Our immune system protects us from pathogens: bacteria, parasites and viruses.
It’s called a ‘system’ because it’s made up of a complex network of cells, tissues and organs that all play different roles in fighting off these invaders.
The majority of our immune cells and tissues are found in our bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen and thymus, and there’s a lot of emerging science that links healthy gut function with immunity, too.
Our immune system is one the hardest working systems in the body, but we rarely pay it any attention until it has ‘failed’ us. Our immunity can become compromised if we’re not providing it with the right foundations – nutrition, rest, sleep, movement and mindfulness.
Without the right fuel, our immune cells can weaken, failing to respond effectively when we need them to.
A vital immune system is fundamental to living a vibrant, active life. Taking care of our immune system is important if it is to properly take care of us.