No one likes getting sick but the question is, how do we avoid getting sick?
The answer is a healthy immune system! We’ve all heard about boosting our immune systems but what does this REALLY mean? Let’s dive in!
The immune system is the key to fighting every insult to the body.
The entire physical healing process is engineered by the immune system. It is truly the healing power within. This complex network of cells and biochemicals is the frontline defense system against viruses, fungi, and bacteria.
A weakened immune system results in an increased susceptibility to virtually every type of illness. Common signs of impaired immune function include fatigue, listlessness, repeated colds and infections, inflammation, allergic reactions, slow wound healing, and chronic diarrhea.
Proper immune function is an intricate balancing act. While inadequate immunity predisposes one to infectious illnesses of every type, it is also possible to become ill as a result of an immune response that is too strong or directed at an inappropriate target.
The immune system is not a physical structure, but a complex of interactions involving many different organ structures and substances.
Top ten ways to boost your overall immunity:
Get enough sleep and manage stress.
Avoid tobacco smoke.
Drink less alcohol.
Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds.
Catch some rays.
Go for the garlic.
Eat medicinal mushrooms.
Try immune-supportive herbs.
Make an echinacea tincture.
Remember, the immune system is a system, not a single entity.
To function well, it requires balance and harmony.
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