I am so excited to have you join me on the launch of an exciting movement to “Interrupt Aging”.
Hello and welcome, my name is DEBI HOLCOMB, I’m a 65 year woman, mother, widow, retired transportation executive, advocate for healthy living, advocate for senior tenant rights, grief support volunteer, serves on the board of directors for C.A.S.E, founder of the James A. and Deborah Holcomb Charitable Foundation and CEO of Thunder Distribution.
What is the “Interrupt Aging” Movement?
It is a clear, deliberate and intentional movement for the 50+ to join me to befriend, protect, celebrate and own our age, We will be offering access to products, services and solutions that will enhance aging and our quality of life.
It all started for me one September afternoon while I was having lunch with three friends, when one of them started to talk about she had just gotten ov,er the flu and it was the worst she had ever had then another and another would tell there story when they all turned to me and started laughing, saying they couldn’t remember the last time I was sick, then Katy said she remembered it in was 1997.
MEET DEBI HOLCOMB
CEO Thunder Distribution
MEET DEBI HOLCOMB
CEO Thunder Distribution
I was reminded it was in May of 1997, after my god sons high school graduation I came down with a very bad cold which turned into the flu and I voided to my husband after that never again that severe, because it sidelined me for several weeks. I immediately started taking daily doses of Vitamin C, two (2) Multivitamins, Magnesium, Zinc and never stopped.
After that afternoon luncheon I began questioning if I could really help people understand how immunity is the key to better health especially as you age. So that you can enjoy your senior years while you “Interrupt Aging”.
I was at a crossroad in my life after the death of my husband in 2016, that made me profoundly aware of everything, and I became laser focused on my health, weight and immune system. I am very fortunate, I am in excellent health, with “NO” known illnesses and I take “NO” prescription medications and I desire that for each and everyone of you.
I finally said I believe I am ready to pay it forward and spread my message as I travel the world, but how do I start the conversation, was I ready to start a movement, was I good enough to share my thoughts and speak publicly about Immune Health and Interrupt Aging. Was I the right person on this platform? Could I start and run a successful company at my age? Do I have the stamina? Would the message be of interest to others? I can’t say with certainty if it was God’s intervention or my internal responsibility to pay it forward.
Whatever’s is was I began to ponder all of the above, and my heart started racing with both excitement and nervousness because it’s scary to step out at any age, but I did it on faith not fear and have absolutely no regret.
We have a tendency to have a desire… a dream.. a goal, and then almost instantly question if we are the right person to make it happen. Has there ever been a time in your life when you wanted something and you really, really felt like it was something that you could handle? Then, you instantly questioned whether you were the right person for that task?
As we create our movement I want to hear from you about your immune health. I will be sharing my experiences as I spread the message about what I have learned the last 23 years and how important it is “RIGHT NOW”, more than ever before in our lifetime to take care of our Immune Health. As we continue to age our immune system is declining leaving us more vulnerable to illnesses.
I know and firmly believe that it has never been clearer to me now more than ever to stand up, step forward, and serve others through my story. Our village of right-minded individuals have inspired and encouraged me to step out to help others become awesome, phenomenal versions of themselves as we age and “Interrupt Aging”.
Because we’re in this together let’s learn how to protect our immune system, energy and apply proven techniques that will help push past the roadblocks and adjust attitudes about aging to purposely “Interrupt Aging” with consistency. By sharing our personal stories, struggles and it’s impact on our Immune System as we age.
Remember, this is not just a monologue. It’s a dialogue we’re having sometimes raw, oftentimes funny but always real, and I want to hear from you to know what’s on your heart.
You now have a connection and community of right-minded people that you can relate to, share with, grow with, challenge, share stories, encourage. support, ask questions and keep each of us accountable for making our immune health and “Interrupt Aging” transformation a reality.
Let’s protect one of the things we hold most dearest to our heart, our health. Are you with me?
