Video Transcript: Understanding Your Immune System and Cancer
Dr. Véronique Desaulniers: The immune system is powerful. It’s the first line of defense that we have against bacteria, viruses, pathogens and cancer cells. What a lot of people don’t realize is that the immune system is powerful. It has hundreds of functions in the body and there are billions and billions of immune cells at your disposal every day.
When I think of our immune system I think of a Star Wars galactic battle going on because the immune system really does some incredible things. One of the immune cells will shoot out specific particles that will blast open a virus in a cancer cell. Other immune cells will secrete specific chemical poisons to cause those pathogens to die. Other immune cells will send out these long, sticky, gooey pods and engulf the pathogen and the cancer cell, and recycle it and use its body parts.
So the immune system is very powerful and the important thing to know about your immune system is that 80 percent of your immune system is in the mucosal lining of your intestinal tract. So if you don’t have a healthy intestinal tract, if you’re feeding your body a lot of junk; the typical SAD foods, SAD foods, Standard American Diet foods, your immune system is going to be compromised.
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