What Is the Immune System?
I must protect my immune system so it will protect
How do we stay healthy in a world
full of bacteria, viruses, fungi, toxins, and
parasites? How do we get better when we do become
This is the job of the immune
system. The immune system is very complex. White
blood cells that destroy microbes are part of our
immune system. The immune system is always at work,
but we don't usually see it.
The immune system stops harmful
bacteria and viruses from multiplying in our body
and making us sick. If we do get sick, the immune
system works overtime to heal us. It may cause a
fever to "cook" the microbes.
You can see the immune system at
work when there is a cut in your skin, and it heals.
The immune system also destroys many of our own
cells that are abnormal, such as cancer cells. The
immune system can make mistakes. We can get
allergies. This is our immune system overreacting to
harmless substances. The immune system can attack a
person's own body, too.
How can we help our immune
system? I recommend a six ounce glass of liquid
every three hours: This can be clear water, tea,
soup, and vegetable juice. These help to clear out
toxins that have entered your body. Coffee and soda
do not count as helpful liquids. Immune cells love
an alkaline environment. They work best when the
blood is not too acidic. On the other hand, molds,
harmful microbes and cancer cells love acid.
The food and drink that we take
into our bodies create the conditions in our bowels.
Many of the bowel contents are absorbed into the
blood. In this way, the conditions in the bowel
affect our blood.
Which foods create acid
conditions in our bowel and blood? Sugar, white
bread, meat, and sweet fruits create an acidic
environment. Eat less of these.
Eat more foods that create
alkaline conditions: vegetables, fish, eggs,
chicken, and yogurt.
The thoughts we think also affect
our blood condition. Anger, fear, and stress
increase the acid conditions.
Oxygen helps the immune system.
Get lots of fresh air and exercise. You can also
take hydrogen peroxide foot soaks. Here's how: Pour
a cup of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) into the pail. Add
three to five quarts of warm water. (Use food grade
H2O2 from the drug store). Soak your feet for 20
minutes. While you do that relax and meditate. Or
just think about your amazing immune system.