We are here to meet you where you are today! I would love to hear from you and encourage you to submit your questions, stories, your process and breakthroughs to [email protected]
Your Sister in Infinite Possibility,
CEO, Thunder Distribution
IMMUNE HEALTH eREPORT
PARTS 1, 2 & 3…
With the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many people are extremely concerned about staying healthy and maintaining a healthy immune system. I know that I hear from people all the time expressing what’s on there mind right now, front and center is doing everything – and I do mean everything, they possibly can do to stay healthy. Last week you heard from me, things you can do to promote restful sleep and by doing so you boost your defensesa against viruses, bacteria, germs and other pathogens.
Week two I discussed diet, nutrition and how important clean water is to our immune system.
Week three I covered my immunity roadmap to help you build a stronger body to fight off viruses, germs and infections that supports a healthy immune system.
I want you to start everyday mentally sharp as a tack, laser focused and crystal clear, because building a strong and healthy immunity foundation is the key and my hope is that you will find the information engaging and potentially life-changing as you read this ereport and start by asking yourself the question, do I get enough SLEEP?
Think about how many hours do you sleep each night? The average person sleeps about six hours, however, did you know sleeping six hours or less makes you 4.2 times more likely to catch a virus compared to sleeping seven hours or more? A healthy immune system can fight off many infections, however, a sleep deprived immune system does not work as well. Sleep is a natural immune booster, the immune system functions best when It gets enough sleep. Let’s Get Started….
What is the Immune System?
It’s our body’s defense against infections, it attacks germs and helps keep us healthy.
How does it work?
When our bodies senses foreign substances the immune system works to recognize the antigens and get rid of them.
Make SLEEP a #1 PRIORITY, adequate sleep is critical to your immune system and 6 hours or less consistently is considered Shallow Sleep Syndrome, while seven hours minimum is necessary. Why? Deep Sleep hinges upon 100% human growth hormone.
When you start to practice intermittent eating (eating within a seven hour window for ex: 11:00 AM -6:00 PM) going to bed on a empty stomach will enhance your sleep, poor sleep zaps your energy and diminishes your willpower the next day.
Several studies confirm the link between sleep and a healthy immune system. Most people need between 7 and 9 hours to feel adequately rested. Being well rested improves the function of white blood cells, so you're less likely to get illnesses like respiratory infections, colds, and the flu.
Practice good sleep hygiene to optimize sleep means waking up and going to bed at the same time every day if possible, even on weekends. Avoid substances that can interfere with sleep, like caffeine and alcohol several hours before bedtime.
You're more likely to sleep well if your bedroom is cooler. Establish a relaxing evening routine before bedtime, like a warm bath, relaxing music, or a cup of tea to help you drift off to sleep more easily.
Does this sound like you? You’re eating right. You’re working out and making a little dent in that belly fat, but it’s not coming off as fast as you’d like. If so, here’s another little fact that might help you trim your belly faster: Get more SLEEP, I’ve been telling people for years that sleep is so important, but I know it’s hard to get enough when you’re juggling tons of chores or you want to relax after a long day.
It’s tempting to sacrifice an hour or two of sleep so you can meet a work deadline, do another load of laundry, or watch your favorite tv show. But here’s the deal: While a few days of shortened sleep won’t do you permanent harm, constantly cutting down on your zzzz’s can pack extra pounds on you and even raise your risk for diabetes and heart disease.
“Here’s some of the latest research:
A new study involving more than 1,600 adults found that people who slept six hours a night or less had more belly fat than those who slept for nine hours. In addition, they weighed more and had lower levels of HDL cholesterol (the heart-healthy “good cholesterol”). This was true even though the sleep-deprived people didn’t eat unhealthier diets.
An earlier study found that shorting sleep for just a few nights in a row can lead to immediate weight gain.
In short, if you want to improve your immune system, keep that belly slim, lower your risk for diabetes, heart disease and Interrupt Aging — GO TO BED!
How do you to create a Sleep-Friendly Environment to help you transition from a busy day to a restful night.
10 Strategies that can help:
1. Set a regular bedtime… It’s fine to fudge a little on the weekends, try to turn in at the same time each night. Research suggests that simply sticking to a regular bedtime schedule can actually lower your body fat.
