When Your Immune System Attacks . . . You!

The immune system is your body’s defense against attacks from organisms or substances that can make you sick. The primary defenders in this protective system are your white blood cells, leukocytes that include phagocytes and lymphocytes. Phagocytes envelop and destroy invasive elements, such as bacteria, dust and viruses. Lymphocytes remember invaders, allowing your body toContinue reading “When Your Immune System Attacks . . . You!”

Your Immune Health

It is one of the most effective armies ever constructed. Fortunately for all of us, it wins more battles than it loses. It has no general and knows no geographic borders. Welcome to your immune system, your body’s natural de­­fense that relentlessly battles infections, bacteria, parasites and any virus identified as a threat to normalContinue reading “Your Immune Health”

Vitamin A Helps Move Immune Cells to the Gut

You may have heard that seventy percent of your immune system is in your gut.  That’s a neat, simple and surprisingly true claim, but why is seventy percent of the immune system located there?  Is it because of the large amount of symbiotic gut flora that calls your stomach home? Well, partly, but it seems that it’sContinue reading “Vitamin A Helps Move Immune Cells to the Gut”