…and I am knee deep in it. Been sick with a killer sinus infection for a few days now and it’s really cramping my meninges.
Today’s comic had a real lesson, but as my head cramped and the panels filled with boring text, I scraped it down to being as verbose as my damn see-saw metaphor is oversimplified. The lesson folks, is that your body is much more complex than you know, and its every inner working can’t be related to being a muscle that you can ‘roid up into a killing machine. We hear it all the time,
“Boost your immune system”
“Give your brain a workout!”
“Set Your Wife on Fire! Get the Iron Member Now”
Okay so that last one was a penis enlargement spam message. But it fits nonetheless! You see, all those above statements are falsehoods made by advertisers to get you to buy a product. But when it comes down to plain-faced facts, we find that echinacea doesn’t prevent or cure colds, that brain exercises apparently don’t work like we thought, and most of all, that your penis will not set your wife on fire.
What I try to convey in today’s comic is that the immune system is a delicate balance.
Immunodeficiency disorders weaken your body’s ability to identify or fight off invaders, but tip the scale the other way and now you have an autoimmune disorder, wherein your body begins attacking itself. Allergies are the immune system’s response to what it perceives as an invader, and all the classic symptoms of a cold are not caused by the cold, but by the body’s reaction to the cold virus. Your immune system on a crazed bender can be a dangerous thing, so frankly, mine does not need a ‘boost’. It may be doing a crap job on this cold, but I’m just glad it’s not eating my brain.
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