The Immune System
The immune system is the Warrior or Soldier of your body; it protects us against viruses, bacteria, parasites and more. It is our immune system that keeps us healthy.
One of the main role players of our immune system is white blood cells. These little guys are constantly on the lookout for the foreign or harmful pathogens and tissues that enter the body. They patrol or circulate the body through the blood vessels and Lymphatic system. Very importantly, it can distinguish our tissue from foreign or harmful tissue entering the body.
When our immune system is underactive and weak, we can contract various illnesses, infections and tumours.
If you are healthy, your immune system is strong, and you need to maintain it all year round with a healthy lifestyle and nutritious foods.
The food we eat is often low in nutritional value and that is why we need to supplement. Remember: if you don’t eat it, supplement it. Also, nutritional supplements are not a food replacement. It is not food; it only adds value to food.
Vitamin C improves the health of your immune system by providing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The best vitamin C foods are fruits like oranges, pineapples, lemons, grapefruit and guavas.
Vitamin D also supports the health of our immune system and regulates insulin levels. Getting sun exposure anywhere from 5 to15 minutes per day, 2 – 3 times a week on your arms and face is enough to boost your vitamin D intake. Vitamin D can also be obtained by eating certain foods. The best food sources are fish oil and fatty fish like salmon and cod liver oil.
Zinc keeps the immune system strong and helps to heal wounds and fight infections. The best foods that contain the most zinc are red meat and poultry. Other good sources are beans, nuts and dairy products.
Probiotics (microbiome) are good bacteria that help you digest nutrients that boost the detoxification of your colon and support your immune system. Wonderful probiotic foods consume are things like, Kefir, Sauerkraut, Kimchi and Kombucha.
Exercise: Physical activity is extremely important to strengthen your immune system. Exercise keeps the lymphatic system moving and boosts the health of the microbiome.
Improved sleep: when we are deprived of proper sleep our immune system does not function properly. It is advised to get at least 7 hours of sleep per night.
LOVE: Feeling loved, cared for and secure tend to boost the immune system. Those who have a loving support system tend to recover more quickly from illness.
Limit alcohol consumption, too much alcohol can certainly impact your immune function. Alcohol negatively impacts your gut health. It decreases immune function and makes you more susceptible to harmful pathogens. Stick to one or 2 alcoholic drinks a week, or less, to protect your immune system.
Limit sugar consumption: Sugar causes nutrient imbalance and deficiencies in your body, it increases the risk of disease and sickness and so impacts your immune system negatively.
Your body's pH balance, also referred to as its acid-base balance, is the level of acids and bases in your blood at which your body functions best. The human body is built to naturally maintain a healthy balance of acidity and alkalinity. Excess sugar raises the acidity, a high acidity level can have a negative effect on all systems, particularly the digestive, intestinal, circulatory, respiratory, and immune systems.
When you find that your immune is low and weak, you need to add herbs
on top of good nutrition and proper water intake.
@ EMAGENES WE SUGGEST :
Bioworx Umkhonto: a Daily supplement with active Ingredients: B. laterosporus (probiotic spores) ; Vitamin A; Vitamin B6; Vitamin C [Ascorbic acid]; Vitamin D3 1000iu; Vitamin E [d-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate]; Vitamin B9 [Folic acid]; Selenium AAC 0.2% & Zink lactate 22%.
DNA Gravi C: Ingredients: Amla, Graviola, Piperine, Sutherlandia, Magnolia Bark, Curcumin, and Milk Thistle.
PHR Immune Power: contains Echinacea – boosts immunity, kills bacteria. Astragalus – boosts immunity, aids digestion, combats fatigue. Olive leaf – anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, boosts immunity.
Echinamax: Echinacea root, Echinacea leaves, Colds foot, Golden seal, Burdock Root, Elderberry, and African Potato. Boosts a weakened immune system.
ECHINACEA: An immune system modulator (both STIMULATES OR SUPPRESSES)
Once your immune system is up and running and strong again, you can cease using all the boosting meds and just maintain it once again with your supplements and good lifestyle habits.