Supporting your immune system naturally
Whilst we usually only think of our immune system when we feel ill, it’s actually working every day to keep us safe.
How can you improve your immune system? On the whole, your immune system does a remarkable job of defending you against disease-causing microorganisms.
But sometimes it fails: A germ invades successfully and makes you sick.
So what can we do to protect the system that works so hard to protect us?
The immune system is precisely that — a system, not a single entity. To function well, it requires balance and harmony.
Your first line of defence is to choose a healthy lifestyle.
Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and bolstered by healthy-living strategies such as these:
- Don’t smoke.
- Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
- Exercise regularly.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
- Get adequate sleep.
- Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
A little herbal help
We are all born with a certain level of protection, or “immunity.” But it can get better. From the day you were born, your immune system has been creating a “bank”of antibodies as you were exposed to illnesses for the first time, enabling you to fight off future invaders.
There is often a talk – especially during the cold season – of stimulating, improving and strengthening the immune system, a real barrier that defends our body from external threats.
Without clambering into scientific details, it is easy to realise that you have “low immune defenses” – although, of course, to really determine it, you’d need a doctor’s diagnosis.
A whole series of symptoms indicate that it is time to do something to raise the immune system:
- Cold sores
- Brittle hair
- Frequent infections
Flu symptoms can also indicate that our immune system is not in its full functioning.
Before resorting to medication and synthesised chemics, there are many perfectly natural remedies that can help you stimulate and improve the immune system.
General well being best practices do have a positive impact, but herbal formulas be used as a shortcut to enhance your immune system, fight infection and reduce the body’s natural aging process of inflammation.