How to Boost the Immune System Naturally

Our immune system helps us to cope with any disease and maintain health for many years! All life, from birth to old age, a person is under the invisible care of nature itself. Its healing power is so great that in the old days, even in the absence of any kind of medicine, people could recover miraculously from the most serious ailments – and there was nothing supernatural in this!

Today we know perfectly well that the state of our health depends on immunity. The stronger it is, the less reason we have to go to doctors.

How the Body Fights?

Our body is designed in such a way that it does not tolerate anything genetically foreign. But if uninvited “aliens” nevertheless appear, they immediately fall into the field of vision of cells responsible for immunity. The main ones are white blood cells – lymphocytes. T-lymphocytes organize cellular defense: they track pathogenic microbes that enter the body and their own mutant cells that are formed in it and then destroy them.

B-lymphocytes fight against strangers, attacking them with antibodies that bind to foreign cells and block their life support system. For each “outsider” their own antibodies are produced, and this property is used in medicine for the diagnosis and prognosis of many diseases. B-lymphocytes have good immunological memory, which is the basis for the protective effect of vaccines.

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Playing against “Your own Cells”

Paradoxically, sometimes the immune system does not protect us from diseases but initiates them. We are talking about autoimmune diseases when the body perceives “its own” cells as “an alien”. The joints, muscles, thyroid gland, kidneys, and liver are the most commonly affected by autoimmune attacks.

An example of an inappropriate body reaction is immune infertility when a woman’s egg is recognized by her immune system as a foreign body. An immune conflict without an appropriate treatment will inevitably lead to serious health problems.

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Alarm Signals

The state of the human immune system is largely determined by heredity. But there are also external factors that can negatively affect the body’s resistance. These include pollution, bad habits, inappropriate antibiotic treatment, frequent sunbathing, etc. We advise you to consider the state of your immune system if:

– you eat little vegetables and fruits, you abuse fatty and carbohydrate foods, you tend to overeat;

– drink more than 2 bottles of beer a day, smoke more than 5 cigarettes;

– have a sedentary job, prefer to use a car, do not like active rest;

– you have a lot of colds, cold sores appear on your lips more than 4 times a year, and you get sick with every seasonal flu;

– you are often annoyed and worried about little things, get depressed, chronically do not get enough sleep.

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Enjoying Life

The emotional factor should never be ignored. Scientists have noticed that people who are depressed often suffer from reduced immunity. This is due to the fact that the immune cells need a substance that is the “hormone of happiness” to perform their functions.

Therefore, try to get more pleasure out of life. Remember that a good mood and optimism in life have a positive effect on immunity. In addition, regular good sleep, walking in the fresh air, and, finally, healthy relationships naturally strengthen the body’s defenses.

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Traditional Medicine

Recently, many people have begun to actively use drugs that stimulate the immune system. Such self-medication is not safe, even when it comes to natural products. On the contrary, traditional medications, many of which have been used for centuries to increase resistance to disease, are safe and effective on the immune system.

When it is time for colds, and most importantly the flu, we advise you to use traditional medicine:

  • adaptogenic plants (lemongrass, Eleutherococcus, gold root);
  • plants producing essential oils (sage, eucalyptus);
  • spices (vanilla, cloves, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper);
  • phytoncides producing plants (onions, horseradish, garlic);
  • honey and beekeeping products (propolis, pollen, bee bread, royal jelly);
  • vegetables, fruits, and berries containing many vitamins and microelements necessary for the cells of the immune system (radishes, grapes, pomegranates, viburnum, gooseberries, sea buckthorn, currants, rose hips).

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Vitamin C is essential for fighting the common cold. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is required for immune cell growth and development. 

Firstly, prepare yourself a herbal collection that consists of 4 parts of fireweed leaves, 1 part of leaves of St. John’s wort, calendula, oregano, mint, cinquefoil. Then grind the mixture and infuse 1 teaspoon in 0.5 liters of boiling water. Drink this infusion regularly and you will no longer be bothered by a cough or a runny nose.

Finally, you have immunity-boosting in your hands by leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Other important things you can do are mindfulness, meditation, yoga, positive thinking, and lifelong self-development.

Please leave your comments and questions. We will be happy to help you out.

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