2. Make Epsom salt baths a habit. The magnesium in Epsom salt is one of Mother Nature’s best “sleepy medicines.” Putting a little scented oil in your bath water can also help mellow you out.
3. Turn off devices at least an hour before bedtime. The blue light from these devices can mess with your melatonin levels. If you can’t bring yourself to turn them off, turn them face down or invest in blue light-blocking glasses.
4. Meditate. Fifteen or twenty minutes of mindful meditation can ease your brain into a restful state.
5. Darken your room. Install blackout curtains or drapes or wear an eye mask to rid the room of light pollution, and turn your alarm clock away from the bed so the light it emits doesn’t shine in your face.
6. Literally Chill out. Keep your room between 65 and 72 degrees or sleep with a fan on. (The fan will help mask other sounds).
7. Do strenuous exercise in the morning or afternoon—not at night. Exercising vigorously before bedtime can rev you up, making it hard to doze off. Instead, try some gentle yoga or Tai-Chi stretches.
8. Make a to-do list for the next day. This will help you clear your mind before bedtime.
9. Indulge in high-quality bedding. The right pillows, sheets and blankets can make a huge difference in how comfy you feel at night.
10. Consider our Sleepy Support Spray and a cup of CBD Sleepy Tea from https://thunderdist.biz or taking Melatonin (that comes in a chewable tablet or gummy form) before bedtime may help you fall asleep faster and sleep longer. Many people do not realize this supplement colloidal silver has powerful antioxidants, anti inflammatory and immunomodulator properties.
Try the above strategies, and I bet you will fall asleep faster, sleep longer and more soundly. As a result, you’ll be happier, more energetic, and much more clear-headed when you wake up… and you’ll also be shrinking that belly fat, protecting yourself against diabetes, heart disease and boosting your immune system while “Interrupt Aging”.
Just remember a healthy immune system can fight off many infections, a sleep deprived immune system doesn’t work as well, sleep is a natural immune booster and functions best when it gets enough sleep. If sleep continues to be a problem I would recommend a consultation with a sleep therapist for further evaluation.
Limit sugar, processed and fried foods while eating 30 – 40 MG animal protein (limit meat to 3 - 4 days per week), start to eat more plant based foods like fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices (80% of our immune system is in our gut). Most North Americans start eating the moment they wake up because there bodies are on a 16 hour clock, I practice “ intermittent eating”, meaning I eat within a seven hour window. I do not eat before 1:00 and after 8:00 PM I generally get in the bed at 11:00 PM and fall asleep around midnight allowing for a minimum of 4 hours without food or drink, both in the morning and before bedtime to empty my stomach and bladder completely.
Some research has suggested that compounds in both herbs and supplements can enhance immunity. For instance garlic, milk thistle, ginseng, green tea, black cumin, and licorice are just a few herbs that have been reported to have immune boosting benefits.
Antioxidants are compounds in colorful fruits and vegetables that protect against free radicals. Free radicals can damage DNA and other cell components.
Fruits and vegetables in a wide array of colors provide the best mix of protective antioxidants to boost overall health and immunity. Eat leafy greens, watermelon, carrots, berries, broccoli, oranges, kiwi, cantaloupe, and other brightly colored produce to give your cells and immune system all the natural protection they need to function at their best.
When you think about nutrition we tend to think about vitamins and minerals—or about protein, fats, and carbs. But guess what: other options include Juice Plus or The Tower Garden at (www.richardsonconsultinggroup.com) where in six to eight weeks you are enjoying home grown fresh fruits and vegetables straight from your garden kitchen.
15 Foods That Boost and Improve Your Immune System…
4. Açaí Berries
6. Wheat Germ
7. Low Fat Yogurt
9. Sweet Potato
12. Fresh Garlic (www.garlicworld.com)
13. Pomegranate Juice
15. Chicken Noodle and Miso Soups
And your most important nutrient of all is WATER! You can go for a long periods without food, but cut out water and you’re in big trouble.
What’s more, you need plenty of water to feel good AND look your best. Here’s why drinking at least eight glasses of water a day and more if you exercise or you’re out in the heat should be part of your health and beauty regimen:
It makes your skin smoother. Dehydrated skin cells are flabby, deflated, and wrinkle-prone, while hydrated skin cells are plump and “bouncy.”
