Healthy Immune Systems: Understanding How the Immune System Works

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Vision.org health article outlines how to build a healthy immune system (even when pandemic threats cease)

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A healthy immune system is a key to maintaining good health. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites are a fact of life. They are not to be feared as long as they stay in check.

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Although current health news articles report that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the H1N1 swine flu pandemic in August 2010, health experts warn that we must not become complacent. Nor should we unnecessarily fear all viruses if we have healthy immune systems, says Regina Meyer in “The Immune System: Nothing to Sneeze At,” one of the current health news articles available at http://www.Vision.org.

The latest death toll for the H1N1 pandemic is pegged at just under 19,000, which falls dramatically short of the millions of deaths predicted. The head of WHO attributed this to a result of good preparation and good fortune as the swine flu virus did not mutate.

Meyers asserts that maintaining a healthy immune system is a key to maintaining good health. “Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites are a fact of life. They are not to be feared as long as they stay in check. It is when an unbalance occurs that humans are affected in a negative way.”

While health articles often tell us we need to rebuild immune systems, they fall short of telling us how the immune system works, much less how to build immune systems that will reduce “the odds of being affected negatively by cold and flu germs, and build a strong defense against chronic diseases,” writes Meyer at Vision.org.

Meyer describes how the immune system works and outlines four ways to build a healthy system. “The key to a healthy immune system lies in making wise choices,” say Meyer. If we fail to build immune systems that are healthy, “the end result will be a compromised immune system that cannot come to our rescue when a germ takes hold.”

This valuable information comes at a good time to build immune systems that can withstand viruses like swine and bird flu. “The Immune System: Nothing to Sneeze At,” a guide to how the immune system works and how to build a healthy immune system, can be found at http://www.vision.org/visionmedia/life-and-health/healthy-immune-system/21825.aspx

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