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Immune system – Immunity how it works and how to improve it

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The purpose of your immune system is to protect your body from unknown and risky attackers. Such intruders are bacilli (bacteria, viruses, and fungi), parasites, malignant cells, transplanted organs, and tissues. The immune system destroys everything dangerous to your body.

To protect your body from these attackers, your body must be able to distinguish what is known to your body from what is foreign to your body.

All bodies that are foreign to the body should cause a certain immune reaction in your body.  These bodies are called antigens.  A normal immune system response involves identifying a potentially dangerous antigen—also the organization and initiation of the defense against him and the attack on him. If the immune system makes a mistake and recalculates what is known and what is foreign, some parts of the organism can be attacked. This condition is called an autoimmune disorder ( rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis, systemic lupus erythematosus).

Diseases of your immune system occur when your body produces immune reactions against itself (an autoimmune disorder), your body cannot produce adequate immune reactions against microbial attacks (immunodeficiency disorder), unnecessary immune reactions to harmless antigens that damage normal tissue (allergic reaction)

Your body has a defense schedule in the following circles:

Physical barriers

This round belongs to the first phase of defense and protection from attackers. Examples of physical barriers are the cornea’s skin, the lining membranes of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tracts.

As long as this type of protection is not damaged, many attackers cannot infiltrate the body. If the protection is damaged, such as the skin in the form of burns or cuts, there is an increased risk of infection. Also, these protective membranes have the ability to release enzymes such as sweat, various forms of secretions, tears that have the ability to remove microorganisms.


This is an advanced circle of defense found in the blood and tissue, moving with the help of circulation and looking for microbes that have managed to infiltrate the body and other segments that attack the body.

Initiation of immunity:  No encounter with microbes or other forms of attack is required in this fragment. The immune system in this segment reacts to the attacker instantly. It triggers numerous white blood cells such as phagocytes (macrophages, monocytes, neutrophils, dendritic cells) which destroy the attackers by swallowing.

Some types of white blood cells emit substances associated with swelling or allergenic reactions like histamine.

Acquired immunity: In this case, lymphocytes (B cells and T cells) observe and attack intruders in a special way, acquiring special tactics for certain attackers. After a certain time, they attack and attack certain foreign bodies more efficiently.

Acquired immunity takes some time to mature after meeting a new attacker because lymphocytes need time to adjust their attack to its weak points.

Lymphatic organs

These organs extend throughout the body. These include bone marrow (it produces various white blood cells such as neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, B cell, and T cell monocytes) and lymph glands.

Lymphatic system

Your lymphatic system is the energy part of the immune system. It is a network of lymph nodes and lymph vessels. This system transmits lymph throughout the body. This fluid contains oxygen, proteins, and other nutrients that nourish the tissue. Lymph also transmits microbes, malignant cells, and lifeless or damaged cells. All substances transferred to the lymph pass through at least one lymph node, where foreign substances are filtered and destroyed before the fluid returns to the bloodstream.

These are the secondary lymphatic organs:

-Lymph nodes


-Payer’s plate in the appendix


Operation immune system

Your immune system is a set of processes in your body that allows it to find and exterminate microbes and tumor cells from the body. It acts as a protection mechanism against organisms that cause your body problems. With the help of the immune system’s proper functioning, your body will be healthy and protected from external and internal enemies.

The immune system protects the body, but it also attacks the parts of the body that are unusable and disrupt the harmony of the body’s functioning. All changes in the body caused by a disease’s action, malignant and benign tumor cells and various other internal enemies affect the body’s proper functioning and the immune system’s efficiency. Lack of protein and the impact of the lack of many other ingredients can affect the immune system’s ability to cleanse the body of malignant cells.

Therapies for immune system

Modern therapies are focused on the following:

Achieving goals in the body that the immune system was not able to achieve

Work in cooperation with the immune system to get rid of the factors that hinder the immune system’s functioning and development.

The main focus is on improving or stimulating the immune system’s appropriate functions. If it works properly in cancer patients, the reality is that the immune system would not work. Cancer cells appeared, and they would not have cancer. 

