5 Tips To Strengthen Your Immune System And Help Rejuvenate Your Body

Consejos para fortalecer el sistema inmurológico

1. Reduce Sugar Consumption

Sugar decreases the activity of white blood cells (responsible for defending the body from infections and foreign substances that could cause damage to our health). Besides negatively impacting our immune system, sugar, which is a substance that promotes inflammation in the body as well as a number of diseases, accelerates the aging process and causes fat accumulation in the body.

Suggestion: An alternative to using sugar to sweeten foods is the use of herbs and spices to add flavor.

2. Reduce the Stress Level in Your Life

One of the most destructive forces that promotes systemic inflammation and aging is the negative effects of stress. Stress causes the release of the hormone cortisol. When large amounts of cortisol are present in our blood for prolonged periods of time it is extremely toxic. Our neurons are very sensitive to the effects of cortisol. Excess cortisol can drastically alter the immune system, decrease muscle mass and cause thinning of the skin, accelerating the skin aging process, premature wrinkling and making blood vessels more prominent.

Suggestion: The benefits of meditation, getting enough sleep, receiving chiropractic adjustments to reduce nerve interference and restore harmony within the nervous system as well as practicing yoga are some of the ways to reduce stress levels.

3. Avoid Smoking

Tobacco has many negative effects on the immune system increasing the risk of infection as well as a number of diseases affecting the lungs and respiratory tract such as cancers. In addition to being detrimental to the immune system, it is also detrimental to the skin and aging. When we inhale tobacco smoke, over a trillion free radicals are produced in the lungs; the result is the activation of white blood cells that provoke an inflammatory response, and predispose us to heart disease. In addition, there is a tremendous inflammatory response in every organ of the body. Tobacco also acts as a vasoconstrictor by reducing blood flow and temporarily increasing blood pressure.

Suggestion: Stop smoking!

4. Alcohol Excess

Alcohol suppresses the immune system making us more susceptible to a number of diseases.

Suggestion: Moderate alcohol consumption.

5. Getting Enough Sleep

Lack of sleep can lead to a decrease in the white blood cell count, causing a significant change in the immune system. The hormone melatonin that is released during sleep has a positive effect on it as well as on the skin. It is during sleep that the body's energy reserves and regeneration and our cells undergo a repair process.

Suggestion: Get at least 7 hours of sleep each night.