Here’s a very important question…
When you think of supporting your immune system, what do you think of first?
Do you think of taking more Vitamin C or Vitamin D?
Do you think of eliminating junk food from your diet?
Do you think of getting more sleep?
If you’ve ever studied health and nutrition (as I’m sure you have), you probably know there are many small yet important things you can do to support your immune system.
And all of these small steps have a positive impact. But here’s what most people don’t know about maintaining immunity…
At Least 70% of Your Immune System is in Your Digestive System!
If you’re scratching your head, don’t worry… this information is still not widely known. But it’s absolutely TRUE. The bulk of your immune system is not where your lymph nodes are… rather, your immune system is mostly in your gut.
It all comes down to something called “GALT.” Researchers have determined that a significant proportion of immune cells reside within the gastrointestinal system. Gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) is a major part of mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) and constitutes almost 70% of the entire immune system. Additionally, almost 80% of plasma cells are located in GALT.
“The crucial position of the gastrointestinal system is testified by the huge amount of immune cells that reside within it. Indeed, gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) is the prominent part of mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) and represents almost 70% of the entire immune system; moreover, about 80% of plasma cells [mainly immunoglobulin A (IgA)-bearing cells] reside in GALT.”
Why is this so important?
It’s because plasma cells are actually white blood cells that pump out large volumes of antibodies. And once these plasma cells are released into your bloodstream and lymph, they seek out antigens (foreign invaders)… and… destroy them.
Obviously, your entire immune system is important, but your digestive system plays a disproportionate role in your ability to fend off foreign invaders and stay healthy.
Many people don’t realize that 70% to 80% of your body’s immune cells are located in your digestive system. And since you need a strong immune system for optimal health, you need to keep your gut in the best shape.
Sadly, millions of people are ignoring their gut health and paying a heavy price for it. There are millions of individuals who can benefit from supporting their digestive and immune health. When you think about it, it’s no wonder there are such high rates of disease. If most people don’t even know that 70% of the immune system is in the gut, then that means they’re NEGLECTING the single most important part of their immune system!
It is sad and frustrating that this widespread lack of knowledge exists, but awareness and education is the key here.
One way to support our Immune system
Since 70% of your immune system resides in your digestive system, the way to boost your immune system is to feed your digestive system the most compatible food possible. How to get this knowledge. I have a great test to inform you so life can be enjoyable again as you start to feed your body the food it needs, so over time your body can heal and repair.
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