Immunity basics: How the immune system works

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As the world is slowly moving towards reopening industries, shops, and restaurants, under certain conditions, we have to keep in mind one thing: the pandemic is not over yet and we still need to be mindful of health and hygiene measures.

Dr. David Heber, chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition Institute (HNI), says we have to maintain practical prevention measures, such as keeping proper hygiene, wearing a mask, and maintaining social distancing. 

That said, Heber explains that a strong immune system is more important now than ever before, as it is critical to the defence against viral infections.

Heber adds that maintaining a strong immune system, through a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, is the best way towards naturally protecting yourself from the risk of infection.

What Is immunity?

Heber says, simply put, immunity is protection from disease.

The immune system does not exist in one single part of the body, it is actually made up of a network of cells, molecules, tissues, and organs, working together to protect the body. Each of these components plays a significant role in how the immune system works and functions, which is crucial to preventing infection.

There are two categories of immune functions in everyone’s body:

Innate immunity, which prevents diseases from entering the body.

Adaptive immunity, which eliminates or prevents the growth of pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria, in our body.

How does the immune system work?

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