat junk they drink coffee they eat sugar and they stay up all night they
don’t get enough sleep they have a lot of stress and their immune system shuts
down because you’ve reallocated the resources away from the immune system
and same thing with anybody who gets the cold or flu whenever it comes around
right it’s not the difference isn’t primarily if you get exposed or how much
exposure you get the difference is primarily how much resistance you have
okay these are opportunistic pathogens they take the opportunity of a weak host
if you don’t present them the opportunity they’ll bounce off of you
and they have no business coming near you we want to be able to be flexible
and we want to be able to reduce the chronic stress so let’s take a look at
now that we understand what drives stress what regulates stress and immune
responses let’s take a look at some things we can do the next thing we have
to understand about stress though is that some stress is beneficial some
stress is normal and stimulating and healthy whereas other types of stress
can be destructive and what’s the difference well this stress response
this fight/flight response was developed in a world where we were required to
have quick bursts of activity okay if there was a danger we had to run or
fight or climb a tree we had to generate physical resources increase heart rate
increased blood pressure increased muscle tone make it out of the dangerous
situation so we can make it to safety but those types of stresses were
short-lived they were supposed to last for a few minutes and then they were
over all right so today though these imagine stresses the
emotional stresses the deadlines and the tension and the overwhelm their chronic
they’re like a baseline that stays with us day in and day out so they become
destructive and those we want to decrease but we can actually increase
our health and our immunity by using some of those short-term stresses so the
number one short-term physical stress that is very common that everyone should
do is called exercise and the purpose of exercise there’s many benefits that
increase the circulation it changes hormones but for our purposes what we’re
talking about is that when you challenge the body then it kind of bounces back
and becomes better so if you challenge it by increasing the heart rate like you
would in high-intensity interval training then you challenge it so it has
to become better it up regulates something so it can do it better
tomorrow and they found that these kinds of challenges actually increases your
immune system it up regulates your white blood cell count but it also even
changes your DNA it activates longevity genes your genetic makeup is fine-tuned
for the better by performing these so these stresses even though we talk about
stress as a bad thing some things short-term are actually very very
beneficial so high-intensity interval training
would be increasing your heart rate you can also do it with weight lifting if
you challenge your body with weights if you lift something real heavy and it it
needs to be pretty heavy so do something that you can load up pretty massive
weight and have the potential for for failure almost so it needs to be a
significant resistance then your body says hey this was really heavy I’d
better change something I’d better adapt so I can cope with this better tomorrow
another very interest anyway is number six that you can also
create a similar benefit from hot and cold contrast so in Sweden and Finland
there’s a tradition of hot saunas so you get into a little enclosure that’s super
hot you sit in there for 10-15 minutes and then you run out into the snow or
into the cold water sometimes they they open up a hole in the ice and jump into
the water and of course you don’t do that for any length of time you get in
for a few seconds and you jump out and you go back in the sauna
so you alternate the hot and the cold and you get some of this physical stress
that is beneficial for the body if you don’t have a sauna you can do the same
thing simply stand in your nice comfortable warm shower and then you
just turn off the hot and you stand there in the cold for 2030 seconds I
know it’s a revolting feeling revolting idea but if you get used to the idea and
you practice it it gets easier and easier and you can get some of these
same benefits so that’s the type of natural stress that we’re designed for
it’s appropriate if we do it’s short-term it’s actually very very
healthy the other type of stress is chronic stress there’s nothing good
about it because long-term stress we were never designed for it just wears on
us day in and day out it wears us down we have no no chance to recover from it
as long as it goes on it’s unnatural and destructive so this we want to do
everything we can we want to learn how to counteract it so number seven is to
understand that when you feel good you can’t feel bad all right that sounds
stupid but if you pay attention to how you feel and you know that you’re tense
or frustrated or overwhelmed and you decide hey let’s change this I don’t
like the way I’m feeling I’m gonna do something different I’m not gonna wallow
in my misery I’m gonna snap out of it I’m gonna go turn on a funny movie I’m
gonna read a good book I’m change the way I feel then it sounds too
simple I know but it works when you feel good you can’t feel bad it’s really as
simple as that and if we learn to pay attention to how we feel and we create
regular habits and we take the time to do this it doesn’t have to be all day
long a few minutes at a time is sufficient to break the pattern number
eight we want to make sure we get enough sleep because chronic sleep deprivation
is a tremendous stress when we have a lot of stress when we feel stressed and
tension overwhelmed we need more sleep because the stress is
wearing us down and then those people are often wants to get less sleep so
that’s kind of a vicious cycle there but it’s not like everyone needs seven or
eight or nine hours it depends on the person that it depends on how well we
cope with stress so don’t think that just because someone else sleeps for
nine hours you have to but pay attention to how you
feel and and get the appropriate amount of sleep for you so you’re recovered
number nine EFT emotional freedom technique and the Sedona Method these
are two my favorites because they are developed methods those
are techniques that you can learn to create a pattern interrupt the problem
with all these negative emotions is they become habits okay we we experience them
