Your Immune System and Health

Well, we’ve all heard about the immune system. Nobody’s too sure where it is or what it does–or why it doesn’t, for that matter–though. Which is a large part of why life seems to be a downhill slide into disease that gets faster–and more noticeable–sometime around our fiftieth birthday, give or take.

If heading for a health plunge lacks appeal, you need to know a few things–well, actually, a lot of things–about your immune system.

The first thing to know is the immune system is not a stand-alone kind of deal. It’s part of the endocrine system which includes nine glands, plus our body fat and our bones. Well, who knew?

And every part of the endocrine system gets into the business of every other part. Keeping that gang on the straight-and-narrow, marching to the same beat, takes some doing. While our glands are more than willing to be all they can be, they need help–our help. Which means, of course, that we need to understand how things work.

What most people don’t know is the endocrine system controls your health. Every health issue that comes down life’s highway says, “The endocrine system sent me.” The immune system can protect and defend us only if it doesn’t have to fight too many wars at once, whether against outside enemies or in support of its endocrine companions.

I write about how to keep the immune system in tip-top shape so you can win your health battles. It’s the most important self-help project you’ll ever tackle.


When in trouble, each part of the endocrine system produces a wide selection of symptoms, all yelling for help. And if that mountainous mix of symptoms isn’t daunting enough, other body parts, each with their own symptoms, start marching downhill, too.

Symptoms that suggest there’s trouble in endocrine land are fatigue like you can’t believe, scalp hair that prefers to live on the bathroom floor than on your head, a brain that always seems to be full of mushy oatmeal, an inability to focus or concentrate, weight problems and a loss of libido. Autoimmune diseases start here, too.

But here’s the good news: All those symptoms are your body’s way to telling you what’s going on. Bette helps you spot symptoms, understand what they mean and what you can do to make things better. Your body wants to heal. In fact, it fights like a tiger to heal. All it asks is your help. So prepare to learn the new language of symptoms, then charge into battle against the things that are dragging you down.


Bette’s had to deal with endocrine problems most of her life–ever since a drunk driver damaged her pituitary gland a month before her first birthday. Doctors didn’t help so much.

She can tell you, for sure and for certain, that life with a whacked endocrine system is no way to go. As you may already know.

Realizing it was up to her, Bette launched into thirty-plus years of researching what builds health and what breaks it down. And her research continues as new information comes to light. Now, Bette helps people who drag through life because their health isn’t all it should be.


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Here’s a fact: Our food supply doesn’t give our bodies what they need, no matter how hard we try. To be healthy–and stay healthy–we need to take vitamins and minerals. Which brings up another fact: We have no idea what’s good, what’s hype or how to build a balanced program.

Based on her years of research and experience, Bette wrote an e-book to get you past the vitamin learning curve and into health. Pep for the Pooped: Vitamins and Minerals Your Body Is Starving For helps you build a solid health foundation even if you can’t tell one vitamin from another or explain why we need minerals.

Besides giving you the information you need, links in the book take you directly to the right brand, the best type, at the lowest price, which will save more money than the cost of the book. Skip the guesswork and get some real, practical help.

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Any time you’re trying to solve a problem, it helps to know what the problem is. In health, that may take a blood test. Read about Bette’s downloadable book, Understanding Blood Tests: When Your Doctor’s Too Busy to Explain here.


Moving to Health is a year-long, on-line program that steps you through what you need to know to take control of your own health. How your body works, how to read your symptoms and what to do about problems are all covered. This is the boot camp you need to do it right. You’ll be amazed at the many things you can do on your own.

Check out the Moving to Health program and learn all you can do to move yourself to health.


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Bette Dowdell grew up in The Salvation Army, the daughter of not one, but two preachers, a fabulous way to start life.

She has been an IBM Systems Engineer, a small-company consultant, a software company owner, and a NASD-licensed mutual fund representative for The Vanguard Group. She’s also an author and a speaker.

Read her health story here.