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Cell Walls- Our Immune System's Defensive Line

Cell Walls- Our Immune System's Defensive Line

I have been learning about the Five Pillars that form our immune system:  Power, Blood, Command & Control, Cell Walls & Hunters. We are in Vol Country and big fans.  Cell walls are our immune system's defensive line and if weak then a losing season likely follows. This article covers how viruses like COVID19 gets through our cell walls and what to do to help prevent that from happening.  Viruses are not living organisms and can't reproduce on their own. To propagate, they need to get inside our cells and hijack the mitochondria power plant, nutrients and protein manufacturing capacity found inside the cells and use these tools...

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The Command & Control Network of our Immune System - Eicosanoids

The Command & Control Network of our Immune System - Eicosanoids

Hi everyone. I am blogging about the five pillars of our immune system: Power,  Blood, Command & Control, Hunters and Cell Walls. This  blog covers the command and control system and what micronutrients are  needed for cells to be able to ask for help and then tell everyone to stand down, help is no longer needed.   The command and control network is called the Eicosanoid system. Our immune system uses two types of signals.  The signals that call for help are pro-inflammatory,  telling the body to increase blood flow (hence why an ankle sprain swells up) and release the hunters (various classes of white blood cells)....

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The Five Pillars of our Immune System- Blood

The Five Pillars of our Immune System- Blood

In my last blog I introduced the five pillars of our immune system. This one covers blood,  or more specifically how we regulate blood pressure, how the immune system uses blood pressure to help us recover from bacterial or viral infections and injuries and what micronutrients are involved to support this process. I also observe that industrial food production tilts the playing field to favor chronic inflammation and high blood pressureBlood pressure is regulated by the Renin- Angiotensin-System (RAS). Note some scientists call this RAAS with the extra "A" referring to a steroid called Aldosterone. Here is what is going...

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What is inflammation?

What is inflammation?

There are two types of inflammation. Acute inflammation happens when we get injured. Our body's  immune system kicks in. Eicosanoids signal other cells where the problem is and the troops respond to by flooding the area with white blood cells to prevent infections, help healing and dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow (which leads to swelling) and deliver more nutrients to the site to aid in creating the energy needed to make the repair (heat).    Once the job is done, eicosanoids signal back to other cells to stand down. Chronic inflammation, however,  is a silent killer. This condition happens...

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