Thursday, March 26, 2020

Brain & Body Immune Systems, 2

The Brain-body immune systems have four main functions:

  1. To recognizes the “self” (this impacts organ transplants as the immune system says—“That’s not me!”)  
  2. Destroys foreign invaders
  3. Destroys internal mutations (tumors)
  4. Keeps things tidy and clean
 The first PNI (Psychoneuroimmunology) convention was held in 1986 in Colorado. According to Margaret E. Kemeny PhD, UCSF, this branch of science was developed to investigate the bidirectional linkages between the brain, the immune system, and the endocrine system and to identify the clinical implications of these linkages. You do have a duty, according to Neil Nedley, MD: “Your singular duty to the immune system (IS) is to develop a lifestyle that will support its constant defense work on your behalf. How you live day by day determines whether your immune system works at peak levels or is inhibited by neglect and even abuse.” More tomorrow

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