It keeps your skin healthier. Dry skin leads to itching, and itching can lead to infections. Dry skin also puts you at greater risk for flare-ups of eczema and psoriasis.
Water. also helps you avoid cravings. Thirst often leads to “signal confusion,” making you think that you’re hungry. So before you reach for a snack, drink a glass of water and see if you’re satisfied.
It keeps your breath fresh and your teeth healthy. Each time you drink a glass of water, you whoosh away loads of mouth bacteria and food particles that can cause plaque and make you unkissable.
It optimizes your performance. If you’re an athlete, as little as a 2% decrease in your body’s level of water can hurt your performance. Maybe you’re a desk jockey, mild dehydration can make you cranky, tired and give you a bad case of “brain fog.”
It revs up your metabolism. When you drink water your body needs to warm that water. As a result, you burn off a few calories, and that can add up over time.
It keeps your muscles and joints happy. Do you frequently fall prey to painful leg cramps? If so, drinking more water can help prevent them. In addition, water keeps your joints lubricated so you can move more easily.
It keeps you regular. When you’re dehydrated, your body needs to shunt water away from your GI tract to keep other tissues healthy. As a result, it’s harder for you to “flush the pipes.” That’s why one of the easiest cures for constipation is simply to drink more water.
It keeps your electrolytes balanced. Electrolytes are minerals in your body that carry an electric charge. They affect everything from your heartbeat to your muscle function, and when you’re dehydrated, they can get out of whack. It’s especially crucial to drink plenty of water if you’re sick and suffer from diarrhea or vomiting.
It helps prevent kidney stones. If you’ve ever suffered from kidney stones, you know how excruciating the pain, and if you don’t you don’t want to find out. Drinking plenty of water helps to flush out the crystal-forming substances that create these nasty little stones.
These are plenty of good reasons to reach for that glass of water—and maybe you’re ready to do that right now. But before you do, let’s talk about one more thing: the quality of the water you’re putting in your body.
What’s in your water? Due to the aging water infrastructure throughout the US that is putti good for our communities health at risk with bottled water becoming more expensive and harmful to the environment.
Why clean water is so important while the danger in Flint Michigan is extreme, I have news: No matter where you live, your tap water is toxic. The EPA has identified more than 100 chemicals and microbes that can be present in tap water, from perchlorate (rocket fuel) to MTBE (a gasoline additive). Your water even contains traces of pharmaceuticals like Prozac and birth control hormones! And the chlorine in tap water, while it kills lots of bad bugs, is bad news itself if you drink it. It’s linked to higher rates of everything from cancer to birth defects.
Filtration pitchers and refrigerator filters are designed to make your water taste better and will remove some of these toxins, but not all. Bottled water isn’t the answer either, because those bottles are terrible for the environment. And under-the-counter systems are a pain, with their installation and maintenance costs. I’ve used all of these, but I’ve been looking for something better for my home and my office.
So I was excited when I learned about something entirely new: a countertop reverse osmosis (RO) unit called AquaTru (www.aquatru.com) that’s a fraction of the cost of other RO units with 4 stage ultra reverse technology, removes 83 containments and eco-friendly replacing 4300 16 oz plastic bottles. It doesn’t require any installation fees, and maintenance is minimal. (The filters last for two to three years.) What’s more, it really works.
For people that suffer with fertility issues, bone or kidney disease alkaline water has become popular over the last few years due to a belief that it has health benefits that regulate the body’s pH (power of hydrogen) levels, while it increases energy and slows the aging process. Pure water is considered basic and has a pH value of 7, less than a value of 7 is acidic.
3. DAILY SUPPLEMENTS:
A daily immune support supplement – My daily supplement choices are a 1000 MG CBD Tincture, Vitamin C 1000 MG, (just added) 500 MG Collagen, two (2) Multivitamins and 30 MG Zinc.
