Personal Immunity Levels of Every Australian
There is a large pool of research on the immune system and its interaction with an individual’s unique biology to strengthen or weaken its effectiveness against threats, such as the Coronavirus.
What we Know
Our body’s immune system is designed to fight against viruses like COVID-19. There is strong evidence from medical research, coupled with a public urging from the World Health Organization, that every Australian should be taking proactive steps to immediately educate and empower themselves with simple, evidence-based recommendations on adequate, nutrient-dense food options high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and antimicrobials.
Defining the Immune System
The overall function of the immune system is to prevent or limit infection in the body. A functioning immune system is able to distinguish between healthy cells and unhealthy cells by recognising a variety of danger associated molecular patterns (DAMPs)[7,8] on our unhealthy cells caused by infection or cellular damage[9–11]. There are many underlying common factors that influence a high functioning immune system, and the subsequent risk of immune-mediated, immune-associated and infectious diseases. Organs and tissues associated with the immune system that must maintain good health to mount appropriate responses include the skin, bone marrow, thymus, white blood cells, lymphatic system, lymph nodes, spleen and mucous membranes .
Consequences of a Weakened Immune System
A poor-functioning Immune System increases susceptibility to infection characterised by:
- Increased frequency of infection*
- Heightened severity of symptoms*
- Elongated duration of infection*
* = References [26-34]
What Weakens the Immune System?
With the progress of modern research, the specific influences that shape an individual’s Immune System is becoming increasingly clear. Factors that negatively influence and weaken the immune system include:
- Nutritional Deficiencies [43-82]
- Chronic Inflammation [83-107]
- Metabolic Syndrome & Obesity [108 – 122].
- Metabolic Dysbiosis[108-122]
- Physical Activity & Fitness Levels [123 – 139]
- Sleep Quality [140 – 145]
- Gut & Microbiome Imbalances [115,162–17]
- Airborne & Industrial Pollution [169, 180-188]
Personal Immunity Matters
No two Australians:
- eat the exact same diet as each other, every day
- move their bodies at the exact same intensity, every day
- sleep at the same time, and with the exact same soundness as each other, every night
- host the exact same gut microbiome in each of their systems, every day
- are exposed to the exact same pollution sources for the same duration, every day
- encounter the exact same stress factors as each other, every day
- respond to the exact same stress factors in the exact same way, every day
The daily life of each Australian citizen ranges in activities, climate exposures, personal preferences, and lifestyle behaviours.
This is why a personalised immunity protocol, customised to each and every Australian, is of paramount importance for effective immune strengthening results required to flatten the curve against COVID-19.