Immunity

Boost Your Immune System

Immunity is - the quality or state of being immune; especially: a condition of being able to resist a particular disease especially through preventing development of a pathogenic microorganism or by counteracting the effects of its products. The idea of boosting your immunity is enticing, but the ability to do so has proved elusive for several reasons. The immune system is precisely that — a system, not a single entity. To function well, it requires balance and harmony. when the performance of our immune system is compromised, we face illness.

The immune system is that it’s constantly adapting and learning so that the body can fight against bacteria or viruses that change over time. There are two parts of the immune system:

  1. Our innate immune system works as a general defense against pathogens.

  2. Our adaptive immune system targets very specific pathogens that the body has already has contact with.

 

These two immune systems complement each other in any reaction to a pathogen or harmful substance. Following general good-health guidelines is the best step you can take toward keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Every part of your body, including your immune system, functions better when protected from environmental assaults and reinforced by healthy-lifestyle strategies such as these:

  • Maintain a healthy weight

  • Eat a nutritionally balanced diet

  • Get adequate amounts of sleep

  • Limit alcohol and caffeine consumption

  • Eat foods rich in Vitamin C and Beta Carotene

  • Probiotics can help boost your immune system

  • Drinking green tea may help modulate the immune system

  • Frequently wash your hands and avoid touching your face

  • Vitamin D can modulate innate and adaptive immune responses

  • Avoid contact with others and stay at home if you're feeling unwell

  • Essential oils are known for their anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal benefits

  • Include 30 minutes of daily physical activity  (such as walking, running or using a treadmill indoors)

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