The Thymus


The thymus is the major gland of our immune system. It is composed of two soft pinkish-gray lobes lying in a bib-like fashion just below the thyroid gland and above the heart. To a great extent, the health of the thymus determines  the health of the immune system. Individuals who get frequent infections or suffer from chronic infections typically have impaired thymus activity. Also, people affected with hay fever, allergies, migraine headaches, and rheumatoid arthritis usually have altered thymus function.

Thymus gland is extremely important in the resistance to infection  by mold-like bacteria, yeast (including Candida albicans), fungi, parasites, and viruses (including Herpes simplex, Epstein-Barr, and viruses that cause hepatitis.
Typically, thymic hormone levels will be very low in the elderly, individuals prone to infection, cancer and AIDS patients, and individuals exposed to undue stress.
Perhaps the most effective way to reestablish  a healthy immune sytem is to improve the functioning of the thymus gland.


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