Some new science reported on this past week shows how complex the human immune system is. We’re talking aggressor cells, suppressor
cells, killer cells, regulatory cells, cell signaling, adaptive immune response, innate immune response, memory cells, gut-controlled immune function, brain-driven immune response, genetic influences, environmental influences, immunosuppression, immunostimulation.
Unless you are an experienced microbiologist or immunology researcher, how can anyone understand this stuff? My basic approach is this: The human immune function is highly complicated. No single dietary solution, no single pharmacological solution, no single genetic or lifestyle factor can address or modulate the spectrum of immune system performance. What we can do is control and manage various lifestyle and nutrition factors that may at least enhance the “playing field” on which our immune cells perform in a balanced, healthy way.
Those factors? The 5 S’s.