Are you ready to “weather the storm” of cold, flu, and Covid season? The Immune system is very vital for survival because without it, the body will be exposed to attacks from bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
This system works in a coordinated pattern to protect the human body from various attacks ranging from different infections to malignancies (cancer).
A person can only be “immune” to disease when the immune system is intact and is adequately primed to deal with the disease.
Some disease conditions can easily be avoided when a low dose amount of the invading organisms enters the body. This can be seen in some bacterial infections. The human body can be stimulated to produce enough of a protective mechanism before the whole body is affected. This is the technique used in vaccination against specific diseases.
In some situations the immune system malfunctions due to the presence of a particular disease condition (either from birth or later acquired in life). It can be seen in extremes of age, malnutrition, poor lifestyles like smoking, excessive alcohol intake, poor sleep pattern, lack of exercise and excessive weight gain.
If you want a better shot at surviving without sickness, eat more foods such as fruits and vegetables, more citrus fruits, spinach, tomatoes, pepper, ginger and almonds. These contain vitamins such as vitamin C and E, which are vital for proper immune system.
A balanced diet is a requirement for normal function of the human body.
Here are some signs you might have a weakened immune system…
1) Your stress level is high
2) You always have a cold
3) You have digestion issues
4) Your wounds heal slowly (cuts/bruises)
5) You have frequent infections
6) You are tired all the time
If these are warning signs you see in yourself, you need to give your immune system some extra attention. These lifestyle changes and new habits can naturally keep your immune system strong and healthy:
🍎🍅🥝🥥🥑🍋Eat a balanced diet
😴😴😴Get enough sleep
🖐👋👏Wash your hands
🏥🦴👨⚕️Keep up with your vaccines
🤷♀️🤷♂️🤸♂️🤸♀️Maintain a healthy weight
🧘♀️🧘♂️🧘🛀Try to minimize stress
Your immune system is the key to good health, so the more you can do to protect it, the better.