How to Strengthen your Immune System?

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Experts have determined that colds and flu are usually a result of immune system breakdown.  Our immune system is a complex, interacting web of chemical and cellular components that serve to protect us against potential invaders such as bacteria, viruses and cancer cells.

Specific factors that affect the immune system are nutritional deficiencies, infections, trauma, toxins, radiation exposure, emotional state and stress.

Lack of sleep may actually make us more prone to catching colds and the flu. If you don’t sleep well experimental studies have shown you tend get sick more often. In simple terms, sleep deprivation suppresses immune system function, according to Diwakar Balachandran, MD, director of the Sleep Center at the University of Texas.

Constant stress makes us vulnerable to illness and disease.  An effective way to manage stress is to exercise which not only strengthens your muscles, but it also creates a healthy immune system.  Along with physical exercise, deep breathing exercises are very helpful.

Research shows clearly that the type of bacteria residing in our GI tract affects us.  The digestive system is important for overall health and well-being.

A healthy diet should be part of any wellness program.  Any nutrient deficiency suppresses immune function, as does an excess consumption of sugar and refined foods. Although a healthy diet is the foundation, supplements can be of benefit as well.

Wheatgrass is a natural supplement that will build up your immune system by supplementing your diet and provide health to all areas of your system.  Wheatgrass  with the roots contains 13 vitamins, 10 minerals, 17 amino-acids, chlorophyll, fiber, and over 100 types of enzymes.  Wheatgrass is a complete food!