CBD balances and supports a healthy inflammatory response, which is critical for a balanced immune system response. This means it can calm an overactive system to support your health by lowering the activity of immune cells also known as T-Cells. CBD is also known for increasing the number of natural killer (NK ) cells. The cells act as soldiers that go after and kill unwanted invaders in your body. CBD can calm your mood, increasing your ability to deal with stress, which can reek havoc on our immune health. 10 – 50 MG twice daily are recommended for stress management.
Vitamins that are critical for immune function include vitamins A, C, D, E. Zinc, selenium, and magnesium are minerals that your immune system needs to function at its highest level. These minerals are also critical for the function of many enzyme reactions in the body.
Natural sunlight resets your body’s circadian rhythm which ensures adequate Vitamin D as well as natural melatonin production for sleep and antiviral effects.
Your immune system and body can't function at it’s best without the basic building blocks it needs to work properly.
Probiotics are beneficial strains of bacteria that have also been described as immune boosters. Probiotic supplements help improve your digestive health look for supplements with lactobacillus and bifidobacterium. Consider taking melatonin a dose of this supplement before bedtime may help you fall asleep faster and sleep longer.
Practice moderation in both alcohol and cigarette consumption. Alcohol depresses the immune system so it's best to drink it in moderation or not at all. Men may be able to consume up to two alcoholic drinks per day. While women should have no more than one drink. Whether or not one can safely consume some alcohol has to do with many factors including overall health status, risk factors for disease, and any medications you may be taking.
Nicotine Is a Immunosuppressive, smoking and nicotine use are bad for the immune system. People who use tobacco are at increased risk of health problems like lung cancer, asthma, stroke, and heart attack. Any substance that depresses your immune system is not something that you want to use.
5. STAY ACTIVE:
With so many potential environmental exposures surrounding us these days, whether that be everyday toxins were viruses such as the Coronavirus we want our bodies to be strong and not have weaken immune systems (in particular if we have underlying health conditions) or concerns.
Exercise increase your heart rate variability for better stress resilience and has enormous health benefits walking, dancing, having a Positive Attitude, Laughter and SEX, Yes I said SEX which is an activity that relieves stress and anxiety which also lowers your hormones and increases your immunity. Male stimulants are available for purchase at https://thunderdist.biz.
IgA is an immune molecule that helps protect us against illnesses like the common cold. Enjoying sex up to a couple times per week seems to be the sweet spot for promoting optimal IgA levels. So practice safe sex and enjoy! And remember as we age, expect changes in your health and appearance, but subtle, small behavior modifications now in our immunity can be impactful with life changing results as we consistently practice Interrupt Aging.
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I felt the desire to pay it forward as an example from a non-medical perspective in my heart, so I hope you have found both this eReport and Podcast informative and something you want to continue to be a part of going forward. And this is why I want to invite you once again to join me as we dawn an amazing new movement for permanent, life-changing, growth and transformation to “Interrupt Aging” together.
Your Sister in Infinite Possibility
CEO, Thunder Distribution
THE SEVEN IMMUNE SYSTEM PARTS
The immune system is made up of special organs, cells and chemicals that fight infection (microbes). The main parts of the immune system are: white blood cells, antibodies, the complement system, the lymphatic system, the spleen, the thymus, and the bone marrow. These are the seven parts of your immune system that actively fight infection.
The immune system keeps a record of every microbe it has ever defeated, in your white blood cells (B- and T-lymphocytes) known as memory cells. This means it can recognize and destroy the microbe quickly if it enters the body again, before it can multiply and make you feel sick.
Some infections, like the flu and the common cold have to be fought many times because so many different viruses or strains of the same type of virus can cause these illnesses. Catching a cold or flu from one virus does not give you immunity against others.
The seven parts of the IMMUNE SYSTEM:
1. WHITE BLOOD CELLS
3. COMPLEMENT SYSTEM
4. LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
6. BONE MARROW
White Blood Cells:
White blood cells are the key players in our immune system. They are made in your bone marrow and are part of the lymphatic system.
These cells move through blood and tissue throughout your body, looking for foreign invaders (microbes) such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. When they find them, they launch an immune attack.
They’ include lymphocytes (such as B-cells, T-cells and natural killer cells), and many other types of immune cells.
Antibodies help the body to fight microbes or the toxins (poisons) they produce. They do this by recognizing substances called antigens on the surface of the microbe, or in the chemicals they produce, which mark the microbe or toxin as being foreign. The antibodies then mark these antigens for destruction. There are many cells, proteins and chemicals involved in this attack.
The complement system is made up of proteins whose actions complement the work done by antibodies.
The lymphatic system is a network of delicate tubes throughout the body. The main roles of the lymphatic system are to:
A) Manage the fluid levels in the body
B) React to to bacteria
C) Deal with cancer cells
D) Deal with cell products that otherwise would result in Disease or disorders
E) Absorb some of the fats in our diet from the intestine.
It is made up of:
Lymph nodes (also called lymph glands) -- which trap microbes
Lymph vessels -- tubes that carry lymph, the colorless fluid that bathes your body's tissues and contains infection-fighting white blood cells (lymphocytes).
Is a blood-filtering organ that removes microbes and destroys old or damaged red blood cells. It also makes disease-fighting components of the immune system (including antibodies and lymphocytes).
Bone marrow is the spongy tissue found inside your bones. It produces the red blood cells our bodies need to carry oxygen, the white blood cells we use to fight infection, and the platelets we need to help our blood clot.
The thymus filters and monitors your blood content. It produces the white blood cells called T-lymphocytes The body's other defenses against microbes. As well as the immune system, the body has several other ways to defend itself against microbes, including:
SKIN - a waterproof barrier that secretes oil with bacteria-killing properties
LUNGS - mucous in the lungs (phlegm) traps foreign particles, and small hairs (cilia) wave the mucous upwards so it can be coughed out
DIGESTIVE TRACT - the mucous lining contains antibodies, and the acid in the stomach can kill most microbes
OTHER DEFENSES- body fluids like skin oil, saliva and tears contain anti-bacterial enzymes that help reduce the risk of infection. The constant flushing of the urinary tract and the bowel also helps.
Fever is also an immune system response:
A rise in body temperature, or fever, can happen with some infections. This is actually an immune system response. A rise in temperature can kill some microbes. Fever also triggers the body's repair process.
Common disorders of the immune system over or under active immune system.
Overactivity of the immune system can take many forms, including:
ALLERGIC DISEASES - where the immune system makes an overly strong response to allergens. Allergic diseases are very common. They include allergies to foods, medications or stinging insects, anaphylaxis (life-threatening allergy), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), sinus disease, asthma, hives (urticaria), dermatitis and eczema.
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE - where the immune system mounts a response against normal components of the body. They range from common to rare. They include multiple sclerosis, autoimmune thyroid disease, type 1 diabetes, systemic lupus erythematous, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic vasculitis.
Under activity of the immune system, also called immunodeficiency, can:
BE INHERITED - examples of these conditions include primary immunodeficiency diseases such as common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), x-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) and complement deficiencies arise as a result of medical treatment, this can occur due to medications such as corticosteroids or chemotherapy caused by another disease such as HIV/AIDS or certain types of cancer.
An under active immune system does not function correctly and makes people vulnerable to infections. It can be life threatening in severe cases.
People who have had an organ transplant need immunosuppression treatment to prevent the body from attacking the transplanted organ.
Immunoglobulins (commonly known as antibodies) are used to treat people who are unable to make enough of their own, or whose antibodies do not work properly. This treatment is known as immunoglobulin therapy.
Until recently, immunoglobulin therapy in Australia mostly involved delivery of immunoglobulins through a drip into the vein – known as intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy. Now, subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIg) can be delivered into the fatty tissue under the skin, which may offer benefits for some is known as subcutaneous infusion or SCIg therapy.
Subcutaneous immunoglobulin is similar to intravenous immunoglobulin. It is made from plasma – the liquid part of blood containing important proteins like antibodies.. SCIg therapy to eligible patients with specific immune conditions is now being offered. If you are interested, please discuss your particular requirements with your treating specialist.
Remember, we are in this together. We are here for you and let us know how we can help you. Connect with us [email protected] and here’s to your great health.