Immunity is the ability of our body to resist harmful microorganisms. If you are a Star Wars Fan you can imagine Our Immune System is like a Jedi Knight, being the guardian of the body. The Jedi (immune system) protects the body from damaging forces (pathogens & toxins) from our environment.
Factors that can lower your immune system
- Poor Diet
- Sedentary Lifestyle
Ways to boost immunity naturally
Eat a Healthy Diet
A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables will provide your body with a wide range of vitamins and minerals that are crucial for your immune system function.
Get enough sleep
Findings of a study published in 2011, (1) found that sleep and the circadian system are strong regulators of immune processes. The adaptive immune system is activated at night during sleep, which supports the formation of long lasting immunological memories (antibodies) that fight specific antigens.
Regular exercise increases circulation, which in turn helps to activate the immune system.
Get your gut right
70% percent of our immune system cells live in the gut. Speak to a Naturopath about the best probiotic to meet your needs. Include fermented foods and beverages in your diet such as Kimchi and Kombucha.
Using essential oils in a diffuser can help with stress, sleep, colds & flu and sinus.
On top of the above suggestions, herbal tonics can carry additional immune benefits and can help by being added to a regular, healthy diet.
See a Naturopath
Having a consultation with a Naturopath is a great way to take control of your health. They will tailor a treatment plan specific for your needs to help you achieve your health goals.
- (1. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov -Sleep and Immune Function – Besedovsky, Lange & Born, Published Nov 10, 2011)