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Dr. Richard Williams, MD

Immune System 101

Within each of us is an extraordinary protection mechanism called the immune system.  This is an amazing system of multiple distinct interlinked structures and processes designed to prevent us from getting ill and to fight off illness when it does take hold.  It is also responsible for cleaning up injured, dying or dead cells, remove harmful toxins and repairing damaged body structures.  Without its minute-by-minute functions throughout every part of the body, we would very quickly degenerate and die.

So often people think about “taking” something to boost the immune system.  But in reality the more productive thing to do is stop abusing it through regular day-to-day activities.  Trying to take something to boost your immune system is a lot like trying to fill a bucket with water while you keep punching holes in it.  Dr. Williams uses Immune System 101 to teach you how to stop punching holes in your immune system’s bucket along with what you can do to plug existing holes inadvertently punched in it.  It’s about simple daily things you can do.

Dr. Richard Williams earned his MD from the University of Miami and a Master’s degree in Tropical Medicine from Mahidol University, Thailand’s premier medical university. He served as a Navy surgeon in Vietnam for 8 years. Dr. Williams is board-certified in Family Practice Medicine and licensed to practice in both the U.S. and Thailand. He worked as a physician for 30 years, 19 of which were in Thailand. He is a medical volunteer for a number of Thailand’s charitable foundations