EXPLAINING IMMUNE FUNCTION: WITHOUT PUTTING YOU TO SLEEP!

r681890_5048660 SMALLERIs it possible to explain immune function without causing narcolepsy? {sudden unintentional sleep}

Well, here goes…

The immune system acts like an army within our body that defends us from disease. It responds (under normal conditions) when the body detects a foreign unknown entity (ex virus, bacteria fungus, etc…) It creates cells that attack this entity, destroy it and prepare it for removal from the body. We don’t realize our immune systems are working 24/7 365 days a year because we don’t see them “in action,” UNTIL a particular foreign invader overwhelms our defenses. While we’re “healthy,” it appears to operate in a similar manner as a computer virus protection program that works in the background (without the computer user’s awareness) preventing computer viruses from attacking and damaging the computer.

Our immune system is divided into two separate components. COMPONENT ONE (known as the HUMORAL COMPONENT) is primarily responsible for attacking “germs” while they float around in our body fluids. COMPONENT TWO (known as the CELL MEDIATED COMPONENT) is primarily responsible for attacking the germ as it invades the cells.

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEVELOPING IMMUNITY THROUGH DISEASE vs. DEVELOPING IMMUNITY THROUGH VACCINATION?

When a germ invades the body it commonly enters through our mouth or nose. This causes COMPONENT ONE to “kick in gear” and begin the battle. A good healthy immune system will use its “FIRST COMPONENT to effectively battle most of the “invaders.” Often, some of the enemy survive our initial defenses. Germs that survive COMPONENT ONE can begin to invade the cells of our body ( ex viruses) in order to reproduce. COMPONENT TWO is then stimulated by the body to begin producing cells to attack these surviving germs. The battle results in the destruction of the foreign invaders leaving many dead cells for the body to clean up and remove via the kidneys and/or the colon.

To build and maintain a healthy immune system, we need to provide our body with REAL FOOD, EXERCISE, STRESS REDUCTION, etc… that strengthens and fortifies its effectiveness and efficiency. It is important to remember that vaccinations do NOT ACT AS SUBSTITUTES for these ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES.

 The purpose of the vaccine is to artificially introduce a germ into the body to stimulate an immune response WITHOUT causing the individual to actually “get sick.” A weakened, dead or partial bacteria or virus is injected into the person reducing the risk for illness, however, it also reduces the effectiveness of the immune response. To get over this hurdle the vaccine has a substance (such as aluminum) {also known as an ADJUVANT} that intensifies the immune response to the germ, aluminum and every other ingredient (preservative) in the vaccine. This creates a strong ANTIBODY response.  Sounds pretty good, right?

Although increased antibodies are produced with vaccinations, an imbalance has been discovered between COMPONENT ONE antibodies and COMPONENT TWO antibodies. Why is this significant? This imbalance can produce undesirable results including ALLERGIC DISEASES and OTHER HYPERSENSITIVITIES. This seems like a simple problem to fix. If additional vaccines are used to correct this antibody imbalance the response should produce a healthy patient. Right? Unfortunately, when this was attempted, the outcome produced intensified ALLERGIC DISEASES AND HYPERSENSITIVITIES. (J Clin Invest, January 1999, Volume 103, Number 2, 175-183 – http://www.jci.org/articles/view/5155/version/1)

 Our technology has significantly advanced since our vaccines were first introduced, however, we have not reached a level of understanding that sufficiently explains the complexity of the human immune system and the potential harms we artificially create by assuming we can control its actions. The more we are willing to do to naturally strengthen our immune systems the better off we are. Whether you support or oppose vaccinations, they should NOT be relied on EXCLUSIVELY to prevent disease.

So, was it short and interesting or should I patent it as a cure for insomnia?

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38 comments

  1. Still awake here. Thanks. ☺

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    1. Glad to know you “survived” the explanation without even mild drowsiness! 🙂

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  2. Great explanation. Short, sweet, definitely well explained and to the point without causing drowsiness!

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    1. Thank you Terry. Tried to keep it simple, yet meaningful. I appreciate your feedback.

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  3. Reblogged this on disue.

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  4. Still awake here too and I found it interesting.

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    1. Glad you found it interesting without requiring bamboo sticks to keep your eyes open! 🙂

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  5. Just long enough! Im very glad I have this blog of yours to read. you help me more than you know.

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    1. This pleases me more than you realize. Sharing in people’s happiness is the nicest gift to receive. Thank you so much. 🙂

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      1. Aw that is super nice to read! You are welcome. Spreading joy and helping each other is really what life is all about. And you my friend are very good at this life thing! 🙂

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  6. Hahaha still very much awake !!! Wow, really interesting Jonathan. I love the way you explain things, always in an uncomplicated way, thank you. I am now going to gym 🙂

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the article. I’m smiling as I write this response knowing you’re off to the gym! 😀

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  7. See you stayed ‘safe’ about the side effects of vaccinations – many here are opposed but govt. insists and so it’s getting nasty. I should have had a lot of vaccinations when I worked on the infection disease ward but i insisted they test me first – know I have a strong immune system from doing the above – and didn’t need them. So please always check first?

