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107 Sneaky Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Want to be super healthy? Want to stop getting constant colds and taking days of work? This article will help you do exactly that a lot more! Let's start with what the immune system does and how to strengthen it by improving your diet.

Tip 101 – Play some games that tax the mind

Crosswords, suduko, chess and games like Brain Training (for smartphones and Nintendo DS) tax the brain and give it a workout. Research has found that the brain activity created by this sort of activity can strengthen the immune system.

These games trigger the same parts of the brain that control planning, memory and decision making. By giving these parts of the brain a workout, the brain becomes more efficient and stronger, meaning it does a better job of controlling the different parts of the body, including the immune system. The immune system, as a result, becomes more efficient at fighting off intruders that try to invade the body.

Tip 102 – Do something new to challenge yourself every day

The body relies on a process called homeostasis to keep it in balance. Homeostasis monitors the processes in the body and makes sure they’re not over or under active.

Doing something new and fresh each day forces the homeostasis limits to be revaluated and to grow. This allows the immune system limits to grow, meaning it can become stronger at fighting infection in the body.

Tip 103 – Take a hot bath with Epsom sea salts

Epsom sea salts are a special type of salt that can be added while taking a bath to help strengthen the immune system. They work by causing the body to produce increased numbers of the infection fighting white blood cells that make up the immune system.

Epsom sea salts also help to clean the surface of the skin, removing layers of dead skin and other waste. This makes it easier for the body to excrete toxins and other pollutants through the skin.

Tip 104 – Ground yourself by walking barefoot

Studies have found that walking barefoot can cause the body to absorb electrons into the body that can improve health and strengthen the immune system.

These electrons act as antioxidants and help the immune system to remove free radicals and other toxins from the body. They also help to reduce inflammation inside the body.

Walking barefoot can also improve blood circulation throughout the body, allowing the immune cells to travel at a quicker rate through the body to more quickly seek out and destroy sources of infection.

As little as ten minutes spent walking barefoot can help the body to absorb large numbers of electrons leading to a stronger immune system.

Tip 105 – Smell some essential oils

Essential oils like cinnamon, lavender and eucalyptus oils can help the mind by easing stress. They also have antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which means that they help the immune system to kill bacteria and relieve inflammation.

Vaporizers that distribute essential oils into the air are commonly available and can help strengthen the immune system. Alternatively, essential oils can be dabbed onto a cloth and then inhaled gently.

Tip 106 – Sleep in the dark

The absence of light causes the body to release the hormone melatonin. Melatonin causes the body to enter the rest and renewal stage of sleep, allowing it to repair damage cells and produce new ones while preparing the body for the hard work ahead of it in the morning.

Any light, regardless of the source, can hinder the body’s release of melatonin. To maximize melatonin release, all light needs to be eliminated from the bedroom. Cover up alarm clocks, turn off the television and ensure that all lights are turned off. Black out curtains and black out blinds are also useful for blocking out natural light from the outside, keeping the bedroom dark even when the sun has risen.

Tip 107 – Enjoy yourself

Doing things that you love can help to put the mind at ease and reduce stress. When the mind is calm and rested, special hormones are also released into the body causing a feeling of wellbeing. These hormones also boost the immune system and make it stronger.

So, engage in the hobbies that you love. Be around the people you want to be around. Live an active life full of joy. Your immune system will be stronger as a result.

Part 3 – The importance of strengthening your immune sysem

Your immune system acts as the gatekeeper for the body, letting important nutrients in and keeping out hazardous infections. A strong immune system will be able to keep the body free from illness, leading to a longer, healthier life.

Prevention is always better than the cure. The tips presented in this book are easy to put into action and can greatly improve quality of life.

So, make sure to take steps to help strengthen your immune system in the fight against infection and disease. If you take care of your immune system, it’ll take care of your body, allowing you to live a long, healthy life free from illness and disease.

About the author

David Aston

Hey I'm David, founder of WhyAmIUnhealthy. I help people all over the world dramatically improve their health, safely and naturally, without breaking the bank.

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