Wealth, what is it?
Continuing on the subject of your immune system
This morning I woke up with feeling blessed and thankful for the wealth Dan and I have in one another, with friends and family and most of all in our knowledge that we have been sharing on this blog.
With the uncertain times ahead with the corona virus, social distancing, unemployed, out of school, stay at home it’s hard to realize wealth. However; the word wealth is much more than money.
Wealth, what is it? Many of us are wealthy in numerous ways although we simply do not recognize it. Enjoy the wealth you already have in your family and friends, in your health, in your freedom, in your knowledge, and most importantly, in yourself.
OPEN YOUR EYES👀
Forget yesterday- it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow- you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - TODAY. #yesterday #tomorrow#today #precious #gift #openyoureyes #openyourheart #inspiration #motivational
As I blog, below on the bottom of this page you will be where I get my information, along with the knowledge that I received from my physicians in Mexico. I’m here because they not just treated me, but spent the time educating me with tools to function throughout the rest of my life; which includes keeping my immune system up. The first step is realizing that your immune system and the gut are the most important areas of your body, which protects you from harmful invaders.
Your immune system is your body’s defense against infections and other harmful invaders.
Without it, you would constantly get sick from germs such as bacteria or viruses.
Your immune system is made up of special cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect you.
There are many ways that your immune system can go wrong?
One is when your immune system doesn't work the way it should, it's called an immune system disorder. You may be born with a weak immune system. This is called primary immune deficiency.
Another way is when you get a disease that weakens your immune system. This is called acquired immune deficiency.
Also, if you have an immune system that is too active. This may happen with an allergic reaction.
The last way that your immune system can go wrong is an immune system that turns against you.
This is called autoimmune disease.
In order to understand the different ways your immune system can fail you; I’m going to focus on immune deficiency, acquired immune deficiency, allergic reaction, autoimmune disease in this blog today.
First, immunodeficiency disorders prevent your body from fighting infections and diseases.
This type of disorder makes it easier for you to catch viruses and bacterial infections.
These disorders are either congenital or acquired. A congenital, or primary, disorder is one you were born with. This can also be acquired, or secondary disorders you get later in life.
Acquired disorders are more common than congenital disorders.
Allergic reactions begin in your immune system. When a harmless substance such as dust, mold, or pollen is encountered by a person who is allergic to that substance, the immune system may overreact. It may produce antibodies that attack the allergen. These can cause wheezing, itching, runny nose, watery or itchy eyes, and other symptoms. I blogged about this very topic at the end of last year 2020, regarding pollution. Believe it or not the three main topics that keeps or breaks our body in being healthy are pollution, gut issues and the immune system.
Allergic disease is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the world. People with a family history of allergies have an increased risk of developing allergic disease. Hay fever, eczema, hives, asthma, and food allergy are some types of allergic diseases. Allergy symptoms can range from mild to a serious life-threatening allergic reaction.
Your immune system includes the following organs: spleen, tonsils, bone marrow, lymph nodes.
These disorders prevent your body from fighting infections and diseases. This type of disorder makes it easier for you to catch viruses and bacterial infections.
So, with the corona virus surrounding our every move these days, this topic is worth reading about. The spleen, tonsils, bone marrow, lymph nodes make and release lymphocytes.
These are white blood cells classified as B cells and T cells. B and T cells fight invaders called antigens. B cells release antibodies specific to the disease your body detects. T cells destroy foreign or abnormal cells.
Examples of antigens that your B and T cells might need to fight off include: bacteria, viruses, cancer cells and parasites.
An immunodeficiency disorder disrupts your body’s ability to defend itself against these antigens.
Acquired immunodeficiency is more common than congenital immunodeficiency. It is the result of an infectious process or other disease. This often occurs as a complication of other conditions and diseases. For example, the most common causes of acquired immunodeficiency are malnutrition, some types of cancer, and infections.
Sometimes, acquired immunodeficiency is brought on by drugs used to treat another condition.
For example, patients who have an organ transplant are given drugs to suppress the immune system so the body will not reject the organ. Also, some chemotherapy drugs, which are given to treat cancer, have the side effect of killing cells of the immune system. During the period of time that these drugs are being taken, the risk of infection increases. It usually returns to normal after the person stops taking the drugs.
When I was treated in Mexico ten years ago, I had no idea what autoimmune disease was! So, since it has a big part of why this could affect your immune system; I’m going to ask you this question - What Causes Autoimmune Disease?
This is a question that is often ignored by much of the medical community. The diagnosis of autoimmunity is given on a regular basis, but doctors often fail to discuss the root cause of these conditions. This is why I like going to my function medicine doctor, for they have studied not just the symptom, but the root. The traditional treatment for most autoimmune problems is to treat the symptoms with medications. For example, in painful inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, doctors give medicines that suppress inflammation and the immune system.
And although these medicines can be helpful in reducing symptoms, they do not resolve what causes autoimmune disease in the first place.
In later posts I will bring to light how important immune deficiency, acquired immune deficiency, allergic reaction, autoimmune disease is to your immune system.
REMEMBER TO FORGET
Until next time, if you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Below are sources that I used, along with personal experience and knowledge from my doctors in Mexico; Dr. Perez and Dr. Garcia.
What always comes to my mind, when I blog is this simple talk that I had with Dr. Garcia one day in 2012; you cannot change the environment outside you, however; you can within your home.
This has stuck with me all these years. I suppose this is one reason why, Dan and I are very strong on the topic of pollution.