Like most things in life, health is simple. Maintaining a healthy immune system is also simple, yet in our enormously complex and hurried environment it become complicated to live a simple life and stay healthy. This is an important perspective to wrap ourselves around especially regarding our lifestyle choices and how we take care of our health – which is in the main, our immune system.
The short version of immune hygiene is this:
remember that everything that goes into your body impacts your immune function and immune health
plant based, living, nutritious food = a healthy body
your thoughts creates proteins that communicate those specific thoughts to your immune cell membranes, so be mindful of your thinking
chronic stress and adrenal gland function suppress your bone marrow and immune system functions
laughter and joy strengthen immune function by increasing serotonin
clean air and water are basic essentials to a healthy immune system
compassion and caring increase Immunoglobulin-A, an immuno-protein
exercise pumps 10,000 white blood cells through the lymph glands, cleansing and detoxifying the “little garbage cans” of the body
cleanliness and sanitation prevent immune assaults by micro-organisms
loving and being loved increases positive immune responses and secretions
purposeful living reduces stress and balances the nervous system
eliminating debt enhances longevity through immune system integrity
everything is connected to everything else in your life – especially your immune function, so be kind to your body ~
These are simple, intuitive and common sense guidelines to preserve and protect the system that protects you.
The next installment will focus on muscles and bones, with a few surprises in store.
With all good wishes,
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