Your life depends on your immune system
The immune system is the most overlooked system in our body. We are only aware of it when we cannot recover from an illness, have an autoimmune disease, have some sort of leukemia, or long COVID symptoms. Without our conscious knowledge we rely on the immune system for our very life.
Not only does the immune system protect us against bacteria, viruses, molds, and other pathogens as well as environmental toxins, it is intimately involved with the health of our entire body.
In the next few emails, I will explain the relationship between the gut and the immune system. In fact, you will learn that there one in the same. 80% of our immune system is in the gut.
Alessio Fasano, M.D. is the foremost world authority in this topic. He has authored countless research papers. Because his is well known in the medical community, he is careful about what he publishes, so not to be misinterpreted. Being careful about what he publishes, in 2020 he published a paper in which he links leaky gut, to some chronic inflammatory diseases. The paper is entitled, “All diseases begin in the (leaky) gut: role of zonulin-mediated gut permeability in the pathogenesis of some chronic inflammatory diseases.”
Note that he states, “all diseases begin in the leaky gut.” The inflammatory diseases that he is talking about are autoimmune, infective, tumor diseases, and metabolic diseases. The metabolic diseases are cardiovascular disease, diabetes, diseases of the lung, liver, kidneys, and others.
If you were mildly interested in preventing further viral infections, think about your immune system and your chronic medical problems.
This is the list Dr. Fasano’s appointments at Harvard University
Director-Center for Celiac Research.
Director-Mucosal Immunology & Biological Research.
Associate Chief – Basic Clinical and Translational Research. (Which studies the molecular mechanisms of autoimmune diseases including celiac disease).
At Massachusetts General Hospital he is the chief pediatric gastroenterologist and nutrition.