No single organ or set of organs orchestrate the defensive operations of the T-cells.  However, the central nerve system (this is the system that the adjustments allow to work without interference) is used by the innate intelligence of the body to provide the mental impulses necessary for proper communications amongst the cells of the immune system which “talk” to each other in a language of chemical signals, a language with a large vocabulary and a complex grammar.

Each cell sends and receives several messages which are under the supervision of the innate intelligence of the body.  The famous “switch”, (that was seen by the eminent scientists of the world using the super microscope 2 weeks ago in Australia),must be turned “on” for the well timed and precisely directed messages stimulate or inhibits other cells or regulate their activities.

As the innate intelligence of the body mold its defense against a particular invader, the pattern of signal shift slightly to suit moment-to-moment needs.

The result is a delicately balanced, sensitive system of defense powerful enough to destroy or neutralize the effects of nearly any foreign invader.

Amazing isn’t it?



In most cases, the various parts of the immune system:  T-cells, B-cells, and phagocytes work together under the control of the innate intelligence of the body.  B-cells make up one class of lymphocytes.  The second class, known as T-cells, mature in the thymus gland (T stand for thymus).

Some are “killer” cells and they kill invading agents.  Other T-cells regulate the strength of the immune response.  Those known as “helper” cells secrete substances that turn on antibody production and “suppressor” cells produce chemicals that turn off antibody production and suppress the action to other T-cells.

These regulator cells ensure an appropriate response to any single invader.

Amazing isn’t it?


Why do we have lymph nodes?

Most of us have felt the glands in our necks enlarge and grow tender when we have the flu, or those under the arm or near the elbow swell when a finger becomes infected.  These glands are actually lymph nodes.

Usually one or more of these nodes lie in the pathway of the lymphatic vessels and filter the lymph on its way to the bloodstream.  In each node, a labyrinth of channels weaves through a dense webbing of tissue divided into compartments.  Each compartment houses a distinct population of while blood cells.  As the incoming lymph trickles through the channels of he node, some particles get caught in the webbing or fall prey to white blood cells.

In this way, the nodes filter out foreign chemicals, particles and micro-organisms before they enter the bloodstream.  This function was discovered during an autopsy performed on a heavily tattooed sailor.  His lymph nodes showed traces of ink.

When an un-welcomed organism arrives at a node from a site of infection, the innate intelligence of the body commands the brain to send chemo-electrical-mental impulses down the spinal cord, in through the nerves to stimulate the node which swells as the white blood cells within divide and multiply in response to the invader.

Amazing isn’t it?

What is “self”? (3)

The innate intelligence of the body at all times uses the immune system to survey the chemical markers of every molecule and cell in our body.  Because the marks on our body cells differ from those that brand foreign substances, the immune system can pick out intruders and avoid the reckless execution of friends.  If the system recognizes a mark as self, it will usually respect the substance; if it detects a foreign mark, it will launch an attack to destroy the invader.

Any substance that trigger such an attack is called an antigen.  Viruses, parasites, fungi and bacteria can act as antigens.  So can blood cells or tissue from another human being and altered self-components, including cancer cells or cells infected by a virus.  Even seemingly innocuous substances, such as ragweed pollen, mildew, animal hairs, or house dust, can provoke a full blown attack.

Amazing isn’t it?