The Beginner’s Guide to the Immune System –
Why Don’t I Feel Well?
At times, most of us wonder, “Why don’t I feel well?” It is quite possible that your immune system may be weakened and struggling, making you feel unwell.
The immune system is a complex network of organs, tissues, and cells, that work in concert to defend the body against attacks by “foreign” invaders, also known as antigens. Anything capable of triggering an immune response is called an antigen, including live bacteria, parasites or fungi as well as environmental toxins, chemicals, and foreign particles (like pollen or dust).
The immune system’s goal is to seek out and destroy these foreign invaders through the formation of antibodies that are specific to each antigen.