Myths vs. facts about boosting your immune system
Your immune system creates, stores, and distributes defence cells that fight bacteria and viruses that enter your body, especially during cold and flu season. For such a process, there are a lot of misconceptions out there. Here are some myths and facts about how to boost immunity naturally.
Myth 1: Exercise makes no difference to your immune system
In fact, regular exercise and leading an active lifestyle can help toboost your low immunity. Exercise gives your cardiovascular system a boost, which will help white blood cells circulate and support your natural immunity. Staying fit and active will definitely help to boost your immune system.
Myth 2: Your immunity levels will be the same throughout your life
Your immune system ages just like you do. Your immunity gets older just like every other cell and system in your body does. Your body’s ability to fight infection gets weaker and this can leave older people more prone to illness. Keep your immune system healthy as you get older by getting enough exercise, managing daily stress, and eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables.
Myth 3: Antibiotics help your immune system fight diseases
In fact, antibiotic use can weaken your immune system. Antibiotics don’t actually interact with the cells of the immune system, so they don’t directly affect it. But unnecessary antibiotic use might stop your natural immune system from being challenged, causing it to slow down regulation and get weaker.
So what actually works for immunity?
Now that we’ve cleared up these misconceptions, let’s get into what actually works when it comes to boosting your immune system.
Unlike the conventional approach, homeopathic medicine for immunity works instead of providing just symptomatic relief. The study on ‘Immunology and Homeopathy’ verifies the efficacy of homeopathic medicines to boost the immune system.With Euphorbiumcompositum versus placebo, 21.1% improvement in the verum group and 14.4% in the placebo group were observed regarding chronic sinusitis symptoms. (Reference: NCBI [Weiser and Clasen (1994)]) However, self-medication or self-treatment isn’t recommended. You should always consult an expert homeopathy doctor for an individualized treatment plan.
Homeopathy helps you treat the root cause of frequent illnesses (low immunity). It helps to strengthen immunity naturally. It helps to develop natural defences against disease-causing microbes. It can act as both preventive and curative medicine. It provides long-lasting relief. What’s more? It reduces the recurrence of the infections.
- Wash your hands often and thoroughly: Washing hands is one of the best ways to reduce the concentration of germs for both you and people you interact with.
- Eat a healthy diet: Yes, indeed you’re what you eat! And there is absolutely no doubt that what you eat plays a large role in your health, including immunity. Antioxidants, protein, and various vitamins and minerals are all important for the proper functioning of the immune system.
- Sleep 7-9 hours per night: Sleep has a strong influence on immune function by improving its response against bacteria or viruses. Sleep promotes tissue growth and repair, hormonal changes, muscle relaxation, and energy restoration. Not getting enough sleep can seriously impact your health. Pay attention to your bedtime routine and adopt healthy sleep hygiene practices to make sure you get enough good quality sleep.
- Stay hydrated: Water is an essential component to the entire body and makes up about 60% of an adult human body. It’s required for blood, cells, and organs to function properly. Without it, every bodily system would be compromised, including the immune system.
- Manage your stress: Stress weakens your immune system’s ability to fight off disease and makes you more susceptible to illness. Do whatever is in your power to set boundaries. And do things you enjoy on a regular basis in order to help manage stress. Seek the support of a professional if you need it. Book an appointment with an expert homeopathic doctor.
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