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  • Dr. Bernard Straile, DC

WHAT is the Immune System, WHERE is it located and HOW does it function?


The Immune System is a complex network of cells, organs and proteins that defend the body against any invader including infectious ones. The immune system keeps a record of every germ (microbe) it has ever defeated so it can recognize and destroy the microbe quickly if it enters the body again. The Immune System has and continuously builds memory. The difficulty with the present coronavirus crisis is its novelty. This particular mutation of the coronavirus is new to our Immune Systems. It needs to figure out how to defeat the virus. The resulting memory we call immunity.


The Immune System proves that we have to look at the body holistically, as a whole. The Immune System involves the entire body and is located everywhere in the body: The first barrier is the skin on the outside of the body and the mucosa on the inside. The tonsils are part of the immune system, standing guard at the entrance to the throat. The Thymus gland specifically manufactures T-cells, a white blood cell important in the process of killing invading microbes. The spleen manufactures a wider array of white blood cells, including platelets and the lymphatic system is a drainage system all around the body. The bone marrow provides the stem cells required by the spleen and the liver to produce all the required white blood cells. And, last not least, the gut or intestine is a major component of the immune system, “disinfecting’ everything coming down the food pipe. And WHO coordinates all that immune machinery? Where is the “911 call center” for this huge operation located? Of course, it’s within the DNA. So where is the Immune System? It’s from your skin, through the gut and bone marrow all the way to the DNA in each cell. It is the essence of a person.

The function or operation of the Immune System is very complex, but here are the basics: The Immune System needs Lymph circulation. You get that from exercise like walking. Daily is a good schedule. One needs healthy bones. Besides weight bearing exercise one can support bones with bone broth and whole chicken. Keeping the mucosa intact and the intestinal mucosa healthy are paramount. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet and taking ProBiotics (in an empty stomach) are basic survival techniques. Antibodies are manufactured from Omega 3 fats, available in fish oils and flaxseed oil.


Lymphocytes are one of the 6 types of white blood cells. Lymphocytes are involved in producing antibodies that kill viruses.





What I have learned in my lifetime is that the Immune System functions energetically. In fact, Live biologically is an energetic process. Less than 10% of Live happens at the physical level, even though that’s where we pay the majority of our attention. Allergies and auto-immune conditions are dysfunctions of the Immune System, a hypersensitive response to normal and often good substances. These conditions weaken the desired Immune response and damage important tissues and barriers. I have found that hypersensitivities can be desensitized with energetic therapies such as our SHOW Method and IMAET Biofeedback. Less inflammation makes for a stronger Immune System. And everyone needs to have the strongest Immune System possible.

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