The Definition of Immune System: is the equivalent of an army, air force, marines, navy along with a national guard seeking out and destroying enemy invaders. It is the primary and sometimes secondary defense against both invaders and insurgents.
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Sometimes the invaders, called antigens will invade and attack parts of our body. These attackers include things like bacteria, fungi, pathogens, parasites and viruses. When our body responds, it creates antibodies.
Here we will look at in considering the definition of immune system...
Portals of Entry
Pathogens: Infections vs Insurgents
The Immune Response
Autoimmunity: Immune System Over Activity
The Immune System and Hydration
Now take a look beyond the definition of immune system basics. Sometimes the bacteria and fungi that are a normal part of our body functions, start to multiply and become more populated than they are supposed to be. They start a rebellion and now become insurgents. These still are needed for health but not to the excess they can grow to. Some of the antigens have no business being in our body. They are in effect, anti you and me.
While you may not realize it, we all are hosting viruses, both good and bad bacteria, fungi's that are not very fun guys and cancer cells in our bodies. The strength of our immune system determines whether these will create within the body, dis-ease or if they will be kept corralled and not allowed to do any damage.
When our immune system is weakened, we have Immunodeficiency and when it is too strong we have an autoimmune disorder.
Portals of Entry
For the pathogens (bacteria, viruses, etc) to affect our body, there has to be a way for them to enter the body. The most obvious are ingestion and inhalation. Cuts can become portals of entry. Once entering, they then have to be able to access the susceptible tissues where they cause disease or infection.
The portals of entry include all of our natural body openings. Obviously, our mouth and nose. Additionally, our eyes are a portal of entry. No surprise but we touch our eyes quite often unless we train ourselves not to.
Portals also include the cuticles of our fingernails. TIP: Keeping your cuticles pushed back decreases your risk of exposure through your fingers. How could you be at risk? Consider if your hands should suddenly be exposed to the blood of someone you do not know. There have been cases of people getting AIDS where the only known exposure was their hands holding someone who was bleeding.
Pathogens: Infections vs Insurgents
Part of the definition of immune system needs to explore good and bad bugs. Some bad bugs are good because of what they do. Some bacteria enter our body and as a result our body create antigens. This is a good thing. The bad things help us become stronger. Some bacteria enter our body and our body uses them to help with various functions. What would otherwise be considered bad is still good, so long as it is in the right place. For instance, the bacteria in the gut are good when they stay there. But should they leave the gut and get into a wound, they become an infection.
But there is another way good bacteria become bad or become an infection. Many bacteria and even fungus inside us that are beneficial and otherwise good bacteria inside us can become insurgents? They can become traitorous rebels.
Any of a number of things can cause the good bacteria to become bad. It usually has to do with the immune system being weakened. Our immune system, which acts like the military in a police state, maintain a peaceful order, somehow is disrupted and fails to do its job. In this way, the otherwise beneficial bacteria become insurgents or rebels causing a revolution. As with any rebellion, there are always casualties, and in the case of these, the casualties within the various parts of our body result in poor health for the whole.
However, when our immunity is disrupted in any way, the immune system gets distracted and the beneficial bacteria get out of control. The resulting chaos causes what we call dis-ease.
Additionally, some pathogens have a stealth mode. They are accepted into our body only to trick our body and result in causing us illness.
The Immune Response
While looking at the definition of immune system there is a need to consider the immune response. On entering the body and getting into our blood, the body mounts an immune response. Our Navy like white blood cells attack and kill the enemy invaders and then eat them for breakfast. You may have heard terms like B Cells and T Cells in the news, especially when medical shows talk about things like AIDS. They are all part of our immune system.
When our immune system is weakened and cannot fight off an infection, we have what is called immunodeficiency. HIV or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, once inside the body, makes it difficult to fight of diseases, even ones as otherwise harmless as the common cold.
Inadequate hydration results in a weakened immune system. Once weakened, we can experience nutritional and pH imbalances that eventually cause premature aging and illness.
Failing to be properly hydrated is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue. Just a two percent drop in body water can make for short-term memory challenges. You may notice difficulty focusing on your work on a computer screen or reading the printed page. Simply drinking water will not adequately hydrate you. To get water to all your cells, you will need salt too.
This section considers the definition of immune system failure. When your immune system is overactive, the result is called an auto immune disorder or auto-immunity. This is a condition when your immune system wants to attack healthy tissues in your body, thinking they are enemy invaders.
