The Doctor is In…Let’s talk about Your Immune System

In all ways…Know that your body’s Immune System is designed to protect and preserve your Health!

There are built in systems to Life. With absolutely no external directive, a seed carries a pattern for delivering it’s gift to the world. Whether fruit or flower, animal or vegetable … the pattern has been encoded, waiting for the right conditions to bring it forth.

It is the same with the Systems within our bodies; including the ever-miraculous and amazing Immune System.

Fun facts about your Immune System

Your immune system protects against disease, infection, & helps you recover after an injury.

  • Five liters of blood and lymph, power your Immune System.
  • White blood cells: include phagocytes & lymphocytes. 
    • Phagocytes can move through your blood vessels & tissue to ingest or absorb invaders. Phagocytes target organisms that cause disease & toxins, which are natural poisons produced by some organisms as a form of protection.
    • Lymphocytes include specialized cells; B cells, T cells, & Natural killer cells. 
  • B cells create antibodies that attack bacteria, viruses, & toxins that enter the body. Each pathogen carries a specific type of antigen, & each lymphocyte in your body carries antibodies meant to fight the antigens carried by pathogens.
  • T cells kill cells in the body that have been overtaken by viruses or that have become cancerous. 
  • Natural killer cells kill infected or cancerous cells. But instead of producing antibodies, they make a special enzyme, or chemical, that kills the cells. 
  • Your body creates new antibodies whenever it’s infected with a new antigen. If the same antigen infects you a second time, your body can quickly make copies of the corresponding antibody to destroy it. 
  • A single drop of blood can contain up to 25,000 white blood cells.
Your Immune System…designed for Health!

Jump for Joy, Laugh with Family & Friends, Celebrate this Life and Shine with the Sun! All important elements of having a strong Immune System! My next blog will spell out the 5 Easy Pieces to having a Strong Immune System!

Remember…Knowledge is Power. As parents and caregivers, it is so important to work from a foundation of knowledge and watch your Keiki Thrive!

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Mahalo nui loa!

Peace & Blessings,

Dr. Patricia

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