1. Avoid toxic elements: Avoiding toxic elements is important. You can't poison your immune system and expect it to protect you. Stay away from tobacco smoke both first and second hand. Alcohol is another immune killer. Many people carry toxic metals around in their bodies that they received from vaccinations and dental fillings. Heavy metals were never meant to be in the human body. Many autoimmune diseases may likely be attributed to heavy metal exposure. Household cleaners are now being identified as contributors to disease. Use simple organic con:pounds to clean your house and clothes. Avoid food raised by non-organic methods. Pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers ore now being linked to immune suppression and diseases. Wear clothing made from natural fibers. (See some of our natural Cleanses & Detoxes.)
2. Avoid sugar: For each teaspoon of sugar you eat there is a corresponding drop in natural immunity. Without sugar in your diet your white blood cells can deactivate up to 14 pathogens. After eating 20 teaspoons of sugar your kill rate is reduced to 1 pathogen per defender cell! The average American eats 34 teaspoons daily. No wonder so many people are sick. (You can also check out natural Immune System supplements.)
3. Defend the defenders: Give your defense cells a clean place to work and they will take much better care of you. Metabolic waste needs to be disposed of on a continual basis but your body needs water and lots of it to do the clean up job. Most average sized folks would do well with 10 glasses of pure water daily, keeping your cells hydrated keeps them healthier too.
4. Exercise daily: Circulation is a big key to keeping well. If circulation is compromised due to lack of exercise you will certainly suffer. Brisk cardio vascular exercise will help to keep your heart and circulatory system healthy as well as your immune system. 30 minutes at least 5 days a week will do magic for your health.
5. Get your sleep: Everyone knows that when you miss a full nights sleep that you are at a higher risk for sickness. But most people don't know that going to bed late routinely will put you at high risk as well. Get to bed by 9 pm and you will be glad you did. Your body needs that much time before midnight for the manufacturing of repair hormones.
6. Maintain a positive outlook: Negative people get sick more frequently than positive people. Remember that a merry heart doeth good like a medicine! Practice being positive! After enough practice it will become a life giving habit.
7. Get enough sunlight exposure: Multitudes are running marginal defenses due to their indoor workplace environments. Take time to get out into the sunlight as often as you can. Open your shades. In low light climates you man need to purchase a light box or special tubes or bulbs from a specialty store to help supplement your sunlight exposure. Vitamin D is made when skin is exposed to sunlight. Make sure not to over expose your skin to the sun. Even good things need to be done in moderation.
8. Balance your hormones: Hormones are the chemical messengers that course through your body helping to regulate and control all the body’s functions. Skewed hormone levels can prevent normal function of both the body and the mind. Consult your medical professional for help in determining how to achieve this.
9. Maintain your connection with God: He is the great physician He supplies our every breath. He sees and takes notice of our difficulties and provides for our necessities. It is His power that sustains us and allows our body and mind to work as one!
10. Get a proper diet: A diet high in fiber, low in fat, and high in phytonutrients is essential to maintaining health. This perfect diet comes from eating lots of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and legumes. Avoiding animal products and pre-processed foods has been proven to provide more of the essentials for health. For many of us taking high quality nutritional supplements can help us to add important nutrients that we are missing in our diets.
Disclaimer: This information is provided as an educational resource only. It is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. When you need treatment for any condition remember to consult your medical professional.