You know the names of some of the autoimmune disorders. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lou Gehrig's Disease, Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis are just perhaps the most common. Autoimmune disorder may cause destruction of body tissues, abnormal growth of certain organs or changes in the way some organs function.
Autoimmunity can occur in infectious diseases as well as with cancer.
Autoimmunity is also now being linked to allergies in research studies. Particles from normal substances that should not affect us such as grass or pollen, on entering the body are perceived as enemy invaders. This results in the body attacking, usually with a histamine response, the result being symptoms that are so common for those who suffer. It should be noted here, histamine regulates the water in our body.
An autoimmune disorder occurs when our body starts to attack its self. It attacks and destroys healthy cells by mistake. Research has found over 80 types of autoimmune disorders that can be included in the definition of immune system.
Remember the white blood cells at the start of this section? These are part of our bodies defense system. In addition to viruses, bacteria and toxins, they also help with cancer. These all have antigens. Our bodies create antibodies to fight these antigens with the purpose of destroying them.
When there is an autoimmune response, the immune system cannot tell between the healthy body tissues and the antigens. The unfortunate result, the attack on our body results in damage to our body and our health.
There are a number of theories as to what causes auto immune disorders. One holds that microorganisms like bacteria and viruses cause the immune system to become confused. It is felt that some chemicals can cause the same response.
Alternative Causes: If you have ever had a blood transfusion, you may also have transfusion-related immunomodulation or the depression of the immune system. this can result in increased risk of infection and cancer. There is also an increased risk of multi-system organ failure, transfusion related lung injury and other autoimmune responses.
We have a different theory about auto-immunity.
We propose a new definition of immune system. We would add that immunity is hydration meditated. Now consider "water in immune system" in the new definition of immune system.
The expanded definition of Immune System: is the equivalent of an army, air force, marines, navy along with a national guard seeking out and destroying enemy invaders with the help of water and electrolytes like salt, magnesium, potassium and calcium. It is the primary and sometimes secondary defense against both invaders and insurgents.
It is caused by chronic fluid and electrolyte imbalance. While this will incite many who are believe our bodies are simply lacking in unnatural chemicals (read drugs) to say we are crazy, consider the evidence.
There is of course, the common sense of dehydration and not enough electrolytes for optimal functioning affecting immunity....(not enough water and electrolytes and the body does not function optimally).
When the brain does not have enough water, the pituitary gland, which helps regulate the functions of other endocrine glands. It can signal to make more or suppress hormone production by other glands.
Lets suppose the body (and as a result the brain) is lacking in water.
Vasopressin, also called antidiuretic hormone or ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the pituitary. It prevents diaeresis or in effect, helps the body hold water in the body. At the same time, it opens tiny pore-like openings so water can be get from the circulating fluids in our body and into the cells that desperately need continued hydration.
The pituitary releases adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) to stimulate cortisol production in the adrenal glands when you’re stressed. And what could be more stressful to the body than dehydration. Additionally, vasopressin or ADH is also cortisone release factor (CRF).
These two CRF's cause some of our white blood cells to secrete interleukin-1. These CRF's also work to inhibit interleukin-2 ( a cytokine signaling molecule) and interferon (also a class of proteins called cytokines), preventing them from neutralizing interferon-1. The CRF's turn off the checks and balances.
Interleukin-2 regulates the activity of the white blood cells and plays a role in the response to infections and discriminating between what is our body and what does not.
So, in order to manage the lack of fresh water and maintain the available water. theses CRF's turn of the immunity and cancer fighting side of our immune system. Interferons are released not only in response to pathogens like viruses, bacteria and parasites, but also tumor cells.
At the same time, histamine is released. It is well known that histamine release is increased under extreme conditions like dehydration, hypoglycemia or by numerous stressors.
Histamine in turn inhibits (read turns down if not off) the production of bot interferon and interleukin-2.
Now, with the immune system shut down, it is easier for both natural bacteria to get out of hand and for exterior bacteria and viruses, once entering the body, to proliferate (read: have a math party, multiply and divide). The result, dis-ease.
In the case of autoimmune diseases and conditions, there is a cannibalism of the body. The body breaks down the cells to get the raw materials it needs to survive, most important of which is water.
This is a very basic look at the definition of immune system and what it does. We believe the immune system failure is due to chronic and unintentional fluid and electrolyte imbalance (dehydration). This means not enough water and not enough salt (unprocessed salt with minerals), potassium and magnesium (such as is from raw foods).
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