Do you know that our body is a fascinating living miracle comprises of living cells whose every part is closely connected to every other part? Each of its cell has its own intelligence and function in the total system. Our body also has several built-in defense system that keep our body in the state of homeostasis and keep us healthy and functioning! The Body Defense System is as important as The Country Defense System.
Let us explore this Defense System in depth!
The Immune System
When we are feeling well, we don’t give much thought to our immune system or what it does. Everyday our body are constantly attacks by germs, viruses and parasites that carry disease. The Immune System is the first line of defense which helps protect us from getting sick. I had cancer because my defense system failed to launch! Our body are made-up of extremely small units called cells. The Immune System too is made up of specialised cells and they are call immune cells.
Our blood is red because it contains red blood cells called erythrocytes (eri-throw-sites). However, it also contains white blood cells or leukocytes (loo-co-sites). It is these white blood cells that work as part of the immune system. Because blood circulates throughout our entire body, white bloods cells are present everywhere too. The places where the white blood cells are particularly concentrated are the lymph nodes and spleen, there are important because they are the sites which the immune system launches when you have an infection. However, the main basic component of the system is located in the bone marrow. B cells are made in the bone marrow. B cells produce special weapons called antibodies which stick to a pathogen and help the immune system to destroy it. T cells (helper T cells and killer T cells) are made in the special organ near the heart called the thymus. Helper T cells help B cells to produce antibodies and also boost the ability of macrophages to attack pathogens. Killer T cells, are hit men of the white blood cells family. They bump off any cells that have been infected by a virus.
As all other parts of the organism, the immune system is made up of cells that needs to be nourished. They require a full complement of minerals, enzymes and vitamins in their natural form which is easily assimilated.
The Enzyme System
Enzymes are the key to life. No enzymes, no life. We destroy all the digestive enzymes in our food by cooking and baking, and thus the body has to draw the necessary enzymes to digest this dead food from the body organs which in turn become unbalanced. All processed foods are also void of enzymes.
Our body must build it own enzymes since it cannot utilize the ones found in raw foods or animal products. In order to produce, the organs systems require specific minerals as catalysts.
According to researchers, the body needed potassium as a catalyst, while sodium acted as an enzyme inhibitor. Enzymes are destroyed at temperature 60 degree C, so the cooked and processed food unable to furnish the body with needed enzymes. So, if you have digesting problem, poor appetite, constipation, diarrhea and painful gas. There is a very high possibility that your body does not have adequate enzyme activity. The best way in getting the require potassium is from fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition to fresh juices, pancreatic enzymes is also an integral part of Gerson Protocol. Pancreatic enzymes able to attack and destroy tumor tissue while digesting foods because they recognised tumor cells as ‘foreign” needing to be eliminated.
The Hormone System
Hormones are like chemical messages that control our body’s growth, repair and reproduction. Endocrine glands make chemicals called hormones and pass them straight into the bloodstream. Hormones, especially thyroxin and adrenaline, regulate the entire metabolism.
The thyroid is an important part of the immune system, it regulates body temperature, including fever. The immune system responds by producing excess heat, fever if the organism is invaded by germs or viruses. Germs, viruses and even tumor tissue do not tolerate elevated temperatures, which the healthy cells can easily bear. So, how to maintain the well-functioning thyroid? The answer is iodine! Unfortunately iodine is short supply these days. In addition, Chlorine in the water supply is able to remove it from the thyroid. Fluoride from our toothpaste, a dangerous toxin, is even more powerful in blocking this important element.
Other enzyme inhibitors include food additives such as preservative, colouring agents, artificial flavors and many others so-called food cosmetics, plus pesticide and other agricultural poisons in our food supply. The Hormone System is under severe attack!
The Essential Organs
Every part of the organs e.g. liver, the pancreas, the lungs, the kidneys, the heart, the brain, the colon, the bone marrow, the spleen are all the essential organs. In the course of healing, Gerson Therapy pays particular attention to restoring the liver to its functioning as quickly as possible as it plays a major part in healing the body. The liver is the only organ in the body that is able to regenerate and regrow if parts of its are removed. Liver is the chief organ of detoxification. We often heard cancer like to attack liver, because of the liver is under attack then it lose the function of detoxification.
Dr. Gerson discovered that there was a difference between chronically ill patients and those suffering from cancer. ” The chronic disease patient has a weak, damaged liver; the cancer patient has a toxic liver”. He also found that the cancer patient could not completely digest and assimilate fats and oils. These undigested residues were picked up by the tumor tissue, which grew and thrived on them.
The Mineral Balance
In order for our body to function well and keeps it defenses strong, the body needs a large number of minerals which can be supplied by fresh organic juices made from produce grown in rich soil. Dr. Gerson recognised that two minerals, sodium and potassium were mainly involved in creating mineral imbalance in the body.
Our diet used to be loaded with potassium rich natural, fresh, organic vegetarian foods. Yet, these days, our diet is overloaded with sodium, which the body must excrete. Excess sodium is an enzyme inhibitor. In light of all of these, it is easy to see why mineral balance is an important component of the body’s defenses.
IF I didn’t have cancer I will not know so much about our body’s defense system and didn’t realise I allow the enemy like sodium, proceed food, preservatives, fluoride, chlorine to attack my body! We are so misinformed with the food we eat.
So, if you think you are under attack! Take action now!