Have you every wondered why when there are colds going around your work or family some people always catch what ever it is and others never get sick? Why do you always pick up everything that is going around? Do you sneeze and suffer terribly from hayfever? It is not just the luck of the draw or because you sat next to that person on the bus or at work!
Your immune system is incredibly smart and always on full alert. When a bacteria or virus enters the body an immune response is stimulated. The bug fighting cells are stimulated (like an army with leaders and soldiers) and attack the invading bug.
To have a healthy army of fighters we need to provide them with nutrient rich food. Your digestive system also has to be in good shape as over 70% of you immune system lives in and around the gastrointestinal tract. The gut needs to have high levels of good bacteria to build your immune army.
This can explain why some people always seem to pick up all the bugs going around or are hypersensitive to allergens. It could indicated that their immune system is impaired by a lack of certain nutrients or poor digestive health. Stress can also impact on the immune system and prevent the army going into battle.
NatureSense Health and Wellness can help you with common complaints of an under performing immune system such as:
Colds, coughs and flu's
Gastro or tummy bugs
By visiting a naturopath we can help your immune system be strong and able to mount a good defence by utilising herbal and nutritional medicine. Your naturopath could recommend certain immune supporting herbs alongside required nutrients such as the wonderful vitamin C and zinc and you will be well on your way to building an unbeatable army.
The common use of antibiotics for all sorts of infections can be counter productive as they are only ever useful against bacteria and not viruses. As well as killing off the bad bacteria they also kill off the good bacteria leading to compromised gut health. Antibiotics definitely have their place but we are currently entering an era where antibiotic resistance is becoming the greatest threat to human health.
NatureSense Health and Wellness will help you build up your immune system and if you happen to succumb to a dreaded lurgy we can help you shake it off quickly. With individualised, personal treatment plans we will assess you current immune status and provide dietary advice to maintain your immune army in top health.