Our body is always deal and interacting with external small microorganism such as, parasites, viruses, bacteria and other small particles such as micro dust, pollution and radiation. Meanwhile from the internal, our body will have to deal with the stress whether from physical, physiological, and also emotional. All of these challenges will jeopardize and threatening our body to maintaining our health.
Fortunately, in normal situation we will be shielded by our body defense system called the immune system. Basically, the immune system that is perform by the white blood cell will eat away most of the external or foreign substance that will threaten and jeopardize our health.
But, despite the great function, our immune system has limitation in protecting our body. Too many negative challenges will weaken our immune system. And in the end our body will suffer from illnesses that ranging from mild to severe.
Before, the medical science usually will focused only how to treat the disease. Infections and diseases are treated by using drugs and medication. In their training, medical staffs are concentrated on ‘treating the illness’ so ‘treating the patient’ is often does not get many attentions.
For example, many medical practitioners know that oral antibiotics not only kill the pathogens, but it is also will kill the digestion bacteria inside our stomach and causing gut irritation. Since the digestion bacteria to dissolve nutrition from the food are gone, our body will suffer from the lack of nutrition. But, it is very rare that physician will prescribe something to counteract the nutrition deficit caused by the antibiotic. So, the illness is treated, but the patient is not.
But, at this age the medical training had includes the science and knowledge about this weapon that protect us from the inside of our own body. The immune system had been acknowledged as the most crucial component from our body defense system.
It is acknowledged that the immune system is absolutely important in every treatment and healing process. Because the illness is happen when the immune system is overwhelmed, it is hoped that we can increase its ability as natural defense system to fight any disease that threatening our health. No matter what abnormal situation that happen which affecting our health, our immune system will be able to restore our health.
Unfortunately, the hope for our immune system will fully protect our body from disease is still in our dream that may not become reality. At least in this present time.