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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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?

Are we working overtime? (2)

Anyone taking some type of medication trying to suppress or mask the symptoms of a cold, is in reality fighting the necessary response of the immune system’s attack on the virus.  This means that the innate intelligence of the body must work “overtime” to kill the virus as well as eliminate the drug one takes.

Amazing isn’t it?

Is there a bug going around? (2)

Fatigue, stress, overworking, lack of sleep, anxiety and poor diet are all life factors that contribute to vertebral subluxation which in turn causes a change in normal nerve supply to the body.  This condition upsets the delicate ecology of the throat, leaving it dry, less acidic and a bit cooler.  These changes allow virus particles to penetrate the mucus layers, invade throat cells and reproduce.

Curing a cold therefore, does not involve  “eradicating cold germs”, but rather restoring healthy tissue equilibrium that inhibit viral reproduction.  Strange as it may seem, that is precisely what cold symptoms do.

Sore throat, runny nose, stuffy head and fever are the manifestation of the body’s efforts to re-establish a healthy balance in the throat.  The appearance of cold symptoms means that the body has deployed it healing forces.

Amazing isn’t it?