When your immune system functions properly, it recognizes and destroys these cells daily. If the body does not have enough defensive responses and does not produce enough cells that destroy cancer cells, more cancer cells are produced than destroyed, resulting in a source of malignancy in the body. 

Once started, the process allows these cells to multiply countless times.

Vitamin C and immune system

vitamin c

Countless studies have highlighted the data on impoverished values of vitamin C in the blood of people suffering from any form of cancer. Vitamin C deficiency damages the functions of the defense system and cellular immunity. This creates disorders of neutrophiliclic movement and, on the other hand, interferes with the creation of inflammatory processes.  Extremely high doses of vitamin C tend to increase cellular and humoral immunity.

Vitamin C helps the immune system and its functionality by intensifying T cells’ productiof or T lymphocytes of the type of white blood cells that play a central role in cellular immunity. They also slow down the development of microbes in your body.

Enzymes and organism

Enzymes are helpers in your body’s chemical reactions, and they are essential in maintaining many vital functions in the body. A prolonged lack of certain enzymes worsens the condition of the immune system, encourages the development of the disease, and in some cases leads to the development of malignancy.

About 22 types of different enzymes are produced in the body in large quantities of pancreatic enzymes whose production decreases as the body ages. The three elemental digestive enzymes are amylase, lipase, and protease, which break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Cellulose and lactose are also used to break down fibers. These enzymes are used in the stomach in the pre-digestion phase, and also, when digestion occurs, these enzymes are completely broken down and destroyed.

In the absence of some enzymes, the immune system has a problem recognizing malignant cells and destroying them. In the absence of enzymes, microbes and malignant cells become covered with a fibrin membrane, which reduces the immune system’s ability to recognize and destroy them. This rubber cover can be fifteen times thicker than a normal cell membrane. It prevents the efficiency of the immune system. It reduces the semipermeability of the cell membrane by reducing the ability to deliver nutrients to the cancerous cell, increasing cell acidity, and reducing the ability to transport oxygen to the cell. In this case, metabolic enzymes are necessary. Most of these enzymes are proteases that have proteolytic properties (accelerate protein disintegration). Inappropriate amounts, they assimilate the protective fibrin membrane and detect malignant cells and microorganisms in the immune system.

Since the pancreas produces most of these enzymes, supplementing this organ with metabolic enzymes successfully maintains malignancy in the body at the optimum. People with cancer use the metabolic enzyme pancreas to treat malignancies.

Proteolytic pancreatic enzymes have intense anti-malignant action. These enzymes help destroy malignant cells when they are present in appropriate amounts. They burn the protective proteins of malignant cells, which, combined with the reactions of the immune system, leads to the death of malignant cells.

Mushrooms with medical properties

medicinal shiitake mushrooms

Building a strong immune system is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your health and body in optimal conditions. There is nothing more important to an individual than the information that the immune system is a miracle of life that protects the body from destructive bacteria, viruses, and other invaders. The strength of your immune system depends only on you.

There is a whole group of mushrooms known as medicinal mushrooms, which are often consumed in the form of tea, tincture, distillate in capsules, or powder. These are powerful boosters of the immune system, and many consider natural remedies. Medicinal fungi have many similarities with the human structure if we look at their chemical and genetic composition. Many scientists claim that herbal mushrooms are closer to humans in structure than any other plant.

Science carefully observes all the medicinal mushrooms’ values in the treatment of dangerous medical conditions, including autoimmune diseases and treating malignancy. Mushrooms are valued as natural foods with fewer calories but rich in natural proteins, vitamins, minerals, chitin, iron, zinc, fiber, and essential amino acids. They have a very pronounced use in Chinese traditional medicine.

Operation medical mushroom

Their effects are very well known, with the help of which various health problems are corrected, the organism’s vitality is increased, and adaptive capacities are increased. Many studies have concluded that you should use mushrooms as a probiotic. In the domain of the organism’s biological health, medicinal mushrooms have been identified as one of the most powerful promoters of immunity and as fighters against many diseases.  These amazing facts are very often ignored, while mushrooms can also be used as excellent culinary specialties or food supplements, and thus the body receives various health benefits, which are:

-Immune system control

-Increase the necessary vitamins and nutrients in the body

-Fight against malignant diseases

Throughout the last century, many studies have been conducted on mushrooms as an effective means of treating cancer. Mainstream research has been conducted in Japan and other Asian countries. However, in the past few years, American researchers have also begun to consider the use of medicinal mushrooms as an integral part of therapy to treat people suffering from various forms of cancer.

