There is all sorts of information that we read on a consistent basis that talks about the best way to “Boost Your Immune System”. There are labels on all sorts of our foods that claim their ability to be “Immune Boosting” or that they have antioxidants to keep the immune system healthy. The reality, however, is that most of us don’t really know too much about how the immune system works and what those labels really mean. So lets get immuno savy and dive into all the groovy ways our body works to help keep us healthy. The best boost to your immune system will be your boost of knowledge on how it all works!
On a cellular level there are certain little ninja’s that float around in our blood to help attack and kill various different viruses. There are many kinds, but our favorite little ninjas, in this case, are our T killer cells. T killer cells are crucial in what we would consider the guards of the castle. These T-lymphocytes (T cells for short) govern cellular immunity, which means they help cells recognize and destroy invading bacteria, virus, abnormal cell growth such as cancer, and foreign tissue. There are quite a few factors that can reduce these killers and allow us to be susceptible to invasion. Here are some interesting tidbits about certain factors that deplete what we like to call “host resistance”: