Understanding The Endocrine System – Thymus
The thymus is an important part of our immune system. It is actually part of the lymphatic system as well and sits right behind the sternum. Within the thymus, “T cells” or T lymphocytes mature. T cells are critical to the adaptive immune system, where the body adapts specifically to foreign invaders.
- Controls the development of lymph tissue
- Regulation of the immune system
Symptoms of Thymus Weakness:
- Poor immune system function
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Trouble Swallowing
- Exercise keeps our lymph and immune system strong
- You can actually tap on the sternum (chest bone) to stimulate activity of the thymus gland
- Processed food and junk food weaken our immune system. For a strong thymus and immune system, eat high nutritious whole foods
- Vitamin C rich foods boost your immune system and thymus, such as citrus
- Cruciferous vegetables are especially good for the immune system, like cauliflower, broccoli and Brussel sprouts
Herbs & Supplements for the Thymus:
- Dr. Morse - Thyroid and Thymus Tonic
- Immune Tree - Colostrum: Capsules or powder. It contains all the immune system components we need for good health. Colostrum can boost immune function and thymus greatly, especially for those with a weak immune system. It's great for children as well.
- Bell Lifestyle - Stem Cell Activator: This product helps to produce stem cells, which ultimately become t-cells and lymphocytes for the immune system
- Cedar Bear - Magnificent Mushrooms: Amazing blend of medicinal mushrooms to boost immune function
- Cedar Bear - Echinacea, Licorice Root, Olive Leaf: Are all great for the thymus
- Pines - Wheatgrass, Alfalfa, and Barley Grass: All nourish and provide crucial vitamins and minerals to the thymus
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