Some of the more important mushrooms for cancer treatment are Maitake, Ganoderma, and many others. All these mushrooms are very available worldwide, and you can find them in natural pharmacies and health food stores.

Maitake The King of Mushrooms

This fungus is very effective in various forms in preventing and inhibiting development in cases of liver cancer and breast cancer. This fungus has a pronounced anti-microbial effect and improves the characteristics of the immune system that affect the prevention of viral infections. One of America’s leading cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from New York, conducts clinical trials with this fungus.

Maitake is a suitable mushroom for human consumption and is used in traditional Asian medicine remedy for diabetes and hypertension. Its distillate is available and used to improve the immune system and adjunct to therapies for HIV and cancer.

One of its most famous energy components is the polysaccharide beta-glucan 1.6. Maitake distillates show low blood sugar as a result of taking them. Maitake fungus marrow colonies’ formations in bones and reduce doxorubicin’s harmfulness, reducing and limiting metastases.

When studying postmenopause, which was accompanied by breast malignancy, oral intake of maitake distillate showed an immunomodulatory effused on its effect on the immune system.

Medicinal herbs in the treatment of diseases of the immune system

medicinal herbs for the immune system

Despite the progress of science and technology, we have faced an increasing number of infectious diseases in recent years. The issue of immunity – the ability to defend our body from disease, is becoming increasingly important because the immune system monitors our body and prevents the development of unhealthy cells in the body.

A healthy life is a prerequisite for healthy immunity, and it consists of: a healthy diet, enough sleep, physical activity, hygiene, appropriate living and working conditions, as well as avoiding stressful situations.

Various herbal preparations are used to raise immunity: green tea, nettle, dandelion, lemon balm, pomegranate, birch, and other herbs, usually in combination with honey, lemon, or propolis.

Recipe for raising immunity

Add three tablespoons of olive oil to the frying pan. Add two teaspoons of garlic to the oil and fry it for 1 minute. Add 5 tablespoons of honey and 50 ml of strong green tea, half a coffee teaspoon of red pepper and ¼ a teaspoon of natural res, and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to the fried onion. Heat the resulting mixture to boiling and cook for 5 minutes. Cool the resulting syrup and store it in a glass jar.
Drink 1 teaspoon a day, preferably in the morning.

Tincture to improve blood count

Mix 1 tablespoon of finely chopped young walnut leaves, rosemary, ragweed, sea buckthorn fruit, burdock root, and lynx root. Pour the resulting mixture of herbs with 1 liter of homemade brandy and pour into a glass container – bottle. Close the bottle and keep it in a warm place for 30 days (preferably in the sun). Shake the bottle several times a day. After 30 days, strain the bottle’s contents and drink 1 glass of brandy before breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This tincture is mostly used to improve the blood picture of the elderly.

Strengthening immunity (for children and adults)

Mix 100g of raisins, almonds, pine nuts, dried apricots, plums, and walnuts. Add the rind of two lemons and chop everything together (by chopping or grinding). Deliver everything to a glass jar. Add to the resulting mixture as much honey as the previous mixture’s volume. Mix everything.
Take as a dessert: children 1-2 teaspoons a day, and adults 3 times a day 1 tbsp.


The research has identified many factors that affect the functioning of the immune system and its strength, but the complete picture of the immune system is not fully explained. For science, all its factors remain hidden under a veil of secrecy. One thing is for sure, without a functional immune system, we cannot have a functional and healthy organism. As a result, we become extremely susceptible to external influences and diseases.

In the previous text, I explained the basic elements of the impact on the immune system, hoping that you will successfully fight by improving its action with some diseases that are the biggest scourge of today.




Miko Lamberto

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