Holistic Approach to the Effects of Stress on Inflammatory Response and Immune System

By Dr. Keith Jordan

Holistic Approach to the Effects of Stress on Inflammatory Response and Immune System

“Please pay attention to the tapping of the toothpick instead of requiring the blow of the baseball bat.”

Dr. Keith Jordan

Why Should You Read More?

A big part of the holistic approach to the effects of stress on inflammatory response and the immune system is being open to change one’s behavior. Knowledge is based in the word “Know,” to be aware. And within the experience of greater knowing, learning and change must take place, or greater consequence becomes necessary. I have long taught my patients, “Please listen to the tapping of the toothpick instead of feeling the blow of the baseball bat.” The more you are aware of how stress affects inflammatory response and immune system, the more proactive you can be.

Holistic Approach Proven… Again

Sometimes it takes science a little time to prove what intuition and common sense have been telling holistically-minded clinicians and patients for quite some time. In the case of increased levels of stress playing a role in certain diseases (and in my humble opinion, all diseases), leading to an imbalance in the inflammatory and immune system response, the scientific jury is in and the verdict appears to be ‘guilty as charged’ on all counts. This outcome validates the knowing of many holistic, forward-thinking naturalists.

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I will start by making you aware of various chronic stress-related diseases that involve the inflammatory response and immune system. Next, providing you with some key takeaways that you can start applying immediately to better initially manage your stress, rebalance the inflammatory response, and modulate and focus the immune system. I will then offer you whole food and herbal options to support your body in healing itself. Yes, you have a key role to play, and you can make all the difference in the your health outcomes. Imagine that! Exciting!

Chronic Diseases with an Underlying Stress Component

Here is a short list of diseases found to have a stress-related component. I would venture to say all diseases have stress-related components, but I will list these as a start.



Insulin Resistance


Parkinson’s Disease

Pancreatic, Breast, and Lung Cancer

You Are What You Eat, Think, Feel

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Anti-Inflammatory Dietary Recommendations

Eating can become stressful in itself for those who struggle with food issues, so let’s keep it simple and structured. Common sense rules apply, so until you are feeling better you just cannot eat a lot of what makes you feel worse. Follow a Mediterranean Diet – it lowers inflammation, balances blood sugar levels, and helps bring the body back into balance. If you are looking to lose a few pounds, you won’t be unhappy there either. As you follow all these recommendations, you will lower your cortisol levels and that will lower the occurrence of insulin resistance, which causes insulin levels to rise, leading to various metabolic syndromes, including weight gain and increased belly fat.

Mind-Body Connection

Thoughts have consequences, so if you find yourself easily agitated, depressed, or tending toward anxiety or worry, start a daily meditation practice. If you find it difficult to be still, just start taking a 20 minute slow walk 1 to 2 times per day. While walking, focus on every step along with your breath. Keep the pace of both slow and steady. Be present – if you can do it without shoes, all the better, but being bundled up works as well. See the weather as something to enjoy, no matter what the day offers. Different temperatures make the body’s thermostat adjust, this is a good form of stress and helps build Heat Shock Proteins.

Negative Emotions Create Stress Chemistry – Intuition Is A Better Way

Candice Pert does an amazing job of showing the connection between emotion and physical chemistry in her book, Molecules of Emotion. I teach my patients/students that emotional reactions are very subjective in nature, many times triggered by past trauma and future events. Using them as guidance system leads to a more stressful life, full of increased levels of fear and worry. Negative emotions generate greater levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, that increase inflammatory response and suppresses immune system function. Ask yourself, is what you’re feeling worth feeling sick and stressed over? If not, let go of using emotions to navigate, and begin using your intuition, coming from a place of greater peace, balance, and knowing. A complete guide to living this way is found on my nonprofit site The Practice Heals. org. Free to receive, enjoy.

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Knowledge is indeed a key to unlock the door to good health and healing. And practicing positive change based in that knowledge is the hand that turns that key. So now its. on you to use this key, unlock the door, and then walk through into a better healthier more peaceful life.

