So today we're going to finish the conversation about "Immunity".
Okay . . . so first let's understand the lingo . . .
Immunization - means to make someone immune to something.
Vaccination - means to inject "a suspension of attenuated or killed microorganisms - administered for prevention - or treatment of infectious disease.
Vaccine - stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to the disease naturally.
Immunity - the immune system protects the body against disease or
other potentially damaging foreign bodies like viruses, bacteria and parasites.
Okay . . . so with reports stating that this virus has just killed an estimated 75,000 people in the U.S. . . . And with everyone frantically trying to find a vaccine to fix this mess . . . we must ask ourselves is a vaccine really the answer? Or is the answer fixing "our own" immune system to be stronger?
So let's think about this . . .
When you receive a vaccine, it "doesn't" mean you are "immunized" or that you are "completely" protected. The use of the word "immunization" instead of "vaccination" is widely used in today's society. But they are two completely different things. We are "not" completely protected when we get a vaccine!
The whole concept of a vaccine . . . is to inject into a human body a foreign substance like a virus . . . so that the body's immune system will copy the virus' code and therefore the immune system will build "antibodies" so in the future the immune system will recognize this virus if it should enter the body.
All this sounds good . . . right?
But what if the body's immune system isn't working correctly and NOT capable of making the "Antibody's", T-cells, B-cells or NK cells (as we spoke the other day) needed to copy and eliminate this vaccine and virus? Well, we become ill and diseased. And this is why getting a vaccination normally has to be done with a follow up vaccination. The immune system wasn't functioning properly and you have to have the virus injected back into the body a second or third time . . .
So to me . . . the solution to strengthening our defense system . . . may not actually be about getting a vaccination . . . but rather fixing and protecting "our own" immune system . . because if our immune system was working properly . . . we wouldn't need a vaccine.
Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states: Due to age, health conditions or other factors, some people should not get certain vaccines. This is because their immune system isn't working properly and introducing a virus into a weakened immune system would be detrimental to their health. This is our "own" health and safety agency saying this!
And just as a reminder . . . if you're eating this Western diet that we all love so much . . . your immune system is already COMPROMISED and not functioning as it should be to protect us from disease. A perfect example is past history . . . remember the 1.6 million people that died just last year in the U.S that we spoke of yesterday? Well they all died because their immune system, therefore their bodily functions weren't working correctly.
So I can't say this enough . . . we need to fix what's broken!!!! Our immune system for our "natural immunity"!
Tomorrow we'll talk about Weight issues.
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