The busy lifestyle most people have today means you may not always be making as healthy of food choices as you would like. Many of the “grab-and-go” type foods that are available are processed and laden with salt and sugar. Too much sugar can wreak havoc on an already stressed immune system.
People also spend a lot more time indoors today, which means you’re not getting adequate time in the sun for proper vitamin D synthesis. Not to mention, being cramped up in close quarters with other people and being exposed to allergens and other immune attackers.
How about these other common mistakes that can help keep the immune system from functioning optimally?
- Too much stress. Emotional stress has a bigger effect on physical well-being than you may realize. Excess stress can play a role in compromising your immune system. Release Negative Trapped Emotions with Time Line Therapy and Emotion Code Energy Healing !
- Not enough exercise. Exercise is one of the BEST strategies to help maintain a healthy immune system, via the increased circulation and blood flow delivering nutrients farther and wider throughout your system.
- Sleep. Getting adequate and quality sleep gives your body time to heal and recharge.
- Care for your digestive tract. Scientific research shows that 80% of your immune system resides inside your digestive tract. In my opinion, the best strategy you can use is to take a high-quality probiotic to support your digestive tract.
Many people I speak with fail to optimize their health in one or more of these ways.
But there is a compensatory action you can take to help maintain your immune health during times of stress.
Your Immune System Is Your Body’s Bodyguard
Your immune system is a complicated, interesting and amazing system which helps keep you healthy and strong, protecting your body from environmental stressors.
However, no matter what you do (or how closely you follow the plan above), sometimes your immune system gets tested. That’s why you also need a backup plan.
All great athletes know this. They train hard so their bodies stay healthy and they can perform at their best. But they still have physiotherapists and health professionals on call because they know sometimes life can dish out more at you than you expect.
So what can you do to promote your immune system and protect against environmental stressors? Well, your body already produces antioxidants to neutralize free radicals. But as we grow older, the levels of antioxidants drop significantly. It is estimated that by age 40, your antioxidant level is at 50%, and by the age of 60 to 70, it is down to around 5% to 10%. So you need to get your hands on a healthy supply of antioxidants to “mop up” these scavenger molecules as soon as they start to pose a threat.
Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Zinc, Selenium and crucial to your immune system.
Ginseng has beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Some test-tube studies have shown that ginseng extracts and ginsenoside compounds could inhibit inflammation and increase antioxidant capacity in cells.
For example, one test-tube study found that Korean red ginseng extract reduced inflammation and improved antioxidant activity is skin cells from people with eczema. The results are promising in humans, as well.
One study investigated the effects of having 18 young male athletes take 2 grams of Korean red ginseng extract three times per day for seven days.
The men then had levels of certain inflammatory markers tested after performing an exercise test. These levels were significantly lower than in the placebo group, lasting for up to 72 hours after testing.
However, it should be noted that the placebo group got a different medicinal herb, so these results should be taken with a grain of salt and more studies are needed.
Lastly, a larger study followed 71 postmenopausal women who took 3 grams of red ginseng or a placebo daily for 12 weeks. Antioxidant activity and oxidative stress markers were then measured. Researchers concluded that red ginseng may help reduce oxidative stress by increasing antioxidant enzyme activities .
Make sure to get enough through healthy food choices and supplementation, especially during the winter months!!
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