Knowing what to do to build up your immune system is vital knowledge since the body system offers protection against attacks on your health. Both food and lifestyle can have a positive or negative effect on your immunity, so choose the foods you eat and the lifestyle you lead wisely. To help your body build an immune system that can effectively prevent the development of colds, as well as more serious diseases, read the tips below and put them in motion:

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Include immune-boosting foods in your diet like whole grains, eggs, dairy products, and foods from the sea. Also eat fresh organic fruits and vegetables daily, and drink some green tea. Avoid processed foods, sugar, and excess fat since these foods can weaken immunity?

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Incorporate relaxing therapies into your life. Some to consider are massage and reflexology. The stress-relieving effects that result from these forms of bodywork can even be enhanced with the use of aromatic jasmine oil?

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Supercharge your immune defense with deep, uninterrupted sleep every night. The act of going to bed late and waking up early weakens your immune system. Recharge your body with the sleep it needs?

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Supply your body with high levels of oxygen by routinely exercising. A highly oxygenated environment is not appealing to disease. 

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Lightly thump the center of your sternum with the tips of three of your fingers every day. Doing so will improve function of the thymus, a gland that makes immune system cells called T-lymphocytes. These cells are identified as killer T cells as well, and there are those that control immune response, as well as those that make a straight assault on cells contaminated with bacteria. Stimulation of this gland is important because, unfortunately, as the body ages the thymus gland continuously gets smaller in size.

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Stay away from drugs that are not prescribed since they are known to weaken immunity. Also say no to smoking since nicotine has a history of slowing down immune function. 

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Practice of the the above tips, along with taking the time to enjoy life, should enhance your immunity. You can also help fortify your immune defense by letting your body absorb a little natural light in the early hours of the morning and by looking at the glass as being half full instead of half empty to develop a healthy positive attitude. When you work to cultivate a strong immune system you reap the benefit of a healthy body and a healthy and happy mind.


References:

 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Immune System

niaid.nih.gov

 

"Disease Free"; Matthew Hoffman, William LeGro and the Editors of PREVENTION Magazine Health Books; 1993

 

"Anatomy and Physiology The Easy Way"; I. Edward Alcamo, Ph.D. Professor of Biology, State University of New York, Farmingdale, New York; 1996

 

"Reiki Universal Life Energy"; Bodo J. Baginski and Shalila Sharamon; 1988


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