Your immune system is the body’s defense against most of toxic invaders. Whatever attempts to put in your body with the goal of doing physical harm is targeted and attacked with energy. Allow me to clarify that statement. Attacked with vigor providing you’re a healthy individual in excellent condition. The most Important components are the Spleen, the Bone Marrow, and the Thymus Gland.
Other important players on this team are Enzymatic Proteins and the Lymphatic System with white blood cells and Lymphocytes that comprise the backbone of your immune system. Your immune system is on guard 24/7 looking for antigens (proteins) that do not belong in your body. It can defend against an assortment of invaders such as germs, parasites, viruses, and fungus. It may also recognize potential antigens like insect venom, drugs, pollens, and compounds. And as most of us know, it may recognize foreign tissue such as transplanted organs.
How often have you heard on the news, “the organ transplant was a success, currently there’s a waiting period to find out whether the individual’s body will reject the transplanted organ”. As stated before, it works at peak efficiency if you’re a healthy individual in excellent condition. Is it working at peak efficiency? There’s a fast way to discover. Do you get chronic infections on a regular basis, do you get colds and the flu, or do you get nail fungus or respiratory allergies? If you answered yes to any of these questions then your immune system could probably use a tune-up.
If your immune system isn’t working at peak efficiency, what’s the reason? There could be numerous reasons. Tops on the list are nutrition and diet. If your diet consists of fast foods, soft drinks, fried foods and sweet treats, then your immune system will suffer. If you use antibiotics on a regular basis, use drugs (over the counter, prescription, or illegal), if you smoke or live with a smoker, or if you consume more than two alcoholic beverages per day on a regular basis, your immune system will suffer. Keep reading and you’ll find out how to boost your immune system.
Your immune system is the shield. It keeps you safe from all of the possible ailments out there. Those disorders come in the kind of diseases, virus, bacterial infections, too many to name on an individual basis. There are several diseases and disorders out there waiting for only a tiny defect in our immune systems defenses it requires volumes of medical books to cover all of them. At last count about 12,000 diseases and disorders are on record. And to make things worse, there are new disorders growing on a regular basis. And believe it or not, a well-tuned immune system can handle whatever comes it’s way.
The important term here is well-tuned. So as to keep it well-tuned you’ll have to do maintenance and preventative maintenance on a regular basis. Let’s take a look at preventative care. Today’s diet for our fast paced society is made of fast food, processed food, 21% sugar, and 38 percent fat that all suppress immune function. The saturated fats in pastries, fried foods, and grain fed beef are the main offenders.
Refined sugar is also a significant immune suppressant. If someone were to have a large candy bar at 8AM, that individual’s immune function would be exposed to serious attack until 1PM. The enemies of your immune system adore sugar. During those five hours, sugar is destroying the ability of the white blood cells to kill germs, and the bad guys have a five hour window of opportunity.
So If you avoid fried foods, refined sugar, and grain-fed beef you will significantly enhance your immune system’s ability to fight off viral strikes, and anything else that tries an attack in your body’s defenses. You can fine tune your immune system by taking antioxidant supplements such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Resveratrol, and drinking 64 ounces of steam distilled water daily. Your body possesses the remarkable ability to heal itself. With a little help from you which job will be made much easier.