“Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.” – George Washington
Your immune system constantly fights to protect you. From your gut, to the Kupffer cells in your liver, to the white blood cells in your bloodstream and to the glial cells in your brain, one way or another it seeks to protect and defend.
It has two basic strategies for defense: the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system.
Your innate immune system produces cytokines. These are your first responders in a crisis situation. They identify threats and attempt to destroy them.
If the threat is overwhelming or ongoing, your innate immune system calls for backup. It brings in the heavy artillery, which is your adaptive immune system. These guys don’t mess around. They say, “Enough is enough.” And they launch antibodies to attack.
Both are necessary in keeping you healthy and alive, but when antibodies attack, you can have collateral damage taking the good with the bad. So ideally, your first line of defense is to be strong enough to manage the threat.
So what are some ways you can support your troops? ARMOR
Is this something you need to do all at once? Certainly not. But you should look at what you can do today or this week. Next week, ask yourself what else can you do. Slow and steady wins the race. Make deliberate changes that are meaningful and impactful. Each week, pick one thing that you feel you can reasonably integrate into your life. By making these small, simple changes, you should notice an improvement in your health.
If you are still struggling after making changes, you have not found the root of your problem. Testing can be helpful, and remember that our Clinical Services Team is available for consultation services. This is their specialty!
Autoimmune conditions begin in silence. Damage is incurred and often not felt until antibodies have repeatedly attacked to the point your own tissues are damaged, and your immune system is weakened and less effective.
Your body was eloquently designed to purge toxins naturally through a variety of methods. The problem is you are inundated on a daily basis with excessive amounts of toxins that your body is not prepared to handle. To support your immune system, you need to remove toxic burden as a key component, but if you neglect your gut health, even simple problems will become battles you don’t want to fight.
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