Our immune system, just like breathing, keeps us going every day without us taking notice of it, that is until it starts to fail. Fighting around the clock to keep our bodies protected from illness and infections is the work of our immune system. If your body feels great today, say a quick thank you to your immunity.
The immune system is spread throughout our body as a network that involves various types of cells, tissues, proteins, and organs. The primary function of the immune system is to locate and battle invaders like pathogens, viruses, bacterias, or parasites to keep them from invading our bodies. When it fails to do so, they will have a free reign and we will be constantly getting sick. Crucially, the immune system can differentiate between our body cells and alien cells, and keep the harmful ones from entering our system.
Today, the need for a healthy immune system is being recognized all over the world because of the coronavirus outbreak. In just a few months we went from taking a healthy immune system for granted to miraculously taking care of it. People with weak immunity are easily susceptible to airborne diseases. Hence, the first most important precautionary measure against this pandemic is to build and maintain a healthy immune system along with following clean habits. While it kept multiple infections and diseases at bay in the pre-COVID world, people all over the world have realized the need to improve their immunity during this pandemic. Thus, instead of panicking, we can easily improve and maintain our immunity with simple measures.
Immunity begins in the gut. As the major entrance for pathogens and toxins is through the gut, one of the vital roles of our immune system is to differentiate harmless antigens, like food, from health hazards in the gastrointestinal tract. About 70-80% of our immune cells reside in the gastrointestinal tract along with the 100 trillion gut bacterias and they together form the gut microbiota. Hence, the development of a healthy immune system is dependent on a healthy gut microbiota life. That’s why we need to be careful about what we put in our bodies. Some of the natural ways in which we can boost our immunity are –
- Getting sufficient sleep.
- Consuming a complete nutritious diet.
- Getting enough Vitamin D, through natural sunlight or supplements.
- Working out regularly.
- Practicing Yoga.
- Reducing alcohol consumption.
- Try reducing the stress levels.
We at Body Revival understand the importance of a healthy immune system and its role in not only preventing harmful airborne diseases but also deadly diseases like cancer. A healthy lifestyle along with the right intake of supplements will improve our immunity and help us fight this pandemic as well as any other foreseen ailments.
Spotting the signs of a weakened immune system and immediately working towards improving our immunity will make sure that we can continue living our best life. Therefore, when symptoms like –
- Stomach complaints
- Frequent infections
- Slow-healing wounds
start showing, it is an indication of weakened immunity and a change in our eating habits, nutrient, and supplement intake, and lifestyle needs to be made to gain back our immunity.