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The Immune System

The human immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defend against infection.  The immune system can recognize every microbe previously defeated to destroy it quickly should it enter again. 

The Main Components to the Immune System Include:

The human immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defend against infection.  The immune system can recognize every microbe previously defeated to destroy it quickly should it enter again. 

1.  The Gut
2.  White Blood Cells
3.  Antibodies
4.  Lymphatic System
5.  Spleen
6.  Thymus
7.  Bone Marrow
8.  Complement System

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The Gut

The Gut is where bacteria and the immune system meet. The human body contains more bacterial cells than human cells and a large proportion (70%) of our immune system is in our gastrointestinal tract. Healthy gut flora is critical for optimal health and to fight disease, viruses and infections.  The Gut is also known as the Second Brain and why good gut health also helps to balance the brain.

White Blood Cells are key players and are made in your bone marrow.  White blood cells move through tissues and blood looking for foreign invades such as bacteria, parasites, fungi and viruses.  Once located the white blood cells launch an attack.   White blood cells include Lymphocytes (B-cells, T-cells) and other immune cells.

White Blood Cells

White Blood Cells are key players and are made in your bone marrow.  White blood cells move through tissues and blood looking for foreign invades such as bacteria, parasites, fungi and viruses.  Once located the white blood cells launch an attack.   White blood cells include Lymphocytes (B-cells, T-cells) and other immune cells.

Antibodies

Antibodies assist in fighting microbes or the toxins they produce by recognizing substances (antigens) on the surface of the microbe, or the chemicals they produce by identifying the toxin as foreign.  Antibodies mark these antigens for destruction. 

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The Lymphatic System

Lymphatic System is an entire network of small tubes throughout the body and are required to react to bacteria; manage fluid levels; deal with cancer cells or other cells that would result in disease and to absorb some of the fats from the intestine. 

The Lymphatic System contains:
Lymph Nodes to trap microbes
Lymph Vessels are tubes that carry lymph, the colorless fluid that bathes the body tissues and contain infection-fighting white blood cells.
White Blood Cells known as lymphocytes.

The Spleen
Spleen is a blood filtering organ that destroys old and damaged red blood cells and also removes microbes. The Spleen also manufactures disease-fighting components of the immune system that include antibodies and lymphocytes.

The Thymus

Thymus is a filter that also monitors the blood content, producing the white blood cells called T-lymphocytes.

Bone Marrow
Bone Marrow is the spongy tissue located inside our bones and produces the red blood cells required to carry oxygen throughout the body.  The bone marrow also produces white blood cells needed to fight infection and the platelets we need for blood clotting.

Complement System
Complement System is made up of proteins whose actions complement the antibodies to fight infections.

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Other Body Defenses Against Microbes

The human body also uses other mechanisms to defend itself against microbes:

Skin is a waterproof barrier that secretes oil with bacteria-killing properties
Digestive Tract is a mucous lining that contains antibodies.  The acid in the stomach can kill most invaders.
Lungs contain mucous (phlegm) to trap foreign particles and small hairs (cilia) that wave the mucous upwards to be released.
The body fluids such as saliva, tears and skin oil all contain anti-bacterial enzymes that reduce the risk of infection. The constant flushing of the urinary tract and release from the bowels helps eliminate unwanted items.

CRITICAL ITEMS TO HELP SUPPORT IMMUNE HEALTH*

-       Glutathione
-       Vitamin C
-       Vitamin D3
-       Selenium
-       Zinc
-       Vitamin A
-       Probiotics

SUPPORT HEALTH and WELLBEING NATURALLY*

IMMUNE HEALTH

STRESS RELIEF

NATURAL SLEEP

FEED THE BRAIN

REFERENCES:

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/immune-system
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/research/advancements-in-research/fundamentals/in-depth/the-gut-where-bacteria-and-immune-system-meet
https://health.clevelandclinic.org/eat-these-foods-to-boost-your-immune-system/

https://www.cancerresearch.org/blog/april-2019/how-does-the-immune-system-work-cancer
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/the-immune-system

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