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Immune system

Your Immune System” by A.J.Russell

Have you had a hard time shaking the flu or flu-like symptoms? Do you feel fatigued often, have frequent infections, allergies or are you slow to heal from injuries? These are symptoms indicating that your immune system could use some support.

For the immune system to function well it needs balance and harmony. Researchers are exploring the effects of diet, exercise, aging, psychological stress, and other factors on the immune response, both in animals and in humans. Meanwhile, we can practice general healthy-living habits which are a good way to start giving your immune system the upper hand. Don’t smoke and make sure you eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables. Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight. If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation. Avoid infections by washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.

There are many other things that weaken our immune system also. The chemicals in our foods and water, the pollution in the air, stress and unhealthy lifestyle habits are only a few. Your immune system is designed to defend you from bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxins. These invaders are ongoing attackers of your body and it is immune system that keeps us from becoming ill. Without our immune system we would die so it is important to keep ours in the best shape possible.

Here are a few tips that could support your immune system. Probiotics, the good bacteria in your gut, are responsible for combating harmful organisms, supporting digestion and keeping your immune system in check. Kombucha, kefir and sauerkraut are probiotic rich foods. A high quality probiotic supplement is an effective way to encourage a good balance. Drinking organic apple cider vinegar with purified water is said to be a great way to support your immune system. Mix 1 to 2 tbsp. with 8oz. of water and drink daily. Garlic is a great food to support your health. Garlic is antiviral and antifungal and can reduce cholesterol. Garlic also can regulate blood sugar levels and help fight off the cold and flu. Organic oregano oil, turmeric, turkey tail mushroom, vitamin D, iodine and colloidal silver are some of the many supplements that may also be beneficial for the immune system. (If you are taking pharmaceutical drugs talk to your doctor before taking any supplements). Juicing organic raw vegetables and fruits and making a smoothie is a great way to to support your immune system. Start your day with a healthy smoothie. Not eating after your dinner for at least 12 hours is very beneficial to the body. It is good to let your body rest from the daily digestion process.

Reduce your stress by walking daily, a meditation yoga practice or even just long deep slow breathing. Also getting a restful night sleep is very important. On the internet you can find out much more about supporting your immune system. Bottom line, give your immune system some support so it can take care of your body and you will be much healthier.

A.J. Russell is the author of the previous article 'Inflammation' that was attributed to Jack Noel

This article is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medicaladvice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice offered by physicians.

Great articles Albert, keep 'em coming

Original antigenic sin  or Hoskins Effect