Scientists have long known about the cat and mouse games that viruses, bacteria and immune cells play with each other. How they play that game and how they get “equipped” with the brains to form their strategy and tactics is an endless mystery that researchers worldwide are working to understand. Cell communication, production or suppression of proteins and antibodies at the right place and the right time, all of this stuff is a bit amazing.
So my question: are there ways to make your immune cells even “smarter?” For all the software that cells possess, it doesn’t always work as planned. Things misfire, shut down, re-route, sound false alarms, etc.
My layman’s theory: anything that can help “balance” the level to which immune cells respond to threats is helping immune cells be smarter. Immune cells being aggressive when a virus or bacterium enters the body, but then retreating once the job is done, that’s being smart. Immune cells not responding when grains of pollen enter your system, and avoiding a histamine release normally triggered by aggressive immune cell reaction, that is being smart as well. Anything that can enable your immune system to run its “software” as designed, that’s smart. Maybe the immune balancing supplement, EpiCor, can be thought of as a software or OS upgrade for your immune system.
We have smart phones, smart cars, smart appliances. Immune balancing, perhaps, can mean having a smart immune system.