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    1. My posts gain greater credibility by remaining (somewhat) “safe” about my personal position. Imposing my beliefs would brand me an advocate on one side or the other. People tend to shut down when a person leaves no room for open honest dialogue. I want people from ALL sides to add constructive ideas to help develop new thinking.
      When you say you were tested, are you referring to titer levels of antibodies? For any reader of this comment, this is an objective blood test that determines whether vaccinations (which might be required for a working environment) are “needed” or not.

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      1. Exactly and most people don’t know they are available – a safer alternative than just taking jabs.

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        1. This phrase is found near the end of your article. “Inequities are increasing, but this isn’t inevitable.” It’s amazing to me to see a world that recognizes these tangible imbalances with RATIONAL explanations showing that CORRECTION would benefit EVERYONE, yet disbelief and concern over personal sacrifices allows this problem to grow. Government and community must work together to implement a PLAN OF ACTION that provides opportunities to move up the social, political and economic ladder. The classroom must be a forum with ongoing projects involving students, teachers, parents, local community leaders and state representatives. It will never be resolved without a commitment at all levels requiring goals, deadlines and ongoing re-evaluation of progress.
          Thank you for sharing this article.

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  8. Good post. I’m wide awake and better educated now. 🙂 I think this should be taught in elementary, middle, and high schools!

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    1. Agreed. This should be a complimentary subject part of nutrition, exercise and all the other components essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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  9. Still awake, better educated, and this post made me think about how all our fooling around in labs gets in the way of good sense and proper systemic functions. Our bodies are amazing things, aren’t they? I didn’t know the immune system had two components to it. Makes sense that there would be an advance guard and then another division deeper in. Thanks for the lesson!

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    1. Nice to see you didn’t nod off! Taking a complex system and reducing it to 635 words (and maintain some level of quality) is challenging. Glad to see it was worth the time and effort.

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  10. If I’m sleepy, it has nothing to do with this – this was very informative.

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    1. Much appreciated.

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  11. Hahaha I see you used a photo of a Chimp. No, it wasn’t boring at all. I learned quite a bit.

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    1. I couldn’t pass it up. I knew it would create some smiles. Glad you were able to walk away with some new info!

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      1. Big smiles. Yes, I did.

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  12. Well said….no yawns from me…..just wanted to mention I have been conversing with my family over some of your post I share on Facebook…..your reaching the population in my world…..kat

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    1. It’s nice to know I am part of an extended family. I appreciate it and truly want to thank you for the trust this implies. My mission is to simply create awareness; to give the TOOLS necessary to people seeking an alternate healthier direction. People like you make my job BOTH EASIER and more REWARDING. Thank you for being a part of my life.

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  13. Not at all sleep inducing! I know everyone has their opinions about vaccinations, but I like that you didn’t use your opinion to try and sway your readers one way or another. WE need to be responsible for our own bodies and health and not rely so heavily on vaccinations or medications to fix us. That is the main point here, and something that nobody can really argue with. Great post!!!

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  14. My blog site would lose credibility if I imposed my view on to fellow readers. I would be viewed an activist instead of a doctor supplying quality information to help readers make their own decisions regarding their own health. I want people to share their own views to create greater awareness, involvement and concern about these personal choices. Your willingness to be part of this dialogue adds quality to my messages. Thank you so much for taking the time to express yourself.

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  15. Your welcome my friend….kat

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  16. Health Mastery Movement · · Reply

    Thank you for explaining this without putting me to sleep! 😀 Your posts are always so informative and I really admire that.

    I often feel wary of vaccines because of the questionable ingredients most of them seem to contain. 😦

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    1. I completely understand your concern about the ingredients. I’m concerned about the missing long term independent studies for adults as well as long term studies proving the safety of the current vaccine scheduling for children. I have been unable to find any expert willing to corroborate safety records proving 5-6 vaccines for children 5 and under in one office visit is efficacious.

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      1. Health Mastery Movement · · Reply

        Yes, that is certainly something to be very concerned about! I wouldn’t say I’m some “anti-vaxxer,” but at the same time, I question the overall safety of many of these vaccines.

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  17. Well said doc, however we all want to know more, things like how much exercise a day, when to eat, what to eat, what not to eat. Is it true immune system cannot beat viruses like herpes.

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    1. Thanks look forward to your answer

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    2. There are many variables and would require more than 500 words to clearly define the parameters of what you ask (in meaningful way,) however, a good starting place is to incorporate some basics including, REAL FOOD making up 80+% of dietary intake, exercising 15-30 minutes 3-4 times/week, reducing stress, getting quality sleep and drinking 1/2 a person’s body weight (in ounces.)

      Regarding viruses, the immune system regularly safeguards the body against various diseases. Herpes zoster is a common virus that causes chicken pox and shingles. A healthy immune system will overcome both of these viruses on a regular basis. This is just one example.

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