The Immune System
Without Nutrition, you're fighting with no weapons
Without Immunity, you're fighting with no army
Without a healthy Microbiome, you've got no immunity
Meet our C.A.R.E Immunity Programme
- Cleanse, Activate, Restore, Enhance
- Cleanse, Activate, Restore, Enhance
Imagine taking it to your local garage, and you tell the mechanic that it doesn't sound right. The mechanic turns to you and says, ”Turn the radio up. Can you still hear it?”
I think we'd all agree that we'd try a different garage, but when it comes to health, turning the radio up to ignore the symptoms will only make that inner-engine worse.
... yet 50-odd years ago, science didn't know much about immunity, because there wasn't the technology to measure or identify it. However, today there are more and more studies talking about breakthroughs in immunotherapy, and how the immune system is now being tapped into in a very specific manner, instead of a global symptom-treating monopoly practice.
It's also now known that the lungs, intestines, skin, and other vital organs have their own unique immune cells. These special cells can live their entire lives in one tissue, and dedicate 100% of their time to defending it. There's also a universe of highly specialised immune cells coursing through the bloodstream every second of every day, and the brain even has its own separate immune system too.
This is a big deal when it comes to optimising health and enhancing longevity. These communities of immune cells affect how well a body ages, how it feels, and how it responds to life’s challenges now and in the future.
The immune system is where the most basic changes in health and function are coordinated, especially as a body ages. Immune cells are genetically programmed by past ancestral experiences, and after they interact with the environment and react to lifestyle choices, they use the intelligence they’ve gathered to bring the body's genetic operating systems up to date. We get this wrong at our peril - inappropriate food choices, life's stressors and being sedentary are the most common ways of sending a stop signal to rejuvenation.
The default state of the body is one of continual cellular regeneration. Without this process, the body simply would not exist. However, when the body is sick, this re-generative process is overcome by a de-generative one. This is where nutrition comes in - species-appropriate food is medicine, able to fuel the body back into healthy balance by supporting the immune system to full strength again.
However - and there's always a 'but', isn't there - today's drug-based monopoly medicine invariably uses chemicals that have not one iota of regenerative potential, and almost always interfere with the body's own self-renewal system, because all they're doing is suppressing the symptoms - blocking the symptoms - for which they're taken, which only drives the problem deeper.
The long and short is that no matter how much we put a sticky plaster over the problem, or turn up that radio, and other than the misfortune of injury, functioning health revolves around the immune system firing on all cylinders, which relies entirely on 3 factors:
So how do we do it? Plant Power! Phytonutrients - those natural chemicals and compounds produced by plants - keep plants healthy, protecting them from invaders such as moulds, toxins and insects. Phytonutrients help plants thrive and survive, especially under difficult environmental and climatic conditions, and when we - human or horse - consume these plant nutrients, we gain their benefits.
So, first up, let's look at the importance of the immune system, and how Without an Immune System, you're fighting with No Army, because when the immune system's sick, the body's sick.