More than 80% who are infected, do not even show symptoms. That is right. 80% of those who get infected, are asymptomatic.

So… what gives?

It is the immune system. The stronger it is, the stronger you are in taking on this virus and winning.

The immune system is one of the most fascinating systems that you have that protects you from the harm of the outside world. It is your armor against all those nasties—viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa.

In fact, your immune system may be one of the most fascinating defense systems in the entire universe. It is alive, dynamic, constantly vigilant, interconnected with every system in you, memory boosted and ever-evolving. The fact that you or any are human is still alive speaks volumes for your immune system that evolved with you over eons.

The main parts of the immune system are:

  • white blood cells
  • antibodies
  • complement system
  • lymphatic system
  • spleen
  • bone marrow
  • thymus

Apart from the immune system, the body has several other ways to defend itself against microbes, including:

skin — a waterproof barrier that secretes oil with bacteria-killing properties.
lungs — mucous in the lungs (phlegm) traps foreign particles, and small hairs (cilia) wave the mucous upwards so it can be coughed out.
digestive tract — the mucous lining contains antibodies, and the acid in the stomach can kill most microbes.
other defences — body fluids like skin oil, saliva and tears contain antibacterial enzymes that help reduce the risk of infection. The constant flushing of the urinary tract and the bowel also helps.

9 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

  • Get enough sleep. Sleep and immunity are closely tied.
  • Eat more whole plant foods.
  • Eat more healthy fats.
  • Eat more fermented foods or take a probiotic supplement.
  • Limit added sugars.
  • Engage in moderate exercise.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Manage your stress levels.