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Your Immune System

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2020 2:41:02 PM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim

You've heard discussions about your immune system. Let's break it down one more time.

The first line of defense is called the innate immune system. It is nonspecific and works immediately. Those are physical barriers, skin, hair in your nose and mucous membranes that keep bad bugs from getting inside the body.  

Your innate immune system can benefit from ozonated oils in your nostrils, provident iodine in your nostrils, and ozonated toothpaste or mouthwash. Some patients have home generators and do vaginal, rectal and otic (ear) insufflation at home. You can use an ozone generator to clean your fruits and vegetables and you can drink ozonated water to protect your mucosal lining in your gastrointestinal tract.

Learn About Ozone

I have prescribed this method originally devised by Dr. Frank Shallenberger, father of ozone in America, to boost your immune system and protect against upper respiratory infections. 

Here are studies to show clinical benefits with using provident iodine to protect the innate immune system.

When we want long term resistance to a disease we activate our adaptive immune system. B cells, a type of white blood cell, in the adaptive immune system patrol and surveil the body for foreign invaders. These cells have surface antibodies that lock with the foreign invader pathogen and prevent it from entering your cells. Once bound to the antigen (foreign invader) then the B cells make copies of itself or ready antibodies to recognize that specific invader. You want a trained army at your immune disposal to fight the good fight. 

For long term protection, we have T cells, three different kinds, that are formed after an infection to recognize this foreign invader in the future. These are T-memory cells. They recognize the invader if it comes again and another T-cell hunts the pathogen down and destroys infected host cells. 

There is a double-edged coin with T-cell reactivity. It is speculated that is why some asymptomatic people can clear a virus because their immune system has created background knowledge or cellular wisdom. Others, who become seriously ill may be ill because their immune system is working overtime. The immune system kicks into high gear and creates a massive inflammatory cytokine storm. This creates casualties including lung, heart and kidney tissue damage. 

We offer I.V. Ozone MAH to prevent the cytokine storm. Here are more convincing studies that prove the effectiveness of I.V. Ozone with viral infections. 


Menendez-Cepero S, Marques-Magallanes-Regojo JA, Hernandez-Martinez A, Hidalgo Tallón FJ, Baeza-Noci J (2020) Therapeutic Effects of Ozone Therapy that Justifies Its Use for the Treatment of COVID-19. J Neurol Neurocrit Care Volume 3(1): 1-6. 


Ozone and Oxidation Therapies as a Solution to the Emerging Crisis in Infectious Disease Management: A Review of Current Knowledge and Experience Med Gas Res . Oct-Dec 2019;9(4):232-237. doi: 10.4103/2045-9912.273962.


See you on the other side of this crisis. If you have questions, contact us. We return every phone call. 

Dr. Isadora Guggenheim ND, FNP, RN, CNS, MS 

Topics: Autoimmune Disease, Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health, Corona Virus

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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