UPDATED MARCH 12, 2020 | PUBLISHED MARCH 5, 2020 by ELIZABETH JANE HALL AND POLIANA V. VALE, M.D. Wildwood Lifestyle Center
Coronavirus, SARS, Ebola, influenza! What are the potential preventive strategies being ignored by most media reports? In this two-part blog, we examine science-validated natural strategies to boost your immune system’s performance.
Body Defenses against Viral Invaders
Natural killer (NK) cells, as well as killer-T lymphocytes, are specialized immune cells that destroy viruses and cancer cells. They release chemical bullets that perforate the protein coating of viruses. Natural killer cells interfere with the replication of viruses. Although different signals actuate these two immune cells, they must be optimally functioning to protect…