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unctioning immune system, a mild inection can hang on or weeks;worse yet, it can develop serious consequences such as heart damage ornerve paralysis, or it can blossom into a dicult-to-treat bacterial inec-tion such as a lie-threatening pneumonia.Our immune system also protects us rom developing cancer. Thesame white blood cells and other immune system components that areutilized to ght inection are also used to recognize our own humancells as they become abnormal and to remove them beore they canevolve into a tumor or cancer.The immune system is like an angel watching over our lives andprotecting us rom the risks around us. With Super Immunity you canhave a healthier, happier lie with more comort and productivity.Super Immunity can also enable you to push the envelope o humanlongevity, because it puts a orce eld o protection around the body,radically reducing the risk o annoying minor inections, serious majorinections, and even cancers.Today we are exposed to more dangerous inections rom aroundthe world than ever beore. We are routinely in airports and jets crowdedwith world travelers who have come in contact with exotic and newlycreated microbes, and we are in schools and hospitals with bacteriacirculating that have developed antibiotic resistance. Scientists sug-gest that environmental, social, and nutritional changes have helpedtrigger an unprecedented explosion o inection: more than thirty-venew inectious diseases have burst upon the world in the past thirtyyears. The U.S. death rate rom inectious diseases is now double whatit was in 1980, up to 170,000 annually. With two billion people travel-ing by air each year, the potential or serious viral illnesses looms evenlarger in our uture.
Once a disease takes hold these days, it tends to be globalizedquickly by travel and trade. The West Nile virus, or example, isthought to have reached New York rom its traditional home in theMiddle East on an inected bird carried by a ship or a plane. Within
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