I subscribe to a number of alternative health publications – always looking for a tidbit to share with our Health Tip subscribers. I found the following tidbit in the April issue of The Blaylock Wellness Report:
“Fever is a built-in system that aids the body in stopping and fighting infections. Most people make the mistake of taking anti-fever medications throughout the course of an infection. While medication will lower your temperature and make you feel better, it will also reduce your defenses. “Studies have shown that lowering the temperature in African children with measles resulted in a fivefold increase in mortality compared to those who had fevers. Fevers are of no real danger to the sufferer until the temperature exceeds 104 degrees, or if a child has a pre-existing history of febrile or other types of seizures. “Several things in the diet can worsen infections. These include high sugar intake, use of omega-6 oils and high red meat intake. Iron, especially from red meat, stimulates bacterial and viral growth. “Both sugar and omega-6 oils can suppress immunity. Nicotine is a very powerful immune suppressant, even from nicotine patches and electronic cigarettes.”The Blaylock Wellness Report is a monthly publication of Newsmax Media, Inc., and Newsmax.com available by paid subscription. Rev. Malkmus Comments... When I was a child, my registered nurse mother, when either my sister or I had the slightest fever, would go into a panic and do all that she could to lower the temperature of the fever. Now we learn that fevers are part of God’s built in self-healing mechanism. Once again we learn that God had it right when He built in fevers to help us overcome infections, while man has it so wrong when he tries to suppress what God built in. Just be careful that that temperature does not exceed 104 degrees, as Dr. Blaylock warns.