Immune System

The story of the immune system begins with the story of life itself, almost 3.5 billion years ago, in some strange puddle on a hostile and vastly empty planet. We don’t know what these first living beings did, or what their deal was, but we know they very soon started to be mean to each other.

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How Our Immune System Works?

The immune response works in phase; it’s all about amplification of an initial signal and spreading that message as quickly as possible to “round up the troops” when danger is present. The response starts with nonspecific, non-induced responses but quickly switches to more broadly specific, induced responses and then to specific acquired responses, which allows for a full responses and then to specific acquired responses, which allows for a full response, though it can take as much as five days to get to the later stage.

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Kidney Disease

It’s easy to take your kidneys for granted, but they work around the clock, like a high-tech, nonstop water filter for your blood. They process up to 150 quarts of blood every twenty- four hours just to make the 1-2 quarts of urine you pee out each day.

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Brain Disease

The most serious brain diseases are stroke , which kills nearly 130,000 Americans and 6,99,000 Indians each year, and Alzheimer’s disease, which kills nearly 85,000 in America, as, I have no data of killing reports of this in India. Most strokes can be thought of as “brain attacks” like heart attacks, but the rupturing plaques in your arteries cut off blood flow to parts of brain rather than to parts of the heart. Alzheimer’s is more like a mind attack.

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LUNG DISEASE

The worst death, I have ever witnessed in all my medical career was that of a man dying of lung cancer. I was in 2nd year of my medical college. That man’s eye was wide open, gasping for air. The cancer was filling up his lungs with fluid. He was being drowned by lung cancer.

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SUPPLEMENTS AND MEDICATIONS

Medications, supplements, vitamins—there are a lot of pills and doses out there that can have a pretty profound impact on how our bodies function (or don’t). I’m going to focus in this blog on supplements that we can use to support our overall health, because they are widely available, often much cheaper than drugs, and there isn’t a lot of good information about them out there.

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SLEEP

I have people ask me how I get so much done in a day. I don’t think I’m Superman by any means, in fact I think I’m pretty spoiled in that I really enjoy all the different things that I do. But it is a fair point, that I am juggling a lot of stuff that requires mental exertion and relational presence. And my answer to that question is a pretty simple one.

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