Immune System 101

By pjain      Published May 8, 2020, 9:02 p.m. in blog Health   

Part of Germ Theory Series

Immune System

How does your immune system work?

The immune system relies on a complex integration of various cells, organs, proteins and tissues which work together to recognise and neutralise pathogens.

Habits and avoiding infection matter the most in Fighting Germs like Covid-19

Hand washing, social distancing and self-isolation remain the only current ways we have to actively prevent it.

As a result hearing of thousands of deaths, most of us are washing our hands incessantly, standing two meters away from each other and turning aside or even running away when someone near us sneezes or coughs.

Many people's immune systems are sub-optimal, and diets are NOT well balanced

There are numerous nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are required to support the normal functioning of your immune system. Most of these nutrients can be sourced easily from a well-rounded, healthy diet. While we are aware that malnutrition can impair immune function, providing you have an adequate intake, any product suggesting its pill will "boost" your immunity is likely to be misleading.

Auto-immune Major Problems if Become overactive

The immune system if it were able to work in overdrive could result in us becoming very sick by damaging our healthy cells and tissues. Now the immune system by mistake starts attacking the body's own healthy cells as well. This can happen in "autoimmune" conditions.


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