18 September 2020
My concern today is to look at the human immune system. Always good to start with the meaning of the word. Wiktionary says of immune:
‘From Middle French immun, from Latin immūnis (“exempt from public service”), from in- (“not”) + mūnus (“service”)’
So perhaps those public servants or council employees who didn’t do anything whilst on furlough were immune.
Still, Wikipedia says:
‘The immune system is a host defence system comprising many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease.’
It then goes on to say that there are two main defence layers, the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system.
The innate immune system is, in essence, the outer layers of our bodies. The skin or the lining of the gut, for example.
The adaptive immune system is there to deal with the enemies, as it were, of our bodies that bypass the initial defences. Bit like a castle’s walls which the enemy soldiers manage to get over and have to be dealt with by the friendly soldiers on the battlements.
There is a lot of good stuff on the internet about the immune system. The following is clear and concise in my opinion.
It is, however, incorrect about viruses which I have explained under V is for….Virus.
To repeat, they (poisons, slime venom) do not invade the body unless you eat something containing them, or have it inserted by injection or similar.
Wikipedia is good, and as usual, with lots of helpful crosslinks. It is not necessarily easy to follow all the time. I do think they should split up paragraphs more. Some chunks of text are too long.
Anyway, I am high lighting the following white blood cells:
B cells and
T cells – which are divided into
- Killer T’s
- Helper T’s
- Gamma delta T’s
B cells have quite a different range of types which I won’t go into.
However, essentially they secrete anti-bodies which then deal with bacteria or viruses (poisons).
Wikipedia says ‘They function in the humoral immunity component’. In other words, they are part of the comedy department! After all, Reader’s Digest says ‘Laughter is the best medicine’. Dig out those old copies in your attic, or see below for more fun.
And of course B cells are normally as busy as bees. Unless the immune system gets overloaded with poisons, and you have complications.
Like bees do with the viruses they get. Which are poisons which they are picking up from plants that people kindly spray with toxic chemicals.
T cells develop in the thymus gland which is apparently why they are called T cells. Italics text from Wikipedia.
- Killer T’s – it’s in the name. They ‘kill cells that are infected with viruses (and other pathogens)’.
- Helper T’s – it’s in the name. They ‘help determine which immune responses the body makes to a particular pathogen’
- Gamma delta T cells – gamma delta is equivalent to CD in English. So again, it’s in the name. They can store information like the CD you might have of your favourite music.
Information that can be useful for your body (or space) in dealing with invaders. Help you zap those space invaders!
There is plenty more to develop from this but that should be a good basis to start.
And note that the cells are B T’s. Rather like BT or British Telecom! Providing a network of communication to enable your body to function, just as BT helps the UK to run smoothly (as long as nobody interferes, as has been the case of late).
The immune system needs help to keep it going. I have said elsewhere and to people at the beginning of lockdown in April this year, that we need vitamin D to keep our bodies well. See D is for….D. Vitamin D. I must expand on that page, although ‘The truth is out there’ as the X-files said.
And vitamin C is important too. I have been saying we need D generally to protect us from the ‘flu. If we get unwell we need shed-loads of C to help us through. Plenty in liquid form, flush the system out.
We must also sleep well to give our bodies a chance to recuperate.
So that’s C & D, like the Gamma Delta T cells.
Fascinatingly, Anthony Fauci (doctor), has recently been reported talking about these vitamins. See International Business Times link.
I find this surprising or even amazing given that he seems to have made much of vaccinations.
But then our bodies are amazing. ‘I am fearfully and wonderfully made.’ someone has said.
I must mention one interesting aspect of T cells. Must I? Yes I must. I have mentioned that Jesus Christ died on a ‘T’, not the cross most people imagine.
Just as T cells deal with poisons and other pathogens, so Jesus death deals with the other poisons and pathogens of the soul. The lies and deceit of Satan, his minions, his children.
You must of course follow Jesus, listen to him and take up your own ‘T’ as He says.
And He says ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing;’
That means He sees Dad (or D for short). Which sounds like C’s D.
This takes us back to what we need for our bodies, vitamins C & D, which protect us against the ‘flu. Or Covid 19 which is the ‘flu.
People have asked what Covid stands for. Here is one meaning of it.
C Or VItamin D.
It’s in the name.
P.S. If you wish to know more about Covid 19 please see Covid 19 Summary