Build Your Immune System Naturally-Part 1
A strong immune system is vital for our health however; we are not always taking care of it. Times like these remind us of just how important our immunity can be. We love our patients and care about your health and well being greatly, that is why we have dedicated this month to helping you and your family build stronger immune systems and healthier lives.
TIP #1- IMPROVE YOUR MOOD
Your mood doesn’t just affect your day or the people around you, it also affects your immune system, in fact they have done many recent studies showing how chronic exposure to stress, anxiety and negative moods can change the way our immune response functions.
The immune system is made up of billions of cells that travel through the blood stream. The main fighting cell being the white blood cell-Lymphocyte. Lymphocyte consists of a cell that produces anti bodies and destroys bacteria, and a T-cell that lock onto infected cells, multiply and destroy them before further infection occurs.
When we feel stress the brain stimulates the endocrine system, releasing hormones that have an effect on the T-cell, reducing their ability to multiply thus reducing their ability to destroy the harmful bacteria, leaving us more susceptible to illness.
Ways to improve your mood:
- Trust us it makes all the difference, try it now!
- A great way to calm your mind during stressful times.
- Who doesn’t feel great after a boogie? Alternatively, exercise!
- Showing gratitude for even the smallest things can help give you that warm fuzzy feeling; studies have shown it also helps to reduce anxiety.
TIP #2- SOLAR POWER
Get a dose of natural VIT D. New studies have shown the effect that the sunbs rays have on the T-cells in your body. As we know (from TIP #1) T-cells are a vital part of our immune system.
Sunlight has been proven to increase movement in these cells, because these cells need to move to work, the faster they can move the faster the work gets done!
Get a daily dose of sunlight safely by trying these.
- Exercise outside
- Drink your morning coffee in the sun
- Eat your lunch in the park instead of at the desk