The body’s immune system is a complex and precise function that recognizes any foreign invasion by any substance, bacteria or virus that will cause disease or harm the host in any way. When a foreign substance invades the body, an inflammatory condition results in the tissues affected. A prime example would be when a patient has tissue transplanted from another person, living or dead into to their body. Their immune system will reject the implanted tissue, and in order to prevent this, they will have to be on specific medications for the rest of their life to try to prevent this rejection.
Another example would be when a person has been getting colds on a more frequent basis than is usual. Their immune system has not been able to fend off the invading rhinoviruses that cause these colds. There can also be more serious consequences due to impaired immune systems. These could be very serious in nature, and there can be attacks on any of the major organs of the body. The immune system can also turn on the individuals’ body when it fails to recognize a particular tissue and feels that it is an invader. Conditions that occur when this scenario is played out are called “Auto-Immune Deficiencies”, or “Auto Immune Disorders”.
The immune system is differentiated from other systems, such as the digestive, cardiovascular, skeletal, lymphatic, and nervous systems. The immune system is comprised of and can be found within the cells of our body. These are mainly the white blood cells (WBC), the warriors that attack invaders when the body is compromised and can cause bodily harm. There are also unique white cells such as Eosinophils, Lymphocytes, Basophils, etc. that are warriors in their own right. There also are the T-Cells that help maintain the immunity system. When they are lowered, the bodies’ ability to fight disease is lowered. These then comprise the immune system. It is when these cells are depleted or impaired Glucofort in any way, that the body’s immunity is lowered and the individual can develop an autoimmune disorder that can result in increased infections or tumor formations. As an example, every individual has cancer cells within their body. Yet they do not have cancer. It is when there is a breakdown of the immune system, these cancer cells start to proliferate, and that is when they can develop full-blown cancer.
Other factors have a profound affect on the immune system. Environmental, the air we breathe and everything around us can have a bearing on the strength of our immune systems. We are literally surrounded by toxins in our everyday living, from our carpets, drapes, bedding, clothes we wear, even when they come from the cleaners, and the cleaning products used in the home. Personally everyone uses some form of cosmetic, shampoo, after-shave, deodorant, etc. These all contain chemicals that can have some toxins associated with their use. Cooking can be another area whereby we can be exposed to toxins. As an example, meat that is charred can be toxic to the body. There are other areas as well; such as food stored in plastic containers, food cooked in aluminum utensils, the metal fillings in our teeth, can all contribute toxins within our body. Although these toxins are minute in nature as they are released, in time they can have an impact on our immune systems, causing a weakening, and in some cases a complete breakdown.
Because of the immune system, the body has within itself the ability to resist diseases and other disorders. This ability is called “innate ability”. This innate ability is found within the specialized cells discussed above and in the individual’s genetic makeup as well. When this innate ability is in a weakened state, the body is apt to succumb to invaders that will overpower these cells, and the body goes from “ease to disease”. Therefore to stay healthy, it is imperative to maintain your immune system at its’ peak operating level.
It goes without saying that having a strong immune system depends on the state of your health, both physically and emotionally. Therefore, it up to each and everyone one of us to maintain or improve the state of our immune systems. How to improve and maintain the immune system, is discussed below in the health hints.