A strong immune system depends upon:
Nutrition– feeding your body a healthy, well balanced diet .
Energy– regular exercise and massage
Attitude– a positive attitude, good mental health
- Skin helps our immune system by acting as a huge detox organ eliminating toxins and impurities from our bodies.
- Blood and circulatory system helps are immunity by cycling out wastes from the blood into the digestion and lymphatic systems for proper elimination.
- Digestive system is a complex system that involves our stomach, large and small intestine, gallbladder, pancreas and liver. Inside the lining of our intestines contains good bacteria that helps us digest waste and boost our immunity. Adding a probiotic supplement or a yogurt to your diet keeps up the good flora population.
- Lymphatic system is a network made up of lymph nodes and vessels, the spleen and thymus gland that produce lymphocytes which destroy and eliminate invaders.
What contributes to sickness? Unhealthy lifestyles, poor health habits and toxic environmental conditions can compromise and weaken our immune system leaving us susceptible to infection.
Immune system enemies are:
-poor nutrition-low vitamins A & C levels in the body
-lack of sleep
-excess alcohol, caffeine, drugs, sugar, food additives, pesticides and pollutions.
The signs of low or imbalanced immunity are apparent in those that are excessive or frequently sick. Chronic illness can cause allergies, food intolerances, auto immunity, digestive problems, fatigue, soreness & poor skin.
We can boost our immunity by adding healthy foods, herbs & teas to our diet & healthy lifestyle habits.
Eating a Healthy Diet. Eat foods high in vitamins A, B complex, C and E; high in Zinc, Calcium and Selenium, green leafy veggies and berries. You don’t have to rely solely on vitamin supplements. Herbs are food and contain many vitamins and minerals. Acerola & Rose Hips are high in vitamin C. Barley & Wheat grass powders are a great protein source packed with nutrients and can be added into smoothies. Green Tea, Green Rooibos, Hemp Seeds are power packed with antioxidants and vitamins.
Good personal hygiene habits. They are very important in preventing and spreading disease. Wash your hands regularly, especially after using the bathroom, handling raw meat or animals/pets.
Clean environment. Keep living areas cleaned regularly, keep dust levels down. Clean kitchen and bathrooms regularly. Keep both lids of the toilet down when not in use. Store tooth brushes in the medicine cabinet or in a drawer.Keep work place spaces, desks, and your telephone, cleaned regularly-especially if others share it. Viruses and parasites can live for several hours on non-living objects.
Prevention. Enjoy life in moderation. Practicing preventative health habits can be free and in most cases herbal remedies and teas are less expensive and better for you than over the counter pharmaceuticals.