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Immune health is all about balance – an immunologist explains why both too strong and too weak an immune response can lead to illness

For immune health, some influencers seem to think the Goldilocks philosophy of “just right” is overrated.

Why settle for less immunity when you can have more?

Many social media posts push supplements and other life hacks that “boost your immune system” to keep you healthy and fend off illness.

However, these claims are not based on science and what is known about immune function.

Healthy immune systems don’t need to be “boosted.”

Instead, the immune system works best when it is perfectly balanced.

Scientific experts on the…

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