so much that we get really good at it it’s something that we do we don’t want
to think of it as something we do we think they happen to us
but that’s not really true we learn a certain behavior in response to certain
things and then we get good at it but if we learn some method some techniques to
interrupt that pattern and do something different then we can get the nervous
system we can change the habit and get it on to a different track so these are
methods that you can learn there about how to change how you feel in this
moment they can be very very powerful by learning
how to pay attention and to shift it and number 10 is meditation breathing
exercises and relaxation training the relaxation response is the opposite of
the stress response so by learning to relax and not just having a couple of
drinks and watching TV that’s not what I’m talking about I’m talking about
changing your mental focus practicing a different focus so that you learn how to
relax breathing is a very useful component of that we’ve done some other
videos you breathe in for five seconds out for five seconds that’s a basic
pattern that can serve as a foundation for relaxation training and meditation
but meditation goes a little bit further okay it’s about finding a different
place inside you so there’s lots of different guided meditations and
Transcendental Meditation and the more you do it the better you get and I think
if there’s anything that can get you healthy and reduce stress and change
your life for the positive it would be to learn and practice meditation on a
regular basis in order to understand how the body really works and how to really
boost your immune system we’re gonna go over ten different steps and they’re in
different categories they’re different mechanisms and they all build on each
other so make sure that you stay to the end so that you get the whole picture
and not just bits and pieces and we’re also going to throw in a little bonus
for you at the end so make sure you stay tuned for that and then we want to talk
about balance a little bit because everything in the body is about balance
its balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic it’s a balance between
how much we do of the these different things and right from the start here
that public health has been fantastically transformative for
longevity and human health okay there’s no doubt about it they have transformed
society but there is a tendency also to take it a little too far we have
germophobia we Spray and we disinfect them we wipe down
and we spread chemicals on surfaces and on our hands and if we completely
eliminate our exposure to pathogens then we also don’t give our immune system and
opportunity to learn about these pathogens and develop immunity against
it part of a strong immune system is to have exposure to different pathogens
right so it’s not like we’re ever gonna get away from it
but we can take it too far so that’s not to say that you shouldn’t follow the
guidelines the public health guidelines when there’s flu season or an epidemic
because their job is to prevent spread and it’s crucial that we follow their
their guidelines but we don’t want to take it too far and we want to
understand that you do have an immune system and you don’t want to try to
completely sterilize your environment in every way right there’s a balance here
the other balance I wanted to cover real quick was of these challenges of
high-intensity interval training about jumping in holes in the ice in doing
workouts just because there’s some tremendous benefit to this doesn’t mean
that more is better alright so if you can boost your immune system from
jumping in in the ice for 20 seconds it doesn’t mean 20 minutes is better
even if you can be macho and survive it it’s not that you’re gonna get a hundred
times the benefit and the same thing with any of these challenges
high-intensity interval training it’s not about doing more it’s just about
getting the challenging get in get out be done with it alright high intensity
interval training you just get up to a peak you do it once or twice even if
it’s just four seconds that you stay on that peak and you don’t do it more than
a couple of times a week right because more isn’t better so just keep that in
mind so for the bonus I’m gonna share a poll that we did on our channel on ways
that people use to boost their immune system and then
I’m gonna couple that with an interesting piece of research that I
found so we asked people what they were doing to boost immunity and we gave them
some options and whole food there were 17% to people that said they used whole
food to boost immunity 22% said they used low carb living 4% each said they
used breathing or relaxation training and I was kind of surprised that how low
that was because that’s going to be very high on my list it’s not that you want
to rank these because you want to do as many of them as possible at the same
time but then when it came to fasting 53% of the people who took the poll on
my channel said that they did regular fasting to improve their immunity and
that I think is fantastic I mean it kind of shows the type of people who who
watch this sort of content but still 53% is pretty impressive now what’s so
interesting about that was I found a piece of research about some German
researchers who had studied fasting and immunity and the effect the beneficial
effects of autophagy on some of these very very serious viruses some of these
life-threatening viruses and this research was published in Nature
magazine which is maybe the most prestigious biological publication there
is and they found that auto Fujii had a significant very important mechanism
ability to reduce the proliferation of the MERS virus so Merce was one of the
earlier coronaviruses and they found that a toff adji could dramatically
reduce the spread and proliferation of that and they believed that the
mechanism involved could also be applicable that it could also be
beneficial for other viruses and other corona viruses like the SARS and like
the new virus of Wuhan China in 2019 so I think that the
people who watch my channel are probably ahead of their times with 53% already
protecting themselves boosting their immunity with fasting so thumbs up huge
congratulations to all the people who participated and all the people are so
ahead of their time if you enjoy this video make sure that you check out that
one thanks so much for watching I’ll see you in the next video

