Citizens of the body?

We live in a world dense with microbes:  bacteria, virus and fungi abound in the air, water, and soil, and on the living things around us.  Most of these organisms have little interest in the human species.  Yet a specialized few find the human body an inviting habitat:  warm, protected, and well stocked with nutrients.

Some settle in the nose and ears, some on the skin and in the intestinal tract.

AMAZING INS’NT IT?

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What are some of the residents of the body?

We live in a world dense with microbes.   Bacteria, virus and fungi abound in the air, water and soil, and on the living things around us.  Most of these organisms have little interest in the human species… just a few specialized ones find the human body an inviting habitat…  warm, protected, and well stocked with nutrients.

Some settle in the nose and ears, some on the skin and the intestinal track.

AMAZING ISN’T IT?

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What is homeostasis?

The body’s internal and external surfaces support communities of microscopic allies.  Populations of resident flora, or friendly bacteria, live on the skin, in the mouth, stomach, and lower intestines.  They also inhabit the ears and other parts of the body.  The innate intelligence of the body controls and coordinates every function of your body including the presence of these microorganisms and doing so, prevents virulent (dangerous) organisms from multiplying.

Amazing isn’t it?

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Is there war? (2)

Once imprisoned within the white blood cell, the bacterium may writhe and twist and disgorge its poisons in a last-ditch effort to escape its captor.  But now the neutrophil dispatches its own weapons, small bags, each filled with a load of digestive juices and microbe-killing agents, which release their contents on the bacterium.  The powerful juices quickly digest the prey.

Each neutrophil may engulf and destroy up to 25 bacteria, but its effort take a heavy toll.  At the end of its bout, the neutrophil dies from the accumulation of its own digestive juices and the poisons released by the bacteria. The neutrophils  basically perform “Kamikasi“.  They give their lives for the well being of the body.

Neutrophils last for only a short time, and the innate intelligence of the body sends in a steady stream of reinforcement.  More neutrophils arrive to join the struggle.

AMAZING ISN’T IT?

Do YOU know your immune system?

Did you know your body has its own “army” ready to defend you  against harmful agents such as selective groups of bacteria, virus and germs?  This “army”  is your immune system, also called your body resistance.

It began to work when you were still within the womb of  your mother.  The innate intelligence of the body was using the placenta of you mother to manufacture antibodies and interferons that are released within your blood stream to provide you with your first “battalion” to help you fight off potential invaders.  Then as you were born and were fed your other’s breast milk (we hope), you received via this human milk your second “battalion” of antibodies.

Then 3 to 4 weeks later, the innate intelligence of the body began to manufacture its very own “troops” of antibodies and interferons through a small gland called the thymus.  Your innate intelligence also manufacrures what is called gammaglobulin and immunoglobin (two principal defense agents).

Of course your spleen with some other organs and glands are also used by your innate intelligence to produce natural immunity providing you with the most sophisticated warfare weapons against any harmful invaders of your body.

Amazing isn’t it?

How can we protect ourselves against diseases? (3)

We think human diseases as the work of an organized, modernized kind of underground “Bad guys” in which bacteria are the most visible and centrally placed of our adversaries.

We assume that they must some how relish what they do. Do they come after us for profit?  And are there so many of them that diseases seem inevitable?  A natural part of the human condition?  Come on!!!

These are paranoid delusions! This is pure belief in superstitions!

Please, just take a moment to think about it.

Amazing isn’t it?