A healthy body is better able to fight off all sorts of problems. It is no coincidence that when you feel rundown and weak, you are more likely to get another illness. These pages go into this in some detail and outline things you can do to achieve a strong immune system and easily shake off all manner of ills:
Boosting the Immune System:
It is absolutely vital that you have a good strong immune system.
By having this your body can fight off diseases, infections and all manner of ills. It is possible to boost your immune system and build it up into a strong defence mechanism.
A strong immune system means your body can fight back very well when it is under attack. Thousands of times a day your immune system helps combat all sorts of minor invasions, from bacteria, viruses, parasites and many other "intruders".
However, this internal self defence mechanism can sometimes function poorly. There are many reasons for this and at these times it is important to try and recover as quickly as possible.
A point well worth remembering is that prevention is always better than cure. So a strong immune system can stop one getting ill in the first place.
Boosting the immune system is very beneficial and it is relatively easy to help the body to improve it.
A miracle of nature
The Immune System is the body's defence mechanism to handle invaders. It is an amazing work of nature. It does a very good job of fighting off illnesses and infections when it is in good condition.
The way the whole immune system works is beyond the scope of this article as it is highly complex and finely tuned.
However, the simple thing to remember is that if you make things easy for your body, it will be able to cope well and reward you with good health. If you keep putting too much strain on the body in terms of bad diet, smoking, no exercise or lack of sleep, it will eventually suffer. You may not notice this negative effect immediately, but instead only when something harsh occurs. Don't let things get this far.
How your attitude affects things
Whether you believe it or not, or think it is hocus-pocus, a person's attitude plays a big part in their health.
More and more studies seem to show that people who have a positive outlook on life tend to be healthier.
But what does a positive outlook on life mean? And how can you develop one?
After all, it isn't always easy to stay positive, especially as life can throw all sorts of things at you. Especially when you are already feeling a bit down. It seems bad things don't often come in ones, but tend to hit you one after another...
This is possibly where the secret of how to stay positive hides.
Usually when something bad or negative happens to one, then we start to feel a bit down and often feel sorry for ourselves. This low point seems to attract other negative things into our lives like a magnet!
So a key thing to try and remember and act upon is that when one bad things happens to you, try not to let it get you down. Be tough. Life is tough at times and you need to be too.
Very often the things that upset us or make us angry turn out not to be that important.
Silly things can upset us, such as missing out on a parking space, a shop being closed when we get there, waiting for a package that doesn't arrive on time, getting a puncture, and many other things.
As annoying as these and a million other things can be, they don't really justify getting ourselves all stressed out. Easier said than done but it is important to try.
Trying to control negatives doesn't mean you should turn yourself into an unfeeling robot like Spock out of Star Trek. Just start by paying some attention to your feelings and getting the negative ones under a little more control. Future articles will go into this into more detail. All of this helps keep you healthy.
Laughter and a cheerful outlook
Laughter has long been held as the "Best Medicine" and in fact, science has now found that every cell in the body has a receptor for the substances produced when we are happy. Every cell is therefore influenced by how we feel. Our first line of defence against any disease is therefore Happiness!
This might be easier said than done but one tip is to look around and find something that you can be happy or cheerful about.
You can be in charge of your emotions. Force yourself to smile more. It works, try it and see.
What is the Lymphatic System?
There is another very important system - the lymphatic system - which drains the "waste" fluids from the cells.
The word lymph comes from the latin word "lympha" meaning water. Hopefully this suggests to you the need to drink plenty of fresh, clean water each day. You should drink at least 4 to 8 glasses of filtered water a day in addition to any teas you may drink etc.
The lymphatic system consists of glands (such as the tonsils, the spleen and the small glands in the armpits) at various parts of the body, linked by large lymph channels.
The lymph gland's purposes are to filter out and destroy foreign substances, to produce antibodies and lymphatic cells for the lymph system. This lymphatic system is one of the biggest tools your body uses to maintain its immunity to disease.
The blood stream uses the heart to pump blood around the body. But how does the Lymphatic System work as there is no heart to pump the Lymph system?
By MOVING the body against the force of gravity!
This movement of the skeleton and muscles allows lymph fluids to be circulated. If you don't move your body enough then your health will probably suffer eventually. See the next page for more details about the importance of moving the body.
The Immune Boosting Program
There are many factors which can cause the immune system to deteriorate. Some of them include poor diet, not enough sleep, not enough exercise, too much stress and many other factors.
BUT you can increase the strength of your immune system and there are
certain herb combinations which can have a tremendous effect:
You have probably heard of Echinacea. It is one of the most popular herbs in the world. We have taken this a step further and combined it with Astragalus, Ginseng, Barberry and Ginger. We believe this is a great combination and it comes highly recommended.
There is more information about the ingredients here (or see page 2). There is also more information about when to take the products for the very best results.
Also on page 2 are a number of articles about stress, upsets and other things you can do to really help your body's bug fighting abilities.