A concept does not have to be complex to be profound. The practical application of the concept is what makes it profound.
You may have an abundance of information and knowledge about a very complex subject but still not have an understanding of how to apply this knowledge. Too often we make things more complex than they need to be. We do this at the expense of not using common sense.
Michael Pollan, begins his bestseller, In Defense of Food: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” He goes on to explain, “That, more or less, is the short answer to this supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question of what we humans should eat in order to be maximally healthy.”
This post focuses on nutrition and immunity. The immune system is a complex and integrated system of cells, tissues, and organs that function to guard your health. Your immune system will protect you against the development of cancer. Your immune system will attack and kill cancer cells. Nutritional status effects the actions of the immune system; therefore, the sciences of nutrition and immunology are tightly linked. What do you need to do to maintain the nutritional health of your immune system? Before answering that question, first answer this short health quiz:
What is healthier for you, an apple a day or a daily multivitamin supplement?
What is best for the health of your immune system, a diet of mostly fruits and vegetables or a daily multivitamin?
Vitamin D is important as an anti-depressant and it also provides anticancer activity against breast and colon cancer; therefore, should you take a vitamin D supplement?
Should you take a vitamin C supplement to fight against cancer?
Do vitamin and mineral supplements make you healthier?