The Immune System: What It Is & How It Works to Protect You

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Immune System

The Immune System: What It Is & How It Works to Protect You

Today we’re diving into the immune system. I want to discuss fevers, herd immunity, and how you can detect the state of your health by learning to read the signs your immune system is giving you. In episode 22 of the Primal Pioneer, we will explore the inner workings of the immune system, and the importance of understanding how deep your pathology is within your body. When we know how deep our pathology is, we can accurately create a treatment strategy and set up a timeline for recovery.

But before we dive right in, let me introduce myself in case this is your first visit. I am your host, Heathar Shepard and I am incredibly passionate about helping people JUST LIKE YOU find the health and happiness they truly deserve.

Besides being an alternative healer and integrative health coach, I’m also a Traumatic Brain Injury survivor who struggled for 10 years until I discovered the MOST important factor for overall health: the environment we live and work in. And in The Primal Pioneer, I share what 98+% of doctors don’t tell you (or don’t even know!) about true health and wellness. You’ll learn about the importance of sunlight, as well as the foods and eating cycles that heal the root causes of chronic disease. And in an age dominated by technology, you’ll discover how EMF mitigation can drastically improve your life.

Everyone has their healing journey with their unique struggles...but I’m here to give you all the tools you need to make that healing happen!

So if you’re ready to learn about the depths of our immune system and gain more insight on how your immune system communicates with your body, keep reading! And for even more details, listen to ALL of episode 22 of The Primal Pioneer on your favorite streaming platform.


The Immune System: What It Is & How It Works to Protect You, Point #1: We view sickness as a weakness, and we prevent being sick at all costs. Instead, we need to start shifting our entire mindset around getting an acute illness such as flu, cough, or cold.

Our medical establishments push and ingrain nothing but fear into us when it comes to health. What we have is a sick care system - it feeds sickness, and offers medicine that promotes sickness. We don’t view medical facilities as a place of healing, instead, we view it as a place to avoid and spend the least amount of time in. 

Our medical system is not feeding us by supporting health, when we understand the role of illness, we understand that sickness feeds health. When we approach health and wellness from a place of intelligence, it’s clear that illness plays a major role in helping to facilitate health and wellness. This is one reason why wearing masks and staying 6 feet apart feeds sickness. This practice is not focusing on our immune system and helping us get well. This is suppressing our immunity. Being around acutely sick people is hardly ever life-threatening, it can be immune boosting in many cases. We view sickness as weakness, we prevent being sick at all costs by taking prescriptions, and over the counter medication. What we need to start doing is shifting our entire mindset around getting an acute illness such as the flu, cold, cough, and what that means. These can be immune boosting allies when we know and understand the role of acute illness and its correlation to improve health.

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The Immune System: What It Is & How It Works to Protect You, Point #2: Many articles downplay the benefits of Herd Immunity, or consider it to be dangerous. It is not dangerous when you know how to utilize it.

For those of you unfamiliar with the term herd immunity, here’s an example. You’ve got a 5-year-old child with chickenpox playing with a handful of other children all within the same space. You’re essentially exposing others to someone with a sickness. Let’s say two of the children get the full effects and catch the chickenpox, two others get a fever but no major symptoms, and the 5-year-old recovers. Ultimately, no antibiotics or vaccines were needed. Everybody’s immune system is significantly stronger because of this experience.

This practice of herd immunity is something being utilized to prevent cancer as well as chronic diseases. Why? Because this is allowing the pathogen and infection to run its course without suppression. Here are some key points regarding herd immunity. For herd immunity to be effective, you have to get yourself or your kids in sunlight. 

There won’t be breakthrough immune-boosting results if you are inside, your kids are playing on their tablets, etc. EMF and artificial light break down the immune system, and we see no success with herd immunity when we live in an artificial environment. Instead, kids or ourselves need to get outside with some fresh air. A great read I recommend for further knowledge behind EMF correlation to our health is The Invisible Rainbow.

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The Immune System: What It Is & How It Works to Protect You, Point #3: When it comes to fevers, especially with children, we often try to avoid it. However, by suppressing the fever, it can lead to chronic disease.

