How to Strengthen Your Immune System To Keep You Safe
We often think of the immune system as a single entity, but that is far from reality. It is a whole bunch of things, like the U.S. Military. The armed forces have multiple functions, with the general task of protecting the country. We have the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, as well as the National Guard. When they fight, they don’t just go in and kill everyone! They have to kill only enemy combatants, and not kill those who don’t pose a threat. Moreover, there are a lot of support staff, as many as ten times as many behind the lines as the number of soldiers. These support staff are essential to keeping the system working. Plus, there is also overlap. For example, the Army has more flying machines than the Air Force, and the Navy and Marines also fly. But each aircraft has different types of specialized weapons to suit their needs.
This is a great analogy of the immune system. We should think of our immune system as soldiers fighting off the micro-enemies that constantly threaten to invade our bodies. But the incredible collective of “armed forces” in our body do so much more. Our immune system is a combination of janitors, military police, and disposal services for the body. When our own cells become disabled, infected, or dead, our immune system cleans up the mess and takes out the compromised cells. When our cells go rogue and stop doing what they are designed to do, the immune system takes them out to prevent cancer and other illnesses. Amazingly, if one part of the immune system is compromised, the other parts can take over the function… but not as efficiently.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Commander-in-Chief, are in the brain, controlling every regiment. You need a good working brain for the immune system to function well. Without good leadership, the immune system goes crazy with lots of “friendly fire” called autoimmune diseases. Mostly, disorder in the ranks comes from emotional trauma and issues.
Emotional stress of any kind will prevent the proper response to a threat. An overactive immune system creates autoimmune disease. An underactive immune system allows chronic infections like Epstein-Barr or Lyme disease. You must keep everything in order. Every part of the system must function well, do their own job, and keep the body clean and free of invasion from within and without.
How To Run an Army
You don’t have to be a West Point graduate with honors to keep a good immune system. It’s part of the AUTONOMIC nervous system and runs very well on its own – as long as it has the resources it needs. Give the army all its supplies, and they will do their job well. But deny them ammo, guns, food, or transportation, and they will flounder!
Remember the famous quote:
“For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,
For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost,
And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.”
― Benjamin Franklin
So, your only job is to give your military everything it needs to function well. These include:
- Proper nutrition
- Good sleep
- Avoid toxins
- Stress reduction
The basics are easy:
- Sleep 8 hours a night; in bed by 10pm.
- Practice intermittent fasting; no food for 16+ hours, and no food after 6pm.
- Avoid sugar and artificial sweeteners.
- Forgive everyone of everything – forgiveness is the greatest emotional stress reducer.
- Take zinc, vitamin C and vitamin D.
Two more things you can do to turbo-charge your immunity: