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Supporting Your Immune System

Our immune systems do an exceptional job even in the midst of Covid-19.

Immune Systems save lives

We all have an immune system. Our immune system is a learning organization.  It is vital that your immune system is in the best condition it can be, to learn.  The primary function of our immune system is a complex structure that defends the body against an intruder.  It keeps a record of every germ it has ever defeated so it can recognise and destroy it more quickly if it enters the body again.

Immune systems are saving the lives of millions of people across the world, whether with Covid-19 or any other infection – let’s hear it for our immune systems.

Every time you hear how many have died, multiply it by 5, 10, 50, 100, 500…… then realise how many people have survived, thanks to their immune system. Goodness knows what the right multiplier is, as our governments are not good at counting those who recover.

Then there are all these asymptomatic people whose immune system was so good they didn’t even know they had had it. Those who have had Covid-19 and recover, your immune system will have been upgraded, you might like to think of it just like a computer upgrade, to the latest version.

Live Well with AiR also promoted several topics that will support your immune system:

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Take care of your Immune System

Here is a video from week 2 of Live Well with AiR, talking about various aspects of the immune system.   

But we must be very careful not to terrorise and depress people – that will automatically suppress their natural immunity. Currently your main ally against this virus is your immune system.

We need to take care of our immune systems; it will be busy, when called to action with this new invader. Here’s how to ensure it is as strong as possible.

  • Your immune system is suppressed by toxins, such as alcohol, smoking and an unhealthy diet. Please do everything possible to improve the quality of the air you breathe.
  • Sneezing is an important part of the immune system. Sneezes protect your body by clearing the nose of bacteria and viruses. Don’t forget to use a tissue.
  • Vitamins and herbs such as Vitamin D, vitamin C and Echinacea support your immune system.
  • Consider how much anxiety is floating around,  try to calm yourself, your positivity might even rub off on others. For example, seek out fun TV, write down what you are grateful for.
  • Have you ever noticed how you speak to yourself?  Your subconscious doesn’t understand negatives. When in social distancing do you see that as being negative? Try reframing “I am at-risk” to think of yourself as protected and notice any difference.

I would also like to shift the emphasis from frightening people, which has a negative effect on their immune system, to a story of empowering them with these simple skills, most of which are absolutely free.