The immune system, contrary to popular scientific explanation, is, in fact, the whole of the body. However, within the body, there are very specific parts that comprise the main parts of the immune system. Starting in the head area, we have thyroid glands in the neck. These are glands that function, in part, by producing thyroid hormone which regulates many bodily functions such as the body’s metabolism. When the thyroid gland is overactive, one may be hyperactive and lose weight. If the gland is underactive, weight gain and fatigue will occur, as well as a whole host of other symptoms. When cells in the thyroid become contaminated with industrial toxins of all kinds, thyroid cells become damaged and disease/imbalance occurs in the area causing such imbalances.
One of the most important parts of the immune system is the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is responsible for dissolving and expelling toxins from the body. The individual parts and mechanisms that make up this system take on many micro-forms within the body. The lymphatic system is the framework responsible for the inner workings of these agents that make up the whole of the immune system.
The neck contains a major portion of the lymphatic system, which is made up of the lymph nodes and glands in the neck. There are three major networks of lymph clusters. The neck is one, the chest, and groin are the others—with many clusters in between. These regulate all actions of the head and neck area. Toxins dump more readily in these areas in the neck and chest since they are the closest to the head and mouth. In the body, we have approximately 500-600 lymph glands throughout the body. Clusters exist in the neck, underarms, chest, abdomen, and groin, as well as behind the knees and in the legs. Thus, each area of the body is managed independently by lymph nodes in each region. If one were to wound himself on the thigh, the lymph nodes in the groin may swell in order for infection to begin the healing process. If damage to the colon occurs, so too will swelling occur in the lymph nodes of the groin. If the leg is damaged, the lymph nodes with the closest path to the damage will swell. Once infection has completed and the healing processes are initiated and near completion, the lymph nodes will reduce and go back to normal.
These parts are what make up the immune system. It is the whole of the body, and to be more precise, is the lymphatic system which is made up of lymph nodes, and the thyroid glands, and the many inner workings that exist within this system.