Health Is In Your Immune System

A couple of days ago, the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a worldwide pandemic. The virus is deadly, yes, already killing and infecting thousands of people in more than 120 countries.

But scientists estimate that over 80% of those infected so far have only mild symptoms. And they recover without needing special medical treatments.

As of this moment, there’s no vaccine or cure yet that can be administered to patients struck with this new coronavirus.

What can attribute to the 80%+ positive recovery rate?

Answer: the body’s immune system.

If you have a compromised or weakened immune system, such as those with preexisting conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, you increase the risk of complications and vulnerability to the virus.

Mental health and immune system can also be closely linked.

A 41-year-old client, William, was having trouble sleeping for months now since his wife’s discovery of his affair with one of his employees.

At the same time, he’s having ongoing feelings of bitterness and resentment towards his parents that negatively affect how he sees life and relationships.

Prior to seeking therapy, William would try to escape the emotional pain in his marriage and family by going into binge drinking, smoking, and taking of drugs.

During therapy sessions, he had a hard time responding to me and his wife. His brain was always dozed off, drowsy, or too tired. His “excuses” for his unhealthy behaviors likewise abound.

William’s psychological “immune system” was severely compromised. It proved to be a major challenge - a severe complication to his reasonable process of personal and marital recovery.

Suzy Kassem is right on target. She writes:

“The gut is the seat of all feeling. Polluting the gut not only cripples your immune system, but also destroys your sense of empathy, the ability to identify with other humans.”