8 Signs That You Are Hurting your Immune System
You May think that you are healthy , have a healthy lifestyle , yet here are 8 very common things that we all tend to do , sometimes not even realizing it as an habit, but those are actually hurting your body, hurting the immune system. Those 8 things you should avoid, to strengthen your immune system.
A sedentary lifestyle will likely increase the cholesterol in your body. It is also connected with higher blood pressure. Since the heart and the immune system work together as a strong team against disease, it is crucial to keep the heart healthy. Daily exercise is very important, but also know all effort have to be balanced as too much exercises , can also be a cause of stress
Alcohol is a toxin that can cause a lot of inflammation in the body. In addition to compromising the immune cell function
, chronic drinking and binge drinking can damage functions in the lungs, the gut and the blood-brain barrier. Normally, the lungs and gut, like our skin, offer a physical and immunological shield
against infection. Too much alcohol disrupts that.To prevent that defense mechanism from being activated, you should avoid drinking alcohol. When you drink, you decrease your immune system’s ability to fight off the harmful bacteria and put yourself at more risk of getting sick.
The effects of smoking on the immune system
include: greater susceptibility to infections such as pneumonia and influenza. more severe and longer-lasting illnesses. lower levels of protective antioxidants in the blood. Smokers have
less endurance, particularly sexual endurance, because carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in the blood.To increase the efficiency of your immune system, you should avoid smoking at all costs.
One person out of three reports feeling very stressed in their daily life, which tends to put them at risk of activating harmful viruses that may be in their system. When we experience stress, we harm our body’s ability to fight antigens with antibodies.Anxiety , fear, and all negative emotions can
trigger your flight-or-fight stress
response and release a flood of chemicals and hormones, like adrenaline, into your system
. Daily stress and stressful situations can be very detrimental to our immune system. People with a healthy immune system have learned to tame the stress in their life.
Anything that comes in a box, in the freezer section of the store or a can, should be avoided; unless you are 100% sure that no sugar or salt is added to the food. You can change your diet to be mostly whole food. By cutting the processed food, reduce the chances of inflammation in the body. You should also avoid sugar as much as you can, since it hurts your metabolism, and can cause chronic diseases like diabetes or heart problems. Chronic diseases increase your risk of getting sick from a virus.
People who don’t get enough sleep (7 to 9 hours per night) tend to get sicker. Lack of sleep
can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick. The immune system’s
battle against invading bacteria reaches its peak activity at night and is lowest during the day
. To ensure that your immune system is functioning optimally, you need to make sure that you get adequate sleep.
Regular doses of antibiotics
Running to the doctor and insisting on antibiotics for the slightest infection can compromise even the healthiest immune system. A recent study
conducted by researchers at Harvard, MIT, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Broad Institute, found that antibiotics and many medication can actually work against the body and impair the way the immune system wards of germs.
Hand Phone and Wi Fi
Most people have now at least 1 hand-phone, for some it is constantly in there hand, or in a pocket , close to the body . But apart from ‘smartphones’, there are ever-increasing devices that many people are using all the time which are emitting high EMF signals, disrupting our immune system. These include ‘cordless’ phones, computers (some makes are worse than others), iPads, earpieces used by our police, Bluetooth, ‘smart metres’, Alexa, and all ‘smart’ home equipment …etc Electrical wavelengths do not resonate with biological beings and affect our health in many different way causing severe sicknesses due to immune system deficiency .