The immune system is far more complex than any other fleshly system (except perhaps the nervous system), but only if the brain is included. Every organ has immune system components, but areas primarily dedicated to immunity include the bone marrow, thymus, spleen, lymph nodes, and tonsils.
The circulating soldier cells include three types of lymphocytes, neutrophils, and monocytes/macrophages. INTRESTING! When a foreign substance is discovered, the lookout immune cells sound an alarm. The combat group ingests the intruders and sounds the alarm to bring in more troops as well as alert the bomb (antibody) makers to get busy. It sensitizes some cells for the future, producing protection termed IMMUNITY. AMAZING! Injecting substances similar to a germ (that does not make one sick) producing antibody is a vaccination.
During this hazardous time of Covid-19, get personal immune systems honed and ready to protect. This is especially important in older folks and those with chronic diseases such as diabetes. Moderate regular exercise for 30 minutes will tune-up immunity. GET GOING FOR SAFETY’S SAKE!
Foods with especially high anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capacity include phytochemicals such as carotenoids and polyphenols, which are in veggies and fruits. WebMD lists apples, apricots, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, garlic, legumes, onions, red peppers, soybeans, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes as being highest. They also list oysters (yum) as having zinc. Zinc is a mineral that BOOSTS the immune system. One of the best boosters is garlic. SO EAT UP.
Cold-Eeze OTC lozenges are a clinically proven tactic to reduce the detriment of colds. Cold-Eeze has not been tested with the novel COVID but could help. I start it whenever I begin to feel out of sorts.
Make your overall bodily functioning better with a healthy lifestyle which includes adequate sleep. Also, stress is not good for immunity. Reduce it by thinking positive thoughts: be gratified that you are well, and realize the odds are remarkably in your favor. If you are free from COVID, you are among 98%. BE CAUTIOUS, BUT RELAX.
There are some vitamins and minerals that boost immune systems, including vitamins C and D, among others. In one study, patients hospitalized for COVID with low levels of Vitamin D had more serious courses. STAY HEALTHY.