Aug 19, 2021
Dr. Anna tells the story of how she got a big wake up call about
her life and health after she got shingles during a recent
vacation. Find out why Dr. Anna felt betrayed by her body at first
but then came to realize that the shingles were a sign that she
needed to slow down and reconnect with what her body needed to
thrive and what you need to do to do the same.
- [0:55] We often get wake up calls in life that tell us there is
something better we need to be doing for our health.
- [1:55] Dr. Anna recently had an experience with shingles after
traveling and working across several states. While shooting a
documentary with Dr. Trevor Cates in Park City, Utah. she woke up
with a lesion on her back. The next day, the number of lesions
increased to four.
- [4:10] Her first response was to be angry at her body and
frustrated that, despite eating healthy foods and living a healthy
lifestyle, her body still became infected with an uncomfortable
disease. But was she really as healthy as she believed?
- [4:50] Shingles is a disease caused by the chickenpox virus and
often ends up buried and dormant in a particular nerve dermatome.
Shingles tend to wrap around and stay limited to one half of your
body, and often causes a lot of pain, including long-term
neuropathic pain after the disease is gone.
- [7:05] Roughly 1 in 1000 people will experience shingles in
their lifetime and the number of adults over the age of 30 getting
it has been increasing since 1998. We have to look at what is
compromising the immune system of young adults and causing this
- [7:50] When we are stressed, our body is producing cortisol
which is a natural anti-inflammatory hormone. If there is
inflammation in your system and you go on vacation, underlying
infections can flare up. This is the likely scenario with Dr.
Anna’s shingles infection.
- [10:05] As soon as she realized that the infection was
shingles, she immediately started antiviral therapy and increased
the immune boosting supplements she was taking.
- [10:40] Eventually, she was no longer angry at her body for
“failing” her but, instead was thankful for her body showing her
that she needs to slow things down and take the rest her body was
asking her for.
- [11:40] Between the treatment and rest, Dr. Anna was able to
beat the shingles within the week.
- [11:55] Dr. Anna’s Immune Protocol was crucial to her success
in treating the shingles in addition to the power of alkalizing
superfoods and higher vitamin intake.
- [12:50] When it comes to shingles, vitamin D3 is especially
powerful as a treatment.
- [14:25] Vitamin C is our immune champion. It’s necessary on a
regular basis because it supports so many vital functions of our
bodies. Added together with the other elements of the Immune
Bundle, you have a powerful support system for your health and
- [17:10] There is a shingles vaccine that you can get if you’re
in the US called Shingrex. If you’re over the age of 50 and may
have a weaker immune system, it may be a good option for you.
- [18:15] You need to be thinking about how you are treating your
body. Are you taking time to destress? Are you nourishing your body
with healthy foods that support a strong immune system? Get ahead
of shingles before it becomes a major issue for you.
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