The material on this web site involving the immune system is offered to you for informational purposes only and is not meant to be interpreted as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any immune system disorder. You should consult with a qualified health professional whenever your health is in question.
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Blending Science With Nature
Science and technology have made tremendous advancements in fields like cellular biology. As a technologically and scientifically advanced society, we certainly have the capability of applying this science and others to what nature produces without compromising safety and naturalness.
- We can use technology to make what nature produces more effective.
- We can find out what botanicals, vitamins, and minerals support each other in the body and what does not..
- We can find out what balances the immune system and what does not
- We can guarantee results through clinical studies.
All of the above provides us with more options in understanding how and what it takes to help our bodies heal and stay healthy.
Immune System Dysfunction
The information provided will help you to understand some of the reasons why conditions have surfaced and why things breaks down. You will also learn what immune system solutions are available to help your body heal.
Immune dysfunction classically comes in two types:
- Underactive, weakened immune function, or immunodeficiency.
- Overactive function, autoimmunity or autoimmmune disease.
Immune system support is helpful to assist your immune system resolve the dysfunction.
Four examples of an underactive, weakened immune system include Epstein Barr Virus, frequent colds or flu, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Cancer.
A couple of examples of overactive function are Lupus and Multiple Sclerosis.
Many things contribute to immune dysfunction and many areas must be considered in order to approach immune support in a holistic and effective way.
Did you know 20 percent of the population or one in 5 people, suffer from autoimmune illness. Women are more likely than men to be affected: some estimates say that 75 percent of those affected - some 30 million people - are women. Reference: American Autoimmune and Related Disease Association. Did you know digestive problems can effect the immune system in a negative way? One of the ways to boost your immune system is to take care of those digestive problems. Did you know we live in an estrogen dominate society which causes all kinds of adverse conditions in our body and can have an adverse effect on your immune system? Supporting your immune system may involve hormone balance.
Did you know many researchers believe there is a link between bacteria, and viruses and autoimmune disorders? Boosting your Immune system may involve helping your body fight viruses and bacteria. However, you'll also learn what you can't use as an immune booster.
These are some of the issues presented within this web site in order to help you gain a more comprehensive view of the immune system, it's dysfunction and what is necessary for it's support within the healing process.
A Bigger Picture of Immune Dysfunction & Support
We have provided many references and quotes from a variety of recognized experts in their respective fields which relate to the bigger picture of total health and immune support specifically. An immune system disease or disorder is a highly intricate subject area.
However, the purpose of this site is to provide you with a good overall view of immune system dysfunction and immune system support in an understandable way. We have included a book reference list in Resources should you desire to pursue an area in more detail as well as book references on specific pages.
Albert Einstein said that you can't solve problems with the same thinking that created them in the first place. In order to broaden your thinking you will need new information about the immune system.
Today's diseases have names like lupus, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, cancer, hep C, chronic fatigue syndrome, epstein barr virus, HIV, irritable bowel syndrome, environmental intolerance, fibromyalgia, crohn's, CMV, and hundreds of others.
Do these things just spring up out of the blue? Where do they come from?
Doing Your Research
Research wouldn't be complete without focusing on immune system dysfunction and the many ways you can boost and balance the immune system. This is an important part of research because you could be dealing with the immune disorder puzzle. Learning what options are available to you is an important part of the healing process. Understanding the immune system is also part of staying healthy.
This web site is a starting point for finding the information you need to understand more about your immune system.