Reclaim Your Health! Reclaim Your Life

When your immune system is healthy, so are you.  It’s when the immune system is not operating optimally that sickness can make its way in and then you feel “under the weather” or even worse.

When your immune system is working the way it should, you don’t even know it’s there.  It’s like the software that runs in the background of your life taking out those pesky invaders as they try over and over to make a home inside of you.   The problem is, those little invaders are like a teenager that just got his driver’s license.  Ask him to pick something up at the store and they want to drive to the farthest store they can find!  Give them an inch and they take a yard!

My goal is to give you a better understanding of how the Immune System works and what you can do to ensure it stays strong so you are protected from whatever comes your way.

Knowledge is power when it is applied.  Learn to take care of your Immune System and it will love to take care of you!

Some of the topics that are going to be covered as this series develops are –

Who and what these pathogens are

The difference between your Innate Immune System and the Adaptive Immune System (Did you know there were two?)

The organs and tissues in your body and how they protect and support you.

The Microbiome (It’s in your small intestine)

Inflammation and Free Radicals

I’m excited to help you learn how to be the best and healthiest you possible. 

Until next time…..

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