What is the Human Immune System?

The human immune system is both amazing and facinating and acts as a protective mechanism which God has incorporated within our bodies.

The immune system has a variety of components. It consists of a group of highly specialized cells, lymphoid organs, skin, intestines, nasal mucosa, blood, and many other organs and tissues. The components of the immune system work together (as a team) in order to defend you against millions of bacteria, fungi, viruses, toxins and parasites. The members of the immune system team have different roles but they all work together to clear infections and aids in healing our bodies.
Our body, and its health, is totally dependent on the immune system’s ability to recognize and then destroy these invaders.

To understand the power of the human immune system, all that you have to do is to take a look at something once it dies. When death occurs, the immune system along with everything else shuts down. In a matter of hours, the body is invaded by all sorts of germs that normally have little effect when the immune system is working properly. In just a short time these organisms to completely dismantle the body and carry it away, until all that remains is a skeleton. Obviously your immune system is doing something amazing to keep all of that dismantling from happening when someone is alive.

When we do not take care of our bodies, our immune system weakens, and the result is sickness and disease. There are many factors that suppress the human immune system, and if we avoid them, we can strengthen immune system and prevent you from becoming ill.
There are times, however, that we cannot prevent sickness and modern medicine may include antibiotic or some other measure of medication to attack and kill the offending organism. Although there is a time and place for prescription drugs, the emphasis should be with "preventitiveness" and the building of the body's immune system in order to prevent sickness at all.

All the power of health and healing is built within the human immune system. One fact remains clear and simple. Your body requires specific nutrients through unprocessed food, right balance of sleep and exercise, good air and water quality, a relatively stress free lifestyle, and a healthy relationship with their Creator. By providing your body with the right tools, without a doubt it can virtually heal, repair, regenerate, and restore optimal health.

Learn more on how to prevent in getting an infectious disease.

There are times when the human immune system can make a mistake.
When our immune system mistakenly attacks the healthy tissue of the body, autoimmune disease occurs. Juvenile-onset diabetes is caused by the immune system attacking and eliminating the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Rheumatoid arthritis is cause by the immune system attacking tissues inside the joints.

Allergies are another form of immune system error.

For some reason, in people with allergies, the immune system strongly reacts to an allergen that should be ignored. The allergen might be a certain type of food, pollen or animal fur. For example, a person allergic to a certain pollen will get a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, etc.

How Does the Immune System Work?

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