Most freak out when it comes to fevers and especially with children, keep in mind we don’t want to avoid it or suppress the fever. By doing this, it’s one of the main contributing factors to chronic disease today. By dealing with the fever itself, it’s one of the most powerful ways the body and immune system can cleanse itself. When children especially get a fever, we panic. We have been taught that a high fever is dangerous with the potential for seizures. 

As far as seizures and high fevers, the seizure response is due to low blood sugar and lack of electrolytes. Meaning, your child or yourself is dehydrated. A few tips to have on hand when this occurs, firstly, have 100% pure fruit juice available. Keep pumping the high-quality juice into the system. Additionally, placing a cold cloth on the neck, abdomen, and face helps significantly. A third effective tip to lower the fever would be to stimulate bowel movement. 

If you ever notice your child catching a fever, keep in mind that their immune system is working hard to cleanse itself. The immune system strengthens itself in the process when we allow the pathogenic infection to run its course. We want to keep a watchful eye on them, possibly administer some homeopathic options, but keep in mind when your child gets a fever, this is their immune system at play strengthening and helping their body to fight off the pathogen. 

I also want to recommend that you look into this homeopathy book, called Levels of Health, that discusses the different layers of healing. This is a book I recommend to gain more insight on health healing.

Heathar Shepard

Hi, I am Heathar

With over 12 years experience as an alternative healer, integrative health coach and one who has been through severe physical injury trying every remedy under the sun to heal myself with no avail…I’m here to tell you, all of those things are not only attainable but are foundational to achieving optimal health and are core elements to overcoming all chronic and stubborn diseases.

At the age of 23 I suffered a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) preventing me from the ability to engage in physical activity for over 12 years post my car accident. Today, I know I could have recovered from this injury much quicker if I had known then what I know now! But….the accident lead me down the healing path. A path that I was destined to take to help myself heal and to learn how to help others heal complicated and chronic disorders as well.

During this time, I learned two things: How to harness the healing power of sunlight and how to utilize frequency based medicine to facilitate biological transformations in the body - all the way down to the mitochondrial level.

Today, I lead an active life and you can bet I’m uber passionate about teaching others how they can overcome even the most daunting health experiences that most medical professionals have band-aid solutions for, at best.


And today, my health continues to improve each day and I now lead an active, healthy lifestyle - all of which I thought would never be possible to achieve again. All it took was discovering the most effective path to health and healing to get me there and now, to help my clients get there as well!

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The Immune System: What It Is & How It Works to Protect You, Point #4: We need to start paying closer attention to our bodies and how they respond to our environment.

Health and healing require body awareness. We need to be aware of how we feel physically, emotionally, respond when we put things in or on our bodies. Unfortunately most no longer know how to read their bodies before, during, and after sickness. The key to health is learning how to read your body and tap into how it’s feeling. 

Pay attention to signs and symptoms. We’ve lost touch with how to overcome illness naturally with herbs, natural therapy, and homeopathy. Instead, we replace it with Penicillin, Robitussin, and other prescription drugs. These signs from our body and the immune system usually precede a full-blown acute and chronic illness. If we get a runny nose, headache, or leg cramps, these are all foreshadowing of what's to come if we don’t address it.

If we want to come into power around our health, we have to shift perspective from judging symptoms as bad to viewing it as information. Symptoms are messengers, they are signs the body is giving us. Acknowledge that sometimes it’s okay to be sick, this doesn’t mean your health is poor. If you are experiencing symptoms and spike a fever, good for you. This means your pathology isn’t buried too deep in your body and presents a good prognosis.

If you choose to suppress the symptoms, for example, if you have trouble sleeping, whether you take something natural or pharmaceutical, you are taking this medication without exploring deeper layers of what’s going on. This is a degree of suppression occurring.

The Bottom Line of The Immune System: What It Is & How It Works to Protect You

We’ve been under the impression that sickness is bad, fevers are bad, and we must avoid it at all costs. For years, we assume when we have symptoms presented, we must seek out treatments to suppress those symptoms. However, this is only driving the pathogen deeper into our bodies and compromising our level of health.

I hope you found this information insightful and empowering in terms of your immunity and health, especially during this time of confusion. We are fed false information and scientifically unproven recommendations such as mask-wearing by mainstream media and the medical system. Instead, I encourage you to utilize nature’s medicine kit and read signs your body is telling you to detect your state of health.

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