48 comments on “10 Top Secrets To NEVER Get Sick Again – Real Doctor Reviews

  1. Dr. Sten Ekberg Post author

    Learn more ways to get healthy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJj0WMvpHTc&list=PLpTTF6wMDLR6JBSHLGZEqzWV7AN41XBSt

  2. Maxi Bake Post author

    Excellent advice. Thank you muchly for sharing this very important information with us all, take care of yourself, & Happy Weekend to you. ❤🙂🐶

  3. Jeannette Grondin Post author

    I believe all this affects and is a lot of reason why I have fibromyalgia. I have been doing the deep breathing and believe it is healing my cells. Meditation before bed has saved my life. Going to go and search ur channel for fibromyalgia and CFS info. Thanks for all you do 😊🙏

  4. Jan D'haene Post author

    If we all would only follow your.advice, there would be less need for doctors and hospitals, not to mention pharmaceuticals.

  5. dddfff Post author

    Just the video I need while my nose is a snot factory lol
    Achoo 🤧
    I fell off my keto bandwagon end December and January, and fear my small cold is the price that I am paying

  6. hypnocilicdreams Post author

    I enjoy watching horror movies, but I wonder if they might also be activating my stress response, lol. Thanks Dr Ekberg, I watch all your videos & apply your lessons daily

  7. Mary Cahill Post author

    I am a retired nurse who never gets sick. I eat what i want when i want in moderation, no special diet but real food and not junk food. Wash your hands, clean your cell phone and computer keyboard. When travelling especially clean your airplane seat and disinfect your hotel room. Simple!

  8. Olivia Purcel Post author

    If food labels contain ANYTHING your grandmother wouldn't recognize as food, AVOID 😊
    Your body will have to work overtime to process and breakdown factory food.

  9. Laura Porter Post author

    You are helping me become more healthy – Thank You! Your explanations are not too overwhelming, nor are they condescending. Going gluten, and now grain, free has helped and now need to make more changes. Chronic gastroparesis (8 gut surgeries left massive adhesions) and hypothyroidism are less yet need to be reversed so I can enjoy life. Thanks again from northern New York!

