Category: Immune Health

Nov
13
2017

How does the immune system work? The nutritional aspects of immunity and the role of vitamins.

Vitamin A works to maintain the integrity of the skin, eyes, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary tracts, to reinforce the barriers against disease-causing organisms; it is also essential …

Nov
08
2017

How does the immune system work? The nutritional aspects of immunity and the role of minerals.

The immune system functions as an integrated network of organs, specialized cells and unique bodily fluids. In this segment, I discuss the nutritional aspects of immunity and in particular the role of minerals …

Oct
31
2017

How does the immune system work? The nutritional aspects of immunity and the role of essential fatty acids.

Essential fatty acids also known as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids must be consumed in the diet as they cannot be metabolized internally.

Oct
25
2017

How does the immune system work? What organs make up the Immune System?

The spleen is an abdominal organ and found in the left upper quadrant of the abdominal cavity. The spleen acts as an immune system filter and is not necessary for overall immune system function, however, following removal, infections from pneumonia and meningitis …

Oct
19
2017

How does the immune system work? What cellular components make up the Immune System?

The cellular components of the immune system are manufactured in the bone marrow. Specific bone marrow response and a cell line production depends upon the specific challenges presented to the system …

Oct
16
2017

How does the immune system work? Immune health 101: An introduction to the Immune System.

At the mile-high view, immune system function is divided into innate and acquired immunity …