Your Body's Defence System
Whether you get the flu, coughs, infections and chronic illness often depends on your immune system's ability to protect your body.
Your immune system works by protecting you from bacteria, parasites, viruses, tumour and cancer cells.
A Balanced Immune System
You may have heard that you need to boost your immune system, but the key to strong immunity is to have a BALANCED immune system.
This means your immune system must launch an aggressive attack to fight germ invaders. It then returns to a balanced, calm state when the attack is over.
When your immune system is out of balance, it not only fails to protect your body but also can even mistakenly attack itself, if over-stimulated.
Chronic inflammation, a symptom of an imbalanced immune system can contribute to cardiovascular disease or cancer.
Stimulation of your immune system is necessary if it is under-regulated and needs to be stimulated to fight a foreign invader. However, overstimulation can lead to a potential for debilitating auto-immune disorders such as allergies, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
What can cause your Immune system to get Out of Balance?
Your immune system gets out of balance when you are affected by exposure to daily factors such as the PITSS:
These can cause damage to our immune cells’ ability to communicate properly with each other in protecting your health, which may lead to an under-active immune system that is weakened or an over-active immune system that may attack its own cells.
When your immune system is weak or imbalanced, your immune cells are like cars at a road intersection with a malfunctioning traffic light system. They are confused, don't know where to go, when to go, how to proceed to defend your body.
A Well-functioning Immune System
When your immune system is balanced, your various immune system cells are able to communicate with each other effectively, like soldiers in the army heeding instructions from their Army General and efficiently defending against foreign attackers of your body.
They know what to do, where to go, when to stop and how to react quickly in case of future attack.
Balance and Not Just Boost
Keep in mind it is Balance that is critical to maintaining a healthy immune response. A mere boost or stimulation of your immune system is not the answer. Too much of a boost could, in fact, make you feel worse than, to begin with.
A well-tuned balanced immune system, with good communication between immune cells, allows your body to target the right enemies and helps you feel your best long-term.
Modulate and Not Just Stimulate
In order for your immune system to be balanced and strong, you need to modulate and not just stimulate it.
There is a significant distinction between stimulating and modulating. Modulation is a natural process. That is not necessarily true of stimulation. Stimulation typically causes some portion of the immune system to experience a functional increase or "spike" for a short period of time. This increase is often followed by a reversal or adjustment by the immune system to the old level or even lower.
You need an immune supplement that balances or regulates, rather than just stimulates your body’s immune response.
A true immune modulator has the ability to both stimulate (up-regulate), or call off the attack and return to normal (down-regulate) immune system activity as needed.
Therefore, the network of immune cells work can properly communicate with each other to defend your body against foreign germ invaders and to know when to stop so it doesn’t become overly active and mistakenly attack its own cells.
Balance is the key to life!
Many of us take our immune systems for granted or have never even thought about it.
Did you know that your immune system is working 24 hours a day?
It diligently protects us from foreign germs and bugs which can invade our bodies and lead to possible disease and death?
It is also responsible for looking out for tumour and cancer cells and destroying them.
A fully functional, optimal immune system is strong enough to fight off foreign invaders of our body.
It also does not over-react to allergens, treating them as harmful invaders and going into a protective immune response. Nor would auto-immune diseases occur.
Your immune system, however, is rarely optimal.
It is adversely affected by many factors that you are exposed to every day such as the "PITTS": Poor Nutrition, Infection, Toxins, Trauma, and Stress. (Stress is a big one!)
Unless you live like the elderly, centenarian Okinawans, growing your own vegetables and raising your own food, with clean unpolluted air and water, good sleep and no stress, you would face these PITTS factors to a greater or lesser extent, because of the modern lifestyle.
Immune Communication is Key
Your immune active molecules responsible for immune communication become less and less.
Immune communication is very important so that the immune system does the appropriate action – attack the foreign invader and go back to equilibrium when the attack is over.
You neither want an under-active immune system nor an over-stimulated immune system.
When your immune system is under-active you succumb easily to infection such as a common cough and cold and flu.
Do you always catch the latest bout of flu and it takes a long time to feel normal and healthy again?
You probably have a weakened immune system.
Or do you suffer from auto-immune disease such as arthritis?
Your immune system is out of balance and overstimulated.
Prevention Is Paramount
I urge you to take preventive action, to keep your immune system in as great a condition as possible, so you are less likely to be one of those who are frequently sick or who get a more serious condition such as tumours and cancer.
Prevention steps can be so simple, and inexpensive:
1. Eat whole and non-processed foods and more fruit and vegetables,
2. Stay hydrated with healthy beverages like water, fresh fruit and vegetable juice and green tea,
3. Get 7-8 hours of good quality sleep and aim to be asleep by 11 pm (that's when your body begins the detoxification process),
4. Reduce stress by not over-committing yourself, taking time for things you enjoy and keeping positive thoughts,
5. Maintain a suitable exercise regime that is enough of a workout without being overly strenuous (especially if you are already very feeling overloaded and stressed)
6. This is an Important one: Take Santivia Immune, a safe and effective immune supplement modulator daily, and increase the serving size if you are feeling rundown, stressed or surrounded by infectious people.
So let's do our best to keep healthy - to avoid the pain and suffering, missed work hours and medical bills. It just takes adopting some easy habits.
Ready for a healthier you?