  10. LaVikinga108 Post author

    Hejsan Dr Ekberg, fantastic information as always! As someone who has been meditating for the last 20 years, does keto and intermittent fasting to reach autophagy most 24 hours, I never know whether to stress the body a bit with HIIT when one is already fighting an infection, or would it be better to use all resources to recover? I do fast when I have a cold or flu. Tackar så mycket för all information!

  11. Sachithanandam Karthikselvan Post author

    Another great video. Thanks a lot. I have been doing all these for many years. I have best results so far.

  12. Moisaro1 Post author

    Another informative, helpful video. Thank you Dr. Ekberg, your videos' are vital to my health, I have learned so much from you. Your skill at communicating is under rated.

  13. SoundsToBlowYourMind Post author

    I once heard that the entire immune system can be completely regenerated from stem cells after a longer term fast, so if your immune system is damaged from bad diet, too much sugar, drugs or medications, etc, if you do a water fast for a couple of days it's like a reset switch for your immune system. I don't know how reliable that information is, but I think this needs more research and more awareness as it could benefit so many people around the world.

  14. ELSA ELADJOE Post author

    Your voice lowers my stress! I learned a lot about increasing my immune system,thus preventing illness. Thank you for all these great videos.!

  15. WagaBunda Post author

    maybe video of how cold water works on the human body and why it strengthens the immune system ,can cold water be harmful if the body's resistance is reduced?

  16. The Peddler Post author

    I caught the end of E. coli back in the first years of 2000 on a business trip. The restaurant restarted making ice without boiling the water. It was not a great trip. Doctors in the ER said complete rest (at the hotel). On day 2, I finally remembered I had activated charcoal with me. I went back to work the day after. I was an internal auditor and we were auditing a store so I was walking around with a pail taken from the store shelves. I still didn't feel great but at least I could walk again. My colleagues said I had some sorts of hallucinations during the night too.

  17. Alice Lior Post author


  18. Gulistan Abdullah Post author

    Hello Doctor. Can you make a video about omega 3 fish oil and cod liver oil supplements, are they really beneficial or dangerous. Some holistic science doctors say the omega 3 which is Polyunsaturated fatty acids and very unstable and gets oxidise and rancid with supplements and toxic… is this true ? Thank you 🙏

  19. Salamander33 Post author

    Are "Naked" brand of beverages safe to drink ? I notice that they are high in carbs and sugar but claim that most of the sugar comes from fruit

  20. Omonike Efunyale Post author

    I'm a lab technologist, which work around viruses and bacteria on a daily. Since eating whole foods, plant based, I don't get sick. I eat very little meats, some sugars.

  21. Stuart Wright Post author

    try never getting sick when you have children aged 2 – 5 years with a cold and they're sneezing and coughing in your mouth when you least expect it.

  22. Mark Easton Post author

    Terribly sorry, old chap, but how do you expect anyone to take anything you say seriously…with such an infantile thumbnail to this video?
    Unless you're aiming this information at 4 year olds, in which case, carry on.

  23. Carol Empie Post author

    My sympathetic system had a great test when I was walking in the woods with my dog a few years ago. About a mile into my walk (I live in the Adirondack state park) I was looking to the side and down at the ground to avoid rocks, downed limbs, mud. My dog was pointing, which was strange because he’s ‘dumb as a box of rocks’. As I looked up the path there was a bear in the middle of the trail…standing and I was so close I could look into her eyes. I began backing up slowly and encouraging my dog to ‘come’. The dog took off towards home and I’m out there with the bear. She wasn’t going anywhere and kept staring at me. I slowly turned around so I could see what I was about to trip over. As soon as I turned around my sympathetic system kicked in and I simply ran home. I figured either she has me or not! As soon as I saw my home through the trees I felt pee (urine) come down my leg…I couldn’t stop it if I tried!

  24. Patrick LaChance Post author

    Intermittent fasting is another example of a short term physical stress. I'm surprised that this didn't make the list.


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