The immune system is a complex, integrated network of tissues, organs and cells that protect the body against illness and infection. White blood cells, in all their various types and forms, are the key components of the immune system. Their primary role is to destroy bacteria, viruses and allergens, as well as infected body cells. Some work by engulfing infectious agents, while others produce antibodies. Maintaining a healthy balance of white blood cells, and supporting the organs that produce them, is essential to good health.
Ways to support the immune system include:
1) Maintaining a positive emotional state — When we are happy our immune system functions better. Conversely, when we are depressed our immunity tends to be suppressed.
2) Reducing stress — When we are stressed our adrenal glands produce hormones that inhibit the production and function of white blood cells.
3) Living a healthy lifestyle — Proper body weight, regular exercise, sufficient rest and a balanced diet (especially eating more protein, fruits and vegetables, and less sugar and alcohol) are critical to healthy immunity.
4) Taking immune-support supplements — Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants are essential to practically every function of the immune system. To ensure you are getting enough, take a potent multivitamin along with extra vitamin C and zinc, which supports white blood cell function. Herbs such as eleutherococcus, sutherlandia, cistus, can also support the immune system.
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