up from the colon, (4) in the spleen, and (5), in the liver, to help the detoxification going on there. Immune response is partially regulated by the adrenal cortex. The cortisol side inhibits the immune response so that it is anti-inflammatory and syntoxic. The mineralocorticoid side is immunestimulating, pro-inflammatory and catatoxic. These two sides balance each other but one side or the other will dominate in a person. This creates constitutions in which toxins build up and there is a tendency to low immunity, congestion, and certain types of cancer, while in others toxins are eliminated rapidly but there are tendencies to heat, inflammation, allergies, auto-immune disease, and a different set of cancers. Interestingly, women have a more proinflammatory immune response; men have one that is slightly more antiinflammatory. Lymph/Immune Pathology Local inflammation occurs when a bacteria or invader (even a splinter) gets through the skin or mucosal barrier. The local neutrophils and monocytes in the connective tissue are immediately attracted to it and begin the immune response. Phagocytosis is used to consume the invader. The plan is to keep the invader in the connective tissue. Signals are sent to call in blood borne immune cells and begin the secondary, specific response of the Tand B-cells. Histamine and other chemicals released by the mast cells cause
vasodilatation, so that these new cells can get to the site of the infection. This causes increased blood supply, with redness, swelling, and warmth. Pressure on nerves cause tenderness or pain. Dead bacteria and leukocytes immediately pile up; they are digested by enzymes released by macrophages to produce pus. If the infection is in an area of the mucosa, the pus combines with mucus to form white, yellow, or green mucus â€“ green representing active bacterial infection. Eventually the local inflammation subsides.