The system of biological structures and processes within an organism that protects our body from diseases and kills pathogens and tumor cells is called as the Immune system. The function of the immune system is to detect the harmful pathogens, viruses and parasitic worms and distinguish them from the vital cells and tissues in the body. In much simple words, the immune system is the warrior in our body that protects us against foreign invaders that cause illness and bad health.
Sometimes the immune system functions abnormally due to the deficiencies and disorders in the body, where it either loses its natural immunity or acts against its function of defending the body. If the immune system does not work according to its functions then it harms the vital body cells and tissues. Leukocytes (white blood cells) proteins, tissues, and other organs are the pillars of the immune system that support by protecting the body from external harmful agents.
If the immune system does not work properly it causes a few problems in the body which are dangerous to health. Immunodeficiency is one the most harmful deficiency which occurs when the ability of the immune system to fight against the infectious diseases is compromised or is entirely absent. Mainstream medicines have a little understanding of this deficiency but have no proper cure, it often attempts to manage it through long term anti-biotic but does not promise permanent cure. These antibiotics in return have several side effects that destroy the beneficial bacteria in the intestine which leads to bacterial overgrowth and indigestion. There are more than 80 immune-deficiency syndromes, including the most common and well known AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) which is caused by the HIV virus. The HIV virus attacks the helping cells in the body disabling the system, and gradually allowing the cells to compromise the system. Hypersensitivity is an immune response that damages the body tissues it is classified in many types that tells about it harmful effects and its symptoms.
There are certain types of other medications available with the advancement of science, such as organ transplant recipients that are meant to suppress the body defense system, in both ways the body immune system has no improvement in fact it becomes more and more weak. There are certain natural remedies that can help you boost your immune system. Proper diet can greatly strengthen your immune system. Healthy lifestyle and proper consumption of food helps greatly for the defense in our body. Buying packed food is the easiest way and time saving source of food consumption, but these packed and cheap foods lack in nutrition and does not support the immune system.
A few natural immune boosters that are high in nutrition, vitamins A, C and minerals are dark and leafy vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, soy, fish, nuts, red wine, green tea, olive oil and flax seeds.
If you wish to live a healthy and long life, the hidden secret behind it is a healthy immune system.