It’s Up To You.

Loving Life with all I Am,

Dr. Keith

Boosting Your Immune System Using Standard Process

By Dr. Keith Jordan

Are you prone to colds and flus? Do you travel on airplanes? Do you work in the healthcare industry? Are you a teacher or parent around young kids? Dr. Keith empowers you by giving the 1-2-3’s of staying dis-ease free. Boost your immune system against colds and flus using Standard Process and Mediherb.

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The 1-2-3 of Staying Dis-Ease Free

Knowledge is Power! Protection and Immunity are Key.


If you want to stay free of dis-ease during cold and flu season, there are 3 healthy habits you must include in your daily practice of living. One, oxygen is the key. You must keep your oxygen levels up by engaging in some type of exercise 2-3/week that raises heart rate and increases blood circulation movement of white blood cells called macrophages. These are the type of blood cells that kill all types of disease. The more you keep them moving around your body, the better your chances of staying on top of any form of disease trying to take you down.


There truly is no substitute for a good night’s rest. You must get between 6-8 hours of sleep per night. Good sleep, getting to bed by 10 PM and sleeping until 4-6 AM. Especially during cold and flu season, it is essential to not get run down. Remember when you are run down, your defenses are down, too. These two are connected. Get your rest and take naps if need be, when life allows. Sleep is free. Just get rest you need without being sick, and you may not have to get sick to rest.

Stress Management to Stress Minimization

It appears to be common knowledge that being over-stressed can cause us to become sick. Yet in the face of all this undeniable empirical evidence, the biggest reason people get sick is stress, by far. The reasons for stress can be spiritual, emotional, and physical. Most times, a combination of all the aforementioned.

What To Do?

Start by learning how to manage stress levels. Practice being ever more aware of how you are reacting to your reality, and if your reactions are healthy and appropriate. Practice changing them into a more peaceful, direct, and effective response. This will minimize stress long-term. Practice taking deep breaths during moments of stress instead of holding your breath. Suffocation never fixed anything, so stop practicing it!

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All dis-ease ultimately resides within. Good health is a gift to be treasured and at the same time, cultivated. In a sincere effort to empower you to not only be free of dis-ease but to live in a ever-greater space of healing and enlightenment, I make available a transformative practice that teaches you how to practice living a life lower in stress and higher in health and peace. Available through my nonprofit www.ThePracticeHeals.org. Enroll in classes, receive the gift, and begin living in a way that eliminates dis-ease and increases healing.

Boosting Immune System with Standard Process and Mediherb Products

Along with doing the 1-2-3’s, the following products give your immune system support, keeping it functioning at optimal levels to fight off anything trying to bring you down. Immuplex and Echinacea Premium are two high quality products that I recommend be taken throughout the cold and flu season on a preventative basis. I add Congaplex short-term (7-14 days) at the onset of any symptoms of immune system response: fever, congestion, aches, etc.

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  • Taken daily, supports a healthy immune system response function
  • Helps maintain normal white blood cell activity already within a normal range
  • Supports the body’s normal inflammatory response function as it relates to periodic challenges like consumption of a high-fat meal or strenuous activity
  • Provides ingredients with antioxidant activity
  • High in antioxidant vitamins C and E*
Immune system modulation – a must!


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This research (by Tiralongo E et al.) has been published in the online journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/).

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  • Helps enhance healthy immune system function
  • May support normal interferon production for healthy immune system response
  • Supports and promotes healthy white blood cells
  • Supports healthy immune system response following stress
  • Encourages healthy upper respiratory tract
  • Supports healthy throat tissue*
Congaplex an important part of your cold and flu season immune system support.


  • Supports healthy immune system function
  • Provides ingredients with antioxidant activity
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  • Contains a combination of key ingredients from Cataplex® A-C, Thymex®, Calcium Lactate®, and Ribonucleic Acid (RNA)*

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Dr. Keith