What does our immune system really do for us? The excerpt below is taken from the book Handbook for Healers, The Healing Wisdom of the Seer Almine, available on our Spiritual Journeys webstore sheds some light on this amazing system.
The purpose of the immune system is to protect the body from disease using multiple defense mechanisms. Immunodeficiency is the result of a weakened immune system and causes may be genetic, acquired (HIV/ AIDS) or induced deficiency (immune suppressing medication). When the body cannot defend itself, it can lead to life-threatening disease.
An important aspect of the immune system is recognizing what is self and what is not. When this process breaks down, the immune system can attack the cells of the body, leading to diseases collectively know as autoimmune diseases; rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and multiple sclerosis fall into this group.
Foods such as garlic, onion and ginger can assist in boosting the immune system as they have antimicrobial properties and contain vitamin C and selenium.
Daily exercise rids the body of toxins, increases blood circulation and lowers stress levels. Consider yoga as part of your exercise and stress management tools. Yoga has the added benefit of deep breathing that allows organs to function more efficiently and boosts immunity.
Eliminate (or limit) processed and ‘fast food’ diets, which are laden with sugar, fat and salt; avoid refined food snacks. Healthy snacks include vegetables high in beta-carotene and vitamin C, cruciferous vegetables and fruits high in anti-oxidants.
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